9th September, 2014, has been fixed as the day when Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) will release its new iPhone 6 to the public and as per the word on the street, it is likely to live up to all the hype leading up to its launch. When Josh Lipton of CNBC interviewed tech editor at Mashable, Pete Pachal, following was the quote made by the latter that is truly reflective of market sentiments –
“It’ll be a game changer, since this will be the biggest design departure in years.”
As to why this particular release is being upheld as being a game changer is attributed to several reasons, the foremost amongst which is the size of the screen. In this context, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) intends to offer its new product in two models that would sport screens of two different sizes – 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. The reason underlying this change from the previous standard of 3.5-inch screen is to make the product more appealing to Asian customers who prefer phone with large screens so that it can double up as a tablet too. Popularly referred to as a ‘phablet’, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is making an attempt to capture the market with its new product.
Bigger display translates into more battery power and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has offered a downtime of 10 hours for the batteries in this new model to last. Appearance wise, it is believed to feature smooth edges with an exterior color choice in silver, gold and space-grey.
Price is another criterion and rumor is that both models will cost approximately the same, meaning GBP 549, with barely a difference of $50-100 between them. With iOS 8 as its operating system, this ninth version is expected to be capable of a lot, ranging from technology to health and of course communication.
This gadget is expected to have reached its end users by mid September as Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) has already received orders to the tune of more than 80 million units.
This article has ben written By Vinita Basu.