Vodafone employee leaks the launch date of the Apple iPhone 6s (UPDATE)

Vodafone employee leaks the launch date of the Apple iPhone 6s (UPDATE)
In the waning days of May 2014, Deutsche Telekom starting telling customers to expect the Apple iPhone 6 to be available for purchase on September 19th. As it turned out, that date was 100% correct. Now, an employee working for another European mobile operator has leaked the launch date of the next iteration of the iPhone.

A Vodafone employee sent an email to MobileNews stating that the next version of Apple's smartphone (rumored to be called the Apple iPhone 6s) will be available for purchase on September 25th. Pre-orders will be accepted starting on September 18th. Although it is likely, the Vodafone employee did not mention whether Apple will produce a sequel to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus phablet.

The new Apple iPhone is expected to include a 12MP rear-facing camera. That is the first increase in MP for the iPhone's rear snapper since the Apple iPhone 4s came with an 8MP camera. The Apple iPhone 4 employed a 5MP shooter. The new camera is expected to use a Sony sensor and will include a white sub-pixel to help it take quality shots in low light conditions.

Also expected on the new iPhone is the use of Series 7000 aluminum. This aircraft grade material, currently used on the Apple Watch, is being used by Apple to put an end to #Bendgate. The 4.7-inch screen on the next iPhone will supposedly support Force Touch. Used on the Apple Watch, this feature allows the screen to measure how hard it is being tapped. This way, the user can open different applications and run different features depending on how hard he/she taps the display. In addition, the Taptic Engine used on the Apple Watch to "tap" the user on the wrist alerting him/her of a notification, is also rumored to be included with the new iPhone.

As usual with a speculative report of this nature, we suggest that you take it with a grain of salt.

source: MobileNews via RedmondPie

UPDATE: The Apple iPhone 6s will be unveiled on September 8th according to a report out of Greece. The report cites a person close to Apple as the source of the story. This doesn't change the information revealed by the Vodafone employee. Putting all of the leaks together, we could see the Apple iPhone 6s introduced on September 8th with pre-orders starting on September 18th. The phone would then start shipping on September 25th.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Techmaniacs (translated)



1. waddup121 unregistered

Hype train!

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's a Saturday in the USA, here iPhones drop on Friday, so maybe the 18th.

25. jsydor81

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 06, 2015

the 25th is Friday

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yeah but they usually drop before then. I'm going with 9-18-15.

3. fyah_king unregistered

Aahaha, 7000 series aluminum.lol. I guess that's a big jump from the soda can aluminum.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol bs Apple talk to trick the sheep. Like retina HD. Lol what a joke.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

What technology is missing in Retina HD ? It's really the most advenced display on the market, save for the iMac with 5K retina display. And I think that only the iHaters (which will never really use it) will be really upset by Apple for not improving the display on the 6S.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um resolution is missing a ton pixels. And the fact that the iPhone wasn't even HD before is hilarious for a flagship and the prices they charged. The name is hilariously bad since normal HD already surpasses Retina so the name retina HD is a marketing joke. Most advanced display on the market? Rofl I can't believe ifans buy that bs. I have used it and it's yellow tinted uneven backlighting junk next to 1080p screens. Just do a side by side comparison to any 1080p phone, it looks terrible,

14. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Poor touch response.

18. leeTronix

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

It is not the most advanced display that is what apple say but it is not the case their are far superior displays out there. Apple make a nice product there is no question about it but there equally just as nice and better build products producing better displays. I will concede that apple IOS is easy to use and that is a for sure but better hmm...I don't think it is that simple. In respect to the 5K retina display sounds great probably looks impressive but I do not think it is a market winner and that has nothing to do with whether I like apple or not. I think you will find monitors already produce this resolutions and for people who use them especially professionally will not give the 5k a second look as many do not like proprietary machines. They need flexibility not ownership by the manufacturer.

27. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I could agree that iPhone 6's retina is great, but it really doesn't take an iHater to say that it is NOT the most advanced display on the market. Not a Samsung fan, but it is a fact that the most advanced displays are made by them

7. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Apple is using their own alloy which falls into 6000 series category I think. And they are always comming up with better materials. What's so bad on upgrading things ?

