Reuters relays a report from Taiwanese Economic Daily News which claims Apple will unveil the highly anticipated 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, followed by the launch of the 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch iPhone 6 model in September.
The report also notes that Apple will produce 80 million iPhone 6 units this year.
If Apple launches the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in August, it would be a month earlier than previous reports had indicated. Industry watchers have also been expecting Apple to launch the new iPhone models in September, as it has launched the last three versions of the iPhone i.e. iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s/iPhone 5c in September.
Since iPhone 6 is widely expected to come pre-installed with iOS 8, it would mean Apple will also release the next major version of iOS in August. This would give developers just two months to get their apps ready for iOS 8.
According to previous reports, Apple was expected to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September, followed by the launch of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model at the end of the year or early 2015.
Apple is widely expected to launch iPhone 6 with bigger screens to regain market share from Android smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung, who have been launching smartphones with 5-inch or bigger screens.
In addition to the bigger screen, iPhone 6 is expected to sport an ultra-thin design with rounded edges, and include Apple’s new A8 processor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera .
Are you eagerly waiting for the iPhone 6? Let me know in the comments.[via Reuters]