10 likely iPhone 6 features
10 likely iPhone 6 features
1. New design
2. A bigger display with a higher resolution
3. iOS 8
While still on the topic, it's unlikely that we'll see any design changes with the software.
What we know (tentatively, of course) is that Healthbook is quite ambitious. It does seem like it'll be able to track an entire host of wellness-related variables, like your blood sugar, blood pressure, heart rate, hydration, respiratory rate, and even your sleep. Do we hear the tick-tock sound of the long-awaited iWatch in the not-so-distant distance?
5. Thinner profile, slimmer bezels
6. The glass of the gods: sapphire
Considering that Apple is currently only using sapphire glass to cover its Touch ID fingerprint sensor and camera lens (and Gorilla Glass for the display), the extra capacity that Apple has helped make available will have to find itself a large enough market -- like the iPhone 6. Indeed, the idea of sapphire glass protection for displays has been thrown around the web for a while now, and it does seem like Apple is planning to bet on the extra-tough material with its next iPhone.
7. An improved, 64-bit A8 processor
Well, in typical Apple fashion, that A7 chip will likely become the A8 when talking iPhone 6, and deliver even better performance. According to one rumor, however, the A8 will focus on efficiency in terms of power consumption more than anything else. That's fine -- the A7 is more than powerful enough. On the other hand, battery life on the iPhone 5s stinks, especially compared with the latest crop of Android devices.
8. Higher resolution iSight camera
On a relevant note, the rumor mill has been creating some noise, claiming that the new iPhone could come with Optical Image Stabilization. We, however, find that unlikely, especially since it will directly impact the iPhone 6's slimness, not to mention production costs. Rather, we'll likely see Cupertino focus its efforts on software stabilization. Samsung, for example, sure pulled that one off.
9. HD audio
10. Water- and dust-resistance
Not a bad idea, though we never did like those clumsy flaps.
1. Nabil2511 (Posts: 148; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)
that move of using sapphire glass is a great one.. i hope more OEM's follow this footstep
4. Duketytz (Posts: 398; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)
This just goes to show that Apple will probably priced the next iPhone at a higher price than before due to them having a 'bigger screen' and also justified by a more expensive sapphire glass. The truth being, it is not necessary for a normal consumer to have sapphire glass in their product. Through it is stronger better and such but I believe it is just another fancy name which is out to extort money from the consumers.
I can be totally mistaken if this is priced at a price as before which is an exorbitant sum already. Not only Apple but every single phone manufacturer out there, maybe with the exclusion of OnePlus
19. Finalflash (Posts: 1587; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
There will be no sapphire glass it's too expensive and Apple doesnt give people a free ride. Also, sapphire glass scratches easily enough, see the following:
Finally, there is no evidence for water proofing other than one dumb picture of an off iPhone dummy under running water, so that doesn't make it "likely".
5. vincelongman (Posts: 1044; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I'm not so sure about that
Sapphire glass is harder and therefore more scratch resistant
But sapphire glass is also more shatter prone compared to gorrila glass or dragontrail
So repairing your phone's shattered screen would be even more expensive
12. NexusPhan (Posts: 413; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Sapphire for the main display is an idiotic move, if it's true. Gorilla glass is more scratch resistant than anyone needs already. The problem is the coatings on top of the glass are prone to scratching from small particles like sand and dirt in your pockets. Sapphire will have to have these exact same coatings and will therefore behave exactly the same as gorilla glass in terms of scratch resistance to sand and dirt. The only thing sapphire will get you is a more brittle main display, which nobody wants.
2. android_hitman (Posts: 591; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)
WOW, can't wait to switch from Android, android sucks.
8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3318; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Join the light side where it's buttery smooth
16. Scott93274 (Posts: 667; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Because all those videos of iPhones crashing and acting up on youtube aren't real.
3. AfterShock (Posts: 2619; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
You have a habit of buying crap with no end in sight.
The curse gets worse as you alluded.
30. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 147; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
iSame, lol, i really hope you're not a Samsung fan..
7. JOHNNY8573 (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)
until we see the software, its nothing but cosmetic changes, the notification center sucks, passbook is a waste, and with all those icons on the screen, you dont know where to look first
20. buccob (Posts: 1356; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Sadly one of the missing things regarding the software is customization... I know it is obvious but people seem to miss the point of it...
Android IS a tiny bit harder to set the way you like... but when you're done, you end up with a phone that has "personality", a piece of your own...
