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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm more interested in the larger iPhone - so I have to hold my breath and wait :(
  3. joshwenke macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    They better have a media event where they release lots of stuff. If not... we'll be waiting AGAIN!
  4. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    I think the larger iPhone is interesting... but I'll probably stick to the 4.7" regardless.
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I still don't expect to see the 5.5 inch iPhone until 2015.
  6. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    Just release it already. :cool:

    I've had enough of my Samsung.
  7. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
  8. Mackan macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2007
    Too much iPhone, iPad, iWatch in that article. Where are the redesigned MacBooks that we heard a rumor about? The stuff that matters.
  9. herbapou macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Apple TV

    Would be nice to see a major AppleTV revamp too...
  10. andrewjaques macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2014
    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".
  11. ghost187 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
    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.
  12. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2007
    Simple answer: $$$$$

    Apple makes much more selling iOS devices
  13. SilianRail macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
    A moment of silence for AT&T's servers...those poor bastards don't have a chance.
  14. DakotaGuy, Jul 23, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2014

    DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    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!
  15. oliversl macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    They looks like the Galaxy S 5, phablets are ugly.
  16. GuitarDTO macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2011
    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.
  17. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    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
  18. marvz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2012
    The new MacBooks are probably delayed because Intel missed their own timeframe for Broadwell chips.
  19. Nikiaf macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2013
    Wow, one page of comments and not a single person denying the existence of the 5.5" iPhone. We're making progress!
  20. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    Jebus... I feel like I'm in the Groundhog Day movie :p
  21. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    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.:)
  22. Azzin macrumors 68040

    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    The end of the iPhone conference:

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

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


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

    Just joking, I actually still think the 5.5" is coming.
  23. bpcookson macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2012
    Apple TV App Store!!!
  24. 1080p macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth

    "One more thing" was Steve's thing... and it hasn't been used since before he passed away.
  25. jhwalker macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
    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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