Apple may release the iPhone 6 in Fall 2014, either September or October 2014, if past release dates are anything to go by.
Apple fans have been eagerly awaiting the next version of Apple’s flagship smartphone, despite the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S just being launched in late 2013. While a number of Apple fans have upgraded to the new iPhone, there are still a large number holding out for the next version of the iPhone, the iPhone 6, and people have already been discussing what features the next-generation phone would have.
The iPhone 5C and 5S were both announced at an event in California on September 20, 2013, which makes it about three months since the last version of the iPhone was launched. The iPhone 5C was supposed to be the less-expensive model, and it came with plastic casing in multiple colors. The iPhone 5S, the premium and more expensive model, sported a 64-bit processor (the first of its kind in smartphones) and is supposed to be the fastest iPhone model so far.
The iPhone 5C/5S launch had a record opening weekend, and the lines that formed at some of the Apple stores during its launch were supposed to rival the lines that had formed for the release of the first iPhone.
The previous generation of the iPhone, the iPhone 5, was announced on September 21, 2012, almost exactly a year prior to the iPhone 5C and 5S. The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone to support high-speed data connections, including LTE and HSPA+ (also known informally as 4G and “3.5G”.) That was a killer feature for the iPhone 5, as previously, smartphone users would have had to buy Android phones to get fully 4G support on their phones.
Interestingly, the previous versions of the iPhone had faster release dates. While the iPhone 4 was announced on February 10, 2011, the iPhone 4S announcement followed fairly closely, on October 14, 2011, just eight months after the iPhone 4 announcement. At that time, industry watchers expected Apple to launch a major model every year, and a smaller upgrade every six months. But it appears that Apple slowed down with the iPhone features and phone upgrades.
So when the iPhone 6 comes out, it will likely be at least some major upgrade to the current iPhone 5C and 5S. While it will likely not come with the curved screen that many were hoping for, it will likely come with a faster CPU, better and maybe bigger display, and possibly better battery life.
And its quite likely to be announced and released in late September 2014 or October 2014, if past releases are anything to go by. Stay tuned.