Report: iPhone 6 to Come in Two Sizes, Both Bigger than the iPhone 5S
I hope you didn’t spend hundreds of dollars on the iPhone 5S thinking that is was going to be the be all and end all of iPhones. Only six months after the release of the latest iPhone, reports have come out about the upcoming bigger and better iPhone 6.
According to reports from Japan’s Nikkei, the iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. The current iPhone model had gotten small for a smartphone so the screen size increase was expected. The persistent rumours of Apple introducing a phablet device seems to have been covered off with the reported 5.5-inch version of the device.
As for the new iPhone’s hardware, not a lot is known at this point in time. It will still have the TouchID fingerprint scanner that the iPhone 5S has and will likely be built on the same 64-bit architecture. The Retina display is expected to get an upgrade with reports suggesting it might use quantum dot technology and others suggesting the use of Sharp’s IGZO tech.
The iPhone 6 will also come with the next iteration of the iOS operating system. iOS 8 is expected to come with a rebuilt Maps app that is designed to actually work this time. That will be helpful considering that iOS 8 is also supposed to come with an emphasis on fitness apps. If you go running and get lost, it does defeat the purpose slightly.
While the iPhone usually launches in late September or early October, there is some speculation that a phablet version of the new iPhone could launch early. Some outlets say that an iPhablet (or whatever name Apple bestows upon it… The opposite of Air is Rock? iPhone Mega, perhaps?) could be launched as soon as May or June rather than in the fall alongside the standard iPhone.