Japanese business newspaper Nikkei claims that Apple will launch the new iPhone “as early as September.” The report claims that the next generation iPhone will indeed be called “iPhone 6“.
The report also claims that iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch display, which is in line with rumors we’ve heard so far.
Manufacturers have apparently begun making such components as fingerprint sensors and chips for liquid-crystal drivers.
Mass production of LCD panels will start as early as the April-June quarter at Sharp’s Kameyama factory, Japan Display’s Mobara plant, and at other facilities, according to sources. LG Electronics will supply panels as well. The new handset’s display resolution is expected to be significantly higher than that of current models.
Earlier in the week, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich claims supply chin checks indicate Apple will release only one iPhone model with large-sized screen later this fall.
An iPhone with a bigger screen has been one of the most requested features, and it looks like the next iPhone will finally be coming with a display or displays larger than 4-inches. That said, I also expect Apple to continue offering a 4-inch iPhone variant as well, since a number of people prefer the current size. It will be interesting to see how Apple will price the iPhones with larger displays.
iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c went on sale on September 20th, so we are also expecting iPhone 6 to go on sale around a similar timeframe.
Let me know your thoughts on the possibility of iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch 5.5-inch in the comments below. Will you buy the larger iPhone 6 or buy the 4-inch iPhone 6?[Via Nikkei, Image Credit: MacRumors]