Notions of a dual iPhone 6 release with a larger 5.5-inch phablet offering still remain largely circumspects. However, the intel pointing to the iPhone 6 “base model” getting upgraded to a 4.7-inch display has come one step closer to pre-Apple announcement reality, thanks to an impressive new video from tech vlogger Marques Brownlee
, whose latest video revealing what purports to be the screen of the new 4.-7-inch iPhone 6 has received well over 2.5 million views. What the video reveals is an impressive new display for the iPhone 6 that would appear to near-confirm that iPhone users at least enjoy a 4.7-inch screen.
Hardcore mobile gadget geeks have decried Apple’s lagging iPhone screen sizes, which many believe are currently well more than an inch behind the Android competition. From all accounts, Cupertino is concerned about it as well, and will use the iPhone 6 release as a platform to deliver two new large-screened smartphones in succession — one in the 4.7-inch range, and another perhaps measuring in at 5.5-inches.
However, it’s quite possible that the latter 5-5-inch “phablet” iPhone 6 will have more than just display real estate as a selling point. A new rumor out of Asia suggests that the iPhone 6 phablet may offer the largest amount of storage yet offered on an iPhone.
A recent spate of leaks and mocks-ups based on leaks have ratcheted up excitement for the impending announcement and release of the iPhone 6, which will most likely take place in late summer or early fall, as has been the recent trajectory for new iPhones. However, early glimpses and guesses at the back of the new iPhone 6 have been troubling to the tech media and iPhone enthusiasts alike, who perceive it be a rather homely aesthetic overhaul of the current iPhone 5S.
In the last 24 hours, however, a new leak of the front of the iPhone 6 should offer iPhone users some hope. Read More
The iPhone is among the most expensive smartphones in the world today. Read how the advent of a phablet version of the iPhone 6 could help its “smaller” counterpart to have a smaller price tag as well.
For iPhone consumers — particularly in the U.S. where subsidized iPhone purchases are quite common — the overall price point of Apple’s flagship smartphone is typically not much of an issue. For $100-200 bucks, users can usually onboard onto the new iPhone, and subsume the rest of the phone’s cost into a contract renewal. However, with each passing year, unlocked iPhones purchased at full continue to be of increasing interest to users who see the value in paying upfront for the device, and thus having more control over the back-end pricing.
Now, with the iPhone 6, consumers might have the opportunity to purchase the smartphone at a lower price than the current iPhone 5S. Read More
The iPhone rumor mill persists in claiming that Apple will once again fragment their iPhone line by offering the iPhone 6 in both a 4.7/4.8-inch version — a marked increase in display size from the current models — as well as a massive, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet.” While the debate rages on whether or not Apple will really follow through with this R&D move for the next iPhone, the discussion may prove to be moot, since new rumors suggest that the latter, larger iPhone 6 may be delayed until as late as 2015, due to do battery design issues. Read More
Last year, we had Apple’s first foray into a dual-release iPhone, with the premium iPhone 5S sharing the stage with the mid-priced iPhone 5C. Well, we all know how that little experiment turned out — while for years the iPhone rumor mill had clamored for such a release event, in the end, Tim Cook’s gambit to supercharge iPhone sales with double the iPhone goodness was an epic fail.
However, according to the latest rumors, Apple is set to try the dual-release strategy all over again — this time with screen sizes.
The notion of handicapping the next iPhone based on early case designs has never been a winning strategy for the iPhone rumor mill. And yet, each year, we seem to come back to the same kind of story, where el cheap-o iPhone cases leak and the tech media pours over them, looking to read the tea leaves on what these phantom cases may r may not tell us about the upcoming iPhone. In the case of the iPhone 6, the prevailing theme has been screen size (as usual) and whether or not Apple will make good on finally expanding the display past the 5-inch mark.
The newly leaked image of an iPhone 6 case, as pictured above, has people buzzing because it presents a possibly plausible set of specs for the iPhone 6, in that the device would appear to be markedly larger, with an even longer display than on the current iPhone 5S and 5C, but with a width that is not entirely dissimilar from the traditional iPhone specs. It is this middle-of-the-road design that makes Apple enthusiasts and the tech media alike pause and wonder if the case could in fact be a harbinger of what the iPhone 6 will eventually entail.
The case also sports some other key features that could point to the iPhone 6′s final design, namely, a thinner bezel on the sides of the screen — as already suggested by previous rumors — and a new position for the light sensor, which appears above the ear speaker.
All of these feature tweaks and specs are easy enough for anyone to mock up into a fake iPhone 6 case mold. We’ve seen in the past that cynical folks are willing to fabricate iPhone news in order to make headlines and drive heavy web traffic. That is most likely the case in this new story, particularly since the iPhone 6 rumor mill has been more anemic than those of the past three iPhone iterations. This being said, the iPhone 6 case could be both a fake and accurate to what Apple will eventually unveil next Fall. It very well may be a good guess at how they will straddle the call for a larger screen while still keeping the iPhone dimensions that separate it from the rest of the pack.