A model of the iPhone 6 has reportedly leaked from Elam, a Chinese case manufacturer. Nowhereelse.fr published a photo of the model which can be seen below.
According to a report from 9to5Mac, KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a timeline that show Apple is planning a massive rollout for new products in Q3 2014.
Apple will update the iPad, Apple TV, and MacBook line, says Kuo. But the Mac mini and the much rumored Apple-branded television were not mentioned. In the meantime we will only see a minor update in the iMac line.
In a survey from 451 Research show that the percentage of consumers likely to buy the iPhone 6 is significantly higher than was the case with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
Reuters has reported that according to a source, Apple suppliers will begin production of 4.7-inch iPhone as early as May while the 5.5-inch version will be delayed.
Weibo has posted some photos that supposedly show an iPhone 6 testing at Foxconn, but the credibility of the images cannot be confirmed. The iPhone 6 shown in the images has a protruding camera, rounded edges and looks much thinner than the current iPhone 5s.
Apple may release the iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display as early as September, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review.
In a research note to investors, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich claims supply chin checks indicate Apple will release only one iPhone model with larger screen later this fall. Milunovich predicts this new iPhone will have a 4.7-inch display instead of the larger inch screen. It may be sold at a higher price tag than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s, which starts at a $199 subsidized price or $649 full retail price for the 16GB model.
According a report from China, Apple’s supplier Pegatron will begin the production of the iPhone 6 by the second quarter of the year. Pegatron is expected to start assembly in its Kunshan plant in China. The company is also expected to open a new manufacturing unit to conform to the high demand.