Apple iPhone 6 Will Not be Released in August?
Apple will reportedly release two versions of the iPhone 6 this coming August and September. One version will feature a 4.7-inch screen while the other will feature a 5.5-inch screen. Despite reports about the releases this August and September respectively, there are still those who doubt if the tech giant will go for a month early release. According to recent information, Apple may still stick with its timeline debunking the August release. When will the two iPhone hits stores?
According to a report by Time, while news about the iPhone 6 4.7-inch version August release came up, the source of the information has been attributed to an "enigmatic" supply chain. According to Matt Peckham's Time report:
"As my colleague Harry McCracken illustrated in a deft chronicle of all the misguided rumors about Apple's forever-elusive HDTV last Thursday, supply chain "sources" aren't the surest hook on which to hang your prognostication hat. But that's precisely where this new rumor about Apple releasing its next iPhone a month earlier than expected stems from."
Reuters cited in its report last May 10 that Apple may unveil its 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 in August. This is a month earlier compared to the usual release of the company's handsets. The report also cited the source to be from unidentified members of Apple's supply chain.
Reuters also noted that Taiwan's Economic Daily News along with supply chain sources hint that Apple may produce as many as 80 million units of iPhone 6. Apple has not released an official announcement over this. The potential of iPhone 6 to sell even more than its predecessors was backed up by Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. According to Huberty, if Apple chooses to release an iPhone 6 with bigger screen than it can move up production from 51 million to 66 million units.
"Current iPhone owners value the software, brand, ability to synchronize to other Apple devices, and the App Store's quality and size more than the average user, which drives Apple's high loyalty rating," Apple Insider quoted Huberty's research note.