Apple set to debut larger screen iPhone 6 on September 9

Michael Convente August 6, 2014 1
Apple set to debut larger screen iPhone 6 on September 9

According to a report from Bloomberg News, Apple has scheduled an iPhone 6 launch event for September 9th.  The event, which is one year after Apple debuted the iPhone 5S and 5C, will reveal two larger screen iPhones – one with a 4.7 inch screen, and one much larger with a 5.5 inch screen.  The 4.7 inch screen will be a small boost in screen size compared to the iPhone 5 and 5S, while the 5.5 inch screen is on par with the Samsung’s Galaxy Note “phablet”.  You can compare sizes of the existing iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 (4.7 inch), and iPhone 6 (5.5 inch) by directing your attention to the article header image (source: Ciccarese Design).

Apple has lagged behind competitors with regard to screen size, with Apple’s first major bump in size appearing with the iPhone 5.  However, Apple clearly recognizes that a significant portion of customers prefer to trade in single-hand usability for a much larger screen size, and as such is set to meet their customers demands.  Of course, plenty of customers do prefer a smaller device, so I think it’s a brilliant strategy for Apple to produce two different sized iPhone 6 products, even if the production costs are higher than producing one new iPhone.

According to other reports, Apple’s new iPhone 6 should have a vastly increased battery capacity.  The iPhone 6 is reported to have 2100 mAh battery capacity, a full 46% increase from the iPhone 5 series, though still 700 mAh fewer than the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Samsung has recently been promoting the Galaxy S5’s superior battery life in a series of television advertisements.  Even so, Apple fans have to be pleased with the increased battery capacity.

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