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4.7'' and 5.5'' iPhone 6 rumor round-up: design, specs, price, and release date

0. phoneArena 08 Sep 2014, 02:08 posted on

Apple is now hours away from getting up on a stage, and unveiling at least one of the two expected iPhones -- a 4.7'' one, and a 5.5'' phablet...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:11 31

1. Qbancelli (Posts: 60; Member since: 11 Mar 2010)


Yawn, iWho?

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:56 7

14. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


You mean iWHAT!?

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:00 6

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4000; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I like iWack.

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:23 5

31. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


iWound

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 07:12

97. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1268; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


scream for iCE Cream

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:49 2

34. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


isuccess you mean ?

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 16:55 7

89. nathan.carter (Posts: 188; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


wheres a thumbs down button when you need it.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 08:34 2

103. RandomAshole (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


iSucks us you mean?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 07:28 3

43. Daniel.95 (Posts: 82; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


iCrazy

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:36 14

48. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


iF@rt

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 11:14 7

56. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Arte-8800 won this argument

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 04:21

79. iLegend (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


iFarte

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 11:52 5

64. oldhamletman (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


exactly.... so they are going to release a new generation of phones that are way behind on displayquality, display size, camera, are in total catchup mode on OS and theyve still got the arrogance to premioum price it by 30%

My bet is theyll be as fragile as eggs as theyve always been too.

one of Jobs most famous quotes was that nobody needs a display more than 3.5 inches on a phone so Apple isn't going to make it.... L.....O.....L

Apple has always had the unbelievable arrogance to say "this is what you want, so now pay too much for it, and by the way, you have to buy everything that goes on it from us too"

I was so glad when Android and Windows Phone became real players with great products so I didn't have to put up with apples arrogance anymore.

posted on 13 Jul 2014, 08:06 1

70. Philipand96 (Posts: 36; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)


Whilst I never have and never will own an IPhone I am for the first time looking forward to Tim Cook’s announcement for these two products

The iphone6 4.7" and the iPhoneair 5.5 and the "justification" for the SIZE increase

As a non "Orchard dweller” there is a limit to NEW features added to each iPhone release,
increase size, increased battery power sapphire coating, the hype that the A8 will run 2.6 GHz is correctly dismissed in this article

Since iPhones went Dual Core only 300MHz has been added to IP5S the 3rd iPhone to be Dual Core

if there is an upgrade it will be just 200Mhz to 1.5GHz which matched the Q10 / Z10 both of these phones have 2Gb Ram

398 PPI also is very high as Apple is running par with Retina Display or 330 PPI

Finally there is not even a whiff or mention for the iPhone6C the iPhone5C was the affordable iPhone

Afaik the 8GB IPC was introduced for even more affordability so on 19/09/2014 so will there be an Iphone6C and if so 8Gb?

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 14:45

85. zig8100 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


The 5s will probably take over as the "affordable' version.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:03

71. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


So you know everything about iPhone 6 before it is even launched ?
Please don't confuse display quality and display resolution , they are not same ! Steve was arrogant but can really explain why people fall head over heals when apple releases "same sh*t"(sarcasm ) every time . Call him what you please but he was a very successful businessman .

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 17:04 1

90. nathan.carter (Posts: 188; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


A very good brainwasher. he's very good at making you believe that what you are payng for is the best. which is why he's so successful. great job trying to defend the iphone tho.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 03:12

96. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


Whatever he was he did it pretty well ( You try it sometime ).And i am not trying to defend iPhone, it is just that i can stand the fanboys who think they represent the entire human population .

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 14:44

104. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


My Moto G and my old Nokia Lumia 620 are both better than this and 500% cheaper...

Paying for "luxury" is no longer an excuse, you're just "stupid" now...

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 10:43 3

77. darkkjedii (Posts: 11131; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You mean 2014's most successful phones.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 04:37

81. iLegend (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)


yup..its going to be....no matter how much hatred is spewed by haters..!!

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 02:23

94. hurrycanger (Posts: 1091; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Your comment smells like... truth.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 15:46

99. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1829; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


iSharted

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:28 8

2. iampayne (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Even as an Apple fan I don't see the point of this article. Its as if we are not bombarded with enough leaks and half baked rumors. Lets just stop with all the rumor recycling and wait until the thing is found in a bar so we are at least sure what it's going to look like.

