iPhone 6 rumours began just days after the launch of the iPhone 5s, but with just days to go until the iPhone 6 unveiling, everyone is talking about the new iPhone right now. We've been assessing all the iPhone 6 rumours as they come in, and have collected the best in this iPhone 6 rumour round-up for you. When will the iPhone 6 come out? Will it be joined by a big-screen iPhone 6L? (Or iPhone Air, or iPhone Pro?) Read on to find out about the latest iPhone 6 release date rumours, plus clues about the new iPhone's specs and features and convincing leaked images.

Apple has confirmed that it will be holding an event on 9 September 2014, as expected, Apple is sure to unveil the iPhone 6 then. Read on to see the invitation sent out by the company on 28 August, including interesting details about the venue.

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We've got five juicy pages worth of iPhone 6 rumours here for you to delve into. Each page is overflowing with speculation, images and evidence that help paint a picture of what we can expect from Apple's next iPhone. If there's something in particular you're looking for, you can follow the links below to be transported to the relevant page. Alternatively, sit back, relax and take in all the information about the iPhone 6 at your leisure. Read more about the Apple iPhone event scheduled for 9 September.

We also have the 8 features we think the iPhone really needs: Eight things I want to see in the iPhone 6, essential features for the new iPhone 6 and the 7 most ridiculous iPhone 6 rumours. Why not take a look.

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See also: iPhone 6 preview

If you are looking specifically for rumours about the 5.5in iPhone Air phablet, you should visit our iPhone Air release date rumours and our Bigger iPhone Air preview. Read our article on whether to wait for the iPhone 6 here. We've also got a preview comparison of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 to help you know what to expect.

New iPhone 6 release date: When will the iPhone 6 come out?

It’s confirmed! Apple will be holding an event on 9 September 2014, as anticipated. We are 99.9 percent certain that this will be the launch of the iPhone 6 (although we are less sure of the name of the new iPhone).

Apple has sent invitations our to members of the press saying no more than:

“9.9.2014. Wish we could say more.”

It is widly thought that Apple will launch two new iPhones and the iWatch at the event, as well as making iOS 8 available for download shortly after. In a new research note (obtained by Apple Insider), analyst Ming Chi Kuo tells investors that he believes Apple will unveil two new iPhones on Tuesday 9 September.

The iPhones and iWatch will not be available straight away.The iPhone line-up gets refreshed roughly once a year so it is no surprise that the iPhone 6 is likely to launch in September 2014, around a year after the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which were unveiled on 10 September 2013 and hit the shelves on 20 September. If Apple follows the same pattern as last year the iPhone will be previewed at a event on 9 September, and available to buy on the 19 September.

However, analyst Ming Chi Kuo thinks that Apple will struggle to produce sufficient quantities of the bigger 5.5in phablet-style iPhone before the end of 2014. Read more about Apple's Phablet iPhone here.

It seems likely that at least one device will be available in September, though. It's believed that Apple retail stores have been blacking out holiday dates for employees in September, which is usually a sign that something big is coming on those dates – probably the iPhone 6. That's according to iFun, which cites anonymous sources in its report that suggests a September launch for iPhone 6.

Whenever the iPhone 6 arrives, it's expected to be a big one, both in size and popularity. There are rumours that there will actually be two new iPhones, both bigger than the current range of iPhones. According to research firm ISI, we're about to see "the 'mother lode' of all Apple upgrade cycles" when Apple releases two new iPhones with bigger screens this year. It's thought that iPhone 6 sales may be 20 per cent higher than iPhone 5s.

Buy-back companies have already witnessed huge demand for the iPhone 6, with significantly higher than usual numbers of customers requesting quotes for the value of their old iPhones.

Apple also expects sales to be high. The company has allegedly placed a huge order for 70 to 80 million 4.7in and 5.5in iPhones by year end, which is more than the 50 to 60 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c orders that are believed to have been placed by Apple last year.

That's according to The Wall Street Journal, which claims Apple has asked component makers to prepare for up to 120 million iPhones in case there is a higher failure rate for the larger displays.

