Apple will unveil the eagerly-awaited iPhone 6 on September 9, according to reports.

The technology giant has scheduled a "big" media event related to its latest mobile phone next month, Re/code has claimed.

Judging by past releases, the iPhone 6 could then go on sale to the public from Friday, September 19.

Apple has launched a new iPhone every year since it unveiled the range in 2007, selling more than 500m units since then, and has traditionally launched key products in September.

The iPhone 6, Apple's ninth iPhone model, is expected to be released in two different sizes - 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches - with the smaller of the two to be made available first.

Both versions are expected to use in-cell touch panel technology - built into the screen and allowing for thinner construction than with standard touch panel films - that was introduced with the iPhone 5.

Like its predecessor, the new model is expected to come in silver, gold and space grey.

The Telegraph