Mizuho Securities analyst Abhey Lamba believes Apple will launch the iPhone 6 sooner than we think.
According to Lamba, collaborations with companies in Asia that provide product components are occurring much faster than in preious years, indicating a degree of haste in the production of the smartphone.
The analyst noted that suppliers may already be working to ensure a larger production in order to provide more supplies to Cupertino, who will be faced with a huge demand immediately after the launch.
“Recently, the company has been introducing new lineup in September time frame whereas the next generation phones could come out in July this year,” Lamba said, as quoted by StreetInsider.com. “The earlier launch will be helpful for Apple as it will ensure significant availability and distribution of the new device during the holiday season.”
Regarding the next iPhone’s specs, the analyst believes that it will come in two sizes, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays.
He also expects iOS 8 to bring improvements in the Touch ID fingerprint reader to support more applications.
A recent report announced that GT Advanced, Apple’s display supplier, is expected to “return to profitability” in the second half of 2014, suggesting a possible fall release for the iPhone 6.