Don’t expect to see iWatch or 5.5″ iPhone 6 before December, new rumor cautions

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I don’t think anyone in their right mind would seriously question Apple’s motivation to reportedly market and sell bigger iPhones this year.

Moreover, many pundits and watchers are in agreement that Apple will indeed enter new product categories this year with a rumored iWatch wearable device, said to combine health and fitness functions.

What’s unclear though is the timing for these product launches. We already know it’s going to be action-packed Fall, but you’d be wise not to keep your fingers crossed for a simultaneous launch of both new iPhones and iWatches…

A write-up by GforGames, based on a post on Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo [Google translate], suggests that we’re unlikely to see the Apple smartwatch or iPhablet before December.

As a result, only a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 would apparently launch in September, with new iPads said to be coming the following month.

The source suggests that the highly-anticipated iWatch will be released alongside the larger iPhone 6, so as of yet, it seems that the 4.7-inch model could be all by itself when the time comes to hit the stage

The theory is supported by a pair of previously published rumors.

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculated recently that Apple may have pushed mass production of the wrist-worn device back more than a month, into late-November. I myself opined that we may not see the rumored fitness/health device from Apple before Spring 2015.

As for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, Chinese media last week said the phablet-class device is slated to enter production in September alongside upcoming new iPads. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is said to have entered mass-production earlier this month.

Further corroborating the claim that we won’t see a double-iPhone launch in September like last year: we have seen virtually nothing in terms of leaks specific to that device as all of the leaked parts and components seemingly belong to its 4.7-inch counterpart.