Forget the iPhone 5S, next June may see the launch of the iPhone 6.The iPhone 6 or the iPhone 5S, whatever Apple ends up calling it, is said by one Wall Street observer to be coming out during the June of next year.
The handset will include a “super HD camera and screen, come with a stronger batter and NFC (near field communication). Also, the iPhone 5S/6 will be released in a rainbow assortment of colors. At least 6-8 different colors according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.
Misek sent a note to analysts this morning reading:
Several iPhone 6 prototypes appear to be floating around. The model with a 4.8″ screen is the most interesting. It has a Retina+ IGZO screen, a new A7 quad-core processor variant, and a new form factor with no home button. Full gesture control is also possibly included.
Apple is switching up from its annual release schedule most likely due to increased competition. In addition, it must be difficult for them to hold back and keeping the majority of their sales in the last quarter. Independent analyst Horace Dediu explains:
Too many potential buyers are now conditioned to wait for fall buy iPhones thus sapping demand for half the year. Apple ends up with an inability to meet demand for half the year and a sales lull for the other half.
In November, a Chinese publication said that the next iPhone would be going into Trail production this month. Previously we had reports coming out of Asia of the new iPhone coming out in mid-2013 from chip and parts orders, but now we have business analysts saying the same on this continent.