An iPhone 6 release date might well be just short of a year away, but that hasn’t stopped a number of iPhone 6 rumours from already doing the rounds online.
With the iPhone 5S having hit retailers in the UK last Friday alongside the colourful iPhone 5C, attention has already turned to what comes next, with a raft of iPhone 6 rumours hinting that a complete redesign could be on the cards for Apple’s next flagship phone.
Helping make sure you are kept up to date on all the latest iPhone 6 news and rumours, including details on the coveted iPhone 6 release date, we will continue to update this page up until the iPhone 6 launch next year so bookmark it now.
iPhone 6 NewsThe iPhone 6 is expected to bring the next big change to the smartphone scene, with Apple having to react to the HTC One follow-on and Samsung Galaxy S5, both of which are expected in the early part of 2013.
Although the phone currently remains shrouded in mystery, one iPhone 6 rumour that has surfaced on a number of occasions, is the suggestion that the phone will benefit from an increase in screen size as part of a total redesign. With the likes of the LG G2 having already pushed flagship Android phone displays to 5.2-inches, Apple is likely to make another jump in size, having moved from 3.5-inchs to 4-inch with the iPhone 5.
“The electronics giant has begun evaluating a plan to offer iPhones with screens ranging from 4.8 inches to as high as 6 inches,” claimed “people familiar with the matter” have been quoted as stating in recent reports.
Component suppliers have added that: “Apple has been particularly interested in recent tests for a 4.8-inch screen.”
iPhone 6 Release DateWhile we are a little far out yet to accurately predict an iPhone 6 release date, based on Apple’s past habits, we can take a pretty good stab in the dark and guess that the new flagship phone will be formally unveiled in September.
With the iPhone 4S having marked the company’s first move to a late summer unveiling, the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S have all made their first appearances around the same time of year.
Given that Apple is a creature of habit, we expect the iPhone 5S release date will be held in either late September or early October 2013, following an unveiling two weeks prior. One thing you can bet on is that the iPhone 6 will not be hit by the same level of stock shortages as the iPhone 5S, a device which faced 6-8 week shipping delays on day one.
iPhone 6 RumoursWith Apple having repeated teased and hinted a wearable gadget potentially being in the works at its Cupertino HQ, it has been suggested that the iPhone 6 release date could be held in conjunction with an Apple iWatch launch.
The iPhone 6 rumour which continues to generate the most talking points, however, is the move to a larger display. With insiders and component suppliers chattering about a bigger display, analysts have got in on the act too, with Topeka Capital analyst Brian White also pointing at a 4.8-inch form factor.
“The next iPhone will offer customers more choice in terms of screen size, White suggested in a recent note to investors. “Tthe Company has never offered multiple screen sizes for a single model, we believe this is about to change with the next iPhone offering different screen sizes that we believe will allow Apple to better bifurcate the market and expand its reach.”
One iPhone 6 rumours which seems to be stretching the realms of possibility, is collection of iPhone 6 concept images which have shown the phone with a curved, wraparound display. While these images have grabbed the attentions of many, even the concept’s designer has questioned its likelihood.
“Such a design may appear on the iPhone 6 or 7, or maybe never,” designer Nikolay Lamm said. “It’s a cool design, but one which is unlikely to give Apple a sustainable competitive advantage.”
iPhone 6 SpecsThe iPhone 6 specs sheet is set to have a few surprises in store following the incremental updates from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5S.
With the Touch ID fingerprint sensor having made an appearance aboard the iPhone 5S, it is expected that the biometric security measure will become something of a standard on flagship models, and make another stop within the iPhone 6’s home button.
Further iPhone 6 specs will likely see the increased screen and completely overhauled design partnered with an even speedier 64-bit processor and larger camera sensor. Further and more precise iPhone 6 specs are still unclear.
As has become customary, the iPhone 6 is expected to be made available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage forms, although a new 128GB handset is also believed to be on the cards.
iPhone 6 PriceAlthough Apple isn’t short of a few bob, the iPhone 6 price, like that of its predecessor is sure to hit you where it hurts, the wallet.
The iPhone 5S price was increased over its predecessor, and with the iPhone 6 expected to get a bump in screen size and an all new design, you can expect and even lofty rise in costs next time around. We will bring you further details on the iPhone 6 price as and when we get them.
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