An impressive, new iPhone 6 concept reveals a 5-inch display along with a form factor that would still be in line with recent iPhone aesthetics.
I cannot think of the last time an iPhone concept really came close to accurately prognosticating an actual iPhone design. The main reason for this is that, as a rule, new iPhone concepts tend to feature the most fanciful rumored features for iPhones which, for the most part, never end up materializing.
This new iPhone 6 concept is probably yet another one of them.
However, iPhone concepts are always fun to check out and opine on — regardless of whether or not they’ll ever become a reality. Kind of like those crazy concept cars you see at auto shows: the car companies never end up making them, but at least it shows us what’s possible. Plus, there are a few details in this iPhone 6 concept that could in fact come true. Read More
The first in what will most likely be a long line of rumors related to the iPhone 6 claims that Apple will make good on several patents related to solar recharging for the iPhone 6.
The notion of a solar charging feature on an iPhone is nothing new; in fact, there are plenty of third-party options out there (like the one pictured above) that give users the ability to charge their iPhone battery with the sun’s rays. None of these products, however, are considered to be viable enough to foster mainstream appeal, and for the most part, solar charging arrays for the iPhone tend to be used more as emergency, last-ditch-effort features for giving just a bit of juice to a dead iPhone.
A new rumor, however, suggests that Apple will change the face of solar charging for smartphones next year by implementing well-establish patents for an iPhone 6 battery that will feature a solar charging panel that actually works. Read More
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Quietly, a bit of a tradition has begun here at the iPhone 6 News Blog over the 2+ years that it has been in operation: the establishment and continuation of the “Hey Stupid” column.
The “Hey Stupid” headline has, until this point, only been used twice: in April of 2011, we published an article entitled, “Hey Stupid, The iPhone 6 Won’t Be Released in Early 2012,” in response to a widely-circulating rumor claiming such nonsense. Later, we re-commisioned the column in October of 2012 — just after the release of the iPhone 5 — entitled, “Hey Stupid, The iPhone 6 Won’t Be Released In The Spring.”
Now, for a third time, we have the opportunity to once again say, hey Stupid, the iPhone 6 be released on October 15th. Read More
Once the iPhone 6 launches in 2014, we may very well see the end of the iPhone 5 overhaul, currently enshrined in the 5s. The iPhone 4S might even outlive the once-fabled iPhone 5.
Last week, with the launch of the iPhone 5s, he unthinkable became a reality: in one fell swoop, Apple killed the iPhone 5. Sure, the iPhone 5 continues on in the updated form of the 5s, but the iPhone 5 itself has been discontinued, to be replaced by its cheap, plastic, overpriced cousin, the iPhone 5c.
The iPhone 5 wasn’t mothballed because it was a failure. Rather, Apple discontinued it in order to put a bigger gap between the iPhone 5s and 5c. However, with the reshuffling that Cupertino just did — as well as the list of rumored features for the iPhone 6 — there’s enough evidence to suggest that even the iPhone 5s will be killed off by next year. Read More
Posted by Michael Nace under iPhone 6 News on Saturday Sep 14, 2013
Recently published patents reveal that Apple has plans to further expand its use of sapphire as a construction material for the iPhone 6.
When you think of sapphire, you imagine a lavish, blueish jewel — not a critical construction material for a smartphone. However, the use of sapphire has continued to increase with the iPhone, and recent patents suggest that the iPhone 6 could feature a significant amount of sapphire used to protect its screen.
According to an article in the IBTimes, a relatively new Apple patent reveals a new ” . . . method of fusing a sapphire laminate sheet to a device’s cover glass,” according to Patently Apple. The purpose of adding sapphire to the cover glass is not to add “bling” to the device, but rather to significantly bolster its strength and resilience.
To wit, sapphire has been used on the iPhone for a while now: the rear camera’s lens on the iPhone 5 features a sapphire coating. After rumors of sapphire increasing in Apple’s supply chain this year, we’re seen it further implemented with the iPhone 5s’ new capacitive, fingerprint-scanning home button. The iPhone 6 is anticipated to further increase the use of the material to protect the entire screen.
The iPhone already features pretty tough “gorilla glass.” However, it is anticipated that the sapphire-sealed glass on the Phone 6 would be virtually impervious to scratches.
A (much) larger screen and a completely redesigned form factor will be expected of the iPhone 6 in 2014, as will the long-awaited NFC/iWallet feature.
So the iPhone 5s lives, and the 5s rumor mill is now officially dead. Long live the iPhone 6 rumor mill (at least for a year or so)! Blogging about the iPhone 6 has been an exercise in futility for the better part of this year, after it became clearly obvious that Apple would keep to its naming conventions (5s after 5) and re-use the iPhone 5 form factor, just as it has done for the 4S and 3GS. If anything, we got a lot more than we bargained for with the iPhone 5s: a new biometric feature in a fingerprint sensor, beefed up performance features for the camera and processor, and even a few new colors.
Oh yeah — and there’s the iPhone 5c as well (aka the iPhone 5 in a cheap plastic shell).
While the iPhone 5s may have turned out to be a special kind of refresh, it’s still only an iterative upgrade to the original iPhone 5, and users will be looking for Apple do completely overhaul the iPhone’s design for the iPhone 6 in 2014. The two big areas of concern will be the screen size and the inclusion of NFC/iWallet. You wait and see — these topics will be splayed all over the rumor mill for the next year. Read More
This new iPhone 6 concept video reveals a design that factors in highly sought-after features, such as a 3D camera and curved screen, with a form factor that evokes the iPhone 5.
Don’t like the iPhone 5′s form factor? Then you’re probably not going to like this iPhone 6 concept video. The new design, with supposes what some of the hottest rumored features might look on the highly anticipated 2014 iPhone, evokes the overall look and feel of the iPhone 5, but with some flashy upgrades.
Is this a realistic design for the iPhone 6?