The iPhone 6 might be out by August, according to new reports.
It had been widely assumed that Apple's new smartphone would not be released until the virtually-traditional autumn period. Apple usually announces new iPhones in September, with a release following in October.
But now it appears that Apple is looking to announce two new phone devices, months apart from each other.
First, Reuters quoted supply chain sources that the phone will come in two sizes, as widely thought, with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version eventually due to hit shelves.
Now the Economic Daily News and Reuters say that the smaller phone will be out by August, with an announcement coming as soon as June or July.
The EDN actually named the source of the reports, noting that Taiwanese iPhone contract manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd and smartphone camera lens maker Largan Precision Co Ltd had offered information on the devices.
By their info, the larger phone would be unveiled in September, possibly alongside Apple's long-awaited foray into wearable technology.
Needless to say, Apple has not commented on the rumours and for now they remain just that. It is possible that the quoted sources are wrong, mistaken or that Apple could change its plans.
For now the only Apple event about which we're sure is the unveiling of iOS 8 and the future of Max OS X, both coming at WWDC in early June.Suggest a correction