As per Chinese website, industry sources are sharing different media outlets in the region that Apple is planning to begin sales of iPhone 6 on September 25, with China predicted to be in the first group of countries to get the phone. The report, spotted by GforGames is very suspect, as Apple in the past began sales of new iPhone models on Friday, and September 25 is a Thursday. Last year, Apple done a simultaneous release with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on Friday, September 20.
Perhaps more believable, though by no means established, is a rumor from May says that Apple plans to release the phone or devices on September 19, a date echoed in a follow-up report last week. Insiders also said a 5.5-inch “phablet” edition of iPhone 6 will called as “iPhone Air,” though this kind of move would likely mix up the “Air” naming convention. As it stands, the MacBook Air represents the Apple’s tiniest and lightest laptops, while the “Air” moniker is assigned to the firm’s largest iPad.
As for pricing, Thursday’s report is just in line with prior says that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will cost 5,288 yuan (about $850) when it hits store shelves. While last week’s rumor failed to mention a 16GB variant of an anticipated 5.5-inch iPhone, today’s report cites insiders as stating the device does exist and expects it to run 5,998 yuan (about $965). Eventually, sources say Apple’s partner carriers in the region, China Mobile and China Unicom, are already examining prototype iPhone 6 models on their respective 4G networks.