Apple Iphone 6. What we know so far…

Mock-ups of larger iPhone 6 models with no side bezel.

iPhone 6 release date

The iPhone 6 release date is likely to be in 2014, even though exactly when that’ll be in the year remains a little unclear.
Here is what we think is probably to happen: at WWDC in June in 2010 we’ll see the obvious release of iOS 8, but also a larger-screened iPhablet as Apple looks to create itself to the fore in Asian markets and rivalling the likes of the Galaxy Note 3.

We’d have usually with all this kind of rumor an extensive berth, but multiple reports have spoken of a larger device from Apple at the June event, so we’re beginning to give them some credence. At the very least, Apple is unquestionably testing it, but may possibly not bring it to promote.
After that, Apple will launch the iPhone 6 in September, along with the iWatch and the first view of iOS 8, allowing it to both bring a new product to market as well as keeping its schedule safe. This is backed up by KDB Daewoo Securities, which does have a significant record in Apple early leaks.
Apple has launched the previous couple of iPhones at an unique event in September, so the smart money is on September 2014 for the iPhone 6′s arrival but wont be the sole mobile hardware we see from the firm this year.

The most recent round of rumors out of Asia about Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) eighth-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6, has suggested that the handset could feature an edge-to-edge display, while Sony (NYSE: SNE) could supply modules for both the rear iSight and front-facing FaceTime cameras.

iphone-6-design
Based on the Korea Herald, the upcoming iPhone 6 could lack bezels surrounding the handset’s display, a new design which could also be implemented by Samsung (KRX: 005935) on its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, which will be likely to be announced at the company’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona on Feb. 24.

Unlike previous screens, a bezel-free display would work with a single-layered panel to permit for a thinner device, cleaner pictures and improved energy efficiency, iDownloadBlog reported.

Rumors of the next-generation iPhone having a bezel-free design have already been around for quite some time now. Bloomberg reported in November that Apple could release two new models of the iPhone in the 3rd quarter of 2014 with both versions featuring “larger displays with glass that curves downward at the edges. ”

Second-guessing Apple is traditionally a mug’s game, but the legendarily secretive company has eased up under Tim Cook, and just about all the announcements at the 10 September press event was correctly predicted beforehand. (Admittedly, plenty of predictions had been made that didn’t come true, but pretty much everything that was announced came as not surprising to Apple rumour followers. )

specially accurate were the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s rumours, many of which were completely true, including new iPhone colours and new features of the iPhones. Even the fingerprint sensor was discussed in the lead up to the big event.

As we discuss elsewhere, Apple isn’t quite as secretive because it used to be. (Compare today’s Apple, where the pc software and hardware design teams work in conjunction under Sir Jony Ive’s supervision, to the crazy days leading up the very first iPhone’s launch, when half the team didn’t even know what the interface would look like).

New iPhone 6 release date: When will the iPhone 6 come out?
The iPhone line-up gets refreshed roughly once a year. The iPhone 6 is therefore likely to launch in 2014, around a year later compared to iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, of unveiled on 10 September 2013 and hit the shelves on 20 September.

However, some analysts and Apple watchers have suggested that Apple may decide to launch a new iPhone early in the day in the year, perhaps at the company’s annual WWDC event in June. This is undoubtedly possible – Apple released the first four generations of iPhone in June, before moving to an September/October launch schedule.

More evidence to declare that Apple is getting ready to launch the iPhone 6 at WWDC is a report from DigiTimes that claims Apple has placed packaging orders for the A8 processors with four different semiconductor product-packaging companies.

The report also claims that TSMC has secured wafer bumping and foundry orders for the processor, and is anticipated to ramp up production of the chips employing a 20nm process technology in the 2nd quarter of 2014.

In November, Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said that she expects to see multiple iPhone refreshes every year from now on, which may mean an iPhone 6 early in 2010 followed by an iPhone 6s later in 2014.

In December, DigiTimes reported that, in addition to a 12. 9in iPad (dubbed iPad Pro) expected to launch in October, Apple’s 2014 will see a brand new iPhone with a larger screen launch in-may.

The first speculation in regards to the iPhone 6 release date to arrive in 2014 suggested that the iPhone 6 release date might be either March or September.

So, to recap: the iPhone 6 could launch in March, may possibly, June, September or October… helpful, right? We think that the June and September options are most plausible based on Apple’s launch history.

In either case, an Apple fan and blogger in Japan was keen to be first in line for the iPhone 6, so actually resulted in outside an Apple Store in Ginza to wait for the newest iPhone to launch. However, his wait was short-lived, as he soon discovered he may possibly haveto watch for seven months, a notion that seems to have put him off. I expect we’ll see him reunite somewhat nearer the release date!

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