Apple to launch new iPhone in August: report

May 12, 2014 11:41 am

Taiwanese business daily, Economic Daily News has said Apple Inc. plans to release its new iPhone next August, a month earlier than expected, after sales were hit by new big-screen models from its rivals, AFP has reported. Citing unnamed supply chain sources, the report said Apple had acquired parts from various Taiwanese suppliers such as wafer maker Visual Photonics Epitaxy Co and Largan Precision, a leading maker of lenses used in mobile phones, for the 4.7-inch handset, expected to be called iPhone 6. A high-end variant of the iPhone 6 with a 5.5 or 5.6-inch screen will still be unveiled in September as previously planned, it said, adding that Apple expected total sales of 80 million units for both versions.