Reports circling the web have long suggested that two iPhone 6 models would be making the rounds this September, with a 4.7” and 5.5” version helping Apple break into the phablet market. But lately, rumours have begun to mention a possible delay on the larger of the two devices, making good reading for plenty of Samsung execs out there.
Obviously, for Apple fans craving a bigger screen this isn’t the greatest news, especially considering that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which is set to feature a similar sized screen is preparing for a September release on time.
Rumour has it that Apple has had an issue during the production of its larger display, which is set to be made with Sapphire glass rather than the Gorilla Glass that has features on previous handsets. Namely with problems of touch sensitivity in the corner areas of the handset, something Apple simply can’t tackle whilst keeping the product on schedule.
This also gives us a good reason why we’ve seem more leaks of the smaller 4.7” iPhone 6 compared to the larger version, but then again this could be complete conjecture.
No iPhone was actually announced at WWDC, and no details released by Apple as of yet, but the latest iPhone is expected to hit a drop date in mid-September, similarly to the previous handsets in the line over recent years. An A8 processor is widely expected to find a home in both handsets, along with an upgraded camera and iOS 8.
Hopefully this rumour will turn out to be false, but even if it isn’t we’re almost certain we’ll be seeing a larger iPhone 6 hitting the market sooner rather than later.
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