Apple seems to be getting ready big time.  There are alot of different source that conclude to a huge iphone 6 launch.  Apple’s spending on components and general manufacturing costs has risen steadily over the past year, with a quarter-to-quarter increase of 22 percent to $15.4 billion by the end of June. Well, according to a quarterly report filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty stated that this mammoth increase in spending can only mean one thing: Apple is preparing for its biggest product launch since the first iPhone debuted in 2007.

The rumors:

Apple will launch two larger iPhones along with a wearable item, the iWatch, in which so much talk about it may as well be confirmed.  I’m saying, there are leaked images of the two phones all over the Internet. The most recent reports state that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will arrive in the second or third week of September, while the second 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may launch later in the fall, or on the same day. Meanwhile, most agree that the iWatch will arrive later in the fall, around October or possibly November.

  1. Larger screen: 4.7″ with a pixel density of 416 (perhaps 1704×960 pixels) and 5.5″ with a pixel density of 365
  2. The 5.5″ model with Optical Image Stabilization and a 128 GB storage capacity 
  3. Sapphire crystal screen
  4. Faster and more efficient A8 chip
  5. Slimmer bezel and thinner chassis
  6. iOS 8

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Some interesting info on the Sapphire Crystal Screen

When I say a lot of rumor and hype I mean there are a lot. I would say more than what usually goes down for the best of phones now and I’m talking phones like the Note 3 and the LG G3.  People images of what may be the parts of this phone have been posted:

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Separate flex cables for the volume buttons/mute switch and top power button, and what may be the SIM card trays for the device, hinting at space gray, silver, and gold color options.

 

 

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A possible backlight panel for the iPhone 6 surfaced in May from Chinese microblogging site Weibo, showing a part that looks like it is indeed from an iPhone. While the veracity of the image cannot be confirmed, it appears to correspond to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Along with the panel, images of Touch ID parts have also come from the Asian supply chain, as have images of the flex cable for the Lightning port and headphone jack.

 

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In June a possible LCD backlight panel for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 surfaced.

 

 

Don’t get me started on the concept images that basically say,”Hello I am an iphone and I don’t really change that much……….” …  Okay here are two  images:

 

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 iphone_6_mockups_gold_gray_silverApple is reportedly increasing production of both iPhone 6 models to record heights, with estimates ranging from 70 to 80 million units. The 10-Q filing does seem to confirm these reports but I am not a financial expert and all I see are a bunch of numbers that do show an increase after looking at it and finally making some sense of it. According to Huberty, such dramatic increases in spending on components and manufacturing indicate that Apple is planning its biggest launch ever. I don’t know about all that but we know Apple loves to make huge launches and well the launches have been large with Apple fan waiting in lines sometimes camping out the night before the launch dates.

“In addition to the $15.4 billion Apple spent building the iPhone 6 and presumably, the iWatch, the company has shelled out $5.6 billion for product tooling and manufacturing process equipment, advertising, research and development, and Internet and telecommunications services. Overall, Apple’s total commitment of $21 billion grew 46 percent year-over-year and a whopping 36 percent from the previous quarter. Huberty stated that this represents the highest sequential growth of a June quarter since 2007, when Apple first showed the iPhone to the world.

Huberty believes that these staggering increases essentially confirm not only is Apple making more iPhone units than ever before, but it is also preparing to introduce a brand-new product: the iWatch. Her suspicions were confirmed by a recent report from AppleInsider, which stated that Apple spent $1.6 billion on research and development last quarter and $4.36 billion so far in 2014. The publication also noted that R&D spending increased every quarter.” I’m quoting here from a Digital Trends post and Huberty has a lot to say about it it seems.

Gold_iphone 6_w750I could not help but to add that a 24k iphone 6 is in the air. Well probably a lil more than just in the air since luxury design and accessory company Brikk is already taking pre-orders for its extravagant take on Apple’s next big thing.

So the iphone is coming so be prepared for a lot of news on it. A recent report from The Wall Street Journal suggests Apple is ordering massive numbers of the iPhone 6 to meet high consumer demand. The company is expected to order between 70 and 80 million units of the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 combined but with Android still out there racking up big numbers combined from several phone makers. The likes of which are also coming out with new phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Just how well will it turn out for Apple? Also how many issues are there going to be on these 2 new iphones. Apple I would think has stuck with there small sizes out of convenience and the easy factor while still making dough. Just what do you think?

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