The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would arrive later than the 4.7-inch to avoid competition
To this day, all the rumors pointed to the fact that Apple could release the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 later than the 4.7-inch model because they would be having problems manufacturing some components such as the battery or the touch panel. However, a recently published report raises the possibility that this separate launch could be due to the company wanting to avoid competition between the two models .
This report has been published by DigiTimes and refers to a number of sources from the company’s own supply chains. As we can see from this report, Apple would have set two different dates for the launch of the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch model with a small margin of difference because does not want one model to interfere with the sales of the other .
In this way, would avoid the mistake made last year when the iPhone 5s and 5c were launched simultaneously , where they saw that sales of the mid-range model were not going as well as they had initially hoped.
Apple’s plans for iPhone 6
are still unclear
However, it must be said that the rumors in this area are still quite varied and it is still not very clear what path Apple would be following in view of the presentation and launch of iPhone 6. As we said before, previous rumors pointed out that the possible production problems of the 5.5-inch model would be the reason why the apple would delay its launch a couple of months with respect to the smaller one.
Last month Bloomberg published a report suggesting that Apple would finally launch both models at the same time and that preparations would have already begun to start manufacturing them. The latest DigiTimes report again raises the possibility of a separate launch.
Learn more about iPhone 6 and its launch
Initially, the 4.7-inch model is expected to be presented at an event in mid-September. On the other hand, it is said that Apple could be preparing between 70 and 80 million units of iPhone 6 before the end of the year in order to meet the expected demand.
As they say in MacRumors, the fact that the screen is bigger could cause an increase in sales , both of users who update their iPhone by the new model, as those who change from Android or another operating system.
Finally, remember that in addition to the increased screen size, we expect iPhone 6 to integrate the new A8 chip, a camera with a higher quality sensor , iOS8 and a new lighter and thinner design.