The iPhone 6 is arguably the most anticipated Apple smartphone ever. Since the iPhone 5s and 5c were essentially just updated versions of the iPhone 5, there’s a lot of pressure on Apple to make the iPhone 6 distinctly different and better.The announcement of IOS 8 has given us a sneak peek of what the iPhone 6 may have to offer, including a bigger screen, higher definition camera and more storage – but we’d expect that anyway. It’s thought that 2 iPhones may be released this year; a 4.7 inch iPhone and a 5.5 inch iPhone-iPad hybrid, or iPhablet has the internet has called it. September 9th is tipped to be a likely launch date, though whether we’ll be introduced to both devices then remains to be seen.
This is the bit we all really want to know about! The 4.7 inch screen has been confirmed by a number of websites so that’s looking pretty certain – especially when you look at the massive competition from other manufacturers on the market.
A new makeover?
It’s looking likely that the iPhone 6 will include a re-design, as Apple tradition is generally to revamp the ‘main’ new models rather than the in-between s and c handsets. As with previous models, it’ll probably be thinner and lighter – though because of the bigger size it’s thought the sleep/wake button may be moved to the side to make the phone easier to use.
Hit the road, jack
To make the iPhone 6 significantly thinner, Apple could completely remove the 3.5mm headphone jack – the thickest component of the device. But fear not, music lovers – Apple has announced a program that allows third party companies to make Lightning connected headphones so there’s no need for such a large headphone jack.
No drama with panorama
A Bloomberg report published in June reiterates the rumour of a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch device. It also suggests that the iPhone 6 will have a curved glass screen to wrap around the edge of their device, offering a bezel-less edge to edge display. It’s thought the iPhone 6 will have a higher display resolution of about 386ppi, in comparison to the 5s’ 326ppi display.
Dots and sapphires
Many have high hopes for the iPhone 6 display as it’s suggested that Apple are using technology called quantum dots, which allows for the emitting of specific quantities of light resulting in a wider range of more accurate colours.
Sapphire glass, currently used on the iPhone 5s Touch ID Home button and the rear facing camera, is rumoured to be the screen of choice for the iPhone 6. Twice as durable as Gorilla Glass and virtually scratch free (according to the makers), could it be the end of despair over smashed iPhone screens?
Don’t hold your breath – there are conflicting rumours that Sapphire glass will only be used on the 5.5 inch iPhone, if at all, because of low yield rates and problems with processing the material. But we’ll just have to wait and see!
Whatever Apple have got in store for the iPhone 6, we hope it lives up to the hype! In any case, demand is sure to be as high as ever for the latest iPhone, and no doubt there will be a few unfortunate incidents which result in a brand new iPhone not looking quite so new! Luckily, the iPhone Surgery is on hand to help, with a wide range of iPhone 6 repairs available as soon as the new device is launched. In the meantime, we still over high quality, fast iPhone and iPad repairs across the country from our walk-in repair centres and postal repair service. So if you’re ever in need of iPhone repairs, look no further than the iPhone Surgery!