Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s upcoming flagship smartphone, expected to be named the iPhone 6, will be released on September 19, according to a newly leaked promotional flyer in China. GSM Insider picked the leaked image of the flyer from a Chinese user’s Weibo account. It clearly shows September 19 release date along with the price of both models of the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 to cost less than the iPhone 5S
The alleged iPhone 6 flyer reveals that the 4.7-inch version will be priced at CNY 5,288 ($851) while the bigger 5.5-inch model will come at CNY 6,288 (approximately $1,012). It indicates that the 32GB 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would be cheaper than the existing 4-inch iPhone 5S, which costs CNY 5,300 in China. That’s in-line with the previous report that the 4.7-inch model would cost CNY 5,300, and the 16GB 5.5-inch model would be priced at CNY 5,998.
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The images of the leaked flyer strengthen the case established by previous leaks. It shows that the iPhone 6 will have curved edges. Its design will also be different from the existing iPhone models. Notably, several past reports have also tipped the September 19 release date. That goes well with the Cupertino-based company’s tradition of launching the new iPhone models on a Friday to capitalize on the weekend crowd. A few weeks ago, reports from German carrier Deutsche Telekom also pointed to the September 19 release of the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 to focus on health & fitness
Apple suppliers Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (TPE:2354) and Pegatron Corporation (TPE:4938) will reportedly start assembling the iPhone 6 this month. The device is expected to feature sapphire display, an upgraded A8 processor, the iOS 8, and an improved camera with optical image stabilization. Apple is also likely to launch the much-rumored iWatch alongside the iPhone 6.
The upcoming device will have several health & fitness tracking features. The tech giant recent ad campaign for the existing iPhone 5S has focused heavily on the fitness tracking capabilities of the iPhone 5S. It indicates that the next-gen device will have these (or maybe even more) health & fitness features.
Apple shares fell 0.43% to $94.03 at 11:55 AM EDT on Monday.