Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 is a real mystery. Although there was initial speculation that the iPhone 5S would be the next smartphone from Apple, there are reports that the iPhone 6 may come out this year as well.

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Apple Working On The New iPhone

Right now, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on the next great iPhone and they want to keep everything under wraps until the company is ready to unveil their next product as well as future products. According to Gotta Be Mobile, “Apple will certainly release an iPhone this year, and while some are calling for Apple to skip the iPhone 5S and go straight to the iPhone 6 in 2013, this isn’t likely.”

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 5S release is a smart play that keeps many consumers happier with their purchase longer, and matches up with the two-year contract system in play at most iPhone carriers in the U.S. In early May the iPhone 6 popped up in a carrier system in the UK, showing a 4G iPhone 6 name in a list of devices. The leak showed a 12M in front of the iPhone 6 listing, but nothing more. This placeholder could be for the iPhone 5S, and is not an indication that Vodafone has advance knowledge of an iPhone 6 release in 2013.

Analyst Claims On Release Of iPhone 6

Several analysts have claimed the iPhone 6 will arrive in 2013 but they have yet to share the anticipated date. Glen Yeung (from Citi Research) is one of those analysts, but he predicts the highly anticipated phone will debut during the first quarter of 2014. Jeffries analyst Peter Misek predicts the phone will come out during the early summer of 2014.

As for the design of the iPhone 6, there are reports that it will feature a larger display with a more impressive resolution. Although we have yet to see any leaked images of the upcoming smartphone, there are reports that the new phone will feature an overall thinner design. There are also numerous concepts or ideas for the next phone. Such ideas include a wrap-around design and water-proof phone.

One thing is for certain: there are a lot of expectations for the iPhone 6.