Apple's new iPhone 6 appears to be getting a jump on the market ahead of its alleged fall release. New photos of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens have hit the Internet and have sparked massive interest in the new smartphone from the Silicon Valley-based company. It comes as Apple looks to regain traction in the smartphone market after Samsung has been dominating over the past few years.
Blogger Sonny Dickson, who has in the past revealed Apple products accurately well before they have become public information, posted new images of the iPhone 6 and a few details about the long-awaited smartphone from Apple.
He posted the pictures on his personal Twitter account, which shows both models in silver and gold. It supports ongoing rumors that Apple is planning to offer the two different-sized smartphones. But a release date has not been officially revealed by the company and currently this is all part of the rumorville.
— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) June 14, 2014
If Apple can deliver on its new iPhone 6, it should give the company impetus to rekindle its smartphone sector, which has been overtaken by Samsung. The company has been forceful with its upcoming product releases, with Senior VP Eddy Cue launching speculation ahead of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) held earlier in June in San Francisco.
"Later this year, we've got the best product pipeline that I've seen in my 25 years at Apple," Cue said.
That could include the new iPhone 6 and larger screens, which many users have urged Apple to follow in order to compete against the Samsung Galaxy and the HTC One, both devices that have larger screens, and arguably better imaging.
While Apple did not reveal many details about the iPhone 6 at WWDC, most products are expected to be out around Thanksgiving in order to be on the shelves for the Christmas shopping season.
Some reports suggest that Apple may attempt to launch the new iPhone 6 ahead of the fall expectation to give it more time on the market before the holiday season. But it could cost an additional $100 for users, and that has many observers worried that Apple may not be able to get back into the forefront of the smartphone sector if customers are not willing to dole out additional funds for a phone that may not be noticeably better than others on the market.