Apple's next iPhone may find its way into customers' hands in mid-September. According to German blog MacErkopf, two out of three major German mobile companies have slated the in-store release date of the anticipated iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as Sept. 18.
Apple is expected to unveil the next iPhone at a media event the week of Sept. 9, according to Buzzfeed. Though the publication points to Sept. 9 as the actual event date, it's possible Apple may host the event on Sept. 8, as it has launched many of its previous iPhones on a Tuesday. The in-store date cited by German carriers would also put the iPhone 6S in line with previous launches, which saw Apple take preorders on the Friday after its media event, followed by in-store sales a week later.
In addition to new iPhones, Apple is also expected unveil new iPads and a revamped Apple TV set-top box. What is unlikely to be there is the anticipated streaming television subscription service, which may be delayed to 2016 due to a stall in negotiations among content providers, pay-TV companies and Apple, according to Bloomberg.
The “wild card” of the event is Apple’s larger 12.9-inch tablet -- the so-called iPad Pro. While it may be a part of Apple’s September event, it could be relegated to another event at a later date, according to Buzzfeed. The tablet was previously anticipated for March 2015, but display manufacturing problems were cited for the delay.
The iPhone 6S is expected to come with a number of new features such as an A9 chip, a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display, 2GB of RAM, reinforced rear case and more. Apple’s next mobile operating system -- iOS 9 -- is also anticipated to launch alongside the smartphone, bringing new features, such as a power-saving mode, News app, transit mapping, Apple Pay upgrades and a split-screen mode for the iPad.