Apple iPhone 6, iOS 8 – Release Date And Specs [RUMOR]


Not only is the iPhone 6 only months away from a likely release date, and possibly weeks away from being announced, but there has been some interesting breaking news in the last couple of days about the iOS 8 operating system. It seems certain that the iPhone 6 will be bundled with a brand new iOS 8 operating system, so now is a good time to look at the latest rumors about iOS 8, as well as assessing what we know about the iPhone 6 at this point in time.

iOS 8 release date

The first thing to note about iOS 8 is that we could be hearing about it in very due course. Apple is expected to reveal the existence of this new operating system during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014, which is taking place from 2-6 June in San Francisco. This is unlikely to be a radical departure from previous iterations of iOS in design terms, but there are numerous new features rumored to be part of the new Apple operating system.


Perhaps the most significant new function which is rumored to be part of the new iOS 8 operating system is Healthbook. Apple fans will have heard murmurings about this application previously, but Digital Trends is expecting it to be bundled with iOS 8 and all compatible devices. Healthbook seems to fit into a new Apple strategy which is to be focused on health and fitness.

Although Apple has been tight lipped on the existence of this application, screenshots of Healthbook appeared on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, which was later picked up on by 9to5Mac. Although the precise feature set of Healthbook is not known yet, 9to5Mac states that one can expect the app to monitor blood oxygen saturation, blood sugar levels, hydration, and respiratory rate. Sleep tracking could also be part of Healthbook.

iOS 8 and iWatch integration

This is another product about which Apple hasn’t exactly opened up; the company has yet to confirm the existence of the iWatch. But an Apple smartwatch could be described as quite possibly the worst kept secret in the world. Media and Apple blogs have been talking about this at length for quite some time, and it seems likely that with a possibly iWatch release later in the year that iOS 8 will feature strong integration with this forthcoming device. Some blogs have speculated that the iWatch itself might appear at WWDC, but this seems wide of the mark based on past precedent.

iOS 8 split-screen

A final rumor about iOS 8 is that it will offer split-screen functionality. The International Business Times has suggested that this will be part of iOS 8 when it is released, and this could be a particular boon for future iPad releases.

Apple iPhone 6, iOS 8 - Release Date And Specs [RUMOR]

iPhone 6 size

Moving on to the iPhone 6 itself, and there is still no definitive line on what size we can expect the iPhone 6 to be, although the existence of a model with a 4.7-inch display appears to be a constant among all sources. The existence of a larger iPhone 6 continues to be a persistent murmur, but the release of a phablet-sized iPhone 6 seems less certain than it was a few months ago.

Dummy iPhones are already appearing on Ebay, apparently based on leaked documents and dimensions, but such devices are notoriously inaccurate.

iPhone 6 solar panelling

In terms of deciphering the future direction of the iPhone 6, patent applications are one of the best ways to gather a few secrets from Apple. And Apple has been making rather a lot of patent applications recently. The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published 49 newly granted patents for Apple, and among them was one for integrated solar technology. This suggests that Apple will include solar panelling within the iPhone is some capacity.

Apple iPhone 6, iOS 8 - Release Date And Specs [RUMOR]

iPhone 6 touch sensitive capabilities

Additionally, Apple has also recently made patent applications with regard to touch sensitive sensors, which suggests that Apple may include capacitive touch sensor panels within the forthcoming iPhone 6. This suggests actually a fairly radical change in the design of the iPhone 6, as this will surely see the iconic ‘Home’ button disappear from iPhones for good. It is also suggested that this move could lead to the iPhone being thicker and heavier than expected, but the proof of this will be in the pudding.

Spec list

Because Apple hasn’t even confirmed the existence of the iPhone 6 yet – indeed, it is still very much promoting the iPhone 5S – the expected specifications of the device oscillate on a seemingly weekly basis. But at the time of writing, it appears that Apple will utilize the next generation 64-bit A8 processor in the iPhone 6 handset, that there will be up to 128 GB internal storage, and that Siri will be improved and a TouchID fingerprint sensor included. A Sony and Apple collaboration could see the iPhone 6 camera weigh in at 13-megapixels as well.

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Christopher Morris
Christopher Morris is a passionate player of video games since the days of Space Invaders, and is extensively published on the subjects of Business, Technology and Politics. Chris also contributes to Yahoo.

16 Comments on "Apple iPhone 6, iOS 8 – Release Date And Specs [RUMOR]"

  1. They did not create the smart phone market. Palm did, and Apples first try at it flopped badly. As a mater of fact had they not got all of their computers in schools when you were a young kid chances are you would care less about them today. When you are done with your candy check out some other great smart phones out there. You will be surprised.

  2. another $22,000 day racking up!!!!! can’t wait for the launch news and it could come a month early too, which will be even more impressive…

  3. Bartholomew Bropleh | May 26, 2014, 7:39 am at 7:39 am |

    There is nothing that will get me away from apple products. I love apple products

  4. I’m thinking a 5.5″ would be too big to carry around in my pocket. But I just got my 5s last October, so I should have time to check them both out before I’m ready to upgrade. That is, if they’re really coming out.

  5. Same here. I switched from HTC EVO to the 5s. While I have some minor complaints, I find I find I use the iphone much, much more. It does just work a lot better and smoothly. I also find that most apps seemed to be designed better too. Glad I switched.

  6. Bought an Iphone 5s last December, and so far for me the problems I had with it are so minor compared to the problems I had when I had an android phone.. I will never buy an android phone ever again.. Apple rules.. Apple doesnt just sell products just for the sake to be first.. but they carefully think of every detail to be almost perfect to be called a smartphone. Other’s have the technolgy apple have, but apple just does it better.

  7. Learn to read, Douchebag – I didn’t say they created the first smartphone, I said they created the smartphone market.

  8. no they did not create the smartphone… wrong again…

  9. You’ve never owned an Apple product nor do you know anything about the company. They created the smartphone market and they don’t put out releases every six months. Go spread your Android filth elsewhere.

  10. good for you.

  11. Love it!!! look at the screen shot and they have aapl stock at $443.47!!!! When the hell was that photo taken???. I bought 2,200 shares at ~~that price last year, and of course, you do the math. HEAVEN!!! My son told me to wait for this phone and I’m glad I did,,,, will use “some” of my profits to replace my nokia. My split on June 2nd will get me to 15,400 shares, and as much as some think, it will go to $100/share shortly after..this will be the biggest cell phone launch…..period. Now all the hedge funds who were backing away want a piece of the pie(pun). Should be big increases over the next few week,,, just like friday. MAN!!!! Love those $20k days. Will hopefully be up $600k here shortly. Funds are expecting another 20% upside here,,, funny how they have bashed the stock for almost 1.5 years, now,,,, looks like they are eating crow for not getting in. Thank GOD! I don’t follow anal-yst- idiots!!!!!

  12. I think Apple should skip the 4.7″ and go straight to the 5.5″ iPhone 6 model. It the only one that going sell anyways.

  13. I want 3GB of RAM. A 13mp camera, and the phabet size at least 5.5 inches must be true for me to even consider apple again. Otherwise Im getting a Galaxy Note 4.

  14. NY CHRI$$$ ???????????????????????????????????? | May 25, 2014, 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm |

    Cant wait

  15. Finally, Apple joins the real world of smart phones!
    Just remember iPhone 7 will be out in 6 mo’s to fix the problems, that users find in 6.
    I was an iPhone user, 3G and 4, had to many issues with them, so switched.

  16. ShirleyMajor Langer | May 25, 2014, 10:42 am at 10:42 am |

    Hope u r right.
    Absolutely amazing product.

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