Fans of shiny iKit will be able to get their mitts on the next iPhone in three months time, one of the smartphone sector’s leading analysts forecasts.
According to Piper Jaffray’s brilliantly named Gene Munster, the iPhone 6 will make its debut in June – the month that traditionally marked the release of new Apple smartphones before the company broke with tradition with the iPhone 4S’s October appearance.
Munster is less certain about what the phone will offer, but predicts that improvements will include a faster processor and better camera.
The industry-watcher also references “new software features tied into the hardware”, tallying with reports that a so-called "killer software function” will be front and centre in the next major iteration of the iOS platform that powers the iPhone.
Those of you holding on for the fabled low-cost iPhone face a substantially longer wait, it seems.
The now-legendary device, which is aimed principally at the developing world, is earmarked to show up in September, Munster claims, and will be up for grabs at around $250 when bought off-contract.