Analyst claims Apple might launch iPhone 6 as early as June.
Apple is yet to confirm its smartphone plans for 2014, but already there have been a lot of rumors about the iPhones the company is expected to release this year. It should be kept in mind that only a few months back Apple launched iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, so if the company is to follow its traditional release cycles, new smartphones won’t probably be launched before September 2014. On the other hand, Chinese analyst Sun Chyang Xu predicts that an iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inch display might be launched this June, with mass production of the device beginning in May.
Despite its larger screen size, this smartphone is said to retain the 1136×640 pixel density of the existing flagship, the iPhone 5S. Apple is actually rumored to launch two variants of the iPhone 6, one with the 5.7 inch display that will presumably offer higher resolution. It is not known for sure right now if both smartphones will come with optical imaging stabilization, a patent was recently discovered which hinted at the possibility of the next generation iPhones offering OIS. Apple holds its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, so these smartphones are expected to be launched at WWDC 2014, despite the fact that the company hasn’t used this forum to unveil new iPhones in a long, long time.
An iPhone with a 5.7 inch display would push this popular smartphone in the phablet category, which Apple has avoided, but seeing how the market has embraced devices with large screens, perhaps the company’s next move will be to jump on the bandwagon as well. Since its too soon to be absolutely sure, its best to take these rumors with a grain of salt.