iPhone 6 Bigger Size A Negative For Qualcomm

iPhone 6 Bigger Size A Negative For Qualcomm
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s upcoming iPhone 6 is anticipated to come in two different sizes, and both will have a bigger display than the iPhone 5S. We reported last month that Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354) insiders have confirmed that the iPhone 6 will hit the market in two versions – one with a 5.5-inch screen and another with 4.7-inch display. The smaller of the two versions will have a full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), but the phablet version is expected to sport a real 2K quad HD resolution (2,272 x 1,280 pixels).

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iPhone 6 to affect Qualcomm’s business

JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall said in a research note that he expects both versions of the iPhone 6 to be powered by a 64-bit A8 chipset. Other expected features include a 2GB RAM, 1,800 mAh battery, an improved iOS 8 and a higher price tag. Hall said that the increase in display size will help Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) meet the demand of customers who like bigger phones, and will affect the sales of high-end Android devices. It will have a negative impact on Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), which supplies processors to Android vendors.

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Rumors recently surfaced that the iPhone 6 will have a 10MP camera, contrary to previous reports that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will adhere to 8MP camera. Taiwanese sources have claimed that the upcoming iPhone will see a major update to the camera. Along with increased megapixels, the iPhone 6 is speculated to have a new lens providing better picture quality. According to MacRumors, it will also have a new filter, replacing the hybrid IR used in iPhone 5S, which will be manufactured by Japan’s JSR.

The latest reports show that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) communicated with the U.S. Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), discussing plans to start manufacturing at the Arizona plant by the end of February 2014. The Arizona plant will be producing sapphire glass. According to Apple Insider, the tech giant has received a patent over using sapphire glass on the iPhone screen.

Will iPhone 6 help you sleep better?

If the iPhone 6 really comes with a bigger screen, the device is likely to see some design changes. For example, it’s likely to have thinner bezels to keep the overall size of the iPhone 6 down. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) follows the philosophy of single-handed use. Keeping bezels thin will help users operate the device with a single hand despite a bigger screen.

Recently, rumors surfaced that the iOS 8 will have a new app called Healthbook. It will track the user’s fitness data such as glucose levels, heart rate, miles walked, calories burned, weight, hydration level, blood pressure, and medication reminder. Moreover, 9to5mac reported yesterday that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has hired Philips Research’s sleep research specialist Roy J.E.M Raymann. Maybe, your iPhone 6 will help you improve your sleep quality.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares fell 0.47% to $510.20 in pre-market trading Thursday.

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  1. Sigh…. Only 5.5 inch iPhone 6 :-(

    I heard rumors about 5.7″ to 6.0″ and really want the 6.0 inch phone.

    If Apple only has a 5.5 inch display, then I will have to go to a Samsung Note 2/3 or HTC MAX or Nokia Windows 6″ phone.

    I hope Apple does not come up short again against it’s competition…. But, they have disappointed be before….this time it will be their last and I will vote with my money.

    AND I hope the larger phone has a 3,200+ mAH battery in the larger form factor housing.

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