Apple, similar all other big names in the smartphone market, is always in the news for a variety of reasons. However, at the moment, no detail is as important as the potential release date of the next iPhone, dubbed iPhone 6.
While we are still in darkness on what kind of features and specifications Apple will look to incorporate into the new phone, but the net has been bursting with boatloads of rumors, specifications and leaks related to the device.
Alongside all other rumors related to the device, new reports have arrived claiming that Apple could actually end up releasing the new iPhone 6 way ahead of its time -- August to be precise.
As new reports have suggested, a 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will reach stores in August, although it is yet to be specified as to which markets will be entitled to receive the phone first.
Also, a 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model is also expected to be released in September, similar to the iPhone 5 series which Apple offered in a variety of variants previously.
But with all that being said, the device, until it's made final by the Cupertino-based company, will still remain in the rumor zone. However, there are still rumors that indicate that some of the features might actually arrive with the device.
Today we take a look at the top 5 of those rumors that could actually come true.
If you follow up on Apple-made products or actually own one, you will known that, as of now, the iPhone 5s comes powered via a 64-bit A7 28-nanometer chip manufactured by Samsung. However, there have been rumors in the past that have pointed toward the iPhone 6 being powered by a 20-nanometer A8 chip from TSMC. The chip will be smaller in size and more energy efficient.
While details about the A8 chip is still in rumored stated, but there are chances that Apple might incorporate it in the new phone, since it anyway has to deal with a lot of competition in the market.
As of now, it has been said that the device will include both a quad-core 64 bit processor and quad-core graphics. If rumors are to believed, the production for it is already said to have started in February this year.
If we are to go by what all other reports on the web are stating about the next iPhone's camera, it seems kind of dull since everyone believes that Apple will not shift from its 8MP camera module.
While we don't know if that will remain the same, but even if it does, expect a host of new changes made to the camera internally.
This one is basically the most riddled topic of all. While some are saying that the company will look to incorporate new technologies for developing the display, others have argued that Apple will keep using its Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) technology for the iPhone 6.
So if you were to expect anything in this domain, you could be set for disappointment since the LTPS technology for the device only makes sense.
If you know by now, LTPS already offers better electron mobility than IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) screens that are used for a number of smartphones these days.
We are guessing that true to the rumors, Apple will not divert from its history of offering new handsets with a brand new OS offering. And that's where the next iOS 8 comes in.
iOS 8 is still in a rumored state, but these rumors did actually point toward improvements to Maps and a possible Siri API.
As far as other miscellaneous features to arrive with the next iPhone is concerned, it has been repeatedly mentioned that the new device could arrive featuring the Touch ID fingerprint sensor that first came around with the iPhone 5s.
But sadly that's the only piece of information we have right now of a device that Apple, traditionally, safeguards so well.