4.7'' and 5.5'' iPhone 6 rumor round-up: design, specs, price, and release date
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We're now just a few months away from the launch of Apple's long-awaited iPhone 6 refresh -- a phone that is expected to finally see Cupertino adopt a larger form factor for its cash cow. Take a look at our summary of what we know so far...
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64. oldhamletman (Posts: 35; 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.
70. Philipand96 (Posts: 17; 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?
85. zig8100 (Posts: 118; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
The 5s will probably take over as the "affordable' version.
71. pulkit1 (Posts: 161; 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 .
77. darkkjedii (Posts: 10368; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You mean 2014's most successful phones.
81. iLegend (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)
yup..its going to be....no matter how much hatred is spewed by haters..!!
2. iampayne (Posts: 227; 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.
5. Finalflash (Posts: 1560; 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.
22. iampayne (Posts: 227; 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.
72. pulkit1 (Posts: 161; 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.
86. AlikMalix (Posts: 221; 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.
87. BlankSpaceNai (Posts: 26; 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.
24. TechDork (Posts: 215; Member since: 10 May 2010)
You don't see the point of the article, yet you still clicked on it...........
3. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Sooo...is Apple planning to make iPhone 6 secure? Is that the big secret?
50. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5591; 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.
6. AfterShock (Posts: 2534; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Remind me of when Palm went from 240x240 to 320x320!
8. Diego! (Posts: 503; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
It looks too 'tall' and narrow for my taste.
10. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You beat me to it!
18. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3847; 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".
21. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 690; 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 ;)
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.
41. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 690; 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.
36. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 907; 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 !
47. medtxa (Posts: 86; 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.
60. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 907; 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 !
54. Canaan (Posts: 83; 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.
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.
35. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 907; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
my name and what i stand for are different what's your point ?
20. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 690; 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.
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.
19. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 690; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
Ditto... Good to finally see an iPhone change the science of the "perfect" screen size. Larger screened devices appeal to me and my usage... but even 4.7" may be small. Hoping the rumors of an iPhablet is true.
And of course, as you said iOS 8 is a step forward (or two.)
23. iampayne (Posts: 227; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Don't expect to much from iOS 8. Apple does hardware and software on alternate years. It goes major refresh of software one year and then the next a major hardware change. Hence 5S not changing hardware but getting iOS7. They put all their resources into one or the other each year.
74. pulkit1 (Posts: 161; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)
didn't you see the features on iOS 8 , it is probably the biggest update(architecturally ) to iOS yet!
26. SIGPRO (Posts: 408; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
It will still suck, no innovation at all just the same crap allover again!
57. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
and more law suits over n over again
27. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2495; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The increased prices for the new iPhones showcase the changing demographics of iPhone models:
3.5" iPhone -> iDreamOfRich
4" iPhone -> iPretendRich
4.7" iPhone -> iRich
5.5" iPhone -> iRicher
iOS 8 - "Now with even more NSA inside, to keep your riches safe. And extra sparkly icons!"
46. medtxa (Posts: 86; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)
apple appeals, it's exclusive os (not necessarily best), luxurious?, neccesarily high price (yeah to convice snob to buy), you know it.
68. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 588; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Yet almost every person I know who owns an iPhone (50 people or so), isn't rich, don't consider them rich, nor pretend to be rich. They do want to be rich, but don't we all :)