Since Samsung release of the Galaxy S5 last week, tech fans now quietly wait for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to release the iPhone 6. The Galaxy S5 is a nice phone with a lot of useful features but leaves many wanting more. This leaves Apple with ample opportunity to up its game.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) tends to keep information about their products under wraps before the products are officially unveiled. This means we don’t know when Apple will release their next great smartphone, but we can make an educated guess based on Apple’s previous releases. The Cupertino-based tech giant usually releases their smartphones in late summer or early fall, so it’s likely we will see the iPhone 6 sometime in September.
KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo is one expert who follows Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and has proved to make accurate predictions regarding iPhone release dates. His latest prediction comes in a note to investors in which predicts the iPhone 6 to arrive in the third quarter (September or early October). He added, “We believe the rumored iWatch will be Apple’s most important product this year, carrying much more weight than iPhone 6, as market feedback for the product should reveal whether Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) still has the ability to continue making game-changing products with Tim Cook at the helm.”
Reuters apparently agrees with Kuo’s prediction. Earlier this month, the website reported that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would start production for the iPhone 6 as early as May to ensure a September debut. It was also predicted the 4.7-inch phone will go into production before the 5.5 inch version. Unnamed sources also claimed several companies were tapped into making screens including Sharp, LG Display, and Japan Display Inc. A larger iPhone would be direct competition against Apple’s biggest rivals like Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930). Whether a larger iPhone is in the works remains to be seen.
For now, fans will have to continue to wait for the arrival of the iPhone 6.