Rumors about the next-generation iPhone have been gaining momentum lately, from leak images to design mockups. With WWDC less than two weeks away now, it is natural to hear about the upcoming iPhone 6. So far Apple hasn't announced the device yet , and it's not expected to offer it for the time being.
If one asked to look at Apple's previous iPhone launch events, both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were launched in late last year. Though Apple has traditionally launched new iPhones in June, it's assumed that the company could reveal updated hardware at this year's WWDC, with retail availability in August.
While Apple is still far from making the iPhone 6 official, in the meantime, new images of the phone's dummy have been making their way to the web. First discovered on the iphone-store.ro by GSM Arena, the new images allegedly show off the dummy 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model being measured by a digital sliding gauge.
The blog site claims the supposed 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model will sport a dimension of 137.5x67x7mm, while the iPhone 5S measured 123.8x58.6x7.6 mm. The new leak itself hints at a large display ducked iPhone 6.
Going by the images, one can clearly see a 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which will reportedly come with a resolution of 1,704 x 960-pixel. Furthermore, the pictures also give us a chance to to take a closer look at the iPhone 6's exterior , which features iPhone 6 like design.
With the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One (M8) already introduced, there is a need to launch an updated hardware with a large screen.
If rumors are to be believed, Apple is geared up to release the iPhone 6 in September. An employee over at Romanian Apple customer service admitted that their team was told not to take any leave in September.
Apple's next major release, likely to be called the iPhone 6, could be bigger and better. From a larger sized-display to all new design here's a roundup of all of the most believable rumors so far.
The current generation iPhone, the iPhone 5S, look childishly small in front of the Samsung Galaxy S5 or the HTC One (M8). Recent rumors suggests Apple is going to use sapphire display in the iPhone 6.
Apple might launch the iPhone in multiple different sizes of iPhone, including a 5.5-inch version. The most recent rumors suggest screens for the iPhone 6 will start production in May.
According to Reuters, the 4.7-inch panel will be manufactured first, with a 5.5-inch model coming later. Furthermore, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a proven track record with Apple rumors, believe the 4.7-inch model will feature a 4.7-inch Retina panel with 1334 x 750 pixels or 326 ppi.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a proven track record with Apple rumors, said in a recent note to analysts that the iPhone 6 would feature side bezels reduced by between 10 and 20 percent and an overall thinner form factor than the current generation iPhone.
Not long ago, the gallery of purported images reportedly comes from a Foxconn insider which also means that that the device is actually getting tested inside a Foxconn facility. The new iPhone is supposed to be thinner than the other Apple phones, and is reportedly said to come with a protruding rear camera. And one of the leaked images actually justifies that. In fact it is expected to be less than 7mm in thickness.
The iPhone 5S was launched with Apple's first 64-bit processor, the company's A7 chip. And according to rumors, the company is planning to use 20-nanometer 64-bit A8 CPU in its next-generation smartphone, likely to be known as the iPhone 6.
According to a report from the Chinese website IT168 Mobile ( via MacRumors) , the iPhone 6 to have a large 10-megapixel sensor with a f/1.8 aperture lens. The report further claims that the iPhone 6 will feature a resin lens filter rather than the hybrid IR filter found on the iPhone 5S.
Apple-made devices have been priced on a higher side. However, the upcoming iPhone 6 to be more premium than ever. Reportedly, Apple will likely to charge as high as $100 ( about Rs. 5800) for the new iPhone.