Apple has been steadily dropping in year-by-year growth in the smartphone market, the same as Samsung and other profitable smartphone companies. This year, we may see this change, with the company looking to ship 90 million units.
We have already heard the iPhone 6 will come in two different models, a 4.7-inch phone and a 5.5-inch phablet. There may or may not be truth to this, it still seems odd that Apple would invest in a 5.5-inch phablet, after saying they do not like phones larger than a hand.
However, Apple could be moving to compete heavily against Samsung. The 4.7-inch iPhone will go up against the Galaxy S5 and the 5.5-inch phablet should compete against the Galaxy Note 3. We may also see a cheaper iPhone Color revealed to compete against the Galaxy S5 Mini.
Internally we may see a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a much faster processor clock speed and more battery life. This is the ultimate move by Apple to compete with the Android competition on specs, considering the iPhone 5S still comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1136 x 640 resolution display.
Considering the iPhone 5S currently lives on its own island, not really competing against any Android or Windows Phone flagship in specs or size, it may be time for Apple to offer something similar to their rivals.
To get ready for 2014, Apple has apparently back ordered around 90 million units from Foxconn, the biggest Chinese manufacturer, for this year alone.
This is almost double the amount of iPhone’s Apple was able to sell last year and we believe they may launch the iPhone 6 at an earlier date, to make sure they sell all the 90 million units and have no problems with stock in the holiday season.
It would be nice for Apple to reveal the iPhone’s at WWDC, alongside a first look at the iWatch and the iOS8 reveal. Even with the big iPhone 6 supply, we can see Apple focusing on making sure the iWatch is the big seller this year, hopefully pushing smartwatches into a genuine market.