Look anywhere on the internet and you will find endless articles associated with Apple’s 2014 iPhone 6.
But with its much anticipated release, the iPhone 6 may not be available by the rumoured September launch date after all.
Production challenges related to its sapphire glass display along with simple consumer anticipation to maximise sales are two reasons that the iPhone 6 may not be released until October.
Launch delays are complex and in some cases deliberate. Competitor device launch considerations and delivering on large-scale demand are success factors that cannot be overlooked by the manufacturer. Apple also wants to make sure the top mobile development companies have time to make really good apps to showcase the new iPhone.
Apple’s direct website reports their latest iOS 8 operating system is ‘coming this fall’. Since the iPhone 6 will utilize iOS 8 to bring users seamless picture and file management across devices along with improved photo app editing, it seems conveniently aligned with a later iPhone 6 release date.
Reported low-yields of product necessary to produce the highly anticipated sapphire glass feature is another reason to consider an October release date. In addition to iOS 8 and sapphire glass delays, various production issues like trying to work around battery size and touch sensor technology may also play a role.
When contemplating competition, Apple is actually ingeniously focusing on their devices internally. Since a couple of different sizes will be available, they want to remain diligent about launching their 4.7 inch device, and then allowing the 5.5 inch model to hit the market down the line. Keeping products exciting and bringing new features to consumers is what Apple does incredibly well.
While size may be an initial difference in an alternative iPhone 6 model, this strategy can easily set the stage for additional device progression like a better camera or faster processor by the time it launches.
Apple has enjoyed iDomination with their followers in regard to their iDevices. Consumers loyal to Apple products enjoy an array of benefits like high-quality peripherals such as camera attachments and headphones, excellently balanced screen sizes, and attractive aesthetics combined with easy-to-use technology. It’s not surprising that consumers are chomping at the bit for a confirmed release date for iPhone 6.
With Apple as dedicated as they are to customer support, it also makes sense that they will only launch iPhone 6 when the company is fully ready to meet the needs of all consumer transactions and associated support needs. In addition to providing a consistent user experience, Apple devices are immensely compatible with each other and deliver all of the app function that most users need. With somewhere around $10 billion invested in their app market, Apple has done well to provide integrated hardware and software capabilities in their devices.
As Apple products evolve, it’s exciting to see the unique features that set their devices apart from the competition.Even if consumers have to wait for the iPhone 6 to launch as late as October, its faster processor, iOS 8 and new features will be well-worth the extension.
Further, a later launch date will allow iPhone 5, 5c and 5s users to enjoy their devices just a smidge longer.