Apple is expected to unveil the eagerly-awaited iPhone 6 on September 9, according to reports. The technology giant has scheduled a “big” media event related to its latest mobile phone next month, Re/code has claimed which falls in line with Apples track record of announcing the new phones in early- to mid-September and then starting sales weeks later.
Judging by past releases, the iPhone 6 could then go on sale to the public from Friday, September 19 pending concern after an explosion at a factory near Shanghai that makes automobile parts for General Motors which is said to be close to Apple’s Foxconn factory.
Apple has launched a new iPhone every year since it unveiled the range in 2007, selling more than 500m units since then, and has traditionally launched key products in September.
The iPhone 6, Apple’s ninth iPhone model, is expected to be released in two different sizes – 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches – with the smaller of the two to be made available first. The Cupertino, CA., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of the new iPhones — which are larger than the current models with a display measuring 4-inches diagonally.
Apple has stuck with smaller displays on iPhones even as rival smartphone makers rolled out bigger screens and customers clamored for larger phones. Despite the expectations for a new model, Apple reported strong sales in the quarter ended June 28. The company sold 35.2 million iPhones, up 12.7 percent from a year earlier and just shy of analysts’ estimates.
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