O2 has launched a funny iPhone 6 teaser advertising campaign, as shown above. Some eagle-eyed Apple watchers have noted that the length of the black bar beneath which we assume the name of the next iPhone would be is quite long, possibly indicating that it will be called the iPhone Air (via @tomwarren).

Apple's 9 September iPhone event venue

The event, which will commence at 10am San Francisco time (6pm in the UK) will be held in the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, rather than Apple’s usual venue of the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.

It is significant that Apple has changed the venue. The Flint Center has capacity for nearly 3,000 people, which is a lot more than the usual Yerba Buena Center, which houses 700. This suggests that Apple intends to invite a lot more press, analysts and industry people than usual. The venue has historical significance as the venue where Apple unveiled the Macintosh back in 1984, introduced an iMac in 1999, and earlier this year Apple held an event at the Flint Centre to celebrate the launch of the Mac 30 years previously.

Apple also appears to be erecting a two-story building in the grounds where they will be hosing the event on 9 September. It is thought that the building will house the ‘hands on’ area where journalists get to try out the new products. It may even be a 'house' where journalists get to experience HomeKit in action, able to use the iPhone to control various gadgets in the 'house'.

We'll be covering the event in our live blog as it happens. Book mark: Apple iPhone launch live blog

iPhone 6 rumours: First look

Photographs that emerged mid-August appear to show us our first look at a fully assembled iPhone 6. To see more leaked photos of the iPhone 6, visit our iPhone 6 leaked images page!

iPhone 6 predictions: Isn't Apple too secretive for us to know anything?

Second-guessing Apple is traditionally a mug's game, but the legendarily secretive company has eased up under Tim Cook, and almost all the announcements at its September 2013 press event had been correctly predicted beforehand. (Admittedly, plenty of predictions had been made that didn't come true, but pretty much everything that was announced came as no surprise to Apple rumour followers.) 

Particularly accurate were the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s rumours, many of which were completely true, including new iPhone colours and new features of the iPhones. Even the fingerprint sensor was discussed in the lead up to the event.

iPhone 6 launch date on EE, O2, Three, Vodafone and other UK networks

The release date of the iPhone 6 on contract from UK networks including EE, O2, Three and Vodafone may differ slightly from the 19 September release expected for the iPhone 6 if you want to buy it outright from Apple. We'll bring you everything you need to know about the iPhone 6 on each different carrier, but for now, you can take a look at our test of the best 3G/4G mobile networks for iPhone in the UK.

Further down in this article we look at the possible pricing for the new iPhone in the UK and on the UK networks, and we will update this as soon as we have the details from the UK networks.

You can also read our advice about where to buy an iPhone 6 in the UK.

How many new iPhones will Apple launch in 2014?

All the rumours point to there being more than one new phone, with different availability dates for both models. A 4.7in and a 5.5in iPhone.

Reports claim that a 5.5in iPhone, which has been widely rumoured since the beginning of the year, will be called the 'iPhone Air' or iPhone L. Find out more about the rumoured iPhone Air here.

It is certainly possible that Apple will unveil both new iPhones at the same event with the first, 4.7in iPhone becoming available to buy sooner than the 5.5in model, which would go on sale slightly later. We have heard rumours that suggest the bigger iPhone is delayed due to shortages of certain parts. Last year the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were available on the 20 September, but it was possible to order the iPhoen 5c in advance, and stock of the iPhone 5s was seriously constrained for some time, particiularly the gold model.

There may even be an iPhone 6c to replace the iPhone 5c, although we think it more likely that the iPhone 5c will replace the iPhone 4s as Apple's low-cost iPhone option. However, repackaging the iPhone 5s as an iPhone 6c woudl allow Apple to include the Touch ID on the new device. Read more about the iPhone 6c release date and rumours.

Could Apple even relaunch the iPhone 5s as the iPhone 6c? Read: iPhone 6c release date, rumours and leaked images: Will Apple release a cheaper iPhone 6c and discontinue the iPhone 5c.

