This new iPhone 6 concept video reveals a design that factors in highly sought-after features, such as a 3D camera and curved screen, with a form factor that evokes the iPhone 5.
Don’t like the iPhone 5′s form factor? Then you’re probably not going to like this iPhone 6 concept video. The new design, with supposes what some of the hottest rumored features might look on the highly anticipated 2014 iPhone, evokes the overall look and feel of the iPhone 5, but with some flashy upgrades.
Is this a realistic design for the iPhone 6?
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
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
A new Apple job posting suggests that Cupertino is beginning to work with fingerprint scanner technology, heavily rumored for the iPhone 5S. But if Apple is
hiring techs for this technology now, it’s more likely that biometric technology will arrive on next year’s iPhone 6 instead.
The reading of the Apple tea leaves is part intrigue, part insanity. Every year, we engage in the pastime of scrutinizing Apple marketing collateral, job postings, and quirks on the apple.com website as indicators of future Apple events. It’s not entirely our fault; the Steve Jobs era of Apple did plenty to instill this fervor. But it’s now a much more sober company under the direction of Tim Cook — yet we as a rumor mill still continue analyze patents, job postings, and innuendo, and imagine that they prognosticate the short-term future of Apple products like the iPhone.
This past week, we had another one of those Apple job postings that has the rumor mill alight, with the media pointing to it as proof positive that the iPhone 5S will have a fingerprint scanner. But given what we know already about the iPhone 5S — and the way Apple does things — does the job posting actually make more sense in suggesting fingerprint scanner tech for the iPhone 6 in 2014 instead? Read More
A widely circulated report highlights Steve Jobs’ involvement in developing the next two iPhones. Read how the tech media is most likely misinterpreting it to mean the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6.
In spite of the fact that Apple remains at the top of the tech sector, most people would agree that Cupertino has seen a downturn since the death of Steve Jobs. While it is possible that Apple was destined to come off of its highs at some point, one cannot escape the distinct possibility that all of the intangibles that Steve Jobs brought to Apple — his larger than life personality, his ability to prognosticate the future of consumer technology, and his ability to create buzz — is all sorely missed. Tim Cook was a viable replacement, but he is a manager, not a visionary.
However, for those of us who still lament the loss of Steve Jobs, it might come as a relief to know that he most likely had his hands in the development of the next two iPhones. However, the tech media — which is currently reporting this story to mean the 2013 “iPhone 5S” and 2014 “iPhone 6″ may not be doing the story justice. I think there’s reason to believe that Jobs had his eye on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. Read More