Latest reports from China suggests that only the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 pahblet to sport with a 128GB built-in storage, and cliams September 25 launch for the iPhone 6. The sources also speculated that the larger 5.5″ iPhone will be called it the “iPhone Air”, with the 16GB version selling in China for 5,998 yuan ($965). While the 4.7-inch version will reportedly start at 5,288 ($850) for 32GB, which is the current price of the 16GB iPhone 5s in China. Full details after this break!
Another day, yet another iPhone 6 rumor surfaced. This time with the iPhone 6 launch date, ahead of most dates in previous leaks. The report is accompained with purported pricing deatils, as well as the highly-anticipated larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant name – iPhone Air.
The sources said that Apple will apparently unveil the iPhone 6 on September 15, which falls on Monday, while retail availability will start on September 25 on Thursday.
The report from the past from Chinese web portal Tencent last month claiming that Apple would launch the 4.7-inch iPhone on Friday, September 19, which would be in line with the past two iPhone launches as indicated by the Internal communication from a German telecom carrier. Then what about a Thursday launch likely to be?
According to the China.com report (via GforGames), China will also be one amongst the first countries to receive the iPhone 6. Deatiled the pricing, which matches previous leaks, as so – “the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (32GB) will cost CNY 5,288 (roughly Rs. 50,800), while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 (16GB) will be priced at CNY 5,998 (roughly Rs. 57,600). This would also imply the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (32GB) is cheaper than the current 4-inch iPhone 5s (16GB), which costs CNY 5,300.”
As aforementioned, the same report also claims the much-rumored 5.5″ iPhone 6 variant will be called the iPhone Air, following the naming scheme of the latest, largest iPad tablet. Also indicated that the alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant will feature a 128GB storage variant, which will be limited to the bigger variant of the rumoured iPhone 6, and the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will offer the conventional 64GB as its maximum storage variant, while the 16GB variant will be dumped for both models.
The analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also suggested that the alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would sport OIS (optical image stabilisation) for the rear camera. The report further claimed that the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will not come with OIS.
Reviving past rumors and leaks of the larger display, the iPhone 6 is expected to come with a thinner profile, a faster A8 processor, and other new features. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will use a new lens module, and not like the iPhone 6 5.5-inch phablet said to feature OIS.