We’ve been hearing rumors about the iPhone 6 since before the iPhone 5S came out, and most have generally accepted that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will have to pull the switch on bigger screen this year. But what about the reveal and launch dates? Is a June reveal too much of a long shot?
History suggests fall iPhone 6 reveal, launch
More and more sites (ValueWalk included) have been reporting that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will show off the iPhone 6 in June, possibly at WWDC. But this is a rumor we’ve heard plenty of times before. In fact, we heard this exact same rumor last year, including beliefs that it would be the iPhone 6 revealed at WWDC and not the iPhone 5S, which, by the way, wasn’t revealed or launched until September. But if history has taught us anything, this is one rumor that isn’t very likely.
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Tuaw traced the likely source of this year’s June reveal date to Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, who is basically guessing that the iPhone 6 will be revealed in June. But she isn’t the only analyst who has guessed at a June reveal date. Some have even been saying that the handset will be revealed in June and then not launched until September, which as Tuaw points out, makes no sense at all.
After all, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) already deals with declining sales from fans expecting the new model to come out in the fall. The company wouldn’t make the situation even worse by officially revealing the new model three full months before launching it.
What can we expect in the iPhone 6?
When it comes to the features of the iPhone 6, we continue to hear some pretty crazy speculations. It is widely accepted that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will include a larger 4.7-inch display on the handset, but beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess. We heard this week that TSMC had won most, if not all of the contract for producing the A8 chips, which suggests that Apple may be phrasing out Samsung as a supplier.