iPhone 6 set for early release - reports

Last updated 11:03 12/05/2014
Bloomberg
INNOVATION: Rumours are rife that Apple's taking its next iPhone bigger.

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Apple will reportedly unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August - a month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting.

A 11.9cm screen version of the iPhone 6 will reach stores in August, Taiwan's Economic Daily News reported without specifying which markets would receive the phone first.

A 13.9cm or 14.2cm model will be released in September, the newspaper said, as the iPhone 5 series was previously.

People involved in the supply chain had earlier confirmed to Reuters that there would be a 11.9cm version of the iPhone 6 and a 13.9cm version.

Together, the Economic Daily News said 80 million iPhone 6 handsets would be produced this year.

Industry watchers have said increasing the iPhone's screen size would help Apple regain market share from competitors such as Samsung, who they say have responded to consumer desire for more screen size.

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- Reuters

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