Apple iPhone 6 launch in August?

Apple iPhone 6 launch in August?To be honest, it’s pretty much anyone’s guess when the iPhone 6 launch will go down at this stage, with people touting anything from June’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to September.

For what it’s worth, some Taiwanese source reckons the iPhone 6 will launch in August, with the smaller model going on sale first and the larger chap following several weeks later.

Credit goes to India’s The Economic Times, which in turn credits Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, which in turn credits anonymous sources in the iPhone 6 supply chain.

It’s suggested that the iPhone 6 launch event will happen in August, and that the 4.7in model would go on sale that same month, with the 5.5in beast following some time in September.

To be fair, that’s not a particularly crazy notion. Back in October 2013, Apple launched the iPad Air alongside the iPad mini 2, and while the former went on sale the following week, it was almost a month before the latter was available to Joe Public.

Both models of the iPhone 6 are significantly larger than the 4in iPhone 5s, and resultantly some analysts propose that Apple might be able to claw a little market share back from its big-screened rivals. Android flagships generally start at 5in these days, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 isn't far off 6in.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 10, 2014 at 17:53

able to claw a little market share back from its big-screened rivals what nonsense. Since Apple haven't been in the big-screen market yet, there is nothing to "claw back"...

nublets2k  May. 11, 2014 at 03:00

able to claw a little market share back from its big-screened rivals what nonsense. Since Apple haven't been in the big-screen market yet, there is nothing to "claw back"...

They mean the smartphone market in general. It doesn't say anything about the big-screen market.

JanSt / MOD  May. 11, 2014 at 10:03

able to claw a little market share back from its big-screened rivals what nonsense. Since Apple haven't been in the big-screen market yet, there is nothing to "claw back"...

They mean the smartphone market in general. It doesn't say anything about the big-screen market.
That may be what was meant, but it's badly put:

"a little market share back from its big-screened rivals. "
Also: all the figures indicate and have indicated for years that the "big-screened" rivals have little impact on Apple's sales. It is Samsung who has its claws on 90%+ of all Android profits.
And it's questionable whether a significant number of people go to buy a 3.5in or 4in iPhone and leave the shop with a 5in+ Android phone instead.

Could Apple have sold even more phones in the last 12 month if one of its models was 4.5in or larger? No doubt. But not that many more, I think.
They sold a truckloads of phones last quarter. Although
early 2013 everybody predicted Apple's decline if they didn't release a larger iPhone in summer '13... So, I don't know. Maybe it's only Android fans that think, "size matters"?! :p

JanSt / MOD  May. 11, 2014 at 10:11

PS: I wouldn't mind a larger iPhone. I play a lot around with cameras and photos on the phone, and it's odd that the phone with the smallest screen has one of the best phone cams and the best editing apps - while you can hardly see what you're editing without 20/20 vision and a magnifying glass...
For everything else I find 4in ideal...

But size aside: I reckon more needs to happen in terms of iOS and making it a bit more user friendly. I'm curreny trying an iPhone 5s and a Lumia 1520. It is truly bizarre to
realise that the Microsoft product is more conveniently synced with both Mac OS and Windows computers! BIZARRE. Of course Apple's screwy Mavericks upgrade didn't help in that regard.

Also, I'm not writing this as a rabid Apple-fan...
I'd buy a Moto G if I had to buy a phone now.

nublets2k  Jan. 17, 2015 at 19:46

[quote]able to claw a little market share back from its big-screened rivals what nonsense. Since Apple haven't been in the big-screen market yet, there is nothing to "claw back"... So, I don't know. Maybe it's only Android fans that think, "size matters"?! :p



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