If the reports are true, we are just weeks away from the announcement and launch of the new iPhone, the iPhone 6. Apple is expected to unveil the device at an event on September 9th with it going on sale on the following Friday, September 12th.
Naturally, there is plenty of speculation regarding what the device will look like, what materials it will use, the specs it will have, all the bells and whistles that will be included, and so on. So, we’ve compiled the most reliable, accurate and likely rumours and speculation here to provide a clearer picture as to how the iPhone 6 will turn out.
One of the more interesting rumours is that it is believed that the iPhone 6 will come in two sizes with the 4.7-inch model to go on sale first. The 5.5-inch variant has apparently been delayed by supply and manufacturing issues though some are hopeful that it will also go on sale in September.
What does look like a safe bet is that Apple’s TouchID fingerprint sensor will return. At least one version of the iPhone 6 will feature a sapphire screen. This is made from the same hard, scratch-resistant material that’s used on the iPhone 5S’ home button. Recent rumours suggest that Apple has been testing a pixel-tripling display which would have a resolution of 1704 x 960.
Taiwanese driving and movie star Jimmy Lin posted photos to social network Weibo of him posing with his iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s. There’s always a chance that it could be fake, but he did something similar last year with the iPhone 5c, which proved to be accurate.
Under the hood, the iPhone 6 is expected to have a faster and more efficient A8 chip. It will still be a dual-core processor, but Apple is allegedly working on efficiency and battery life. The new chip is apparently smaller than its predecessor, which results in electrons having less distance to travel. This in turn should improve its performance and save energy. Chinese Apple blog Feng.com claims that the smaller iPhone 6 will have a maximum capacity of 64GB, while the larger version will be available in a 128GB model.
iOS 8 will arrive alongside the iPhone 6 with its new notification centre, a smarter version of Siri, and a focus on health thanks to the new HealthKit service. The latter pulls together data from a range of fitness apps, allows users to track their steps, oxygen, sleep levels, and other health related data, and even enter their own medical history, so that the application can help serve them better.
The launch of a new Apple product is always and exciting time. Thankfully, we don’t have long to wait to see how the reports and rumours stack up against reality. Apple will likely host an event on September 9th and all will then become clear.
In Short: Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 on September 9th. Here is a collection of the most accurate and likely rumours regarding the iPhone 6.