The next iPhone – which the internet is nominally calling the iPhone 6 through basic numerical guesswork – is probably the most hotly anticipated gadget on the planet right now. cheap iPhone, before the year is out. What this article is concerned with however are rumours relating to the next fully formed smartphone fromApple. Here you'll find all the latest news on the iPhone 6 including possible release dates, the rumours as well as upcoming features and specs that T3.com has managed to sift from the big, bad world of the internet. Apple’s policy of zero information prior to actually launching the product has always acted as petroleum for the iPhone 6 rumours. As such, tips, speculation and murmurings as to what the iPhone 6 will be started to appear almost as soon as the iPhone 5 was launched. Some industry punts are so specific they cause some eyebrow raising – one even predicts not only that a cheaper iPhone will be launched, but that we’ll see it in May, and that by the end of the year it will sell 53 million units. While the analyst in question will certainly be on for a big win at the bookies if that particular bet comes in, we bring you a round up of some of the other seemingly logical rumours.
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Apple iPhone 6 specs
Perhaps the hardest thing to gauge about any new iPhone is what exactly is going to be inside it.
If Apple decides to update the current dual-core A6 to a quad-core A6X for the iPhone 5S, then we can assume it will make the jump to an A7 chip in time for the iPhone 6.
Given Apple’s history with incremental updates, any A7 chip is likely to be a quad-core affair rather than the octo-core chip inside the Samsung Galaxy S4.
We’ve already discussed NFC, but the iPhone 6 will certainly have plenty in terms of wireless connectivity, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the latest iteration of the technology which, in theory, will allow you to hit browsing speeds of 1GBps. There’s almost certainly going to be more advanced 4G LTE on board the iPhone 6, which is a good thing as by the time it gets here, the standard will have been adopted by all the main UK networks. In terms of storage, we’d expect the conventional 16, 32 and 64GB options to appear as standard. But, given the recent 128GB upgraded iPad range there’s nothing to suggest Apple couldn’t provide a 128GB iPhone 6 model.
Apple iPhone 6 release date
One of many analysts jumping in with thoughts on the iPhone 6 release date has said it won’t be ready until 2014. “Apple's iPhone uses a technology called 'in-cell,' which essentially meshes the touch screen with the glass screen into one thin display. Its partners can't get good enough yields making those displays bigger to launch the iPhone 6 this year," says Peter Mise, an analyst at Jeffries & Co, in a report picked up by Macrumours.
The report goes on to say that the software will also have a bearing on development, as the next version of iOS isn’t likely to be ready until next year.
"The next iPhone will run on a 20 nm processor, allowing it to add more cores, possibly four or eight. To take advantage of the new processing speed, iOS will have to be upgraded. The new iOS architecture might not be ready until 2014,” the report says. Serial rumour-peddler Digitimes disagrees with us however, citing that a mid-2013 release could be on the cards for the “next generation iPad and iPhone series”. This would of course work with Apple’s annual conference, the WWDC. But there's a good chance we won't see the iPhone 6 until next year.