Analyst talks uncertainty over 5.5-inch iPhone 6 release plans
Hardly a day goes by when we don’t hear something about the iPhone 6, and today’s no exception. It was no shock when those really out-there WWDC launch rumors didn’t pan out, leaving us to once again look to late summer or early fall for the arrival of Apple’s new hardware, but just when might these phones become available? And with two models on the horizon, a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch version, would we be looking at separate launches, or would this be an all-at-once affair. A new report from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White attempts to suss-out Apple’s plans, and while the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s story may be becoming clear, questions remain about the 5.5-incher.
White’s talks with supply chain sources suggest that Apple’s gearing up for a September launch for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 – that’s looking more and more certain. But the picture around the 5.5-inch model’s a little murkier, and we could be looking at any of three options: a simultaneous announcement alongside the 4.7-inch phone, confirmation shortly after the initial iPhone 6 launch, but still in September, or something later still, occurring in October. White’s adamant that a 2014 introduction is still in the cards, but the specifics could still be fluid.
Then again, White’s also pointing towards a September iWatch launch, when numerous sources have been suggesting that the wearable would debut in October. Does that mean he’s off about this iPhone stuff, too? For now, his is just one more theory to add to the pile – and it will be a few more months before we know who got this one right and who missed the mark.
Source: Brian White