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Those excited for Apple’s next smartphone may not have to wait as long as originally thought to get their hands on one. Reuters passes along a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News this morning which claims that the iPhone 6 could be just three months away.

Citing anonymous sources in Apple’s supply chain, the Daily News says that the 4.7-inch model of the new iPhone will reach stores as soon as August. The 5.5-inch model, the report says, will land a month later in September—same as the iPhone 5s and the 5 before it…

Here’s more from Reuters:

Apple Inc will unveil the next incarnation of its popular iPhone series in August, one month earlier than industry watchers were generally expecting, Taiwanese media reported on Friday citing unidentified supply-chain sources.

A 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will reach stores in August, the Economic Daily News reported without specifying which markets would receive the phone first. A 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model will be released in September, the newspaper said, as the iPhone 5 series was previously.

The news contradicts previous reports, which have pointed to a September launch for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Additionally, previous chatter has suggested that the 5.5-inch version would be delayed ‘several months,’ clashing with this call for just a one-month holdup.

An August debut would also go against Apple’s 3-year-long tradition of launching its handset in September, but it’s possible the company is looking to break the mold. There are several reasons why an earlier showing makes sense, including back-to-school season.

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Regardless of when it shows up, the new iPhone is shaping up to be the biggest update since the handset was first introduced. If what we’ve seen up until now holds true, it’ll feature an iPad-like design, with a much thinner profile, and a number of internal improvements.

  • Aaron de Silva

    I don’t think this will happen… We don’t even have iOS 8 beta yet

    • Juhweetwelwie

      iOS 8 beta will probably be released at the WWDC this year at june 2. So I can see this happen and also hope this happends. Cant wait to see the iPhone 6 for real instead of renders based on rumors.

      • Aaron de Silva

        I suddenly forgot that WWDC was coming hahaha

      • I wonder what iOS 8 features won’t be available for the 5s, due to it “not beig powerful enough”.

      • Sokrates

        An improved Siri for example! Or the super-resolution function for the camera.

      • chris125

        Probably camera functions that are limited to hardware. The 5 got all the features not hardware related and the A6 is no where near as powerful as the A7 in the 5s is

    • Jack Wong

      -.-; June is coming.

  • BoardDWorld

    I just don’t believe we’ll be seeing the 5.5″ model. There has been so much leaked on the 4.7″ yet nothing substantial has leaked out on the 5.5″. It’s the same every year, if it’s being made it’s being leaked to the point where there’s virtually no surprises at all.

    • Ash

      Which is a shame really. The build up to WWDC means nothing because you already know what is coming.

      • Antzboogie

        Oh hush no one really knows the final design and quit your crying and be grateful of the leaked images. Damn you are off.

      • Ash

        It’s quite evident that I’m not “crying” about the situation. The same happened last year and it turns out the renders were actually the final design. So yes, perhaps people do know the final design. Personally, I’d rather not have useless leaked images and wait for the official release.

      • Chris

        What leaked images?

        At this point nothing has been confirmed and all reports are pure speculation and rumours.

        Until Apple confirm everything its no ones place to say how far off our assumptions are, we are free to our own opinions.

      • Ash

        I agree with what you’re saying. However, there has been some leaked images uploaded on to the internet. I understand these could be dummies but after what happened last time, these could be legitimate images.

      • Chris

        Rendered images these days are a common thing, unless Apple confirm it I won’t believe it as an image doesn’t prove much on the internet these days

      • therealjjohnson

        Yeah, but every year nothing is confirmed and it’s exactly like the leaks. I think the same thing is going on currently.

      • Chris

        I don’t remember any iPhone before the 4s having that many leaks, in any case I’m not going by any rumour as I hate the idea of a larger screen than what Steve Jobs gave us which is perfect for any hand size.

        Until WWDC is live I’m not holding my breath.

      • therealjjohnson

        The entire iPhone 4 was leaked.

      • Chris

        Indeed you’re correct, looking back that was pretty incredible, forgot that Gizmodo actually go their hands on the phone itself

    • Gerry Alvarado

      I thought that the 4.7″ iPhone was being released first and the 5.5″ iPhone would be released later due to production problems? A few months later, to be more accurate. I forgot where I read this.

  • Litchy

    Don’t really believe there is going to be a 5,5″ iPhone but I am super excited what the new iPhone will be like. I’ll be first in line to get one^^

  • Ash

    I’m stuck to Apple, always have always will. It looks to me like Samsung has overtaken Apple and are trying to catch up. Larger screen? We don’t need that, I personally believe my 5S is perfectly sized. Power button on the side? We don’t need that, I find it perfectly fine on the top. The iPhone is slowly become a galaxy, in my opinion.

