The highly anticipated iPhone 6 has yet to be announced but there is much speculation about when it will be officially unveiled. Claire Hopping from Know Your Mobile suggests that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may introduce the smartphone in an announcement on September 10 and launch the actual product on September 20.
Apple might slip interim iPhone and release the iPhone 6
Right now, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is remaining mum on pretty much everything. Although they unveiled iOS earlier this summer, there is no word on when we can expect it to be released to the public. Although there is much speculation that Apple will release the iPhone 5S this year as a minor upgrade from last year’s iPhone 5 and save the more significant upgrade iPhone 6 for next year, there are still plenty of rumors that report that Apple will skip the interim phone and release the iPhone 6 instead.
Ken Segall (former Apple executive, now consultant) reported on his blog, “The press has already dubbed this year’s model ‘iPhone 5S.’ Most experts see a narrative in which Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) only produces a major upgrade every other year, and in between we get the “S” model. This is the model that delivers only incremental improvements. More important, tacking an S onto the existing model number sends a rather weak message. It says that this is our “off-year” product, with only modest improvements. If holding off on the big number change achieved some great result, I might think otherwise.”
Rumors on Release of iPhone 5S and iPhone 6
Interesting enough, there is also a rumor that Apple could introduce both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 during the same event. This report claims that both devices could be launched as early as September 20. This report also indicates that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may launch the smartphone with the final version of iOS 7 and possibly the iWatch around the same time.
There are also plenty of reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will introduce a cheaper version of the iPhone in hopes to appeal to budget-conscious tech fans.