iPhone 6 May Bring Faster, Samsung Style Releases

The iPhone 6 release could come faster and Apple could offer multiple iPhone launches in a single calendar year according to a note to investors shared after a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFOΒ Peter Oppenheimer.

Apple released two iPhones in 2013, but did so on the same day with a clear distinction between the two. The iPhone 5s is Apple’s flagship iPhone while the iPhone 5c is a cheaper, mid-range option that offers last year’s tech in a new design.

According this new report from Katy Huberty, an analyst with Morgan Stanley, this set the stage for faster updates to the iPhone line, similar to the fast iPad 3 to iPad 4 release in 2012. Unlike most analyst notes which focus on the supply chain and other sources, Apple Insider reports that Huberty came to this conclusion after a meeting with Cook andΒ Oppenheimer.

Huberty’s note states that Apple is ready for, “multiple refreshes per year,” of the iPhone line, but doesn’t quote either Apple leader on record with a specific plan for a fast iPhone 6 release or even faster iPhone 7.

According to a new report Apple may adopt a faster iPhone release cycle which could bring two iPhone 6 models or an iPhone 6 and a new iPhone to users in the same year.
According to a new report Apple may adopt a faster iPhone release cycle which could bring two iPhone 6 models or an iPhone 6 and a new iPhone to users in the same year.

Apple committed over half a billion dollars to a U.S. based company recently to develop Sapphire glass technology which could be a part of a new iPhone, possibly the iPhone 6 according to conjecture.


If Apple shifts to a multiple iPhone per year strategy the company would need to execute the releases in a manner that doesn’t leave consumers constantly waiting for the next iPhone or angry that Apple held a feature back for a newer device. This was a major issue for Android smartphones in the 2011, with Motorola as the worst offender. Motorola announced the Droid Bionic at CES in January 2011 and delayed it until September 2011 when many consumers quickly purchased the device. Less than two months later Motorola launched the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, with better designs, features and support, leaving many customers angry at the fast release.

The dual release strategy is working for Samsung, thanks to a very focused approach which Apple may be planning to copy. Samsung launches the Galaxy S series in the first half of the year and the Note series in the later half. The to devices are different enough that consumers do not need to choose between the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 in the same way that harmed fast releases from Samsung in earlier years.

Analysts agree that Apple is working on a larger display for the iPhone 6, and a recent NPD DisplaySearch report points to two iPhone models in 2014. While it’s not clear if both of these are an iPhone 6, the report claims we will see a 4.7-inch iPhone with a 720P display and a larger 5.7-inch iPhone with a 1080P display.

Anecdotal reports from Gotta Be Mobile readers and conversations with consumers show demand for an iNote or Galaxy Note 3 sized iPhone 6. By offering multiple iPhone models with distinct sizes and target users Apple could pull off a multiple iPhone 6 release cycle and avoid a lawsuit like the one filed after the fast iPad 4 release.


  1. i will believe it wen i see it, but hey apple needs to step up to the plate like samsung if not the iphone is always a fav of mine!! but ya a 5 in screen and a higher ppi and camera rez would be nice, well after two years of fails on the iphones 5 / 5S maybe tim cook has a 2014 surprise in the hidden box to finally step up and beat all i hope, but we will see???

  2. My name is Dimitris and I’m from Athens-Greece. If Apple wants to be again leader, needs inspiration and innovation! L-A-R-G-E-R screen, new design etc. 5s is cool but no C-O-O-L!!!

  3. I don’t foresee Apple doing away with a home button already. Otherwise how would they integrate their new fingerprint technology? I doubt it’s ready to integrate into the actual touchscreen or the bezel

    • That was a great post there!! Ya why would they stop the finger sensor that’s the main feature of the new ip 5s!! I’m sure they will carry it at least one more year?? But hey who know what apple has in there bag of tricks for us in iOS 8 fall 2014 😁😁😁😁

    • No need to douche bag this is USA here your country I could care less you pathetic looser you geek Greek😱😱😫😫

    • I’m in USA #1 not you little πŸš½πŸš½πŸ’©πŸ’©country!!!!! The USA the greatest πŸ—½πŸ—½πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Bring it on looser!! I’m laughing at you πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

  4. You are an uneducated pathetic person! You insult your country idiot…LOOSER GEEK!!! I wonder how you can write at all!!!

