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10 likely iPhone 6 features

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10 likely iPhone 6 features
A new iPhone is on the horizon. As surely as the sun's setting in the west, and its subsequent rise from the east. A handful of new features, be those hardware or software, or both, are about as likely, too.

Today, we wanted to revisit what we've come to consider likely as far as the upcoming iPhone 6 is concerned, and, of course, offer you a front-row seat. Obviously, nothing is confirmed just yet, and it's unlikely that this will change for at least a couple of months more, but that shouldn't discourage you. That's just how it is, especially when Apple is concerned -- the company's new products are usually kept a secret with a very decent degree of success. The iPhone 6 is no exception -- we're making a lot of (educated) guesses, but, ultimately, we won't know for sure until Cupertino pulls the veils off its flagship refresh.

The rumor mill, however, has been good to us this last year and a half, and we do happen to have a pretty good idea as to where the industry is headed. This is some shaky ground to be standing on, sure, but it's quite likely that we'll eventually end up having guessed at least a few of the below features correctly. We did it with the Galaxy S5, now didn't we? 

So, do you want to be a part of that early sneak peak into the future iPhone? Let's cut the chase -- of course you do! Well, today it's as easy as flicking through the slideshow we've prepped for you. We've arranged the slides from most to least likely, so bear that in mind as you go through them.

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posted on 19 May 2014, 06:58 2

1. Nabil2511 (Posts: 152; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)

that move of using sapphire glass is a great one.. i hope more OEM's follow this footstep

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:19 2

4. Duketytz (Posts: 534; 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

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:46 2

19. Finalflash (Posts: 3492; 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".

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:21 7

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; 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

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:10

12. NexusPhan (Posts: 632; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:02 7

2. android_hitman (unregistered)

WOW, can't wait to switch from Android, android sucks.

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:50 8

8. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Join the light side where it's buttery smooth

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:06 2

11. janekkubek (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)

Only until new software appears.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:18 3

16. Scott93274 (Posts: 5348; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)

Because all those videos of iPhones crashing and acting up on youtube aren't real.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:57 2

21. adwienc (Posts: 136; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)

Join Windows Phone!

posted on 19 May 2014, 18:08 1

25. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

When it's not crashing?
Am I right?

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:14

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

You have a habit of buying crap with no end in sight.
The curse gets worse as you alluded.

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:22 4

6. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)

iSame 6.

posted on 20 May 2014, 06:06 1

30. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

iSame, lol, i really hope you're not a Samsung fan..

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:46 2

7. JOHNNY8573 (Posts: 46; 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

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:50 3

20. buccob (Posts: 2714; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:50 3

9. mokhtar (Posts: 405; 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

posted on 19 May 2014, 07:58 3

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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 08:50

13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

More like ESL. Google translate does wonders, but even 90% can be incomprehensible.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:19

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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:13

14. frustyak (Posts: 223; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:40 2

18. Finalflash (Posts: 3492; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 23:52

29. tntwit (Posts: 45; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 09:17 2

15. superfans (Posts: 155; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 11:54 2

22. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 182; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

I think the new body design is ugly

posted on 19 May 2014, 12:16 3

23. Rocksteady (unregistered)

iphone 6 new feature:
- An improved Samsung processor.
- Extra row or column of icons.
should be amazing, can't wait.

posted on 19 May 2014, 15:35

24. Mrmark (Posts: 303; 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

posted on 19 May 2014, 18:14

26. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; 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.

posted on 19 May 2014, 18:56

27. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; 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 )

posted on 19 May 2014, 19:14

28. lorenzattractor (Posts: 68; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Picture 5 looks like an iPhone being held against a Lumia 925.

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