Apple will release the iPhone 6 in September, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review.
It said suppliers of the iPhone’s screens are set to ramp up production to hit the September release. Nikkei said the iPhone would come in two screen sizes, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch.
Right now Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S have four-inch screens. Apple is the only major phone manufacturer with a screen that small. The latest flagship Android phones from Samsung and HTC have five-inch screens. As a result, the iPhone’s screen feels small and cramped relative to its Android competition.
In addition to enlarging the screen, Apple will make the resolution of the new iPhones significantly higher, said Nikkei. For Apple, this has the potential to be massive.
Brian Marshall at ISI said this would be the “mother lode” of upgrade cycles for Apple. The new iPhones, with their larger screens, will be significantly different from older models, and as a result Marshall expects big sales to existing customers.
See also: What Apple Might Do With the iPhone 6
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