UBS analyst sees the next-gen Apple iPhone 6 getting released this August or September

UBS analyst sees the next-gen Apple iPhone 6 getting released this August or September
UBS analyst Steve Milunovich told Barron's that based on his checks of the supply chain, the Apple iPhone 6 will be released in August or September. Milunovich expects that a 4.7 inch screen will be used for the device, and that model seems "certain" to be launched during that time period. He added that a 5.5 inch variant of the phone "might or might not" launch at the same time. If Apple does decide to release the larger-screened model, the analyst says it will have the same resolution as the smaller screened iPhone 6, which means that it will have a lower pixel density.

Milunovich expects the Apple iPhone 6 to outsell the Apple iPhone 5s once the former is released. For all of this year, he sees Apple selling 172 million units of its smartphone vs. 162 million last year. He says that China Mobile alone will account for the 10 million additional sales in 2014. The world's largest carrier jut started selling the Apple iPhone this year.


While the analyst expects the Apple iPhone 6 to provide lower margins for the manufacturer, he says that Apple could have a strong second half of the year. Milunovich says that surveys suggest that there will be strong demand for a larger-screened version of Apple's iconic smartphone. In addition, owners of the 3.5 inch Apple iPhone 4s will be coming off their contracts. Add those two things together, and the second half of this year could see Apple raking in the bucks.

source: Barron's via BGR

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21 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

OH RLLY?

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

As usual now apple hold event in September, every year.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I predict 12M sales in about 3-4 days.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I say 11 million launch weekend.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I say 15 mil.

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No it's a 15.67 million.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

.67???

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

or even more like 15m, but thats if the ip6 has 720p 4,3 or 4.5 screen 2gb ram 1700+mah battery sappire build glass i would buy one

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

We can pretend 1700mah battery is big but we would be lying to ourselves. The fact that you are quoting 2011/12 android specs is funny.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Saying the iPhone 6 will be released in September is like saying the sun is yellow.

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I don't think so. Since the Sun is many colours mixed, most likely the iPhone 6 will be released in September.

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

is in it in october or november which they always do like previously?

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Not always. Check the release dates.

5. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

Whats the point of a phablet version? It will flop like last years 5c..

20. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I agree, unless it had phablet functionality like the note series

21. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I am sure that its going to be like One Max and not like Note or Z Ultra! P.S: Remember when Steve Jobs said "Who needs a stylus?". :D

6. WisconsinRedSoxFan

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Waaaaaaaaay too many guesses about a new iphone.....

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lower resolution?? DOA!!!

13. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I'm Curious for apple and android fans, can you tell the true difference in low screen resolution in a premium phone. For example the galaxy 2 thru current!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then I see myself buying 3 this August, or September. Let's rock Cooksizzle fashizzle

17. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

The iphone great but thin phones are not as good as I thought. I will get a ipad for my itunes but I'm getting a nokia for it's camera. Most apps will be on WP and the rest would be in internet or ipad. Apple will always be with me but not this year. I'll come back when they make it bigger and better.

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