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German phone company Deutsche Telekom has been notified that Apple’s next iPhone will launch on September 19, say multiple reports online.

Likely to be called the iPhone 6 (or the iPhone Air or the New iPhone), this latest Apple rumour may just be fact, given that Apple rarely deviates from its launch cycles. And not to forget, early adopters of the iPhone 5 will see their two-year wireless agreements running out around this time.

But more than the expected launch date, what’s really dominating conversations about this most anticipated smartphone of the year are its specs. The new Apple iPhone is expected to come in two sizes, both larger than ever before and an obvious attempt to stay relevant in a market flooded with Android smartphones of increasing sizes. A 4.7-inch model will be followed by a 5.5-inch model later in the year or in early 2015. The bigger display will be juiced up with a more impressive screen resolution. AppleInsider reports the 5.5-inch model will have a higher-resolution screen at 1,920-by-1,080 pixels, while the 4.7-inch model will have a 1,334-by-750 pixel display.

The iPhone 6 will also be noticeably thinner, boast Apple’s new 64-bit A8 processor and an updated iOS (dubbed iOS 8), and have a better camera. Other features to possible look forward to include:

  • To keep with the colour trend which began with the iPhone 5C, the new model will also come in multiple colours but on an anodised aluminium body rather than plastic.
  • Both models of the iPhone 6 are expected to have a full scratch-free sapphire crystal glass screen.
  • New built-in apps, most notably the Healthbook hub, which will track a huge range of health and fitness data points, such as bloodwork, heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, physical activity, nutrition, blood sugar, sleep, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation and weight!