Now a new report citing supply chain sources claim that each variant of the alleged iPhone 6, which is rumoured to come in two screen sizes - 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, might be launched at separate events.
A recent report suggested that mass production of the rumoured 4.7-inch successor to the popular iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones started during the third week of July. The alleged 5.5-inch model, on the other hand, is expected to enter mass production in September, claims GforGames, citing another source.
Notably, this is not the first time we have heard of a delay in unveiling of the alleged larger iPhone 6 variant, as KGI Securities' analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously suggested that due to production issues (specifically display), the launch of the device (5.5-inch iPhone 6) may be delayed to next year.
In addition, Apple is said to debut its long-rumoured iWatch, alongside the rumoured bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (also rumoured to be called the iPhone Air), in December. An earlier report had claimed that the Cupertino based giant will debut its first wearable device this October, and was aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million units a month in its initial run.
However, the current report contradicts to the earlier claims of an October launch for the rumoured iWatch.
It's worth noting that the rumoured December launch for the bigger iPhone 6 variant and the iWatch is actually unusual timing for the company, considering the holiday season. Apple traditionally launches its new product lines by late-November.
On Monday, new internal components from Apple's next generation iPhone made yet another appearance. The new bunch of images, the latest in a series of leaks that just won't stop, purportedly showed the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's logic board and tipped support for near field communication (NFC) and faster Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
A report even tipped that the massive order Apple is said to have placed with suppliers, believed to be between 70 million and 80 million units, could lead to price hike of 5 to 10 percent by other handset OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).