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Bryan M. Wolfe
| December 23, 2013
The Craziest Apple 'iPhone 6' Rumor You'll Hear This Week
Apple plans on releasing an “iPad Pro” in October 2014. Five months earlier, they hope to launch a “larger size” iPhone, according to Digitimes. Based on “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the 12.9-inch iPad will target the educational market, and be manufactured by Quanta Computer. Of the new iPhone, the report says:
In addition to tablets, Apple is also rumored to be planning a larger size iPhone for May 2014, using a 20nm processor manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the sources noted.Digitimes isn’t always the best source for Apple news. Nonetheless, today’s report features details mentioned elsewhere in recent weeks. In September, United Daily News became one of the first outlets to report a “giant” iPad was coming. Like in today’s report, the Taiwanese publication said that Quanta Computer would be supplying the parts for the 12-inch tablet. In July 2013, The Wall Street Journal said Apple and the company’s suppliers were testing larger 13-inch iPads along with bigger iPhone handsets. That larger handset, sometimes dubbed the “iPhone Air” or “iPhone 6” has also been long rumored. In November, Bloomberg reported that two new curved iPhones would launch next year and feature 5.5- and 4.7-inch screens. DisplaySearch suggested the same one month earlier. Digitimes is the first to say Apple plans on releasing the iPhone 6 in May 2014. Previous reports have suggested June, July, and October timeframes. If this turns out to be correct, it would be the earliest iPhone launch to date. As usual, we’ll keep you updated on the latest news on future iOS devices. Until then, stay tuned. Photo: iPhone 6 concept by JohnnyPlaid