Washington: The iPhone 6 will be bigger, more powerful and slimmer than the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 is coming, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. With less than two weeks before the iPhone 6 launch date, rumours and leaks are flying thick and fast. Here’s what we think we know so far.
The consensus is that Apple will release two different iPhone 6 models, one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a 5.5-inch screen. The larger iPhone may be called the iPhone 6L. Multiple reports suggest that only one of the two iPhone 6 models will go on sale in September. The larger model may be weeks or even months later due to production issues.
The charger has been redesigned to offer faster charging, there’s a bigger battery and at least some models are expected to have super-tough sapphire glass displays. The case is so thin that the camera lens protrudes. Expect a faster processor – Apple’s A8 – and a faster 4G radio.
Reports of reversible USB cables have been debunked – apparently Apple’s experimenting with the design but hasn’t ordered any – and wireless charging is rather unlikely. Some rumours say the iPhone 6 will have a NFC (Near Field Communication) chip like Android phones do, but those rumours have said the same thing about every iPhone since the iPhone 3G.
And if it is, Apple’s likely to give that storage a hilarious price tag. Chinese website Tencent says that the 16GB model has been canned, with the entry level model coming with 32GB. We’d expect prices to be similar to the current iPhone 5S, which starts at £549 unlocked. The larger model is likely to cost more. That’s what multiple reports tell us, anyway. Apple usually releases the iPhone in the UK at the same time as the US. If history repeats we’d expect iPhone 6s to reach the shops in mid-to-late September.