The single most popular tech question I’ve been asked this past week is about the much anticipated, new Apple iPhone.  Apple is sticking to its usual M.O. by staying mum on the details, but a slew of leaked photos, factory orders, designer mock-ups, and analyst speculations paint a prospective picture. Here is what’s expected.

  1. It will be introduced this Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1pm EST. Note that you will not be able to purchase one then (see #4 and #5 below), and even when you do order one, you won’t receive it for some time after that.
  2. Two models will be introduced. The first with a screen size of 4.7″ (the previous one was 4″). The other will be larger than that at 5.5″.
  3. It will be considerably thinner than the current iPhone 5s, which is 7.6 mm. The final version of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is said to be 6.9 mm thick, 138 mm long, and 66 mm wide. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is said to be 7.1 mm thick, 158 mm long, and 78 mm wide.
  4. After debuting on September 9, the iPhone will likely become available for purchase on a corresponding Friday roughly a week and a half later, possibly on September 19.  The majority of iPhone 6 rumors have pointed towards a fall release of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, followed by a launch of the 5.5-inch version towards the end of the year or in early 2015, due to production problems with the larger iPhone.

Want to watch the live event on September 9th at 1pm EST?  It will be broadcast as a live streaming video at http://www.apple.com/live/.

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