iPhone 6 is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from Cupertino Giant Apple. The iPhone 5 has just been launched but design & development team is already working on its successor iPhone 6. There have been mixed reviews from tech industry in regards to latest flagship. The iPhone 5 is bigger, faster and lighter than predecessor iPhone 4S but lacks a wow factor that is always associated with Apple brand. Next generation iPhone 6 will feature an even bigger screen than iPhone 5, probably a 4.8-inch Super HD Retina display. It will be powered by quad core processor and 2GB RAM. iPhone 6 will be bigger and thinner than its predecessor. There is no further information available on the handset but Apple is expected to launch iPhone 6 in Q4 of 2013. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.
Update : New reports from suppliers suggest that Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a 5-inch full HD display. It is expected to launch during Q3 of 2013 (September 2013 very likely).
Update : Apple is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone iPhone 5S at a press event in Cupertino on September 10th 2013. The iPhone 6 will be the flagship smartphone for year 2014.
Update : New reports from Reuters suggest that Apple is considering 4.7-inch or 5.7-inch display for its flagship smartphone in 2014. In addition to that Apple is working on a $99 iPhone with multi color options.
Update : According to a new report from WSJ, Apple is testing iPhone screens as large as 6 inches for its first phablet, iPhone 6.
Update : Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 is rumored to feature a 5-inch Retina Display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is expected to launch sometime in September 2014.
Update : According to a Bloomberg report, Apple’s next flagship smartphone is rumored to feature a 4.7inch or 5.5inch curved display. In addition to that it will come with enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure. The iPhone 6 is expected to launch sometime during second half of 2014.
Update : According to an Apple patent filed in the US, next generation iPhones or iPads could use facial recognition technology to lock or activate certain features if a user is authorized or unauthorized. The patent is made up of three systems : a face detection decision application, a face recognition application and an input/output control application. These systems will work together to determine whether a user is authorized or not. The patent states “The invention, in various embodiments, addresses deficiencies in the prior art by providing systems, methods and devices that enable a personal computing device to detect the presence of at least one user, without the need for receiving active user input information, and control certain device operations depending on whether a user is present.” According to the patent, Apple’s facial recognition would stop the notification being displayed because the user is not authorized. This confirms that next generation iPhones and iPads will be more secure thanks to these new addiional features. Apple recently confirms the acquisition of PrimeSense, an Israeli motion sensing hardware and software firm responsible for the technology behind Microsoft’s Kinect.
Update : According to a new rumor from Foxconn insiders, Apple’s 2014 smartphone lineup will feature a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhones. The flagship smartphone (iPhone 6 or iPhone Air) is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Update : Apple’s next flagship smartphone is rumored to feature an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization. According to a patent application filed by Apple, a VCM OIS actuator module will be added to next flagship’s camera for an improved autofocus and OIS.
Update : According to a South Korean securities firm KDB Daewoo Research note (pictured below), Apple’s next flagship iPhone will feature a 4.7 or 4.8-inch indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Update : According to new rumors, Apple will unveil its next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 in July 2014.
Update : According to new rumors, Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 will feature an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, bigger 1/2.6 sensor and Optical Image Stabilizations. In addition to that iPhone 6 is rumored to feature a bezel free display. In a new leaked image (pictured below), iPhone 6 front panel is spotted with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5S panels.