(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Many are anticipating the release of the iPhone 6, and with all the different speculated release dates out there it is hard to tell which information is the most accurate.
According to Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White, the man who revealed Apple’s plan to launch the iPad mini in 2012 and the multiple colors of the iPhone 5C, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will launch around the same time as the 4.7-inch version in September.
“Our research at Computex highlights that the majority of the accessory makers we interacted with today have already begun production in support of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6,” White wrote in a note to his clients on Wednesday, as noted by BGR. “During our China/Taiwan Tech Tour in April, we met with a small number of accessory makers that had started initial production of accessories for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 but not the 5.5-inch version, but today’s research highlights a much broader ramp of the 4.7-inch version.”
He continued by noting that a “few vendors had already started work on accessories for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and the pieces were available at the show. Given the lack of data points in recent months around progress with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and growing skepticism in the media around a 2014 launch, we view this as a positive development. Based on today’s research, we believe the timing of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch appears to be in sync with our expectation around the unveiling (i.e., September) of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.”
However, another analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, from KGI Securities disagrees with White’s predictions, stating that he believes the 5.5-inch model will be launched at the end of the year near the holiday season.
Apple’s next flagship smartphone is rumored to feature the new A8 processor, have curved sapphire crystal glass displays, 3D graphics, rounded edges, and NFC.