Apple sent out a press invite on Thursday, with the statement “9.9.2014. wish we could say more.” Of course, we’re not shocked at the small statement. What is most revealing is that September 9, a date that we’ve received from our own sources for both the iWatch and the iPhone 6. Now that Apple has spoken, we need not guess any longer.
So, with the iPhone 6 announcement date set, what can we expect? Well, we’re expecting to see the release of two iPhone 6 models, both bearing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. The earliest word on the two displays had Apple implementing a near 6-inch display into the iPhone 6, but analysts locked down the display sizes – and these have been rock solid throughout most of the iPhone 6 information we’ve received.
We’re still on the fence about the sapphire crystal and Gorilla Glass displays used in both iPhone 6 models. We’ve been told that Apple may choose to utilize sapphire crystal displays for the most expensive memory storage models (both display sizes), and that the usual memory storage sizes (the 16GB chief in this category) will feature a Gorilla Glass 4 display that’ll still allow the iPhone 6 to survive 10-foot drops. While many praise the sapphire crystal display’s endurance in the toughest of situations (even bending without breaking under a person’s tennis shoe, for instance), Gorilla Glass 4 will still do an excellent job of providing durability when consumers need it most.
Can we expect an iWatch? Yes. In fact, it just makes sense for Apple to bring a mobile device that looks to track information such as blood pressure, glucose sugar levels, heart rate, cholesterol, hydration, and other medical information. And, with the introduction of Health and HealthKit apps at WWDC 2014, it would seem half-complete should Apple not introduce an iWatch. Apple’s been hard at work on medical mobile applications, even meeting with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in December to receive approval for its work.
With recent hires such as Swiss manufacturer Tag Heuer’s Sales and Retail Vice President Patrick Pruniaux, former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, and Yves-Saint Laurent head Paul Deneve, Apple’s got it sights set on producing both efficient retail and a luxury product. Keep in mind that this is just part of the Apple luxury fashion dream team.
While we do know that Apple intends to bring two iPhone 6 models and drop the price of the iPhone 5s, we also believe that there will be no iPhone 6C. It seems that Apple sales with regard to other competitor smartphones while commendable were still below Apple’s expectations. And now that the iPhone 5s will soon drop to $99 with a two-year contract, we don’t see individuals buying the iPhone 5C over the iPhone 5s. The iPhone 5s has a better camera with better lighting, not to mention more of a luxury feel than the “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5C. Plastic isn’t laughable, but plastic is not Apple’s forte.
The stage is set for two iPhone 6 models and an iWatch on September 9. Are you excited and ready for Apple’s next best thing? Let us know what product excites you most and which product has already won your wallet.