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Jul 25 2014, 5:18am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple ‘tentatively’ plans mid-September iPhone event as iOS 8 nears completion
 
 

The Cupertino-based company is “tentatively” planning a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and provide final details on iOS 8, according to sources briefed on the plans.

One of the biggest hardware and software launches of this year from Apple are coming our way soon and as part of the preparation, the company is planning to hold a keynote address to go over some final details of the iOS 8 and to announce the upcoming iPhone 6. According to the sources, the fruit company is most probably going to schedule this event in the mid of September; most chances appear to be in the second or third week of the month. However, it all depends on the production process and in case there are any bottlenecks, then the date would have to be changed so nothing as yet has been finalized.


Apple is going to show the 4.7 inch version of the iPhone 6 and there is no confirmation whether the 5.5 inch phablet would be debuted or not because as we all know it had faced some manufacturing issues. The 4.7 inch version on the other hand has made it far in the manufacturing and internal testing process and would soon be ready. There is no doubt about the iPhone 6 being a huge launch for Apple with a slimmer and new design as well as a much larger screen which isn’t something that the iPhone users are accustomed to. It was revealed by Apple yesterday that in the June quarter it managed to sell 35.2 million iPhones which accounts for the 12% increase in sales year after the other but the figure has still not met the expectations of the financial analysts. The CFO of Apple, Luca Maestri explains this situation saying that while the sales figure remained quite high on the expectation level for the company, yet it could have gone further up if it hadn’t been for the iPhone 6 rumors. Quite naturally people delayed their iPhone purchases waiting for the latest one to arrive.

Alongside the iPhone 6, the much awaited iOS 8 is also nearing its completion and Apple has decided to launch its fifth and final beta for testing by the developers on Monday. The master version of the software is expected to be finished by late August or early September and this will provide enough time for carrier testing and the installation of the iOS onto iPhone 6s in production.

 

The new software promises to bring improved messaging and also the much awaited Health app and in no time we would see Apple working towards the development of the iOS 8.1 or the iOS 9. Apart from this June event, another event will take place in October which will entirely focus on the fitness band of the fruit company and some details will also be spilled on the OS X Yosemite.

source: 9to5mac

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