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?
A blurry photo that purports to be an image from Vodaphone reveals that a 4G iPhone 6 has made its way into the company’s product roster. But does this photo really deserve the press it’s getting?
Just when you thought the tech media had made peace with the reality that the overhauled iPhone 6 won’t be released until 2014, a new piece of evidence shows up in the rumor mill to suggest otherwise. The blurry, nondescript photo you see pictured above is being touted by the tech media as a possible clue that Apple in fact intends to release the iPhone 6 in 2013 — or at least plans to name the 2013 iPhone release “iPhone 6.”
Given what we know from the past, and the vagueness of this report, is the photo above enough proof to warrant the widespread news coverage — and the hope that the iPhone 6 could be soon arriving?
The iPhone rumor mill continues to create lofty expectations for future iPhone models, in spite of new Apple chief Tim Cook’s best efforts to manage reasonable consumer expectations and curtail the damaging effect to iPhone sales that rumor and buzz causes Cupertino each year. Just a few days after Cook admitted in an interview that the prospect of increasing the size of the iPhone’s display is unlikely in the near future, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek has publicly stated today in a memo that the iPhone 6 will arrive in June of 2014, and will indeed include a larger display.
Who should we believe — Cook or Misek? Read More
In the wake of any hard-hitting iPhone 6 news this morning, a new report popped on the wires regarding the possibility of seeing Swype come to the iPhone 6.
iPhone users have long awaited an improvement to the keyboard interface in iOS, looking for Apple to either adopt Swype, the line-drawing, mobile typing sensation that is standard equipment on Android phones, or something like it. Perhaps Siri was supposed to forge past Swype and encourage audio dictation in place of typing, but at present, users are still looking for a more streamlined approach to typing on the iPhone.
Is it possible that Cupertino could capitulate and adopt Swype in time for the iPhone 6 in 2014? Read More
While tech enthusiasts hope against hope that Apple will adopt Android-style display dimensions, Tim Cook suggests that Cupertino will stand pat with the current screen specs for the iPhone 6.
With the onset of larger-screened smartphone designs, those who follow consumer electronics continue to bemoan Apple’s reticence to adopt larger, more Android-like screen dimensions for the iPhone. After retaining the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen up until last year, the expanded display on the iPhone 5 was met with middling reviews, as the elongated screen failed to give some users the large, phablet-like real estate they’re looking for on future iPhones.
For those who are holding out hope that the iPhone 6 will finally debut a large, wide screen, recent comments from Tim Cook suggest that Apple is not looking to significantly revamp the iPhone 6′s display dimensions anytime soon. Read More
A subset of the iPhone community yearns for an iPhone 6 with a clear, holographic screen, in spite of the fact that the design is completely impossible and offers no practical function.
In the absence of any real iPhone 6 news to speak of, it gives us a chance to take a look at some of the more recent conceptualizations for the iPhone 6, and whether or not there is any possibility that they will materialize on the real iPhone 6 in 2014. The other day, we explored a recent conceptualization of the iPhone 6 with a wraparound AMOLED screen on both sides of the device — a striking design, no doubt, but almost completely lacking in function.
Another “new” set of concept photos depicts the iPhone 6 with a completely transparent screen [pictured above]. I put the term “new” in quotes, since this idea is actually as old as the hills — I remember seeing similar renderings in early 2011. Whether new or not, does the transparent-screened iPhone 6 offer us a glimpse into the future of the iPhone, or is it simply sic-fi? Read More