Ironically, Apple, the company that once was known for their "Think Different" slogan and ads, has stuck with an OS with so little customization options that they all end up looking the same... even with different wallpapers...
Just a bunch of icons and folders and pastel colors ... nothing else...
I.E. I like having important icons out... secondary icons under folders, and some non-updating widgets that speeds up my usage... and about 5 Panes
But a friend of mine likes to have a single, completely empty Home screen to look at her wallpaper... (i find it weird and unpractical) but the thing is that she CAN do it on her Samsung Android... and leave all the apps and folders in the app drawer... something you can't have on an iPhone.
And that matters for the average Joe or Jane.
9. mokhtar (Posts: 204; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
This is really suck company from 2007 to 2014 with same design same UI, but retarded people ios fan think that big display is a new feature.. Its just a big i3 ;(.. Welcome to 2014
10. Sauce (unregistered)
I noticed you mentioned the word "retarded" which I'm assuming you ment uneducated ot stupid.
I also noticed you are having trouble typing and wording your sentences...
Hmmm..... I smell irony.
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5605; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
More like ESL. Google translate does wonders, but even 90% can be incomprehensible.
17. Sauce (unregistered)
Whats even funnier is Facebooks translate button (I think it uses Bing?)
The translated statuses I read can mean the complete opposite most unrelated things ever lol.
14. frustyak (Posts: 148; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)
I went from an HTC One X where the battery would drain to nothing in a heartbeat to an iPhone 5S, where I can easily get through the day without having to worry about plugging it in. To me it was a breath of fresh air to not have to worry about it. But now I'm being told my phone's battery life 'stinks'. I realize that newer are more efficient in the use of the battery, and this will always be the case whether it's Apple, Android, WP, etc. But I think the term 'stinks' is a bit of hyperbole.
18. Finalflash (Posts: 1587; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Well let's be honest, you took a 4.5 inch screened phone and said it's battery sucked compared to a 4 inch phone released almost 1.5 years later. Then told us that you don't believe that the battery on said 4 inch phone sucked by people comparing it to phones of the same generation (phones that went from 1800 mah or so to 3000 compared to a phone that went from 1400 to 1450 or something). There is no hyperbole, it is reality.
29. tntwit (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)
I had the same "breath of fresh air" experience switching from the S3 to the 5C.
The S3 would routinely be near dead by the end of my work day and I don't use the phone for work. If I went anywhere after work, it would often die before I made it home. I was constantly worried about plugging it in or making sure it was topped off before going somewhere with no access to charge it.
No such issues with the 5C. By the end of the work day it is usually around 70-75%. It is by far the best feature of the phone and one I wasn't expecting.
Now, what I think the difference is, I think iOS has much better 'stand by or sleep mode' battery life than what I have personally experienced with Android. While an Android at 100% may last longer running a constant task like watching a movie, they don't seem to be able to retain enough of a charge for when I actually need it.
If you're a heavy user, a large battery Android might be a better choice, so long as there is a charger near by when it finally does die. But, for me it is better to have something that can hold on to it's charge for when I do need it.
I think this might be where the confusion comes in when people say the iPhones have poor battery life and average users like myself have had very different experiences.
15. superfans (Posts: 133; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)
Looking forward to iPhone 6 but pls make all the iPhone design rumours fake cause its ugly and too samsungish design.
23. Rocksteady (unregistered)
iphone 6 new feature:
- An improved Samsung processor.
- Extra row or column of icons.
should be amazing, can't wait.
24. Mrmark (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Forgot to mention bigger screen as the candy Apple feature that will gravitate millions of android users over to iOS. I think that's the only upgrade noteworthy if mention . As for me I will not be buying the iPhone .... I am to locked into Google Services
26. PBXtech (Posts: 970; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
1 + 5 are essentially the same thing. Sapphire glass would be cool, assuming they don't price it into oblivion. iOS8 is a given, they always update every year. 7 is going to be more important if they push a larger screen, which brings about something missing, a larger battery. If they don't utilize the larger size and give people a huge battery, they are going to take a beating with the rants.
27. gigaraga (Posts: 689; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
HD Audio, larger screen and thinner profile are the only things that SEEM appealing. Otherwise, I hope they really improve the experience for their phones though. (That iOS 8 looks way too packed so many icons o_O )
28. lorenzattractor (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Picture 5 looks like an iPhone being held against a Lumia 925.