Apple and Motorola are both preparing to release new smartphones this year, with rumours that Apple's new iPhone and Motorola's Moto X are on the horizon.
For Motorola, the release will be at a 1 August event in New York. The firm will also use the occasion to unveil its Moto X handset, which will be the first handset release since the company's acquisition at the hands of Google.
Despite owning Motorola, Google had vowed to continue to work with other mobile vendors and the company has maintained its Nexus hardware line. Google has said from the start that it will allow Motorola to function on its own, and analysts have speculated that the $12bn deal was largely made in order to beef up Google's patent portfolio.
Apple, meanwhile is said to be nearing the arrival date for its new iPhone. The handset, known in the media as the iPhone 6, is set to arrive this autumn and is likely to include a number of new hardware improvements.
According to a report form the International Business Times, the arrival for the new iPhone will be slated for 27 September. The publication speculated that the new iPhone will hit the market a few days after the release of the iOS platform.
The release would fall in line with Apple's release schedule, which usually involves new iPhone models being released in early to mid-September and iOS updates are usually showcased several months prior to release at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
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