Well, that's it, everyone! According to this BGR story, there's nothing left to know about the iPhone 6; we have all the information already.
Wait, no we don't.
The "insider" mentioned in the headline is none other than Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst with KGI Securities. Granted, Kuo has had some reliable reports about unreleased Apple products in the past, but he's also been wrong -- a lot. And not just wrong about small things, like the TouchID sensor being convex (it's recessed and flat) or his insistence that the iPhone 5s would have a 128GB model at launch, but bigger things, such as all-new Retina MacBooks and the launch of a "low-cost" iPad mini.
So, with that all in mind, allow us to react to this allegedly thunder-stealing report that "may have taken all the mystery out of Apple's upcoming next-generation iPhone launches later this year."
Beginning with the main flagship iPhone 6 model, Kuo reports that it will indeed feature a new 4.7-inch display panel.
The analyst also says Apple's new iPhone will feature a big design overhaul that is much thinner, and the bezel on the sides of the display will be reduced by between 10% and 20% so that the phone can still be used comfortably with one hand despite the larger screen.
Interestingly, Kuo believes that Apple will add NFC chips to this year's iPhone models.
The new iPhone phablet will feature a full HD 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display that measures 5.5 inches diagonally, according to Kuo. That works out to a pixel density of 401 ppi.
Apple's first phablet will seemingly sport specs that are very similar to the smaller iPhone 6 model, including the A8 processor, NFC and Touch ID. The battery will be much larger, however, with Kuo suggesting that it will be between 50% and 70% bigger than the current iPhone 5s battery.
Kuo also says that the power/sleep/wake button on both new iPhone models will be moved from the top of the phone to the side, so it can be reached more easily on the larger phones. Many large Android phones have the power button situated on the side as well.
The analyst claims that Apple will switch from Gorilla Glass to sapphire crystal to cover the iPhone's displays, but possibly only on the high-end models with 64GB of memory. This is due to supply constraints, Kuo said, though ultimately Apple will supposedly move all of its iPhone models to sapphire.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 4.7 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 8 megapixels
- Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in
- Weight 4.55 oz
- Released 2014-09-19