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.

By MSN Money Partner Aug 6, 2014 12:16PM
Caption: A man holds an Apple iPhone
Credit: © Jan-Philipp Strobel/dpa/CorbisBy Daisuke Wakabayashi and Ryan Knutson, The Wall Street Journal

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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Aug 6, 2014 3:02PM
I would just like an iPhone that I don't have to stick in an Otter Box... is that too much to ask for?
Aug 6, 2014 2:05PM
I don't care too much for big screens on my phone I have an Ipad for that.

 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?

Aug 6, 2014 3:34PM
apple has gone from innovator to imitator. they need to "Think Different"
Aug 6, 2014 4:00PM
Lemme guess, none of the old chargers or accessories work on the new phones - no thanks...
Aug 6, 2014 3:16PM
Another phone? Oh boy . Who the hell cares! What about a cure for cancers?
Aug 6, 2014 10:48PM
With a smaller phone i can sext with one hand and spank it with the other.
Aug 6, 2014 4:57PM

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. 

Aug 6, 2014 8:14PM
I remember on the iPhone 4S reveal when Tim Cook said that the screen resolution was just enough for mobile devices. Aaaaaaaand look where we are now?
Aug 6, 2014 7:43PM
Think I will wait for the Note 4. 
Aug 6, 2014 11:35PM
Well we know that the I-pad numbers should go down even further. No point of having both. Really there's no point of having either.
Aug 6, 2014 4:19PM
Watch this stock DROP... now that cardboard cut-out executives run it (into the ground). 
Aug 6, 2014 3:38PM

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.

Aug 6, 2014 7:39PM
Who really cares. Apple's black and white 4" device is ugly.  Ok, now they finally copied Nokia colors and next they'll copy Samsung screen size.  Oh, they also updated iOS to look modern like Windows Phone.  Apple's overpriced devices are perfect for US consumers that are idiots.
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