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 impressive, new Apple patent outlines a plan for an audacious, new smartphone design that deploys a curved screen around the entire device. Could this be the iPhone 6?
When it comes to concepts, it never seems like the futuristic concept becomes a reality. Think about concept cars: those amazing, next-generation drawings and renderings of other-worldly cars rarely turn out a finished product that we end up driving. Design concepts for everything tend to turn out to be iterative and evolutionary, rather than groundbreaking and revolutionary. The iPhone is a great example of this reality in play, as we prepare this year for what is likely to be a refreshed iPhone 5S.
A new patent from Apple, however, suggests that Cupertino has a next-generation design in mind for a future iPhone that, based on what we know about new technology coming down the pike, could turn out to be the elusive iPhone 6.
A financial analyst with Barclays believes that the iPhone 6 will launch in 2013 along with the iPhone 5S — and that it will be the long-rumored budget iPhone, not an overhaul of the iPhone 5.
We may have just heard the final possible variation in the exponentially increasing iPhone rumor mill for 2013, which now suggests that the iPhone 6 will indeed launch in 2013, along with the iPhone 5S. But the real kicker? The iPhone 6 won’t be the large-screened overhaul that many are anticipating, but rather the el cheap-o iPhone that some believe Apple must produce in order to remain competitive in the smartphone market. Read More
A respected financial tech analyst is predicting that the 2013 iPhone will feature the long-rumored fingerprint/biometrics security scanner. Even if this is the case, it’s hard to believe that we’ll see something like that on the iPhone 6 (or 5S) unless iWallet is also released.
It’s hard to keep all of the swirling 2013 iPhone rumors in line, what with some sites referring to it as the “iPhone 5S” and others the “iPhone 6.” Here at the iPhone 6 News Blog, we are going on the assumption (yes, a mere assumption — certainly no hard evidence to back it up) that Apple will release a refreshed iPhone 5S this year and an overhauled iPhone 6 in 2014. Thus, the focus of this blog is on what the next overhauled iPhone might feature.
And, to be sure, it certainly could feature the long-anticipated fingerprint scanner as a next-generation security measure, ostensible as a complement to the eventual release of iWallet. The thing is, one of those crazy tech analysts is saying that the fingerprint scanner is coming this year. Read More