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iPhone 6 And iWatch Release Date Confirmed? Sapphire Display Only Appearing On Larger iPhone

18/06/2014 11:43 BST | Updated 21/07/2014 15:59 BST

The iPhone 6 and iWatch release date have once again been confirmed as October, as if you didn't already know that.

What you might not know though is that when the iPhone 6 release date does come, they won't be the iPhones you were expecting.

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According to sources within the supply chain the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will come sporting the nearly-indestructible sapphire display whilst the smaller more humble 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will only sport a slightly less-indestructible Gorilla Glass display.

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Along with both iPhones it's believed Apple will unveil its first smart watch: the Apple iWatch, also reportedly sporting a sapphire display.

Where the iWatch will differ from both products (aside from being a watch) is in the manufacturing with Apple apparently using a special nanocoating which would make it stronger yet lighter.

With Android Wear launching on the Moto 360 and LG G Watch, Apple will be looking to make sure that there's an iPhone-compatible smart watch available as well.

Back to the iPhone 6 though. With more surface area to scratch it seems sensible that the Galaxy Note-rivalling 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would come with a sapphire display although that does raise concerns about the price.

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With iOS 8 set to launch in September Apple is on track to launch both the new iOS operating system as well as the iPhone 6 at a special launch event in just a few months.