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.

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Top Rated Comments

Nebrie Avatar
131 months ago
I better not find a Beats logo on it.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
3N16MA Avatar
131 months ago
I want a blurry pic of a mockup before I believe anything.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saving107 Avatar
131 months 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.
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Apple doesn't have a "typical" release cycle for the iPhone, so at this point why not August.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H2SO4 Avatar
131 months 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.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tankmaze Avatar
131 months ago
Wow august ? This is new. Hope its true :D
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Phone Junky Avatar
131 months 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)