iPhone 6 – What We Know

iPhone 6 – What We Know

It appears that barring a catastrophe, we are set to see the iPhone 6 sometime this autumn.

Though optimists are hoping for a June release, coinciding with the launch of iOS 8, a September release is closer to reality, given that this is the month when previous models have been released. This is one of many little nuggets of information we’re receiving about Apple’s newest iPhone baby, which also happens to be arguably the brand’s most highly anticipated model.

Here are a few more pieces of information we’ve gathered about Apple’s flagship smartphone.

Size

About a month ago images were leaked from China of the dummy version of the iPhone 6 and broadcast on usually-reliable site Nowhereelse.fr.

They showed a mock-up of the iPhone 6 side by side with the iPhone 5S, its predecessor.

The unreleased iPhone appeared to be slimmer and sleeker, with more curvy edges. It was rumoured that the iPhone 6 would be a super-slim 6.1mm, but the source of the leaked images provided more realistic dimensions of 7mm. Still, this is a significant improvement on the iPhone 5S’s 7.6mm.

Display

One of the features the iPhone community has been clamouring for, after seeing Samsung launch the 5-inch Galaxy S4, is a bigger screen. The Apple genie has finally granted their wish, giving them a 4.7-inch gadget they can use to better enjoy their media.

And word is that a 5.5 inch version of the iPhone 6 will be made available not long after the smaller one is launched.

The screen will not just be bigger, it will boast better image quality. Users will feast on images from an Ultra-Retina screen with a pixel density of 389 pixels per inch. This is thanks to a 1704×960 screen resolution.

Software

The new iPhone will run on a brand new platform, iOS 8, and not the iOS 7 of the iPhone 5S. This new operating system is set to be launched in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Running the new OS will be a brand new processor, the A8 chip which will offer a 64-bit technology. Among the apps available on this phone will be a ramped-up version of the Healthbook app and an improvement of the Siri song-recognition software.

Other features

Apple are said to have enlisted the help of Sony to develop a much more powerful camera than the 8 megapixel camera in the iPhone 5S.

Able to support the 802.11ac wireless networking standard, the iPhone 6 will be capable of connecting you at speeds of up to 1 GB/s.

A tech/mobile fanatic, with over a decade of experience, now writing for mobilephonuser.co.uk
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