You may start saving up for a new iPhone from now on, since Apple is said to release a next generation device earlier than ever. Sources reveal that the company’s next smart handset will be launched alongside its first smartwatch – the Apple Watch. The wearable computer is set to arrive in the spring of 2015.
According to early reports, Apple is preparing to introduce iPhone 6S together with its Apple Watch in the spring. Which means that in the fall of 2015, consumers will be able to buy a brand new generation of handset – the iPhone 7.
But how likely is that? On one hand, Apple is known for sticking up to its release strategies for many years. Over the last couple of years, September has always been reserved for the company’s iPhone announcements. In addition, the technology giant has never released two different iPhone generations in the same calendar year.
Also, the six-month release cycle was until recently followed by many other smartphone manufacturers. However, the majority of them abandoned this strategy and returned to the more traditional one-year cycle after experiencing financial losses.
On the other hand, the early launch of the next iPhone could to be part of the U.S. company’s Apple Watch strategy. Apple is rumoured to have concerns over the popularity of its upcoming smartwatch. The technology giant is said to have hard times predicting the market success of the Apple Watch. Therefore, it has decided to roll out an early iPhone in an attempt to encourage consumers to get its wearable device as well.
The most likely scenario is somewhere in the middle. The Apple Watch would probably need an improved iPhone for a better user experience. Also, let’s not forget that for the first time Apple did not released a 32GB version of its latest smartphone. Instead, the company introduced a 16GB, 64GB and a 128GB version of the device.
The best way to find out whether or not Apple will roll out a new iPhone in the first half of 2015, is to simply wait a bit more.