Apple Planning Mid-September Event for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Timing of 5.5-Inch Model Unclear

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    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.

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple Planning Mid-September Event for 4.7-Inch iPhone 6, Timing of 5.5-Inch Model Unclear
     
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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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    They better have a media event where they release lots of stuff. If not... we'll be waiting AGAIN!
     
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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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    I still don't expect to see the 5.5 inch iPhone until 2015.
     
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    Just release it already. :cool:

    I've had enough of my Samsung.
     
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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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    Apple TV

    Would be nice to see a major AppleTV revamp too...
     
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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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    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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    Simple answer: $$$$$

    Apple makes much more selling iOS devices
     
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    A moment of silence for AT&T's servers...those poor bastards don't have a chance.
     
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    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.

    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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    They looks like the Galaxy S 5, phablets are ugly.
     
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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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    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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    The new MacBooks are probably delayed because Intel missed their own timeframe for Broadwell chips.
     
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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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    Jebus... I feel like I'm in the Groundhog Day movie :p
     
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    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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    The end of the iPhone conference:

    "But there is one more thing..." :eek:

    "A 5.5" iPhone...." :D


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    Can you even deny the existence of something that doesn't exist!? :D

    Just joking, I actually still think the 5.5" is coming.
     
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    Apple TV App Store!!!
     
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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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    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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