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iPhone 6 Launch Date Set for August, Report Says

by Todd Haselton | May 9, 2014May 9, 2014 7:00 am EST

When will the new iPhone 6 launch? Until now, we assumed Apple was still on its regular release schedule and had plans to announce and release the device sometime around September, one year after it launched the iPhone 5s. However, a report on Friday published by Taiwanese news outlet the Economic Daily News, and cited by Reuters, suggests Apple may move the date a bit closer.

The news outlet said Apple is currently planning to launch the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen in August, and will then launch a larger model with either a 5.5-inch or a 5.6-inch display a month later, in September. Most reports have suggested that Apple is indeed working on a larger 5.5-inch phablet-style iPhone for launch later this year, but had suggested Apple was considering a late Q4 launch time frame instead of September. Component shortages had been blamed for the delay on the larger model.

Rapid fire iPhone launches in the coming months could be a good move for Apple, which has been completely silent so far this year, even after Tim Cook promised the company had a busy 2014 planned. We’ll be heading into WWDC in June, where we expect updates on iOS and OS X, and taking this rumor into consideration, Apple could launch two iPhones just months after. Meanwhile, we’re also expecting some form of wearable, likely the iWatch, updates to the company’s iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina display, and a new Apple TV. Toss in some MacBook refreshes and Apple is indeed setting the stage for a busy 2014.

CNBC (Reuters)

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...