iPhone 6 from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be launched in August as reported by Taiwanese media, on Friday. They have received this information from an unidentified supply chain source. It was expected by the industry watchers that this launch will come in September. There are a lot of mysteries surrounding the iPhone 6. People are interested in knowing if it will be bigger than the previous iPhone models, will the screen will be a bit curvy or will it be a phone or a phablet?
iPhone 6-4.7-inch version earlier
The iPhone 6 front panel is reported to be a 4.7-inch device by Emirates247. Economic Daily News, also, confirmed that 4.7-inch screen version will be available in stores in August although they did not mention the markets, where this phone will be available first. Bigger version of the iPhone 6, i.e. the 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch versions would be available in stores beginning September as per the newspaper.
People involved in the supply chain of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) have confirmed to Reuters that the new Phone 6 will be available in two sizes – 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. The Economic Daily News, also, informed that about 80 million units of the new handset will be manufactured this year.
Will the larger screen size help boost sales?
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone devices were available for a maximum screen size of 4 inches while there is a huge demand for larger screen, in the market. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. was fast enough in reacting to this demand and therefore appealed to a larger set of public.
The iPhone with larger screens would help to meet the customers demand and therefore gain back the market share that they lost to competitors, who already offer huge screens. Up till now, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) have not given their official statements about the new iPhone’s size as yet.
No comment was given by the representatives of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, who are the contract manufacturer of iPhone in Taiwan, and by Largan Precision Co Ltd, who are smartphone camera lens makers, says Economic Daily News report.