Here are your Apple rumors and AAPL news items for today:
Production: Recent rumors claim that Apple’s (AAPL) upcoming 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 has entered production, MacRumors notes. The rumor claims that the 4.7-inch version of the tech giant’s next smartphone is being prepared for a September release. However, this new rumor also claims that the 5.5-inch version of the phone isn’t in production yet. This adds to rumors that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed. The next generations of the Pad Air and Retina iPad Mini are rumored to star production in September.
Sales: Apple is still beating out its rivals as the king of tablet sales. The tech company currently holds roughly 27% of the tablet market despite a 9% decrease in sales, reports AppleInsider. The next closest competitor is Samsung (SSNLF) with about 17% of the tablet market and a little over a 1% increase in sales. Following these two tablet manufacturers, not a single company held a spot in the tablet market share that reached double digits.
Launch: Sources close to Apple claim that the company is looking to release the iPhone 6 sometime in September, 9to5Mac notes. These sources claim that mid September, possibly the second or third week, is the most likely time for Apple to announce its new device. The announcement is also rumored to include the revealing of iOS 8. However, the previous mentioned sources claim that the event could be moved to a different time depending on production delays. They also claim that the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will be shown, but the company is unsure it it will announce the phablet version of the smartphone at the event.
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