iPhone 6 release seen late summer, early fall

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.”

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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.

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