tech2 News StaffAug 06, 2014 11:58:48 IST
Apple has scheduled a "big" media event related to the iPhone for September 9, technology news website Re/code said, without citing sources.
Apple is known to launch the newest version of its iPhone in September. However, the company did not immediately return emails seeking comment.
Analysts and media reports have said Apple may launch two iPhone models with 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens this year to compete with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's popular Galaxy Note 3 phablets, which have a 5.7 inch display.
Apple's current iPhone models, the 5S and 5C, have a 4 inch display panel.
The company has asked suppliers to manufacture 70-80 million units of the new large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported in July. Apple's shares were down 0.8 percent at $94.81 in late afternoon trading on Tuesday.
The iPhone 6 is set to be the biggest change in Apple’s smartphone strategy and the new features expected could end up boosting overall sales of the iPhone this holiday season. Leaks have suggested that Apple will be going for a more rounded body and the iPhone 6 will be even slimmer than the current-generation iPhone 5s flagship.
Some rumours reveal that the next-gen iPhone may get a ‘curved’ display just like Samsung’s Galaxy S 3. Apple has already chosen to use sapphire crystal to protect the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s, and now several reports have been suggesting the use of sapphire protection for the iPhone 6. It is highly speculated that the next-gen iPhone will have a sapphire crystal display protection to ward off scratches and nicks. Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone 6.
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