Apple has been launching their smartphones in September every year even though earlier, the company released their iPhones in summer. However, the September release trend has become quite consistent of late and this gives us a good idea as to when we can expect the new iPhones and also ‘what’ we can expect from them.
A company establishes its patterns even though sometimes, it might look like it’s straying away from it. However, once a pattern becomes consistent for a certain period of time, be it the release date or the hardware specifications, it definitely gets easier to sort out the original from the fake batch of freshly cooked rumors.
Currently, all rumors are lining up for a September release of a new generation of iPhones and from the looks of it; we shouldn’t be expecting a 7 so soon. Apple hasn’t even released its ‘C’ or ‘S’ variant of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. As a result, we might not be sure about a ‘C’ but we have definite chances of witnessing an iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, this September.
As with the S batch of iPhones from Apple, you can expect it to have certain incremental changes instead of massively differentiating ones. You can expect things like enhanced camera capabilities, a stronger processor and perhaps a better battery life from the upcoming range of iPhones.
Things started from a few rumors in Chinese social media site Weibo which reported that the iPhone 6S is finally entering its production phase.
However, a new report from DigiTimes suggests that Foxconn and Pegatron, Apple’s manufacturing partners are receiving shipments of components and gearing up with their production process, which hopefully leads to an inevitable September launch this year.
Estimation from various sources indicates that the primary shipment of iPhones in the 4th quarter of 2015 is expected to be around 50million units. Pegatron, Zhen Ding, Flexium and Largan are among the suppliers who have continued expanding their production facilities. Sources indicate that this is being done in order to expand their production facilities for meeting Apple’s increasing demands.
Recent reports suggest that these estimations might have been a bit off the track since sources speaking to WSJ indicated that Apple is pushing forward their biggest possible shipment with for Q4 2015.
The suppliers want Apple to build 85-90 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units before the end of Q4 2015. Reports further indicate that the display size will remain same at 4.7 and 5.5 inches respectively.
The new handset will be most likely launched during a keynote speech by Apple CEO Tim Cook along with further speeches from senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue.
They are the ones who helped to showcase the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus last year. The newest model of Apple, iOS 9 was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in the beginning of June. The latest versions of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch will run this software version.
The various features and updates for this upcoming IOS include improvements to battery life, maps and notes along with other existing applications. Siri is also said to become more proactive in recognizing your behavior. The latest News app will feature glossy, vibrant visuals that will provide you with an experience similar to reading a big magazine.
Meanwhile, there are also rumors that another iPhone called Apple iPhone 6C will be released this year and back in May, Apple leaked a possible image of this device on its official site. It looked like an updated iPhone 5C with a Touch ID senor located on the home button.