    • Antzboogie

      I dont like the move of the power button. I had to switch from iPhone 5s(Jailbroken) to a Galaxy s5 (Rooted) because of the screen. The s5’s screen is amazing it blows the 5s’ s screen out the water. Put ios in it and its the ultimate smartphone.

      • Ash

        I suppose so. I personally wouldn’t like a larger iPhone but I guess that’s why they’re supposedly making two phones to cater for everyone. But the power button is something that definitely shouldn’t be moved.

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      A lot of people will disagree with you. I personally want a bigger screen. And I believe there was an article on here saying that during the trial there was some stuff found that users want a bigger screen. You can keep your 5S. No one is making you upgrade.

      • Ash

        I don’t understand everyone argumentative mindset on here. As you can see I’ve fully acknowledged other peoples desire for a larger screen. It just seems to me they’re now trailing in Samsung’s path as apposed to the other way around.

      • therealjjohnson

        I don’t see trailing in any path. They’re making a bigger screen…it’s not that ground breaking.

      • blastingbigairs

        Amen. Thank you!

      • blastingbigairs

        Apple making a bigger screen “finally” has nothing to do with Samsung guy. So is HTC trailing Samsung? Is LG trailing HTC? HTC actually started the whole larger screen craze with the HTC HD2 back in the day. The bigger screen size is merely an option Apple wants to offer it’s consumers. Why are you so hung up on Samsung? The connection is just not there, so get off of it already. Keep your 5s, and I will sell my 5s and buy the iPhone 6, everyone is happy.

      • RarestName

        That’s because once they put in the bigger screen then the device will inevitably be bigger in height and width.

        I still miss the size of the iPhone 4S/4.

      • blastingbigairs

        No sh** Sherlock???

      • RarestName

        Shut up, I wasn’t explaining it to a know-it-all like you.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I think he was saying thats kinda obvious lol of course its gonna be bigger in height and width. Personally I dont like that they keep making the phones lighter and thinner. Whats the number one feature we all want? Better battery! I’d def take a wider phone or thicker phone with say 12 hours of battery.

      • RarestName

        The iPhone 5 had a bigger screen with the same width but a taller height.

        And I definitely agree that they shouldn’t make it any thinner and compromise on battery life.

    • jack

      Power but on the sides is needed in case of a larger phone

      • Guest

        You failed to mention how Apple is copying Samsung

    • therealjjohnson

      I definitely want a larger screen. That’s all I want actually.

    • Rowan09

      Samsung did not make the first 5″ phone it was Dell with the Streak and the first big screen phone was done by HTC with the Evo and HD2. Apple is making the right move because people want a bigger screen. There’s nothing wrong with a 4.7 inch Nexus size iPhone or a 5.5 inch one for people looking for a bigger phone. Apple can’t be like Blackberry and watch things changing back to big phones from the past and do nothing. Moving the power button on the side must have its reasons if it does happen. As Jack stated below which makes sense, the button needs to be on the side if you’re going to make a bigger screen for 1 hand usage.

    • Sokrates

      You haven’t even seen the new iPhone yet…

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    I hope this happens! I really want the 5.5 inch version and don’t wanna wait til 2015.

  • Karan Shrof Karan Shrof

    is trying to follow the path of Samsung 😉

    • jocastro

      more like following the path of Samsung and doing it better. Apple is just slow and careful i guess

      • “doing it better” with no stylus and no split screen multitasking? No IR blaster? No thermometer? They have a lot of catching up to do. These are incredibly useful features to have in a phone

  • jack

    We all know Apple wont

  • Alan

    I’m ready

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Those emails though.

  • Hussain Alsanona

    I hope the event will be on September because I cannot upgrade until Sep

  • Hussain Alsanona

    Guys the leaked are just a sneak peak but when you gonna touch the really model you gonna appreciate it for real!

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    It could explain why the WWDC happens to be a week earlier this year in order to introduce the iOS 8 betas to developers sooner. But then again, a week earlier than last year probably won’t make a big difference, so it just could be a coincidence that Apple wanted to hold it a week later. Who knows. At this point, a month won’t make a huge difference in my eyes, I’ve grown to be patient. I have to remember to appreciate the technology I have now instead of living in the future. But the future seems so cool.