The iPhone 6 could launch on September 10th possibly with the iPhone 5C (the purported budget smartphone). Other analysts predict a possible launch of September 11th instead.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo explained, “Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may announce the iOS 7, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S at a launch event on September 3 and release the devices a week later on Sept 11.”
More rumors about iPhone 6 launch
There are other reports that the iPhone 6 could make its debut on either September 13th or 27th. We know that Apple will unveil their next generation of smartphones in the near future. Whether that phone will be the iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 is still unknown. There is also no word on whether Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release a low-cost iPhone.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) never shares information regarding their products prior to the release. The company has left us completely in the dark. We know what to expect from iOS 7 and that gives us a little bit of insight on what to expect from the iPhone 6 (or iPhone 5S as some predict). We know this exciting new operating system will feature a Control Center, Notification Center, multitasking capabilities, improved camera with Instagram-like filters, iCloud photo sharing feature, AirDrop feature, improved Safari browser, and the new iTunes Radio.
Apple and Android competition
Despite these impressive new features, it may not be enough for the iPhone, especially with competition from Android. International Business Times goes more into detail on why the iPhone 6 is so important, “obviously, the selling point of this particular iPhone model won’t be its form factor, or its specs, but rather its price (plus its availability in five colors, which will help the iPhone 6 stand out).” Many originally predicted Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would sell the iPhone 6 for the same price as the iPhone 4, which is currently being sold for $0 with a two-year contract in the U.S., or in China for about 3,000 yuan (roughly equivalent to $490).
This week, these iPhone 6 price rumors seem to be confirmed by a prominent poster on China’s social network Sina Weibo, “C Technology,” who also claimed the iPhone 6 will be the same price as the iPhone 4. KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo, who has an excellent record with predicting Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s product pipeline, also predicted (via MacRumors) the iPhone 6 would release at a price between $450 and $550 off-contract, which would line up with the newest set of rumors.
There’s a lot of anticipation for the next great smartphone and it will only be satisfied by the official unveiling of the iPhone.