Apple iPhone 6 Release Date
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 6 days after its rumored Sept. 9 unveiling. Reuters

All signs point to Sept. 9 as the unveiling date for Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) highly anticipated iPhone 6, but what fans really want to know is when they'll be able to buy one. PCinLife, a Chinese-language information-technology site, reported Wednesday that the iPhone 6 smartphone is expected to go on sale between Sept. 16 and Sept. 19. It’s not known which countries will have the iPhone 6 available within that time window, but that hasn’t stopped carriers from preparing for the iPhone 6 release.

Deutsche Telekom AG (FRA:DTE) reportedly told its customer-support representatives in June that the new iPhone would go on sale Sept. 19, but Apple Insider indicated this may have just been an educated guess based on Apple’s recent history: Last year, the iPhone 5S was announced Sept. 10 and released for sale Sept. 20, 10 days later.

This latest release-date news comes on the heels of the apparent leak of documentation that seems to confirm the iPhone 6 unveiling date. The French-language tech blog Nowhere Else published photographs of an iPhone 6 quick-start card that revealed several design elements of the rumored iPhone 6, including the relocated sleep/wake button. Upon closer inspection, the iPhone 6 quick-start card also appears to confirm the Sept. 9 launch date:

While we are unable to confirm the authenticity of the iPhone 6 quick-start card, Nowhere Else published a similar card for the iPhone 5S just hours before its release last year.

Apple is expected to unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 at its Sept. 9 media event alongside the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6L. But it’s not known whether both devices will go on sale at the same time.

The rumored iPhone 6 is expected to sport a number of new features, including a fast 2GHz A8 processor, 2GB of random-access memory and a sapphire screen. Prices for the coming smartphone are currently unconfirmed, but analysts believe it may sell for $700 off-contract.