According to 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple is planning to host an event in mid-September to introduce the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to the world. As with most Apple events, the rumors, debates and build up about the products are often more fervent and intense than the reveal itself. This event is likely to be held the second or third week in September though the plans remain tentative and could change due to manufacturing uncertainties. If this planning holds true, then it would keep with the launch pattern that has emerged over the past few years. The iPhone 5s and 5c were introduced on Sept. 10, 2013 and the iPhone 5 was introduced on Sept. 12, 2012.
So what’s the big deal about the iPhone 6? Opinions vary. The rumor mill has been working in overtime since the possibility of a new launch date surfaced and there are a few features most speculators believe will be included. First, the new generation of iPhones will feature a super sturdy sapphire display, improved camera, pre-loaded iOS 8, and an even thinner design to mimic the iPad Air. Second, there is an Apple phablet (5.5” iPhone display) in our future. The exact release date is not as clear for the 5.5” iPhone as rumors are running rampant that Apple has run into a ton of production issues with this model, potentially delaying its launch. Competitors are already making fun of the product, like Samsung’s cheeky ad, and many more. But they can’t laugh at Apple’s results–it sold 35.2 million iPhones last quarter.