iPhone 6 could land as early as August

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If you’re counting down the seconds until you can lovingly hold the iPhone 6 in your sweaty palms, you may have less time to wait than you thought, according to sources within Apple’s supply chain.

As per Taiwanese media reports, Apple might be set to drop the first incarnation of its next generation iPhone in August instead of the expected September.

If true, this would likely be 4.7 inch version of the iPhone 6, while the reported 5.5 inch model would follow in September.

The same Economic Daily News report states that a whopping 80 million iPhone 6 handsets will be produced in total this year.

While Apple has typically kept shtum about the iPhone 6, most people are expecting it to sport a larger profile, super thin design and curved edges, along with a relocated on/off switch and the twin volume buttons unified into a single rocker.

Previous reports have stated that the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 was being delayed due to production setbacks, although these can’t be too severe if this report is to be believed and the phone will make its glorious arrival in September.

Which iPhone 6 (if any) are you planning to buy?

  • acslater017

    This could allow a new product (e.g. health band) to have more breathing room in the autumn/pre-holiday season. But less time for iOS 8/apps to mature from WWDC.

  • PMB01

    We go through this every year. There’s always someone saying the iPhone could be released earlier and it never happens. Just stop.

    • acslater017

      …and then it’ll be pushed back to September and be “delayed” due to manufacturing difficulties :P

      • PMB01

        Exactly. Let’s just accept the fact that the iPhone release is going to be in September from now on (until Apple, not some analyst, actually says different).

  • AAPL_@_$101_Is_A_Done_Deal_:)

    It gets here when it gets here. A month or so difference in release time doesn’t amount to anything over the long term.

  • Cold_dead_fingers

    If the above image is what the iPhone 6 looks like, I will not be getting the iPhone 6. If the iPhone turns out to look like a smaller iPad, I’ll pick up the 4.7″ version in gold and whatever their largest storage size is.

    • San Diego Dave

      That’s a concept rendering from some random artist, not from Apple. It’s also the least likely concept, because they’re never going to have the edge of the screen curve around the corner.

      • PMB01

        Yeah, I don’t see Apple copying the Lumia with that.

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