    • What ever !! Same to you prick if you know what that is???? Put your head down the πŸš½πŸš½πŸš½πŸš½πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©πŸ’©and see your country at glance

  5. P.S.: In Greece live straight men! You are an enormous gay…Translate this jerk: Ξ¨ΟŒΟ†Ξ± λούγκρα!!!!!!!!!!

    • You wish I was gay, but sorry I’m not my dogs ass looks better than you so chinga tu madre puto feo I’m Mexican American born USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Do translate that, chinga tu madre puto pendejo

  6. What? you are a Mexican short, blacky, ugly, gay citizen? I’ll die immediatelly! GO HOME garbidge…

  7. P.S.: US is not for you, trashy girly Larry…Learn CORRECTLY English first… brick!!! hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!Go back to the Mexico city…snake…

    • I’m round of both my country’s and both my language I speak did your fat Greek mama teach you any?? That fat old bitch pinche gorda puta pendeja fea

  8. Girly Larry, you are the biggest gay, looser, idiot rat in the Mexico city!!!Eat my socks pig!!! You polute USA. GET LOST…!!!

    • this is my final last post, im going to man up and say sorry for all this crap posting as well you should too, dude we both live in beautiful countrys so why talk smack over the apple iphone 6?? is it really worth it??? your country is beautiful as my country we all need to get along we all share the air we breathe in, and be lucky we both wake every morning to do so right, so in closing i say my apology to end this now, not worth it at all, we have our life and a lot dont have the lucky to live like you and i do!! so take care and god bless all

  9. Is your stupid mama single?? I can bend her over and put her legs over my shoulders and do her, ah heck you too I’m 21 years old I can screw like a rabbit and a thick one for your mouth and long

  10. note my last post at 6:06 pm11-9-13 is my last with my apology!! forget all the others as i forgive yours too, life is too short live it to the fullest and best of health, so no more non sense and goes for me too!! oh ya screw apple anyways lol lol apple is out for there profits not buyers like us, thats how it should be posted……….PEACE OUT :->

  11. You are one sick headed angry person, I guess you have no balls to except no more bs on here, to wish the death on a person is sick like you!! This will follow you!!

  12. I don’t accept at all your apology, because it is so fake to me all this! At the end I realise that I spend too much time for you…

  13. I’m sick and you are normal? It is so funny! At the end, you started all that horrible thing against me, my country and my familly, so you are SICK!!!

  14. Nope I’m not sick I just realize how stupid I was but not sick, if I was sick I would not admit my guilt!! I’m 21 at my age we tend to talk shit, but at least I came to terms and delt with it like a man, your upset, I’m over it we both were wrong and I admit I sure as hell was peace out

  15. If your age is true, it is not an alibi! You are an adult person and you are responsible for your acts!!!

    • But at least I did admit my stupidity ok but you were too how old are you I’m sure you may be same age but I don’t think so anyways I apologize for your country I’m sure it’s a nice place too, at least you don’t have a crazy president like Obama lol lol he is putting us down the crapper!! Not good !! I do have Irish German father and Mexican mother that’s where my temper comes from but I don’t blame them it’s in the blood!! Do Greek people have tempers?? I’ve never met a Greek person but had Greek food and was quite GREAT I would say too

  16. All these started, because I wrote down my opinion about Apple and iPhone 6. I have an iPhone 5s and I like Apple. I visited USA 3 times(NYC,Washington,Chicago). I’m 25 years old and Iam a lawyer.

  17. Great job I’m in school for a realtor selling property’s and almost done, ya a lawyer is better $$$ realtor is too when housing market is good but here it’s on the rise, ya my iphone 5S will for sure get a work out with that!! I just update to iOS 7.0.3 and it’s been hell I’m waiting for 7.1 7.0.3 still has apps and safari crashes, but it get better with time, like you said in a post a bigger screen would be nice for texting and gaming too, did you notice the pictures are not full screen like in iOS 6?? But video is great for sure, my fiancΓ© has the Sony Xperia Z and it’s nice but too big, what’s cool is it’s water resistant I did video in pool under water but only for 4 feet lol but wish apple had that

  18. Finally, to end this conversation, lets put behind us all these cripy things we said eachother. It was a unique and rare experiance for me…P.S.: If sometime come to Athens, maybe you will remember all that between us!

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