Reports from within Apple's Asian supply chain (via GforGames) again suggest the company is planning to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone separately from the 5.5-inch model, with the latter model entering mass production in September. This staggered launch would allow Apple to debut the highly-anticipated 4.7-inch iPhone 6 early this fall and then follow with the iWatch and the larger iPhone model later this year.

The report claims a December launch for both the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and iWatch, which would be unusual timing for Apple given the holiday shopping season. The company generally prefers to launch its consumer-focused products before Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping in late November. But if supply constraints are an issue, it is possible Apple might choose to make a limited launch of the devices before the end of the year to get them onto shoppers' radars.

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Apple is rumored to be planning its first press event in September, which will be used to unveil the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 along with the official release date of iOS 8. Apple may hold a second event in October to announce the next generation iPads, OS X Yosemite and possibly the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and the iWatch. Though announced in October, the latest report claims larger iPhone and iWatch may not hit retail shelves until December of this year.

Besides a larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to include a faster A8 processor, an updated Touch ID fingerprint scanner and an improved camera module with some form of image stabilization technology.

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Top Rated Comments

HiRez Avatar
127 months ago
December seems like a terrible time for an iWatch launch. Something that makes a perfect holiday gift arrives after a lot of people have already finished their shopping? Not so good. Even November is pushing it.
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jdawgnoonan Avatar
127 months ago
You're angry cause I said Apple is toying with us? WOW

Dude. These are all rumors. People all over the world invent these rumors, most of which are pure crap, just to generate click bait. People should not get mad about rumors nor should they assume that Apple has anything to do with these rumors.

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The reporting here is horrible. We will have another article in 24 hours saying that the 5.5" model won't be released until 2015. And in 48 hours it's going to flop to a October release.

This is not a "Reporting" site! This is a rumor site and has never been anything else. It has been around longer than the iPhone and its fanbois. Don't take rumors seriously. Most of them are false, some of them turn out to be real. Don't come here looking for articles, come here looking for rumors.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
127 months ago
Sites like MacRumors need to put this stuff through a BS test before they publish it on their site. When has Apple ever launched a flagship product in December? That makes zero sense. Just because some Far East site claims something doesn't mean the rumors sites have to publish it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unconsoled Avatar
127 months ago
No way there is a December release. Dumb rumor.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marine0816 Avatar
127 months ago
It was still in your head that the 5.5 would be released alongside the 4.7?

LOL.

Yes, I'm sorry if I'm not like you and don't know the date.. Since you apparently have knowledge of it, do you care to share it?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ColdShadow Avatar
127 months ago
Can YOU REALLY imagine Apple releasing TWO sizes of the same phone within a few months?
I sure can.and they will.but I believe they will announce them at the same time with the 5.5" one release day few months later.I also think that they will name and market the 5.5" differently.I don't think both versions will have the same iPhone 6 name.(similar to what Samsung is doing with Galaxy S and Galaxy Note)

Snap out of the daydream - 5.5" is imaginary.
It's not.:)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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