10 likely iPhone 6 features

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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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

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

4. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=J-3c1NYF8Gw 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: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 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: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 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 unregistered

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

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Join the light side where it's buttery smooth

11. janekkubek

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Only until new software appears.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

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

21. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Join Windows Phone!

25. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

When it's not crashing? Am I right?

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

6. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

iSame 6.

30. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

7. JOHNNY8573

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 11, 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: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 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: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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: 82; Member since: Sep 11, 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: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

Looking forward to iPhone 6 but pls make all the iPhone design rumours fake cause its ugly and too samsungish design.

22. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I think the new body design is ugly

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: 389; Member since: Jan 26, 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: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 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: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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 unregistered

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

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