Apple set to unveil its new iPhone 6 early
Apple will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting, Taiwanese media reported yesterday citing unidentified supply-chain sources.
A 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will reach stores in August, the 'Economic Daily News' reported without specifying which markets would receive the phone first.
A 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model will be released in September, the newspaper said, as the iPhone 5 series (below) was previously.
People involved in the supply chain had earlier confirmed to Reuters that there will be a 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch version.
Together, the 'Economic Daily News' said 80 million iPhone 6 handsets would be produced this year.
Industry watchers have said increasing the iPhone's screen size from 4 inches would help Apple regain market share from competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, who they say have responded to consumer desire for more screen size.