The rumor merry-go-round continues to turn for the iPhone 6, and the newest tidbit is pointing to an early release date for Apple's newest smartphone.

The device has been already linked to different launch dates. Early reports claimed that a mid-September release was set for the iPhone 6 and the iOS 8, which would be followed up by the launch of the iWatch, OS X Yosemite and the company's new line of Macs and iPads a month later.

That prediction was then revised to Oct. 14. A source, citing an internal Apple retail store meeting, told MacRumors that the whole month would be a busy one for the company, which points to an October release for Apple's new line of devices and software.

The iPhone 6, which is rumored to come in a 4.7-inch variant and a 5.5-inch variant, has also been rumored to have a separate release date for each version of the device. The production for the larger smartphone has reportedly been hit with delays, giving rise to speculation that the device would hit shelves by early 2015.

Now a new report from Recode is debunking all the early iPhone 6 rumors. The website, which was accurate in its predictions about Apple's fall event last year, said that the company has scheduled a big media event for Sept. 9. The report, which cited Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, describes the company's fall product lineup as the best one in the past 25 years. 

The Wall Street Journal has since confirmed the Recode report. According to sources familiar with the matter, Apple will release both the 4.7-inch variant and the 5.5-inch variant of the smartphone at the event, squashing earlier rumors that there would be separate launches for each version of the device. The company was said to have ordered 70 to 80 million units of the device from its suppliers. 

An early iPhone 6 release date seemed unlikely just a few days ago, when it was reported than an industrial accident in China's Jiangsu province may cause delays in the production of iPhone 6 supplier Foxconn. Authorities in the country put a nationwide temporary hold on factories involved in metal polishing due to a dust explosion in a hub cap factory that caused the death of 75 people.

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