Apple Inc. has not revealed the release date of its upcoming next generation smartphone iPhone 6 but analysts are of the opinion that it would be launched at the annual Worldwide Developers' Conference (WWDC) in June this year.
iPhone 6 production would ramp up in May before its launch in June, Chinese Analyst Sun Changxu told QQ Tech website. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also said that he expected the launch of iPhone 6 in June this year.
However, Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri thinks iPhone 6 launch may happen only in September.
iPhone 6 Design Finalized
Apple Inc. has reportedly "locked down" the design of its next flagship handset, iPhone 6.
According to Apple Insider, Timothy Arcuri told investors on Wednesday citing sources from the company's supply chain that the Cupertino giant has finalized the design of its upcoming smartphone and would sport a 4.8-inch display and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.
Arcuri said that Apple is planning for "key software innovations" with the next major release of its iOS platform, according to Apple Insider. He also added that iPhone 5s was just a set up for this year's new products and believes that 64-bit A7 processor and Touch ID fingerprint sensor will give a boost to the company.
It may be recalled that Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities had claimed last year that Apple Inc. would come out with a larger iPhone though it might not cross 5 inches owing to the company's "one hand use" principle.
iPhone 6 is also expected to feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, which was added to Macs Apple in 2013. Surprisingly, Apple iPhone 5s, which was released last year, featured only 802.11n Wi-Fi connections.