Apple to announce new iPhones Sept. 9
The company is expected to unveil 2 large-screen devices. Rival smartphone makers rolled out bigger screens years ago.
Apple (AAPL) is expected to hold an event to introduce its new iPhones on Sept. 9, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The timing of the announcement would fall in line with its recent track record of announcing the new phones in early- to mid-September and then starting sales a few weeks later.
The timing of the event was reported earlier by technology news site Re/code. Apple declined to comment.
Later this year, Apple is expected to launch two large-screen iPhones, one with a 4.7-inch display and another with a 5.5-inch display, according to people familiar with the matter. The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of the new iPhones -- which are larger than the current models with a display measuring 4-inches diagonally.
Apple has stuck with smaller displays on iPhones even as rival smartphone makers rolled out bigger screens and customers clamored for larger phones.
Despite the expectations for a new model, Apple reported strong sales in the quarter ended June 28. The company sold 35.2 million iPhones, up 12.7 percent from a year earlier and just shy of analysts' estimates.
Apple shares were flat in Wednesday trading at $95.12. The stock is up about 18 percent this year.
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Plus it looks like you are holding up a computer to talk to someone..
Stay with small Apple.....
Also if all want big screens then why are these watches coming out?
Problem with an Iphone is WASTED space on the phone. There is no reason the top and bottom of the phone be 40% while the tiny screen is 60%.
Samsung Note 3 for example has a bottom bezel that is nearly 50% thinner than the bottom of the iphone 5s
Iphone could easily get 4.7" without increasing overall height and only go slightly wider. DITCH the BS real-estate and get with the program.
Bought a Nokia 635 for $99 no contract
4.5" screen, does everything and then some, why people waste $700+(your subsidized price is a scam btw) on an iphone is just nuts.
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