Rumors of a bigger and better iPhone 6 release date arriving sometime this year have long represented some of the safest guesses in the world of mobile technology. Or to put it another way, most had concluded that not seeing an iPhone 6 launch this year was about as likely as seeing Santa Claus ice-skating across the Gulf of Thailand.
Given the fact that Apple’s biggest Android rivals like Samsung and HTC are currently making the most of the world’s obsession with 5-inch plus Tabphones, chances of Apple holding out much longer with its fabled iPhablet would in all reason appear slim to none.
Well, never one to let us down in terms of curveballs it’s now looking as though Tim Cook and his army might not be lavishing an iPhone 6 iPhablet on the world until at least the middle of next year.
According to analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries fame, the iPhone 6 had in fact always been penciled in for a summer 2014 release date. However, in order to curb waning interest in the iPhone and hit back at the relentless onslaught from Samsung and Co., Apple may be looking to rush the iPhone 6 to full production in order to facilitate and early release date sometime in October.
Misek stated that Apple is apparently having one or two major headaches increasing the size of the iPhone 6’s screen from 4-inches to 4.8-inches. He said that it is simply a case of component supply issues that are currently holding the launch of the iPhone 6 back and why a 2013 arrival is in many ways beginning to look less plausible by the day.
If true, the year’s biggest combatants like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One and the fabled Motorola Nexus X may have kissed goodbye to their biggest threat of all, threatening Apple’s stranglehold on the US Smartphone market as the Cupertino company is once again forced into an embarrassing game of catch-up.