Ming-Chi, a KGI Securities analyst, who has a respectable track record of predicting Apple’s unannounced product plans, claims in a new research note that Apple could introduced its next-generation iPhone devices, unofficially called iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus in August, before making it available for sale in September.
Another recent report had claimed that Apple will be launching its new iPhones in September, against its tradition of launching new iPhone models every September since iPhone 4s back in 2011.
Kuo also notes that Foxconn, who is Apple’s major manufacturing partner in China, will secure a majority (60-70%) of the orders to assemble iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus as it has muscles to give higher yield rate. He further notes that Foxconn will also be the sole assembler of Apple’s rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
While Kuo has a respectable track record at predicting Apple’s unannounced product plans, his record of when things will happen is not that much reliable, so take this prediction with a pinch of salt.
iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus are expected to be the biggest incremental updates apple has every released for its iPhone lineup. The next generation iPhone devices are rumored to not only add a 12-megapixels camera sensor, the devices are also rumored to come loaded with 2GB RAM module, Apple’s next-generation A9 processor, Force Touch technology in display, and an improved Touch ID.
Some recent reports also claims next-generation iPhone to come in a rose gold color option and that the devices could also feature Apple Sim, as found in the iPad Air 2.
The last product Apple launched during August was a Mac Pro refresh back in 2010. Let us know your thoughts about an early-September launch of the new iPhones in the comments section below.
[The China Post via MacRumors]