Apple to unveil iPhone 6 on September 9?

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Reports claim event around its next smartphone release has been planned for that day, with the device possibly going on sale just 10 days later

Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 at an event it is hosting on September 9, according to several media reports.

The firm has scheduled a “big” media event in relation to its latest smartphone next month and judging by past releases, it could be on sale from as early as September 19.

Apple traditionally launches its iPhones in September, with this being the ninth model. It has launched an iPhone every year since 2007, selling more than 500 million units.

The reports add the iPhone 6 is expected to be released in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants, with the smaller of the two made available first.

Like its predecessor the iPhone 5s, it is likely to come in silver, gold and grey but will be powered by the new iOS 8 platform, which Apple unveiled at its worldwide developers conference in June.

The new OS will enable users to monitor their health and fitness via HealthKit, as well as control home appliances and other connected devices through Apple’s connected home framework HomeKit.

Like HealthKit, this will streamline a user’s smart devices to control them in one place. One method of control would be via personal assistant service Siri. For example, a user could tell Siri they were going to bed, and it could then turn off lights and lock doors.

Last month Apple reported profits between April and June had risen 12 per cent year-on-year to £4.5 billion, with iPhone sales up yearly by 13 per cent to 35.2 million units.

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