Tell-Tale Rumors About the iPhone
The release of any iPhone is marked by a state of frenzy—both amongst the average gadget freak and the industry critic—that is not seen for any other product. Serpentine queues start to form in front of the stores selling this iconic Apple product days before the launch.
The days afterwards are marked by news, reviews, and analyses of the new phone and comparisons with its predecessors. The obsession with any iPhone is not limited to the days just before and after the launch of a new model. Any rumor about a new iPhone model in the making too becomes viral in an instant and spreads across the tech-obsessed world and takes over the imagination of the toys-obsessed boys (and girls too). Right now, rumors about the iPhone 6 are doing the rounds in the tech world.
What do the Rumor Mills have to Say About the iPhone 6?
Rumor mills have gone into an overdrive trying to keep a step ahead of Apple in breaking the (supposed) latest piece of news on the iPhone. According to the rumors, the production for the iPhone 6 is already underway and Apple will probably release this model sometime in August this year.
This exciting piece of news has been supplied by MacRumors and Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times. However, before these news sources "leaked" this bit of information, Reuters had already given an inkling that Apple was probably about to start production work on the next generation of iPhones in full swing.
The current crop of iPhones in the market—the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c—sport four-inch screens. The next generation of iPhones—the iPhone 6 suite—will sport larger screens. According to the rumors circulating in the tech world, Apple intends to release two versions of the iPhone 6. One will have a 4.7-inches display while the other will flaunt a 5.5-inch screen.
These rumors are based on two pieces of information that have come to light recently. Pegatron, Apple’s supplier, has reportedly received about 15 percent of the total production order for this new iPhone. On the other hand, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, another Apple supplier, has received orders for the initial batch of TouchID fingerprint sensors. Incidentally, these sensors will also be fitted into the next generation of iPad Mini and iPad Air devices.
Rumors About the Technology Behind the iPhone 6
It seems that the rumor mills have been working overtime to keep those interested fed with the latest from the iPhone 6 world. For instance, bits and pieces of information about certain technical specifications of the iPhone 6 too have come to light. According to Taiwan's United Daily News/Economic Daily, the 5.5-inches phablet will make up only less than 10 percent of the 80 million iPhone 6 devices expected to hit the markets this year. What is more, this giant phablet is also supposed to be priced steeply because of its unique technical specifications.
The pricier makes of the 5.5-inches iPhone 6 will contain a sapphire screen that will act as a protective cover on the fingerprint scanner. Sapphire is a rare and costly material, so the steep price tags for those iPhone units that will incorporate this material.
The 5.5-inches iPhone phablet will probably also sport a 1,920x1,080 pixels display. These are staggering numbers and incidentally, would be the highest pixel density for any Retina device by Apple. However, detractors may hasten to point out that at about 401 pixels per inch, the Apple iPhone 6 display is less impressive than the Samsung Galaxy S5's AMOLED 5.1-inch screen that has a density of 432 pixels per inch.
It is believed that the iPhone 6 with the 4.7-inches display will have a resolution of 1,334x750 pixels, an A8 processor, and a wafer-thin design.
Given the rumors doing the rounds about the iPhone 6, it only seems natural that the iPhone enthusiasts are waiting with bated breath for the launch of the device.