According to new updates coming, Apple has set September 9th for a media event which is touted as the launching board for its next iteration of iPhone – the iPhone 6.
Apple plans to hold a media event September 9, when it’s likely to launch the iPhone 6, according to a new report. The rumors are seconded by Recode which has in the past has been pretty accurate in predicting the launch dates of Apple products. However other reports hint at a launch sometime in October.
Apple has been introducing iPhones at regular intervals right from 2007 when it revolutionized the way people used their cell phones. In the past the Cupertino Company has introduced its new iPhones in September.
This time however the going is not so easy. Apple is facing fierce competition from many new entrants in the smartphone market. Market experts are hinting that Apple will be releasing two new iPhone 6 models with differing screen sizes. The two versions of iPhone 6 will have 4.7 and 5.5 inches screens. Apple has asked its manufacturing partners to manufacture 70 million to 80 million units of its larger screen iPhones by December 30 as reported by The Wall Street Journal last month. This is higher than the initial orders of 50 million pieces of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
iPhones have been the mainstay of the Cupertino Giant profits and accounts for half its revenues. Apple is facing keen competition from Samsung with whom it is locked in a bitter legal battle on patents. Apple is also not having much presence in the cheaper Smartphone segment which is increasingly dominated by Chinese devices. Inexpensive smartphones made by Huawei and ZTE is increasingly becoming popular in third world countries as well as mainland China.
Apple customers have always been loyal and Apple is getting customers for its devices which are almost a year old. Apple had in its kitty 800 million iTunes accounts, a number which can be described as outstanding.