Is the iPhone 6 delayed?

Some people will never be happy, and calls for Apple to launch a new iPhone - specifically one with a bigger screen - have been ongoing. Over the months many have said that September is not soon enough for the new iPhone 6.

Some of the calls for Apple to release its new iPhone 6 earlier than the usual September time frame came from Sony's mobile chief, Pierre Perron. Perron told The Inquirer: Apple is "missing out" by only releasing yearly iPhone refreshes, instead of flooding the market with incremental updates every few months. Perron believes that people will always want the most up to date phone and technology moves more rapidly than a yearly cycle allows.

Forbes contributor Chuck Jones also suggested that Apple shouldn't wait until September to announce the iPhone 6, because competition means the company is losing sales to competitors with bigger-screened smartphones.

"'Large-screen envy' is prevalent among the iPhone installed base and we believe a 5in form-factor iPhone would spark a massive upgrade cycle as well as many 'Android switchers' returning back to the iPhone," said ISI. Samsung has been playing on the idea of screen envy in the latest in a string of Apple-bashing ads, this time talking about the iPhone 6. Look closely and you might spot a familiar website. Cheeky Samsung.

iPhone queue and iPhone preorders

An Apple fan and blogger in Japan was keen to be first in line for the iPhone 6, so actually turned up outside an Apple Store in Ginza to wait for the new iPhone to launch months ago - before WWDC! However, his wait was short-lived, as he soon discovered he might have to wait for seven months, an idea that seems to have put him off.

More recently, people have begun queuing outside an Apple Store in New York. Brian Ceballo says he wants to beat the record for queuing, which had been 18 days.

More than 33,000 people in China have already ordered the iPhone 6 from China Mobile. The network is offering the choice of a 4.7in or 5.5in model to its customers, despite Apple not having announced the phone yet.

Apple has launched an improved reuse and recycle program to try and encourage people to upgrade to a new iPhone now, as iPhone sales struggle in the run up to the iPhone 6. Find out how much your iPhone is worth in the programme here and read about How to sell your old iPhone here.

iPhone 6 price UK

How much will the iPhone 6 cost in the UK?

There's no solid evidence to suggest a price for the iPhone 6. However, we'd expect it to sell at a similar price point as the iPhone 5s, which starts at £549. However, last year we saw price increases across the board: there was a £10 increase for the 64GB iPhone 5s (iPhone 5 was £699, iPhone 5s was £709), £20 more for 16GB (was £529, now £549) and £30 more for 32GB (was £599, now £629).

It is possible that we could see price declines. Apple has been repricing its Macs recently, dropping prices across the ranges to bring the worldwide pricing into line.

We hope to see a decline in pricing, but the increases may be even greater than last year's this time round. A report from InfoTales suggests that the iPhone 6's price tag could be $50 to $100 (£30 - £60) higher due to a larger screen. Susquehanna International Group analyst Chris Caso believes that Apple could "get away with" increasing the price of the iPhone because Samsung's Galaxy S series is now in the same price bracket.

In April, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek suggested that Apple plans to increase the price of the iPhone by $100 (£60) with the iPhone 6. "Apple has started negotiating with carriers on a $100 iPhone 6 price increase," Misek said, according to Investors.com. "There seems to be an admission that there is no other game-changing device this year. We think Apple might be able to get at least some of the increase, with the additional costs split between the carrier and consumer."

iPhone 6 contract prices UK

Of course you may not eed to fork out the full price of an iPhone if you sign up for a contract with one of the UK networks. We'll be bringing you all of the best deals from each of the UK carriers as soon as they announce the availability of the iPhone 6, so be sure to check back after the iPhone 6's unveiling. See: How to buy an iPhone 6

We'll be sure to bring you all the pricing information for the following:

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What is Apple's competiton offering?

Find out what the competition is up to. There have been a number of smartphone announcements at IFA. Read: iPhone 6 Plus rivals

There is lots more information about what you can expect from the new iPhone 6 in this feature. To find your way to the information you're after follow these links:

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