Ah, here we go. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is well and truly a reality, we can get back to focusing on the world’s number-two smartphone manufacturer, California’s Apple.
There have been plenty of rumours about the inevitable flagship’s size, but here we’re being told that the iPhone 6 release date could be as early as July.
You all know the story, right? Time was, the new iPhone would appear in June or July at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but more recently, since 2011’s iPhone 4S, we’ve been conditioned to expect a September/October release.
That was the case with the iPhone 5 in 2012, and again with 2013's iPhone 5s. Oh, and not forgetting the iPhone 5c.
Seemingly every year it’s suggested that Apple will revert back to WWDC iPhone launches, and that’s what Mizuho Securities analyst Abhey Lamba is seemingly saying this week.
“Recently, the company has been introducing new lineup in September time frame whereas the next generation phones could come out in July this year,” writes Lamba in a note to investors, intercepted by StreetInsider.com.
“The earlier launch will be helpful for Apple as it will ensure significant availability and distribution of the new device during the holiday season.”
For those in doubt of Lamba’s mystical powers, get this. He reckons Apple is working on a smartwatch, and that the iPhone 6 might come in two sizes – both larger than the existing iPhones. HOW ARE YOU DOING THIS, LAMBA?