Apple is surprising everyone with new moves. After increasing the screen size of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the company is now looking to surprise consumers by launching two flagship devices this year.
If rumours are true, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 will be launched in 2015 but not at the same time. The iPhone 6S is expected to be launched alongside the Apple Watch, a move to couple the wearable with a flagship device to woo consumers into buying the pair. The iPhone 7, however, will stick to Apple's traditional autumn release timetable.
It is certainly great news for all Apple fans as they get to see two new iPhone devices without having to wait for one full year.
Based on rumours so far, Apple Watch is expected to be released in April, which means the iPhone 6S will also be launched at that time. The latest claim in the new Apple iPhone release cycle comes from Stabley Times, citing sources within the supply chain, Daily Mail reports.
The report says that iPhone 6S is likely to be a slightly cheaper model for those who want a reasonable upgrade. This is to retain buyers for its much-awaited iPhone 7 launch in September. The motive behind iPhone 6S release is solely to accompany Apple Watch.
"Our source says that Apple is hesitant about launching the iWatch in the spring of 2015 without a new iPhone to go along with it," Jerry Miller of Stabley Times wrote in his report. "[This] could give hesitant consumers an excuse to wait on buying both until the fall."
But the source has also said that two separate releases for 2015 iPhones may not happen after all.
The latest report comes on the heels of another report from Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times earlier this week where Apple is said to discontinue production of two of its iPhone models, the aging iPhone 4S and ailing iPhone 5C. The reasons remain unknown, but sluggish sales of iPhone 5C are seen as the main reason behind pulling the plug on 2013's flagship companion. If true, the production of iPhone 5C will be stopped mid-2015.