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The release of iPhone 6 is considered to be the highly anticipated event of the year for smartphone users. Besides the forthcoming of Apple’s 2014 flagship device, heightened competition among smartphones may also be projected, particularly among big runners LG G3, Galaxy S5, and Xperia Z2.
The online rumors have been building since Apple created a hint of releasing iPhone 6. Although there is a lot of pressure going on for Apple since iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C may have already branded themselves most pivotal devices of all time, the team may still be working with its head high to launch an unforeseen iPhone.
The anticipation on the smartphone’s features, specifically its aesthetic design, hardware upgrades, and advanced software enhancements, can be seen in almost all parts of the world. A recent survey involving 4109 consumers from United States indicated that iPhone 6 is indeed the most anticipated device ever. As obvious as it seems, people’s attention on iPhone 5 is nearing its end.
The Speculated Release Date
The release date of iPhone 6 will be in 2014. It is likely that September is the month for Apple to dominate the smartphone market once again. Even more specific rumors even stated that the release date of iPhone 6 may be on September 9, which is an idle Tuesday of the period. The September release projection is no longer new with Apple, especially now that it had launched its last iPhone series the same month. iPhone 5s and 5c have been unveiled on September 10, 2013, and were placed on the market by September 20 the same year. In other words, if you are an Apple savvy, you got about a month to save more money and buy iPhone 6. It is advisable that you should put aside another credit for iPad Air, which is set to launch in October.
Though the expected September 9 release date for iPhone 6 has been extended, Deutsche Telekom has told via Apple blog that the real release date is 19 and not September 9, 2014. Chinese website Tencent event supported the rumor by stating that September 19 will mark the launching of 4.7 inches iPhone 6. Tencent even added that there will be no 16 GB for the new iPhone flagship model, leaving out 32GB and 64GB options for people. It is a pretty solid projection, but confirmation is yet to be told.
As expected, contradicting gossips will arrive not until iPhone 6 is released. Days passed and another estimation has emerged, stating that Apple will announce its new iPhone 6 on September 15, which will then be followed by the availability of the product on the market by September 25. China.com is responsible for the said report, which attested that they have concrete knowledge about plans of Apple. This report is not persuasive for most since Apple has the tradition of selling its new iPhone 6 on Fridays instead of Thursday, which is the day of September 25, thereby strengthening the 19th release date rumor.
Late July caused a stir to smartphone buyers for a flyer has been posted on a social networking site in China, known as Weibo. The flyer announced the launch of iPhone 6 models on September 19. Price points were even estimated for both models. The 5.5 inches iPhone 6 will cost CNY 6,288, whereas its counterpart 4.7 inches iPhone 6 will be retailed at CNY 5,288. The last day of July became a controversial day as well since MacRumors suggested that September 16 is the day for iPhone 6, which will be followed by the selling of new iPhone on 14th the following month. The project came from a source claiming to have heard an Apple Store Leader saying that October 14 will be an immense day. The leader even added how busy the retail stores and staff will be in the said date. It is unclear whether this speculation is focused on iPhone 6 alone or to other products Apple is set to release, such as iWatch and iPads.
The recent reports in July were contradicted when another report affirmed that the launch date for iPhone 6 may fall on second or third week of September. Besides, Apple is uncertain if the commencement of both iPhone 6 models will occur in a single date. DigiTimes backed this up, saying that 5.5 inches iPhone 6 release may be hold for a few months. It is a strategy of Apple to avoid competition between the models. DigiTimes also clarified that delaying 5.5 inches iPhone 6 release is not due to production setback.
It is seen that retail store employees are already blacking out September holidays, which can be a big sign that iPhone 6 will come out the same month. iFun claimed that iPhone 6 is happening after all and the new iPhone production is set out already. In relation to this, 100,000 new employees were even hired by Foxconn to build the device.
September Release Date: To Continue or Not?
There are various suggestions coming from people, stating that iPhone 6 should be released earlier than expected. Pierre Perron of Sony even stated that Apple should no longer focus on yearly releases, but instead flood the market with additive upgrades every few months. People are hungry for new technology and updates for phones, which should push Apple to rapidly release updates in less than a year. Chuck Jones of Forbes also added that iPhone 6 should be introduced earlier than the estimated September launching date. Competition is high among bigger-screened smartphones and if Apple does not want to lose sales, it is most effective if the sensational iPhone 6 is marketed early. However if rumors are to be believed, it is highly anticipated that Apple will release iPhone 6 on September 9.
The Expected Upgrades in iPhone 6
Rumors of release date are obviously driven by the great anticipation of iPhone 6’s features. According to the reports, iPhone 6 may have a bigger screen compared to 5s by 20%. There will be two versions of iPhone 6, which are 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. Both models will have flexible displays, which may counter LG G Flex. Retinal display screen resolution is also improved according to rumors. There will be higher resolution, which is claimed to be 1704 x 920 pixels. An upgrade on the material of iPhone 6’s screen can also be projected, which is described to be a sapphire crystal display. A video has already leaked showing that iPhone 6 is impossible to scratch even with the use of knife and keys. The craft material of iPhone 6 will be lighter than aluminum, said the reports. With its Liquidmetal build, iPhone 6 will appear slimmer.
The power of iPhone 6 from the inside will also have its own talk as the new iPhone is said to be sporting A8 processor, which has subtle speed improvements and longer battery life. This is better than 5s’ 64-bit A7 processor. iPhone 6 is also figured to be the only iPhone to gear up with NFC. IOS 8, the new mobile operating system of Apple, is also predictable in iPhone 6. You will also love iPhone 6’s faster Wi-Fi as claimed. Broadcom announced its new Wi-Fi chip 5G 802.11, which is possibly totted to iPhone 6 features.
The Hike Up of iPhone 6 Price
Apple may likely cause an increase in iPhone 6 price by around $100. With more impressive construction and internal features, there is no reason for you to doubt this. The 4.7 inches model is echoed to be $858, whereas 5.5 inches model may start at $966.
Despite rumors, speculations, never-ending inconsistencies in reports, iPhone 6 will still be a cause of a great stir on the market. Apple will again show how prevailing its iPhone series is.