On August 28, Apple finally gave everyone the good news: the iPhone 6 will be unveiled on September 9. It was something that we all pretty much already knew, thanks to scattered reports and rumors, but now that it’s official, it’s all about what’s next. Now that the penciled-in September 9 date can be circled in ink, it’s about looking towards the end of the month. Will the iPhone 6 be made available to buy on the 19 or 26? Somewhere in the middle?
There is plenty of speculation out there already, but what we can pretty much guarantee that the device — or devices — will be launching by the end of September. That’s when we’ll start to see lines in front of Apple stores and wireless retail shops, too. Considering just how important of a launch this seems to be for Apple, it will more than likely reflect two- or three-fold for the consumers that want the devices they show off on September 9.
Of course, it isn’t just about the iPhone 6.
A recent report said that Apple has indeed readied itself to unveil their wearable, often called the iWatch, alongside the iPhone 6 on September 9. Which would make sense, considering how big of an event this already is. Adding another oft-rumored and highly anticipated device to the mix can only make things easier, right?
Unfortunately, while Apple may announce the iWatch along with the iPhone 6, that doesn’t necessarily mean they will actually make it available to buy at the same time. In fact, many, many reports suggest that the iWatch might launch closer to the end of 2014, if not in early 2015. So, the lines outside those aforementioned retail shops might just be for Apple’s flagship handset.
Not that that’s a bad thing, of course.
And when you finally get your hands on the new iPhone, as I’m sure many of you out there are already planning on picking it up, I have a pretty simple question for you: Do you plan on going to work that day? I know how hard it can be not to play with a new gadget when you get it, especially something that you’ve potentially been anticipating for up to a year (if not longer, if you skipped upgrading to the iPhone 5s).
For the folks who work early in the morning, I can see why calling out might be a good idea. After all, ordering your device online doesn’t always guarantee you’ll get it before the systems go down, and shipping inevitably gets pushed back. So, waiting in line is probably the best bet. If you want to get a device on day one, that is. If not, then avoid those places on launch day!
I’m asking this because I know quite a few people who have called into work to get a new gadget or video game, so I’m curious how many of you out there might do the same thing if the iPhone 6 is everything you wanted it to be. So let me know!