If Apple’s history of releasing new products during September is anything to go by, then the iPhone 6 release date is more than likely to fall in the first week of next month.
Reliable sources have also confirmed that two new smartphones will be released simultaneously — the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch phablet, already dubbed the iPhone Air.
Meanwhile, what seems to set the new smartphones apart from its predecessors are its larger screens, roundness at the corners, and lines running from top to bottom which improve reception and user experience. These are sure to please teeming fans of the Cupertino giant.
Several reports also suggest that the iPhone 6 price will be far from cheap, with the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models probably going for $850 (around £510) and $950 (around £570) respectively. But that is not the real problem.
There will be an improved battery, even more so a 2,100 mAh, this is a huge leap from the 1560mAh found in the iPhone 5S but not in the league of its competitors like Samsung Galaxy S5 which house a Li-Ion 2,800 mAh battery, Nexus 5 – 2,300 mAh, LG G3 – 3,000 mAh, Sony Xperia Z2 – 3,200 mAh, HTC One M8 – 2,600 mAh and Motorola Moto X – 2,200 mAh.
The Cupertino giant may have thought differently about this, since its new operating system, iOS 8 has been proven to extend the phone’s battery life by giving users the ability to switch off the apps that consume more power. But, what remains to be seen is if this feature is superior to similar options in Android devices.
Other striking features of the iPhone 6 are a 20-nanometer A8 chip (64-bit) processor, an 8MP camera, featuring flash and Optical Image Stabilization among several other upgrades.
According to latest claims, the smartphones would come with a new version of cable that can be plugged into a USB port either way. The connector design would be compatible with any USB ports on computers or any other device, while it is also being reported that at least one of the smartphones will not have more than 1GB RAM.
A repair company in Asia called GeekBar recently leaked a schematic for the iPhone 6, claiming the new device will only have 1 GB of RAM. What is not clear is which of the smartphones the schematic represents.
If these latest rumours have an iota of truth in them, the iPhone 6 would join its predecessors iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and iPhone 5c in housing 1 GB of RAM. That size of RAM would definitely be lower than the competition such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, which both sports 2 GB of RAM. Most Apple fans are already aware that the company has never believed in competing on the amount of RAM in the iPhone, it has indeed chosen the road less travelled: design thinking and optimizing the user experience.
Apple will reportedly be hosting an iPhone event on Sept. 13, and the phones will come out shortly.
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