Apple is likely to roll out the iPhone 6 late summer or early autumn, several experts stated yesterday, citing checks with the company’s suppliers. Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves claimed in a note that he expects “significant component orders to begin in July, which is consistent with public availability of the device in late September or October.”
On the other hand, Steve Milunovich of UBS claimed, “Supply chain checks indicate a third-quarter launch for the iPhone 6, rather than June with August, September most likely.” Doug Freedman of RBC Capital also said MarketWatch, “I can say we have been modeling a second-quarter sales ramp for semiconductor companies that are exposed to Apple product cycles. This ramp schedule would indicate a product launch in late summer, early fall.”
Cody Acree of Ascendiant said MarketWatch he also considers a “late summer” launch based on “what we’re hearing from the component vendors.” Apple shares were up almost 1% on yesterday. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short reports bursts on stocks and markets as they move.