iPhone 6 release date is one of the major topics across web portals as iPhone 5s nears its first birthday after being released last September 2013. The new iPhone is rumored to have its two variants, which are the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch phablet model. As big screened smartphones are making their way in the industry, Apple must have come down to the decision of establishing its flagship phone with a bigger screen as well.
iPhone 6 phablet is revealed to be a entirely different iPhone now that it has a bigger screen size with a more premium metal design. The new iPhone may also sport sultry bodywork as Apple has been reported to have patents for liquidmetal 3D printing. It was reported that Apple employees filed patents of liquidmetal by the start of January this same year.
But as the hearsays about the new iPhone 6 phablet or iPhone Air increase over time, more people are becoming inquisitive regarding the phablet’s outperformance comparing to the existing iPhone 5s.
It can be concluded that the screen size of iPhone 6 phablet will be bigger than its predecessors. As claimed, iPhone 6 will have its 5.5-inch screen display, which will better the 4-inch display if iPhone 5s. In truth, iPhone 5s stays in the mini category since the smaller versions of flagship phones from giants like HTC, Samsung, and LG remain bigger than the size of iPhone 5s. The 5.5-inch phablet of iPhone 6 will be released alongside its 4.7-inch version.
The screen resolution of iPhone 6 phablet is anticipated to be higher as the unit’s size becomes bigger. If iPhone 5s has a pixel density of 326 ppi, iPhone 6 phablet can possibly have an outplay of 538 ppi. Another rumored resolution specification for iPhone 6 is 1,794 x 960 pixel screen, which is a revamp from the predecessors of the forthcoming flagship Apple handset.
Comparing to iPhone 5s, the new resolution will appear to be 1.5 times sharper horizontally and vertically in pixels. This perk up may be awkward and inconsistent for various apps in iPhone. This is the reason why others suggest that this resolution improvement may be tweaked a little to make existing iPhone apps consistently compatible with new upcoming models.
iPhone 5s has its straight bezel, but iPhone 6 phablet is anticipated to have a more rounded set of edges. In other words, iPhone 6 will likely be structured similarly to iPod Touch and iPad Air designs. The prototypes of iPhone 6 phablet show softer type of design compared to hard edges of iPhone 5s. A thinner iPhone can also be projected now that the phablet is approximated to adopt thinner framework and a possible thickness between 6mm and 7mm. The width, on the other hand, may be next to iPod touch’s thickness. At present, iPod touch has a thickness of 6.1 mm, whereas iPhone 5s has 7.6 mm.
It is reported that iPhone 6 phablet along with its 4.7-inch counterpart will have a different kind of glass material—sapphire glass. The tempered glass is projected to be used for iPhone 6’s display. Apple has long utilized Gorilla Glass in its iPhones, but reviews credited problems with the material.
The new material, sapphire glass, is the competitor to Gorilla Glass 3. It is supplied by GT Advanced Technologies and simply not the typical glass material you can find. The sapphire glass is a harder, more scratch-proof, and more pliant material comparing to Gorilla Glass 3.
With the new material present in Apple’s new phablet, the handset will likely be lightweight in general. There will also be a stronger guarantee that the handset will become more resistant to shatters, which are attributed to constant cracks and scratches on the phone’s display.
The sapphire rumor is quite doable since Apple had already used the material for the home button and camera lens of its present flagship phone, iPhone 5s. The only problem troubling people today is the expensiveness of the material. Phones using sapphire glass appear to be overpriced.
There will be conservative upgrade in terms of iPhone 6 phablet and iPhone 5s power performance. If Apple made a key step in moving iPhone 5s to 64-bit architecture, it can be expected that this movement will continue with the bigger iPhone.
iPhone 5s runs with A7 processor, which gives people the hope of A8 processor for the next iPhone 6. The A8 central processing unit is projected to be clocked at 2 Ghz, which is an advancement from iPhone 5s’ 1.3 GHz. Extra power is also expected from the new phablet as the architecture scale of the handset is estimated to create a big leap. Decent iPhone stamina is awaited from the rumored 20nm architecture of iPhone 6 phablet, which is a switch from 28nm architecture in iPhone 5s.
Additions to the iPhone 6 phablet performance hearsays include the new 128 GB option, wireless charging, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, and NFC chip, which are all not found in the existing iPhone flagship.
iPhone 5s runs iOS 7 and the handset users are anticipating for the upcoming iOS 8, which is set for release this year. If rumors are true and iPhone 6 will be shipped with the new Apple mobile OS, the phablet will possibly adapt brilliant and stirring features from the new OS. According to reviews, the new Apple iOS will have an interface greatly similar to 7’s modern, brighter, and lighter UI. Apart from this, the new OS is declared to be carrying tons of new features, including those for Messages, Mail, Photos, and other apps. Notifications and widgets will become more interactive and friendly as well, which may mark Apple’s approaching Androidification era.
A boost in storage options is likely with iPhone 6 5.5-inch model. Until now, there is no available 128 GB iPhone, but Apple already released an augmented iPad storage space. By using this logic, it can be said that iPhone 6 having a larger capacity is feasible.
Nonetheless, pushing for a larger capacity may not be abided by most consumers, especially now that this will result to device value increase.
It is a controversy whether Apple will be able to put its anticipated phablet’s battery life into a boost, especially now that it will have a bigger screen. As projected, the new phablet will have its 2,500 mAh battery, which will outperform the 1,560 mAh battery of iPhone 5s. However, this report has been countered by another rumor stating that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will contain a big 2,915 mAh battery, which is sensible for a bigger sized iPhone 6. Alongside the battery power for iPhone 6 phablets, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is estimated to have a capacity between 1,800 mAh to 1,900 mAh.
A significant improvement in camera feature is awaited from iPhone 6 phablet. This is a movement from the common 8-megapixel tradition of Apple found in iPhone 5s. There are gossips stating that Apple may boost the camera sensor capacity to 10 megapixels and aperture from f/2.2 to f/1.8. If the recent rumor is untrue, then the juicy report saying iPhone 6 will feature a 13-megapixel camera sensor is possible. A big alteration in camera resolution for Apple is feasible since it had resisted resolution increment for the past years. It had used 8-megapixel sensor in iPhone 4s and never changed since then.
Leaks suggested that iPhone 6 will use the Sony IMX220 sensor, which is also found in Sony Xperia Z3. The latest chip generation sensor is larger than those found in Galaxy S5 and Lumia 930. The handset may likely compete with Android phones if the rumors are true hinting that iPhone 6 will be able to capture resolutions up to 4K and record video at high resolution as much as 3,840 x 1,080 pixels.
When Will It Be Available
It is a big question when will iPhone 6 phablet be obtainable. Although there is the September gossip of releasing the new iPhone 6, people suggested that launching the two variants of flagship phone at the same time is quite impossible. Apple may perhaps settle with presenting its 4.7-inch variant for iPhone 6 and the much awaited phablet release may be delayed.
Apple Insider also released a statement by Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI analyst, indicating that the launching of iPhone 6 phablet may be postponed until next year. If not, it may be available to consumers by latter part of the year’s fourth quarter. The reason of the postponement is the handset’s in-cell touch panel technical issues. The metal casing of the device also encounters color unevenness. Though the 4.7-inch model of iPhone 6 may be running across the same issues, it is expected that it will launch first.
With the rumors circulating and presently being passed from one source to another, one thing is for sure– iPhone 6 5.5-inch model will make a difference and outperform iPhone 5s. If rumors are accurate, Apple indeed spared rooms for iPhone improvements in terms of software, performance, and camera among others.