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:35 4

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1720; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea but what we should take away from this is that even with rumors it was a boring as hell read. I saw nothing that was genuinely exciting other than the sapphire glass bit and we know that isn't going to happen from the cost article.

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:51

22. iampayne (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


Exactly, its listed as "hot" and "featured" as if there was something here we haven't been reading about for months now.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:05 1

72. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


Probably for you because you are not really into iOS ecosystem but this iPhone is pretty exciting for people who want to remain in iOS ecosystem and are looking for a new device .
different strokes for different folks.

posted on 18 Aug 2014, 18:48 1

86. AlikMalix (Posts: 402; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Yeah. I love Apple articles. I have a little invested and i use their products. I will not be buying the iPhone 6 as I prefer the "s" models (my upgrades fall unto that cycle). But nevertheless, I love reading about rumors and progression. Especially, that last year they missed a few huge bits - 64bit was a surprise even to Samsung that apple hired to manufacture what apple designed.

I can understand why android fans and anti-apple trollers dont seem to find much interesting in these - what i don't understand is why they read it and then comment and then debate on products they don't like.

One of the most tickling rumors that i enjoy is the spec sheet for iPhones. They're minimal, yet history shows that iDevices best top flagships with half their specs. And than no matter how much dirt apple gets from nerds and dorks for their specs - it still seems to build a positive experience reputation that's proven by sale numbers.

The reason many are unimpressed is because they're reading it on paper instead of using it. Specs are important to using Android - not so with iOS. My half spec-ed iPhone 5s runs all the games released on android and games that developers didn't even bother making for android. This experience is absolutely the reason I bought another iPhone. So looking at rumors, leaks, analysis predictions is like following you favorite football team during offseason.

Why would anyone frequent a game of teams they care nothing about is beyond me. For the record, even if I do prefer iOS, i like Google, I like the appeal of WP and I'm rooting for BB to comeback with that new passport phone. Samsung unfortunately, can be damned. Their place is low budget phones, heres hoping they change my view with their Note 4.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 16:19

87. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


I think this comment is very secluded. MOST people like to see what their rivals are doing, they enjoy the competition. This isnt a vague thing either, MOST people do this. I have an android device, and I read a lot of apple articles, why? Because I enjoy to see what the other side is doing to IMPROVE tech as a whole. One person does one thing, the other has to match and surpass it, its part of business in general .

Apple though, has made adjustments to their devices that a LOT of people are not happy about. People believe that when you use the word 'innovation' or 'premimum' they want to feel like they've made a solid buy, but when you see a bunch of children or elderly people (This is an actual thing people are upset about) using their STATE OF THE ART device for nothing but facebook, it rubs dirt in their pride. Not just that, but when those 'devoted' followers arent given enough to be excited about, or even more, when they see other devices that are NOT their 'advanced' piece of technology pass them in specs, functions, and features, it can leave a person bitter. Its the same thing for the comic book community and even the gaming community when things became more mainstream. THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES BEFORE, so this is nothing new.

Also, for the 'games' only on IOS, most of those develops do have contracts with apple to make their product on their devices only...for now at least. Not only that, but with how the iphone was originally designed, they were to believe that the standards for the device would leave very little for them to patch or adjust for newer models, a dream come true! It has nothing to do with apple have 'better' platforms for their games.

posted on 06 Sep 2014, 17:07

91. nathan.carter (Posts: 188; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


I love the comment very well said. But I still prefer the freedom of android.

posted on 07 May 2014, 14:10 2

24. TechDork (Posts: 226; Member since: 10 May 2010)


You don't see the point of the article, yet you still clicked on it...........

Intriguing.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:25 5

62. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


We are here just for the comments

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:34

3. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Sooo...is Apple planning to make iPhone 6 secure? Is that the big secret?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:44 2

50. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5736; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


So far, I am under-whelmed by Apple. The iP6 is looking like a warmed-over iP5S. iOS8 is looking like a warmed-over iOS7. Maybe the iWatch will save Apple.

