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Report Claims Apple Will Launch 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 in August, Larger Model in September

A new report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via Reuters) claims that Apple will unveil and launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, with a larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model to be released in September. The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year, with Apple suppliers Foxconn and Largan Precision aiding with assembly and camera module production, respectively.
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An August launch of the iPhone 6 would be a different strategy for Apple, as the company has launched the past three versions of the iPhone in September or October. The news also contrasts prior reports claiming that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will launch in September, with the 5.5-inch version not launching until later this year or early 2015 due to issues with the device's battery life and display technology.

In addition to a larger screen, Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to include a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and an improved camera. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also claimed last month that Apple is negotiating with carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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24 weeks ago
I better not find a Beats logo on it.
Rating: 32 Votes
24 weeks ago
I want a blurry pic of a mockup before I believe anything.
Rating: 28 Votes
24 weeks ago

An August launch of the iPhone 6 would be a different strategy for Apple, as the company has typically released prior versions of the iPhone in September or October.


iPhone - June
iPhone 3G - July
iPhone 3GS - June
iPhone 4 - June
iPhone 4S - October
iPhone 5 - September
iPhone 5S - September

Apple doesn't have a "typical" release cycle for the iPhone, so at this point why not August.
Rating: 19 Votes
24 weeks ago
The 4.7 will do me but I'll be mightily annoyed if the 5.5 has additional features above the larger screen size.
Rating: 14 Votes
24 weeks ago
Wow august ? This is new. Hope its true :D
Rating: 13 Votes
24 weeks ago

The iPhone 5 came out in September. I'm on a 2-year contract so if iPhone 6 does come out in August, AT&T better let us upgrade without penalty!

Or, heaven forbid, WAIT A MONTH.
Rating: 10 Votes
24 weeks ago

This. I am still hoping 5.5 never happens at all.


And it bothers you because? If you don't want it, don't buy it. More choice is good....
Rating: 6 Votes
24 weeks ago
What is the point of staggering out the releases within one month? Why not just release them both at the same event in September. It is not like the iPhone is a major BTS item..
Rating: 5 Votes
24 weeks ago
Looks boring.
Rating: 5 Votes
24 weeks ago
I'm ready for iPhone 7 with an integrated Canon PowerShot sensor and lens.
Rating: 4 Votes

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