iPhone 6 release date is 14 October, Apple retail source claims

The iPhone 6 will go on sale on 14 October, a source has claimed, amid what is set to be a month packed with new products from Apple.

Speaking to MacRumors and citing a “senior Apple Store Leader,” the source said the date would mark an “immense” day for Apple, adding that the whole of October would be a very busy time for Apple and its retail stores.

Previous rumours claimed Apple would hold a media event on 16 September - this may still be true, with the 14 October release date giving the company and its Chinese production lines a month to fulfill the vast pre-ordered expected to roll in.

Apple traditionally announces new products on Tuesdays - which gives the 16 September date more credence - but the iPhone is usually goes on sale on a Friday; 14 October is also a Tuesday.

However, the source claims plentiful stock and customer demand will see Apple switch to releasing the iPhone 6 earlier in the week.

Apple is widely expected to announce two versions of the iPhone 6 - one with a 4.7-inch display and a larger 5.5in model - but it isn’t yet known if both handsets will arrive at the same time.

Recent rumours claim the 5.5in model has been delayed and will not ship until later in the year - a wearable gadget dubbed the iWatch is thought to be experiencing similar difficulties.

Along with the iPhone 6 and iWatch, Apple also has iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite to release to the public, along with rumoured new iMacs. 

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