iPhone 6 release date rumored for August
Apple’s iPhone 6 might come sooner than anticipated if we are to believe the latest rumors that are floating around. Traditionally iPhones have been launched in September, but word on the street is that the new model might come a bit earlier this year. September would be ideal of course as that’s when the Berlin IFA Trade Show takes place. On the other hand, an August release might put Apple in a better position given the fierce competition on the smartphone market.
Many iPhone devices have been released in September in the past, including iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s but a recent report claims otherwise for 2014. Earlier rumors mentioned that two iPhone 6 models are currently in the works. One of them will sport a with a 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 resolution display, and is believed to be developed as a competitor for top Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. The other device is said to feature a bigger 5.5 or 5.7-inch panel at 1920 x 1080 resolution, and will most likely try to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
The article we’re mentioned talks about an August launch for the 4.7-inch version only, as far as we know the bigger model is still planed for a September release. The report also mentions that a total of 80 million iPhones will be produced this year. This is not the first time we’re hearing about early launch rumors, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich also mentioned something similar back in March. What we know for certain is that Apple is holding the WWDC 2014 in June so hopefully an official announcement will be made then. The iOS 8 will probably be revealed at the event, many believe the upcoming iPhone 6 will run on this new operating system.
Apple’s plan of attack for 2014 seems very bold if you ask me, we’ll just have to wait and see how well it works for them. In the meantime, we’ll be on the lookout for more rumors so we can share them with you so stay tuned.