Frankly, there is more excitement over whether MS is going to ditch the Lumia branding for its new WP toys.

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:35

4. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Really looking forward to this!

posted on 07 May 2014, 07:54 3

6. AfterShock (Posts: 2799; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Moar icons!
Remind me of when Palm went from 240x240 to 320x320!

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:07 3

8. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


It looks too 'tall' and narrow for my taste.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 07:55

45. medtxa (Posts: 188; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


just 'tall' huh? lol

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:16 3

9. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Meh. .

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:19 2

10. SleepingOz (unregistered)


You beat me to it!
Meh..

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:19 10

11. amiaq (Posts: 450; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


this phone is for loosers!!

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:54 1

13. givemespecs (unregistered)


I'm a loser...take my money now!!

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:03 15

18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4000; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Your name is "givemespecs" & you want an iPhone???

Yeah the irony is killing me... lol

You should just change your name to "typical".

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:21 6

21. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 749; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I do have to agree with Evo... Apple usually keeps from packing the highest end specs. That is where they make their profit.

Nice shiny outside, but internal mediocrity. Can't fault it as a business plan though, just haven't been thrilled thus far.

One has to wonder though... the increments of real world, noticeable changes coming from upgraded internals is not nearly as fast as it used to be. At least not what people are advertising it to be ;)

posted on 07 May 2014, 15:33 2

25. Sauce (unregistered)


The 5s was and still is a power beast. On top of that, real work performance and user experience is great.

Look at the 2012+ Chevy Camaro.
The looks are great. The internals are great. The cost is great. BUT..
The user experience sucks. Can't see sh*t out of the rear window, and there are more blind spots than my own a-hole.

posted on 15 May 2014, 14:44 1

41. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 749; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


I liked your comment for the connection to the Camaro... lovely cars.

And quite frankly, I agree with everything you said ("power beast" being a subjective and confusing term.

But it is an all round great phone for the average user.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:51 3

36. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


specs are only as good as the software after all no matter how many cores and how much memory you have a bad wriiten code will lag at the end of the day and run horribly !

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:21

47. medtxa (Posts: 188; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I bet you don't care about spec at all even on more potent os, only eyed that shiny gold thing your mouth watering. sigh i'm disgusting write these.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 23:48

60. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


more blind fan boy talk when did i say i'm getting one or that i even ever owned or wanted to own an iPhone all i said was that hardware is as good as the software that comes with it !

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:50 2

54. Canaan (Posts: 115; Member since: 25 May 2014)


Specs aren't everything though, despite the iPhone only having dual core processor and 1GB of RAM it's on par with many android phones that have quad core processors and even in some benchmarks show higher numbers. I have been told that the reason why is because Apple designs its OS to work specifically with its processors. With that being said, Apple has made hardware upgrades to its devices with each new numerical incarnation, if they keep with the pattern we can at least expect the RAM doubling to 2GB.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 21:49 1

69. sapiopath (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Jul 2014)


Ironically, even though the insides are "mediocre" it outperforms all other manufacturers' flagship phones from the same generation consistently. What's the point of having a specced out phone, if the software is too trashy to utilize its power? See Geekbench, for example.

I've had BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Android and iOS phones. Apple's products are by far the easiest to use. I like it when things just work as you intuit they might. But that's just me.

posted on 15 May 2014, 07:50

35. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


my name and what i stand for are different what's your point ?

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:56

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


The same loosers

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:30

32. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Losers?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 10:50

63. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


my fault

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 08:38

49. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


And for iDimwits

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:07

73. pulkit1 (Posts: 237; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


Nah it's not for you .

posted on 07 May 2014, 08:34 1

12. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1829; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


.....bring on tha phablet :-D

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:18 1

20. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 749; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Yea, I'm with you on that. It'd be interesting to see. Hoping iOS 8 is just as groundbreaking as the new sizing Apple is trying out.

posted on 07 May 2014, 10:30 2

16. papss (unregistered)


I'm not quite as narrow minded as many folks here and I'm waiting to see what Apple brings to the table.. I'm sure it will bring things that are carry over things but they usually get some things right.. I'm more concerned over the OS than the actual phone.

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