At the special event on September 9th, Apple also announced that the new iPhones will be available in 115 countries by the end of the year.
Several reports over the past few months have claimed that this year, Apple will launch two iPhone 6 variants, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with an even larger 5.5.-inch display. The reports however added that the 5.5-inch iPhone variant might be delayed due to production issues.
Ahead of Apple’s media event next week, The New York Times published an article detailing a number of features of the iPhone 6 and the iWatch, many of which we’re hearing for the first time.
Up to this point, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been getting the majority of leaks, especially tuned towards the hardware. As we inch closer to the September 9 announcement date, though, the 5.5-inch variant has certainly begun seeing its fair share of time in the lime light. A new video has popped up, allegedly showcasing the larger device’s rear shell.
GT Advanced allegedly producing between 1.3 and 2.2 million sapphire glass displays for 5.5-inch iPhone 6
The sapphire glass “conspiracy” won’t go away, apparently. Despite plenty of reports on both sides of the fence, it’s still unknown whether or not the next iPhone, or iPhones, are going to get the more durable display this time around. A new report suggests, yet again, that maybe only the larger variant of the two new iPhone 6 models will get the extra support.
French Apple website IGen.fr has published photos, which reveals a lot of interesting information about the iPhone 6 such as the internal code names, the dimensions, and other details such as the protruding camera. The photos appear to be from Apple’s largest manufacturing partner Foxconn’s factory.
The question of whether or not a large, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 exists has been on the minds of several people as of late, as we near the September launch date. It’s been in question because of a lack of leaks, mostly, but that is starting to change.
As per Chinese site Feng.com, Apple has signed up LG Display as the primary display supplier for the upcoming iPhone 6. The device is rumored to come in two variants, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other with an even larger 5.5-inch display.
Everyone’s expecting the iPhone 6 to unleash a huge, pent up demand, as people who’ve long waited for an iPhone with a larger display rush to purchase the device. RBC Capital Markets estimates that this demand could push iPhone sales numbers as high as 75 million from the September to December period.
Apple is widely expected to launch iPhone 6 with larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.
Along with the photos of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s massive battery we covered earlier, Hong Kong-based Apple Daily has also published photos of the larger iPhone’s front panel and logic board.