Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 6 Launch Date: Next Summer Says Munster

A new report claims that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may launch the highly anticipated iPhone during the summer of 2014.

Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone 6 Launch Date: Next Summer Says Munster

Apple’s large-screen iPhone 6

Gene Munster (analyst for Piper Jaffray) predicts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch a larger screen phone that has a lot of potential to be a “blockbuster”. The New York Post added that an earlier launch would please both Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans and shareholders.

Since the Cupertino-based tech giant has seen a decline in stocks for the past year, a “blockbuster” product would certainly do the company some good. Munster’s report added that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could also release the iWatch and a television.

There is clearly a strong demand for larger phones, and that’s a market that’s already been conquered by Android makers such as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), HTC Corp (TPE:2498), and Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758). A larger iPhone would give the market another option and it’s also something Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans really want.

Expectations for iPhone 6

Earlier this month, The Huffington Post offered some insight as to what consumers can expect in the future:

“The iPhone 5S and 5C, which went on sale last month, both have 4-inch screens, while the 4S and its predecessors have 3.5-inch displays. An iPhone with a 4.8-inch display would put it roughly on par with the Moto X and HTC One (both have 4.7-inch screens), although it would still have a smaller screen than the Samsung Galaxy S4, which boasts a 5-inch display. It would certainly make sense for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to release a phone with a larger screen. According to the market research firm IDC, nearly 40 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide in the first half of this year had screens larger than 4 inches, up from about 24 percent of smartphones last year.”

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is an innovator and it’s surprising to see that the company hasn’t found a way to tap into the phablet trend and turn it into something more. There are a lot of expectations for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the iPhone; hopefully it’s only a matter of time before a bigger iPhone is released.



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