It’s that time of the year again when rumors begin to surface about the next iPhone. Apparently Steve Jobs had a hand in the design of the iPhone 5 and the next one, so it should be interesting to see one of his final pieces that included his design input. Will it be as revolutionary as the iPhone 3G? How will Apple respond to the plethora of Android flagship devices that have been released by Samsung, LG, Sony and soon Motorola? If some of these rumors below are correct, I think we’re going to get something special from Apple.
Here’s a list of the main rumors that I’ve received and found scouring the web:
iPhone 6 Rumor Summary @June 2013
- Name: iPhone 6 but there are still some sites that suggest it will be called iPhone 5S
- Release date: September, 2012 or 1st Quarter 2014
- Operating System: Will come with iOS 7
- Price: May be a low cost $99 version and standard flagship model
- Display: 4.3 inch edge-to-edge display while keeping the form factor of the iPhone the same
- Models: 3 variants iphone 6, iphone 6 mini, iphone 6XL
- Home Button: New Home button will be in the shape of the Apple logo
- Wireless: NFC functionality and 802.11ac
- Security: Fingerprint detection security – built into the new Apple logo home button
- Cameras: Improved cameras – rear-facing will be 18MP and front-facing will be 2MP
- Data Storage: 128GB storage version
- Wireless file sharing: Adding AirDrop file sharing
- CPU: A7 quad core processor
- Battery: Longer life battery due to increased capacity, new quad core processor and tweaks with iOS 7
Out of all the items above, I like the idea of a fingerprint scanner (it better not be slow), new 18MP camera, waterproofness, new A7 processor and of course better battery life.
I’ll update this if anything significant comes up. Please drop me a comment below if you see anything that I should add here.
At this point in time, I would say it would be a very small upgrade from an iPhone 5. A much more better upgrade from an iPhone 3G to iPhone 4s. And yes of course we’ll be designing an iPhone 6 leather case!
Who’s getting one?