The iPhone 6 is rumoured to launch a month earlier than expected and with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.
According to BrightWire, Apple will incorporate an NFC payment function in the next gen iPhone'.
In March, PCR reported that sources indicated the iPhone 6 would launch in September, which would be in keeping with the launch of the iPhone 5 (September 2012) and the iPhone 5S (September 2013).
But according to the Economic Daily News (via Reuters), it appears that Apple will unveil its next iPhone in August.
A larger 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch version of the iPhone 6 is planned for release in September 2014.
The sources said that together 80 million iPhone 6 smartphones would be produced this year.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is rumoured to come with 10MP camera and humidity, pressure and temperature sensors.
The 5.5/5.6-inch device is rumoured to not feature Gorilla Glass, like previous models, but instead will have a sapphire screen.