Analyst: Apple Will Announce the iPhone 6s In August Before Releasing in September

Analyst: Apple Will Announce the iPhone 6s In August Before Releasing in September

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KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who is generally well-sourced, has issued a research note to clients claiming that Apple will announce its iPhone one month early in August, but still launch the device in September.

Kuo Ming-chi, an analyst with Taipei-based KGI Securities, said that as Hon Hai boasts a higher yield rate in assembling the iPhone, the Taiwanese manufacturer is expected to secure the majority of the orders from Apple. Kuo said that Apple is expected to unveil the next iPhones in August, a month earlier than the market had widely anticipated.

Apple has never hosted an August event to announce an iPhone and it is worth noting that Kuo has sometimes been incorrect with this timing predictions on some product launches. Earlier this week a separate report claimed that Apple's next generation iPhone could be released in August due to better than expected yields, but that seemed unlikely given Apple's usual iOS upgrade timetable.

Kuo said the new iPhone will adopt force touch technology, which was first introduced with the Apple Watch and later expanded to the MacBook trackpads. Kuo previously published a report that detailed other next generation iPhone 6s features including a new rose gold color, an upgraded 12MP camera, an A9 processor with 2GB of RAM, improved Touch ID recognition and other internal hardware improvements.

In addition to the iPhone, Kuo believes Apple will launch a 12.9-inch iPad in the fourth quarter this year, which will be solely manufactured by Hon Hai (Foxconn).

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Analyst: Apple Will Announce the iPhone 6s In August Before Releasing in September
Ssjdksoeiwuq - May 21, 2015 at 6:34pm
Summer launches are better. I hope they know that...
Senpai - May 21, 2015 at 7:53pm
With these kind of releases, it's a certain pattern they rinse and repeat with. For summer launches, it makes very little difference.
taco el pastor - May 21, 2015 at 3:54pm
People are on a 2 year or 18-month upgrade cycle. No one goes out of way to upgrade to a new iphone. Whoever is due for an upgrade when the new iphone version is release gets it.
Diggy - May 21, 2015 at 2:05pm
I'm already in line! ... Not. There is no point to upgrade your phone every 6 months. I'm not going to be jealous of the 6s or the 7 when they come out even though Apple is the king of planned obsolescence.
Nat - May 21, 2015 at 2:18pm
Obviously most wait until certain s versions and that pays off. For me I'm glad I did because a 4-inch version of the 6 with upgrades will come for the 6c, so I'll be in line for sure. NTM the bending will be fixed.
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