8/29/2014 05:35:00 PM - 0 comments
It's getting very close now and most of the rumors that will fill our news feeds over the next couple of weeks are probably going to be things we have read before. The fact that we have received official confirmation of the iPhone 6 event will however place renewed emphasis on what has already been said. For example, it has been suggested that the next generation iPhone will cost more than the current iPhone 5s and with carriers now coming through with figures for the retain run for the iPhone 6, we can see just how much this new device is going to cost.
A report over at MovilZona, has revealed that Telefonica has let it slip that the new 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is going to sell for €750, while the 5.5 inch model will start at a whopping €950. This is quite an investment for anyone to make even with the increase in real estate, bumped processor and all the other features, especially when you take into consideration that the base level iPhone 5s is priced at $649 in the US. According to these figures, it looks like the new iPhone 6 is going to be a very expensive purchase indeed.
An analyst has suggested that the lower end variant of the iPhone 6 will include a Gorilla Glass panel as opposed to the sapphire glass we've heard about continually, but we don't know which version Telefonica's numbers relate to. Given that Telefonica is still in discussion with Apple, there are no guarantees associated with this report, but for those hoping to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 for the same price as the current iPhone 5s, it really is a bit of a downer.
As well as bringing out two new smartphones, Apple will apparently roll out its first major wearable in the form of the iWatch, although like the 5.5 inch iPhone 6, general availability is not anticipated until October at the earliest.
The fact that Apple have decided to host the keynote at the larger-capacity Flint Center for the Performing Arts as opposed to the Yerba Buena suggests that this will be an event to remember. It all takes place on the 9th of September and we can't wait to report on the outcome.Read more...