When will Apple announce the next iPhone? Until today we were only able to guess September, since that’s when the company typically announces the newest iPhone devices.
Now, 9to5Mac says that it has learned that Apple is “is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September,” and while it’s likely that Apple will pick either the second or third week in the month, a specific date hasn’t been set in stone just yet. Likewise, Apple is reportedly gearing up to hold another event in October to discuss the iWatch and OS X Yosemite.
9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman said that Apple hasn’t been able to pin down an exact iPhone 6 date for a number of reasons, but that “manufacturing uncertainties” surrounding Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet have held back the firm from securing a final date. Several reports have suggested that the in-cell technology for the larger screen has been one concern in the manufacturing process.
The news outlet said Apple will release the final iOS 8 beta 5 on August 4 with the Gold Master (GM) version to follow a few weeks later. The Gold Master version is the final version that is pushed out before the official release. After iOS 8 is out the door, Apple will begin work on iOS 8.1 and iOS 9, Gurman said, where we should see added support for running two apps side-by-side on the iPad, in addition to a new version of Apple Maps.