5. karthik55

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

i m waiting

6. bambamboogy02

Posts: 841; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

At most, the camera sensor change and OS upgrade, nothing more. Like every other S upgrade. Force touch will be the driving factor for iphone 7's. Why would apple lose money and upgrade the phones to/with this now?

8. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Because they always put as much technology as they can/think it's reasonable into their newest device ? iPhone S series may have the same design but they also bring a nice feature. iPhone 4S brought Siri, iPhone 5S brought Touch ID and iPhone 6S may bring Force touch, which are/will be things that push the entire smartphone industry ahead.

29. AlikMalix unregistered

5s is also when they introduced 64bit architecture, huge graphics boost, true tone dual LED, the camera is not exactly the same as iPhone 5 either, because the 5c also got a bump in camera vs the iPhone 5. Oh and the battery got slightly bigger. The Models are just like the numerals on Samsung s3, s4, s5. And to be hones,t haters be damned, the annual upgrades to iPhones (regardless of "s" or next number) are bigger than the differences between samsungs s3, s4 and s5. Samsung s6 finally hit it out of the park when they introduced the metal and glass phone with built in memory, and a pretty design similar to iPhone 6. And that's why they see better sales.

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If the rumours are true the camera is going to be worse actually with the smaller pixels, unless the extra white pixel works miracles with light.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

congratulations you have posted 4 post out of 11 in an apple article.. troll much? you are clearly envious of apple just like many other fandroids... even obsessive. dont worry im not responding to your silly degrading rebuttal

20. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

But he didn't say any lie, he's simply stating facts. If stating facts is what you consider trolling... Oh nevermind it's your favorite cult that's on the line. He added useful comments to the discussion, you and me, not so much.

22. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Pattyface just can not handle the truth .

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

but you are starting new one.

15. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

12 MP camera???? Seriously?? That's the true innovation! Ah; wait!!!; iPhone 8 MP was far better than any 20 MP shooter wasn't it??? Apple, why bother to update???

19. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Come on iPhone camera is not been upgraded since iPhone 4s and that was the only time iPhone camera was in par with others the only thing added was OIS in plus one.

21. Iodine

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

iPhone 5 : All new camera package (25% smaller) Better lens aligment Higher light sensitivity All new ISP (much faster photo capture, better compuatitional algorithms atec...) iPhone 5S: 15 % bigger sensor and pixels in same sized package, Wider Aperture for one third better light sensitivity All new true tone flash to drastically enchance flash photography New DSLR level quality image processing (16 focus zones, faster focusing, auto white balance, combining 4 picks into the resulting image) thanks to hugely powerfull 64-bit processing and all new ISP. That also enabled 120fps video and 10fps burst mode. iPhone 6: All new sensor with better backside ilumination to increase low light performance, Focus pixels for 2x faster autofocus, tracking AF in video. 240 fps 720p video and 60fps full HD video enabled thanks to better light sensitivity. All new custom ISP to enable things like combining two short and one long exposure into resulting image instantly or single-shot HDR. iPhone 6 Plus Of course that one added OiS which makes rather great low light shots. So how can you judge a camera you know nothing about ? Or you just can't accept the fact that Apple can improve something, just because of "Everything that Apple does is bad." iHater dogma ? Have a nice day.

23. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You agree not seeing our knowing what i mean these are all marketing s**ts that you wrote well the slowmo thing is good but I'm not talking about processor power here. Smaller camera nice job less lens worse photos bigger sensor still not much difference 1/3.2 to 1/3 bigger bigger aperture from 2.4 to 2.2 all phones have that they are the same in most of low and mid phones. True tune flash i never hear sth about it i only know dual tune flash iPhones flash makes cold images iPhone 6 camera is the same only processing power again.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

My Sony Z1 take much better picture than Iphone 6 or 6+ lol just need to use manual mode ( not even need to change the setting ) OR use Camera FV-5 app ( DSLR like control on any android handset )

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Let's see what the fruit grows into this time...hoping it won't be a ripoff joke compared to the competition, but I have a feeling that's a pipe dream.

28. LikeABauss

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Oh let me guess...a thinner phone with a smaller battery and worse screen-to-body ratio?

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