Apple will debut the new OS X 10.10 and iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, but iPhone 6 might be the showstopper of the event. Yes, we now expect Apple to launch the next iPhone at WWDC 2014, iWatch will debut later this year.
Launched in September 2013, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are little over 7 months old. Apple upgrades the iPhones once every year, and September-October is the usual time for the upgrade. The original iPhone however was launched in June 2007 and we think Apple is about to follow the same launch schedule for the iPhone 6.
The recent leaks are consistent with the usual pattern that follows before an iPhone launch. Macitynet.it has released the pictures of the alleged iPhone 6 in grey besides the iPhone 5. The images show iPhone 6 with larger display and thinner form factor (looks like iPod Touch). We can’t say for certain if this is the real iPhone 6, but the pictures seem to be legit.
Image Source : macitynet.it
Apple is also planning a sale/promotion for iPhones in its retail stores to further increase the sales of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Could this be the promotion to push the sales of iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c so that the inventory could be cleared before the launch of new iPhone 6? We will have to wait and see, but the leaks and reports suggest that the iPhone 6 is coming this June.
Apple likes to debut new phone with new version of operating system. iPhone 6 will definitely launch running iOS 8, but beta versions of iOS 8 has not been made available to developers yet so how can it be available for iPhone users in June? iOS 7 was a major redesign from previous versions of iOS, so we don’t expect too many changes in iOS 8. There will be few new apps and some improvements to Apple Maps and Siri but no major changes in iOS 8. So may be Apple could seed less number of beta versions and speed up the process of launching iOS 8.
All these are speculations at this moment, but we won’t have to wait for long to be sure as WWDC 2014 is just over 3 weeks away. We will keep you updated about any further news about WWDC 2014 and launch of iPhone 6.