iPhone 6 has been the talk of the town for quite sometime now even though it was just recently that Apple launched the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. So, when is iPhone 6 coming? What will be its features? Rumors, what do they say about the next Apple phone? We will drill it down for you now.
To start-off Apple has always been very secretive about their upcoming models and always and I repeat always waited for the event for the news to be released. But yes, secrets gets leaked.
The iPhone 6 Release Date?
This is quite complicated, because know that iPhone just recently launched the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the release date for the iPhone 6 should be somewhere in 2014 and most probably in June 2014.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says that there will be a June 2014 release for the iPhone 6. We reckon it will be later than that, around a year after the 5S. Citi’s Glen Yeung also believes that we won’t see an iPhone 6 until 2014, although that’s no big leap.
The iPhone 6 Casing?
So what will be the outer casing of the iPhone 6. We believe there won’t be much improvement or major design upgrade here. They might try and make it more thinner and light weight, heck even call it the iPhone Air.
iPhone 6 , NFC please?
Experts predict that iPhone 6 will finally feature the NFC technology. But we never know what really happens behind Apple’s closed doors.
Another major software update for iPhone 6 from the iOS 7 to the iOS 8. This is unlikely to happen, am sure Apple will want to delay that one more year.
iPhone 6 storage
We’ve already seen a 128GB iPad, so why not a 128GB iPhone 6? Yes, it’ll cost a fortune, but high-spending early adopters love this stuff.
iPhone 6 home button
According to Business Insider, of the many iPhone 6 prototypes Apple has made, one has a giant Retina+ IGZO display and a “new form factor with no home button. Gesture control is also possibly included”. It will surely include Apple’s new Touch ID finger print tech though?
iPhone 6 screen
The Retina+ Sharp IGZO display, would have a 1080p Full HD resolution. It’s also been widely reported that Apple could introduce two handset sizes as it seeks to compete with the plethora of Android devices now on the market.
Take this one with a pinch of salt, because China Times isn’t always right: it reckons the codename iPhone Math, which may be a mistranslation of iPhone+, will have a 4.8-inch display. The same report suggests that Apple will release multiple handsets throughout the year over and above the iPhone 5S and 6, which seems a bit far-fetched to us.
Patents show that Apple has been thinking about magical morphing technology that can hide sensors and even cameras. Will it make it into the iPhone 6? Probably not.
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also says he believes the new iPhone will have a bigger screen. Different sizes also seem rather likely to us – the word on the street after WWDC 2013 was that there would be 4.7 and 5.7-inch versions.
More rumors in September 2013 point to a six-inch display, but this seems a little large to us.
iPhone 6 processor
Not a huge surprise, this one: the next processor one will be a quad-core A8 or an evolved A7. The big sell here is more power with better efficiency, which should help battery life.
Update: Anyone hoping for some juicy Samsung technology hidden under the iPhone 6 body will be disappointed though, as reports suggest Apple is looking to push its Korean rival further out of the iPhone picture with its eighth-gen handset.
Apple is apparently cutting the amount of A8 processors it is having made by Samsung, although it hasn’t severed ties completely just yet.
iPhone 6 camera
Apple’s bought camera sensors from Sony before, and this year we’re going to see a new, 13-megapixel sensor that takes up less room without compromising image quality.
An Apple patent, uncovered by Apple Insider in May 2013, shows a system where an iPhone can remotely control other illuminating devices – extra flashes. It would work in a similar manner to that seen in professional photography studios. Interesting stuff.
iPhone 6 eye tracking
One thing seems certain – Apple can’t ignore the massive movement towards eye-tracking tech from other vendors, especially Samsung. It seems a shoe-in that Apple will deliver some kind of motion tech within the next iPhone, probably from uMoove.
iPhone 6 wireless charging
Wireless charging still isn’t mainstream. Could Apple help give it a push? CP Tech reports that Apple has filed a patent for efficient wireless charging, but then again Apple has filed patents for pretty much anything imaginable.
The tasty bit of this particular patent is that Apple’s tech wouldn’t just charge one device, but multiple ones. Here are more details on the iPhone 6 wireless charging patent.