Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced that the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will begin on June 2. But the company is unlikely to launch the iPhone 6 at the event. The latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 6 will enter production in May and reach the public in September. As rumors build up ahead of its launch, consumers will wait for the upcoming iPhone rather than buying the current models. Let’s explore some of the latest rumors targeting its features, specifications and technologies.
iPhone 6 to have the same design but bigger size
A new set of iPhone 6 images allegedly leaked on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo suggest that the new smartphone will carry the same design. The caption on the images claims that they were taken at Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd. (TPE:2354), which produces iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL).
Going by the images, the iPhone 6 will be much thinner than existing models. The latest reports suggest that the iPhone 6 will be 7.1 mm thick, compared to the 7.6 mm thickness of the iPhone 5S. The edges in the leaked prototype are also more rounded than the existing models.
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The images also suggest that the main camera module will protrude from the back. That would give it a similar look to the back panels of the fifth-generation iPod Touch. The photos indicate that the Cupertino-based tech giant will ditch the dual-tone two-LED set-up. It’s the second time a leaked iPhone 6 image shows the smartphone without a dual-LED flash.
New Wi-Fi chip can double iPhone 6 download speeds
Multiple reports suggest that the iPhone 6 will be launched in two sizes–4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. According to Nikkei, the 5.5-inch model is currently in the works, and both devices will be launched at the same time. The bigger screen size may prompt a considerable number of Android users to migrate to the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) camp. However, a report earlier this week claimed that the 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6 might be delayed.
What’s more, the iPhone 6 may have the fastest Wi-Fi. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s partner Broadcom has developed a new Wi-Fi chip that is likely to make its way into the iPhone 6. Broadcom claims that its new chip will double the performance of music and video downloads, increase upload speeds, ramp up Wi-Fi range and improve the battery life.
iPhone 6 camera to sport optical image stabilization
The tech grapevine suggests that the iPhone 6 will also have an upgraded 64-bit chip, 10 MP main camera, a scratch-proof sapphire glass display, solar charging and a bezel-less screen. It is also expected to have a number of health & fitness monitoring features.
According to a report on Weibo, the next iPhone camera will have a larger sensor measuring 1/2.6 inches. The iPhone 6 camera will also sport an optical image stabilization feature that makes photos steadier and improves image quality.