Many Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans have been hoping to see a completely redesigned iPhone 6 this year. In fact, some have been giving lists of reasons why the next version of the handset will indeed be the iPhone 6 rather than the iPhone 5S. Now we have arguments for why the iPhone 6 won’t be out until next year.
Why The iPhone 6 Might Not Be Ready
International Business Times’ Kristin Dian Mariano gives four reasons the iPhone 6 won’t be out until next year. First, the device is expected to have a completely new design which won’t be ready until the end of the year. Second, there are reports of a low end iPhone or possibly just the regular update which would be referred to as the iPhone 5S. This device is rumored to be coming out this fall.
Third, all those fancy features that are rumored to be coming out on the iPhone 6 probably just aren’t ready yet. And finally, there’s a chance Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is spending most of its energy on other products, like iOS 7 and the Mac Pro.
Contradictory Reports About The iPhone 6
And then there are several reports which indicate that the next iPhone will be out soon, whether it’s the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 5S. Pegatron Corporation (TPE:4938) and Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354) (OTCMKTS:FXCOF) are both said to be on hiring sprees in preparation for production of the next iPhone.
Will The iPhone 6 Be A Flop?
No matter when the iPhone 6 comes out, investors are banking on it being a success and pulling Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) back to the top of the heap. However, a new survey in the U.K. indicates that consumers there are already betting that the handset will be a huge flop.
Macworld’s Lily Walker wrote about a survey reportedly conducted by Mobile Phone Checker which indicates that about 65 percent of consumers surveyed in the U.K. believe the model of the iPhone will not sell well. Of those consumers, 31 percent of them thought the next iPhone would fail because Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s domination is increasing.
The survey also showed that 26 percent of those who think the iPhone 6 will flop believe it will have a price tag that’s too high, and 23 percent of them think Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s products aren’t as good as they once were. Twenty-two percent believe that the next model will be too much like the current one (maybe it will be the iPhone 5S instead?), while 19 percent of them don’t think a new iPhone is all that exciting and believe that no one else will be excited either.