According to a survey of 4109 US consumers the iPhone 6 is the most anticipated Apple smartphone ever, with interest easily outstripping that of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5.
Some of you might have been expecting the iPhone 6 to have debuted in 2013, but given the iPhone’s history – from the 3G onwards, there’s always been a half-step S model before the next numbered iPhone – we were never going to get the 6 until late 2014. In fact, it will technically be the iPhone 8 when it finally launches… but hey, who’s counting these days?
iPhone 6 Design and Display
The display size is such a crucial point on the subject of what the next iPhone will look like, and at the moment there’s no clear cut conclusion on how big it will actually be. Initially there was a lot of back-and-forth between the idea of smaller iPhone 6, either at the same 4-inch size as the current model, or slightly larger – between 4.5-inches and 4.7-inches. More recently there’s been talk of an even-larger-iPhone too. one with a phablet-sized display of around 5.5in. And this means we’ll likely see two (or more) handsets launched later on this year.
iPhone 6 Release Date
The iPhone 6 release date will be in 2014 and it’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll see it in September.
Apple has launched the last few iPhones at a special event in September, so the smart money has always been on September 2014 for the iPhone 6’s arrival.
News of the early release was originally reported by Reuters: “Apple will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting, Taiwanese media reported on Friday citing unidentified supply-chain sources.”
Total iPhone sales in the December 2013 quarter were up just 6.7% year-on-year, a much slower growth rate than previous years. With 2014’s iPhones, we’re looking at redesigned bodywork, a larger display and plenty of new features. And this, according to Apple Insider, will result in a sales bump of around 20% compared to last year’s iPhone 5s.