iPhone 6 Concept Image by Lewi Hussey
iPhone 6 Concept Image by Lewi HusseyLewi Hussey via ConceptsiPhone

There have been conflicting reports on the release date of Apple's next-generation smartphone iPhone 6, and latest reports claim the device is likely to be launched only in September, despite earlier speculations stating it would see the light of the day during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

According to South China Morning Post, industry insiders who have seen the prototypes claimed that Apple would release iPhone 6 in two sizes - 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch - in September. Tech Radar and ET News had also reported that the new smartphone is expected to be launched in September.

However, Chinese analyst Sun Changxu, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek and South Korea's brokerage KDB Daewoo Securities had stated that Apple would release its much-awaited gadget at the WWDC event in June.

Meanwhile, some photos of the alleged iPhone 6 have surfaced for the first time. Going by the looks, the new smartphone appears to be much slimmer than its predecessor iPhone 5S and is expected to have an edge-to-edge screen. However, the authenticity of the leaked images has not been confirmed yet.

The new Apple smartphone is expected to come with a bigger screen. According to a note to the investors by KDB Daewoo Securities (translated by Oled Display), iPhone 6 will sport either a 4.7/4.8-inch display with a 1920x1080p (440ppi) or a 5.5-inch display with 2272×1280 (510ppi). It is expected to be powered by A8 chip (64-bit), run on iOS 7.2 and have a 1,800mAh battery.