The iPhone 6, to be unveiled Sept. 9, will enable what Apple insiders are labeling "a revolutionary calling feature" that allows users of the device to call others using an iPhone or any other telephone, sources told TheYellowDailyNews on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media and because of the sensitivity of the topic.
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The development, first reported early Wednesday on TheYellowDailyNews' website, caught analysts and the technorati by surprise. Many of them reached via telephone by TheYellowDailyNews told TheYellowDailyNews that they never even thought it possible that such a slender, beautiful piece of hardware could perform such an advanced task.
"It's such a pretty thing that feels so good to touch and is so mesmerizing to the eye that nobody ever dreamed you could use it to make a phone call," Gizmodo's Lance Tuncation said.
Richard Pearing Jr., a Bank of America analyst covering Apple, told investors in a research note, obtained by TheYellowDailyNews, to "hold" their Apple stock—but to be ready to sell at a moment's notice.
"We really need to see where Apple is now heading here," Pearing wrote. "The curves on this device have always made us salivate. We'll be watching closely September 9 to see whether Apple trades gorgeousness for functionality. If that happens, we urge you to unload your shares."
Meanwhile, reaction from the hundreds of thousands of Apple fanboys already lining up outside Apple's global retail stores was mixed.
Many of them, who spoke to TheYellowDailyNews, were concerned that Apple might ruin the device by making it less beautiful.
Others, however, welcomed the new calling feature and said it was only a matter of time before Apple would produce an unbeautiful iPhone.
Yet others, like Dravon Millmackmin, a 27-year-old carpenter in line at Apple's retail store in Palo Alto, California, said he feared Apple might now skimp on the gorgeous iPhone's packaging.
"This," he said, "might make or break my unboxing video."
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