An interesting “iPhone 6s” rumor is making the rounds that sounds somewhat feasible, even though it probably won’t turn out to be true. According to the Stabley Times, Apple will release a new iPhone alongside the Apple Watch early next year, followed by the release of another iPhone in the fall.
The report notes:
As such, Apple is looking at giving the iPhone 6S a release date in the spring with the Watch, and then launching the iPhone 7 in Sept 2015 accordingly. Another variant has the iPhone 6S arriving in the spring and sticking around for a full year, with the iPhone 7 being released in the spring of 2016. There is some precedent, as Apple only kept the iPad 3 on the market for six months before launching the iPad 4.
The Stabley Times says that a “source we have in the supply chain” provided it with this news.
Why this might be right …
The Apple Watch is the first new product line that Cupertino will have launched since the iPad arrived in 2010. It’s also the first new product line of the Tim Cook era. Therefore, Apple might want to make it extra special by launching a new iPhone at the same time. Besides, they would love upending the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
… But probably isn’t
Apple still can’t keep up with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus demand, so how in the world could they launch something new in just a few weeks? Besides, the backlash from current iPhone owners wouldn’t be worth it.
The bottom line: It’s very unlikely that Apple will release a new iPhone before September or October. Carry on, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners.
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