Thursday, May 15, 2014

Apple to Unveil the Next Incarnation of iPhone series in August

Apple traditionally unveils its new phone each September but now the tech giant would be unveiling its new smartphone earlier than expected and Apple fans awaiting the two new iPhone in September will now get the same a month earlier, sooner than expected, according to a new report.

Apple it is reported will be unveiling the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in Augustthis year a month earlier than industry watcher were expecting according to Taiwanese media report, citing unidentified supply chain sources.

The company will now be showing off its new iPhone 6 at an event to be held in August and release the device then along with larger iPhone with a 5.5 or 5.6 inch display to be launched in September. People involved in the supply chain had also confirmed to Reuter that they would be having a 4.7 inch version of the iPhone 6 as well as 5.5 inch version.

Taller/Wider/Slimmer with Fast Processor & Improved Camera

According to Economic Daily News reports which revealed without specifying which market would be receiving the phone first, a 4.7 inch screen version of the iPhone 6 would be reaching the stores in August while the 5.5 inch or 5.6 inch screen version would be released in September as the previous iPhone 5 series.

The Economic Daily News reported that together, around eighty million iPhone 6 handsets would be producedduring this year and the next generation iPhone would be taller, wider and thinner than the existing iPhone 5 models. Besides a larger screen, the next generation iPhone is expected to include a thinner profile with a faster processor and an improved camera and according to Peter Misek, Jefferies analyst, he claims that Apple had been negotiating last month with carriers to increase the price of iPhone 6 by $100.

Regain Market Share 

The iPhone’s screen size from 4 inches would also enable Apple to regain market share from competitors like Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd according to industry watchers who have stated that they have responded to consumer’s need for more screen space though Apple could not be reached for any comments with regards to this issue.

Besides, Apple, no comments were also available from representative for Taiwanese iPhone contract manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision Industry Company Ltd; as well as smartphone camera lens maker Largan Precision Company Ltd; who had been mentioned in the Economic Daily News report.

Attempts to Branch to Overseas Markets 

Images of the iPhone 6 were also posted on Chinese network Wei Feng probably from the iPhone component factories at Foxconn in China which portrays a thinner smartphone that has a wider screen. The company had sold over 500 million units of the iPhone all over the world since the product was launched in 2007 though the company is under tremendous pressure from investors as well as competitors to unveil updated types of products.

The company had also made several attempts in branching to overseas markets with its iPhone 5C, a more affordable than the iPhone 5S and without a wireless contract the cost of iPhone 5S would be $649 while the 5C was priced at $549 though it failed in the emerging markets from customers who would have been interested instead in the updated versions of phone.

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