A blurry photo that purports to be an image from Vodaphone reveals that a 4G iPhone 6 has made its way into the company’s product roster. But does this photo really deserve the press it’s getting?
Just when you thought the tech media had made peace with the reality that the overhauled iPhone 6 won’t be released until 2014, a new piece of evidence shows up in the rumor mill to suggest otherwise. The blurry, nondescript photo you see pictured above is being touted by the tech media as a possible clue that Apple in fact intends to release the iPhone 6 in 2013 — or at least plans to name the 2013 iPhone release “iPhone 6.”
Given what we know from the past, and the vagueness of this report, is the photo above enough proof to warrant the widespread news coverage — and the hope that the iPhone 6 could be soon arriving?
The iPhone rumor mill continues to create lofty expectations for future iPhone models, in spite of new Apple chief Tim Cook’s best efforts to manage reasonable consumer expectations and curtail the damaging effect to iPhone sales that rumor and buzz causes Cupertino each year. Just a few days after Cook admitted in an interview that the prospect of increasing the size of the iPhone’s display is unlikely in the near future, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek has publicly stated today in a memo that the iPhone 6 will arrive in June of 2014, and will indeed include a larger display.
Who should we believe — Cook or Misek? Read More
In the wake of any hard-hitting iPhone 6 news this morning, a new report popped on the wires regarding the possibility of seeing Swype come to the iPhone 6.
iPhone users have long awaited an improvement to the keyboard interface in iOS, looking for Apple to either adopt Swype, the line-drawing, mobile typing sensation that is standard equipment on Android phones, or something like it. Perhaps Siri was supposed to forge past Swype and encourage audio dictation in place of typing, but at present, users are still looking for a more streamlined approach to typing on the iPhone.
Is it possible that Cupertino could capitulate and adopt Swype in time for the iPhone 6 in 2014? Read More
While tech enthusiasts hope against hope that Apple will adopt Android-style display dimensions, Tim Cook suggests that Cupertino will stand pat with the current screen specs for the iPhone 6.
With the onset of larger-screened smartphone designs, those who follow consumer electronics continue to bemoan Apple’s reticence to adopt larger, more Android-like screen dimensions for the iPhone. After retaining the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch screen up until last year, the expanded display on the iPhone 5 was met with middling reviews, as the elongated screen failed to give some users the large, phablet-like real estate they’re looking for on future iPhones.
For those who are holding out hope that the iPhone 6 will finally debut a large, wide screen, recent comments from Tim Cook suggest that Apple is not looking to significantly revamp the iPhone 6′s display dimensions anytime soon. Read More
A subset of the iPhone community yearns for an iPhone 6 with a clear, holographic screen, in spite of the fact that the design is completely impossible and offers no practical function.
In the absence of any real iPhone 6 news to speak of, it gives us a chance to take a look at some of the more recent conceptualizations for the iPhone 6, and whether or not there is any possibility that they will materialize on the real iPhone 6 in 2014. The other day, we explored a recent conceptualization of the iPhone 6 with a wraparound AMOLED screen on both sides of the device — a striking design, no doubt, but almost completely lacking in function.
Another “new” set of concept photos depicts the iPhone 6 with a completely transparent screen [pictured above]. I put the term “new” in quotes, since this idea is actually as old as the hills — I remember seeing similar renderings in early 2011. Whether new or not, does the transparent-screened iPhone 6 offer us a glimpse into the future of the iPhone, or is it simply sic-fi? Read More
A new video rendering of an iPhone 6 with wraparound screen as seen in a recent Apple patent is fun — but the design fails to show how a screen on both sides would make any sense.
There is a definite disconnect between the iPhone that we all dream of and the iPhone that Apple designs and manufactures. To give you an idea of how easily bored and fickle we humans are, the general concept of the smartphone is already passé — it isn’t enough that our entire lives seems to focus around these incredible mobile devices. Now — and always — we need the design to go in a new, bold direction. Hence the continuous anticipation and disappointment associated with iPhone releases.
The iPhone community has already given up on the 5S, as we know that it’ll be only an incremental change. A great deal of hope, however, has been invested in the future release of the iPhone 6, ostensibly in 2014. Adding to the mystique is the appearance of an eyebrow-raising Apple patent, which depicts an iPhone form factor with no defined bezel and displays on both sides of the device. The patent has captivated imaginations not only because of its timing — the patent has been filed seemingly with enough time to implement its design in 2014 — but also because the design itself would seem to be possible, thanks to the maturation of flexible AMOLED screen technology, which seems like it’s getting ready to burst onto the smartphone scene.
In prompt fashion, the iPhone mock-up’ers have put together a cool, fun rendering of how this iPhone 6 could look. It’s fun to look at, but did the designers figure out even one practical use for having a screen on the rear side of an iPhone? Read More
Posted by Michael Nace under Uncategorized on Sunday Apr 14, 2013
A refreshed iPhone 5S this year will most likely be thin on hardware upgrades, but an easy, consistent assumption that Apple will bump up the processor to the A7 chip. However, recent reports suggest that the A7 chip may be slated for the iPhone 6 in 2014. Read More