Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has big plans for the upcoming iPhone 6. The latest report indicates the next generation Apple smartphone will be a phablet.

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iPhone 6: A larger Apple phone possibly in the works

Brian White (analyst for Cantor Fitzgerald) recently filed a report from the information he gathered at the international Computex trade show. He reports that phone accessory makers have increased production of products that would fit a 5.5 iPhone. Despite numerous rumors stating Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) would not release a phablet-style phone, it appears such a device may be in the works after all.

Of course, it is important to point out that nothing is set in stone nor has Apple confirmed anything. Furthermore, accessory makers don’t always get it right when it comes to guessing about new device specs. Several years ago before the iPhone 4S debuted, there were numerous rumors that Apple would skip the 4S and launch a larger iPhone.

White also noted that although a handful of firms dared to make accessories that would fit a 5.5 inch version, most accessory makers still play it safe by providing accessories for a 4.7 inch screen phone.

iOS 8 will bring longer battery life

One thing we can expect from the upcoming iPhone 6 is a longer battery life. A recent news report from the Daily Mail pointed out Apple did not mention that iOS 8 will offer an improved battery life. During the presentation slide session at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shared that iOS 8 will help monitor battery usage. This will enable users to see which applications use the most power and should be closed in an effort to conserve battery power.

Not surprisingly, Android already has a battery monitoring feature. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may be a little late in the game with improved battery management, but it’s still better late than never. iOS 8 will be available for all later this year, likely just in time for the release of the upcoming iPhone 6.

via: Business Insider