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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Apple Planning Mid-September Event for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Timing of 5.5-Inch Model Unclear




According to 9to5Mac, Apple is putting the finishing touches on iOS 8 in advance of a September iPhone and iOS 8 launch event. Based on current projections, Apple is unsurprisingly tentatively planning to hold this iPhone-oriented event in mid-September. In line with previous reports, Apple is said to be aiming for a second product launch event in October for the iWatch and OS X Yosemite.

iPhone 5s with mockups of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models
Similar to other recent September events, Apple is reportedly planning to focus on only iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 in this year's September event. While the 4.7-inch iPhone will headline the presentation, the debut of the 5.5-inch model is still uncertain as it is further behind the 4.7-inch model in both testing and manufacturing.
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These people say that the second and third weeks of September are the mostly likely weeks for the event to be held, but they add that manufacturing uncertainties could alter the event's timeframe. A decision has not been finalized, and sources made it clear that the plans are in flux.
This information aligns with an earlier report that suggests Apple may push off the 5.5-inch model until 2015.

The report claims iOS 8 is on track for its public release this fall, with a fifth and final beta version expected on Monday, August 4, although a separate report from BGR claims a sixth beta is planned for Friday, August 15. A golden master version may debut a few weeks later at the end of August or early September. As rumored, dual-screen multi-tasking for the iPad and Maps improvements are still in the works, but these features are not expected to be available at launch and would come in a later iOS 8 update.

Following the September event, Apple also is planning a second event in October that will showcase the iWatch, Apple's entry into the wearables market. This late fall event also will be used to discuss OS X Yosemite as well as unveil new iPad models. The iPad update is expected to be a modest refresh with hardware additions such as Touch ID and a faster A8 processor.

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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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I'm more interested in the larger iPhone - so I have to hold my breath and wait
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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They better have a media event where they release lots of stuff. If not... we'll be waiting AGAIN!
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:47 AM   #4
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I think the larger iPhone is interesting... but I'll probably stick to the 4.7" regardless.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:47 AM   #5
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I still don't expect to see the 5.5 inch iPhone until 2015.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:48 AM   #6
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Just release it already.

I've had enough of my Samsung.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:49 AM   #7
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:49 AM   #8
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Too much iPhone, iPad, iWatch in that article. Where are the redesigned MacBooks that we heard a rumor about? The stuff that matters.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:51 AM   #9
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Would be nice to see a major AppleTV revamp too...
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:53 AM   #10
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I'd wager that they stagger their releases slightly like they did with the 5C and 5S. 4.7 inch first, then 5.5 inch. Seems their style.

Side note: "mostly likely"? My inner English-Nazi wants to physically educate people who do that. It's supposed to be "most likely".
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:54 AM   #11
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Honestly, if the 5.5 is really "real" and Apple does not announce it with the 4.7" version, than don't bother holding off for it because you will wait at least a year.

I suspect that Apple will release it along with the iPhone 6S next year and call it iPhone 6A. I highly doubt Apple will screw it's customers over after 2-3 months and release a 5.5" iPhone without at least announcing them simultaneously together.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:55 AM   #12
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Too much iPhone, iPad, iWatch in that article. Where are the redesigned MacBooks that we heard a rumor about? The stuff that matters.
Simple answer: $$$$$

Apple makes much more selling iOS devices
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 10:57 AM   #14
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I still don't expect to see the 5.5 inch iPhone until 2015.
I don't either. Apple always holds back something so people will be compelled to upgrade the next time around. If they come out with a 4.7" this year and then a 5.5" the following year imagine how many people will upgrade again the following year? That's how Apple makes tons of money.

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Too much iPhone, iPad, iWatch in that article. Where are the redesigned MacBooks that we heard a rumor about? The stuff that matters.
If you took a moment to review Apple's last operating results you will notice that the iPhone matters A LOT more then the Macs do at this point. It's over half the entire corporations revenue at this point!
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:00 AM   #15
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They looks like the Galaxy S 5, phablets are ugly.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:03 AM   #16
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2015 for the 5.5" will likely be too late for me.

EDIT: In my opinion at least announcing it's existence will go a long way into keeping the folks who want 5"+ waiting vs. defecting to Android.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:03 AM   #17
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I still don't expect to see the 5.5 inch iPhone until 2015.
I cosign. I think the 5.5, if it happens, will have its own release cycle, at least in the beginning.

Just like Samsung has a 6 month gap between Galaxy S and Galaxy Note
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:04 AM   #18
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Too much iPhone, iPad, iWatch in that article. Where are the redesigned MacBooks that we heard a rumor about? The stuff that matters.
The new MacBooks are probably delayed because Intel missed their own timeframe for Broadwell chips.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:07 AM   #19
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Wow, one page of comments and not a single person denying the existence of the 5.5" iPhone. We're making progress!
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I think the larger iPhone is interesting... but I'll probably stick to the 4.7" regardless.
Once you own a phone that is still very trim with a 5.5" display it is very hard to go back to a smaller screen. Trust me.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:12 AM   #22
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The end of the iPhone conference:

"But there is one more thing..."

"A 5.5" iPhone...."


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Wow, one page of comments and not a single person denying the existence of the 5.5" iPhone. We're making progress!
Can you even deny the existence of something that doesn't exist!?

Just joking, I actually still think the 5.5" is coming.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:18 AM   #23
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Would be nice to see a major AppleTV revamp too...
Apple TV App Store!!!
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The end of the iPhone conference:

"But there is one more thing..."

"A 5.5" iPhone...."
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"One more thing" was Steve's thing... and it hasn't been used since before he passed away.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 11:20 AM   #25
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I like the *idea* of the 5.5" iPhone, but I really don't think it will fit in my pocket - my current iPhone 5 is "pushing it".

I can see a *slightly* bigger phone being OK (and welcome), but I can't imagine carrying around a 5.5" "phablet" in my pocket
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