iPhone 6 will be the eighth smartphone in the lineup of Apple iPhones. The speculation of the release date and the specifications started even before the release of iPhone 5s. We do not know in-depth stats but a tougher exterior, boost in power and optimizations are few of the enhancements most expected. Nevertheless, there are certain probabilities and off course rumors worth discussing.
Specification rumor no.1: Screen Size
This perhaps would be first time in the history of iPhone that two screen sizes of the same phone series will be available. Rumors are that iPhone 6 will afloat in two screen sizes. One speculated size is 4.7 in and the other is phablet-size 5.7in. Though this seems unlikely, but nothing can be said clearly at this moment.
Specification rumor no.2: Screen resolution
A more recent rumor suggests that the display resolution will be enhanced to 1980 by 1080 pixels for a 5 in screen. A full HD resolution seems sensible as a lot of full HD phones are already present in the market.
Specification rumor no.3: The Body
iPhone 6 is anticipated to be the slimmest of all the iPhones. The super thin phone could be named iPad Air.
Specification rumor no.4: Sturdy exterior
A sturdy sapphire screen is expected for the iPhone 6. A sapphire glass will cover the camera lenses and the fingerprint reading devices in the forthcoming products. According to a report, Apple has hit a deal with GT Advanced technologies to manufacture sapphire glass.
Specification rumor no.5: Camera
With a bigger phone, the pixel size is also expected to go up to 12 or 13 megapixels. The rear camera could be upgraded to 3.2MP. A patent is already being granted to Apple for a lightfield camera which will allow people to refocus after clicking. A more possible addition is optimal image stabilization allowing an improved photography with less shaking. Quality refocusing would be a welcome addition.
Specification rumor no.6: Storage
iPad Air and iPad Mini both have A7 chip with retina display. To make the phone more competent, Apple will be incorporating A8 in their latest phones. One report asserts that Apple is planning to integrate DRAM into the chipset on the A8, bringing it nearer to being a system-on-a-chip.
The release date
There are too many rumors doing the mills about the release date. Some say that iPhone will stick to its usual custom of releasing the phone around fall i.e., September. This would be exactly one year after iPhone 5s.
Some reports assert that Apple would want to stir up the competition by releasing the iPhone in May-June to take the limelight away from Samsung who are planning to launch their new handset Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini around that time. If this happens then it will offshoot a new trend of shorter product cycles. Whatever be the speculations, the good thing is that we will be seeing these handsets this very year.
Next generation of iPhones are expected to run on iOS 7. It is more of a certainty than a rumor.
All these rumors help us to frame a design of the iPhone in our minds. Only time will reveal the truth and efficacy of these rumors. Luckily, we don’t have to wait for too long!
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