Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the iPhone 5S last month and, not surprisingly, some tech fans have expressed plans to wait until next year for the iPhone 6. Fans are waiting for a new phone that has a more futuristic look, and they may just get what they want if recent rumors are correct.
iPhone 6 new concept design
A new concept design speculates a larger phone that’s somewhere between 4.8 inches to 5 inches. The design also features an edge-to-edge screen and a view-lock that enables users to capture video footage at different angles. iPhone users could also focus and zoom in (or out) with a simple slide of the finger. This concept design was also made from new materials like magnesium and has new glass to protect the display.
The phone would also feature a fingerprint scanner and 64GB of internal storage.
Apple can’t just suddenly make an iPhone with a bigger display
Claire Hopping for Know Your Mobile recently offered some details as to what we can expect from next year’s Apple phone. She explained, “Much of what we’re hearing at the moment is conjecture. But the next iPhone update is likely to be a very significant one – it’s a solid number update, and that means big changes. Not incremental ones, as we saw with 3GS, 4S and 5S. The iPhone 6 will be the handset that sees Apple implement larger displays and that isn’t conjecture – it’s fact. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) can’t just suddenly make an iPhone with a bigger display –– it’s a huge process that starts months and months before release. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has to order millions of components for production and certain analysts and market-watchers have a knack for spotting these ‘orders’.”
“Our meeting with a tech supply chain vendor highlighted a bigger iPhone is in the works, and our contact expects a launch in the 2Q:14/3Q:14 time frame,” said Brian White of Cantor Fitzgerald. White added that this product –– a larger iPhone –– has been in development for over a year.
A larger smartphone would be a huge plus for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans, who kind of expect the Cupertino-based tech giant to step up their game. Android makers like LG and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) already offer larger phablet-style phones.