Here are some interesting rumored details about the Apple iPhone 6

Here are some interesting rumored details about the Apple iPhone 6
According to a source, who has knowledge of Apple's plans, the September 9th event being held by Apple will take the wrappings off both the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet. The former will launch in the middle of next month with the latter being released up to a month later, according to this source. The same tipster is passing along the news that the screen on the Apple iPhone 6 is not as hard as sapphire glass, but is harder than Corning's Gorilla Glass.

According to this source, the A7 processor now employed on the Apple iPhone 5s, which is a dual-core 1.3GHz chip, will be replaced by the A8 on the iPhone 6. The latter will run at a clock speed of 2.0GHz for each core. The modem used by the phone will be the Qualcomm MDM9x35, which supports the super zippy LTE Cat. 6, with peak speeds of 300Mbps.

Touch ID will be improved to read fingerprints faster and more accurately. The number of false rejections should decrease, and the feature will work better so that you can make secure mobile payments. Speaking of mobile payments, the Apple iPhone 6 will bring NFC support to the phone at last, says the tipster. That will allow the phone to become used in mobile payments without using a special case.

The source also notes that Apple has been working on its own chip for the faster Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard, but has to rely on ones made by Broadcom for the iPhone 6. Apple's home-cooking apparently isn't quite ready in this area. Lastly, the source says that Apple has been working on a way for the iPhone 6 to "shake hands" with Beats headsets so that the phone can authenticate the use of the accessory. It is unclear what the verification would lead to.

Keep in mind that there is always the possibility that changes will be made before the first units ship. In addition, it is best to be cynical about what features will be on the phone until Apple makes them official.

source: VentureBeat via BGR

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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)



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Shake hands with headphone? I sense another idiot milking strategy in the making. Basically reveal supposedly unique features on phone when the proper headphones are plugged in. Sell overpriced phones to sell over priced headphones, laugh all the way to the bank. That combined with screens that can only be replaced by Apple and you have some serious money printing machinery (all at the consumer's expense). Can't wait till the iPhone announcement, always exciting to see new marketing spin and consumer shafting in the making.

9. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Just wondering if you know that you're no better than the sh*t you talk about Apple lol, or are you a completely oblivious no life.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Man you iFans need to calm down, no corporation is good, its just a measure of how bad they are now. Apple is one that has always found new and innovative ways to screw its most loyal customers, and I just say it how it is. I am also excited to find out how they will up their game every year. You get excited by that too, although for entirely different reasons. So maybe you need to get a life as well, seeing as how you're here defending them just because you think you owe them something.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad someone other than me finally realized this about Finalflash. He has such a hard on for Apple, it's not even funny. Not one person will change their mind due to his rants. +1 bro. It's like no one cares, they'll buy Apple, or they won't.

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Can you cite where apple prefers to not use propriety connections? I think his assessment may be a long shot, but not out of the realm of possible.

17. Blaze.Infernus

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 2014

I'm fairly certain with "shaking hands" they're implying that they want the phone to connect to headphones wirelessly. It's all in line with their plan to eventually do away with the 3.5mm headset jack, because as long as they keep using it, they cannot possibly make the phone any thinner, at least not all the way around.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They can't anyway because the battery and lightning cable just wouldn't allow it (they're having enough problems as is). Also, it is far too wide spread to completely remove the headphone jack and it isn't going to happen this decade unless all mobile providers do away with them together. Also, "pairing" and "hand shake" are two different things, pairing via bluetooth or NFC is easy enough. Hand shake usually means some sort of authentication and likely, a specific connection for a specific set of features.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So basically everything we already know. Useless article.

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

That thing will be properly fast if the processor and LTE rumour are true.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That LTE thing is completely useless in the US and anywhere else in the world apart from Asia. And the better processor won't make such a difference since there are more than twice the number of pixels on the iPhone 6 compared to the 5S...

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

iPad Air has the same processor as 5S while pushing much more pixels. Still it's widely acknowledged as one of the best performing tablets, as well as Mini 2.

8. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow, I didn't know that. That's pretty impressive...

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If Air is the best performing tablet, I can't even imagine how slow the others are. Because even the iPad Air stutters and is not smooth at all just navigating the UI. Sad that somebody replaces a PC with that thing.

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I did and couldn't be any happier, any questions

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That isn't true actually, it clocked higher by 100 mhz and literally performs along the same lines. The GPU however is clocked dynamically (according to Anandtech reviews) and scales better in the iPad due to greater thermal capacity. Even the though, the performance for the two is approximately the same (as shown by the offscreen 1080p tests). The CPU in the iPhone 6 (if it is just an overclocked cyclone) is easily approximated to be about 40-50% faster than the current iPhone 5s, but with double the resolution, it will probably only get a 10-20% increase at best.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

And it's probably going to have that hideous protruding camera lens...

6. Damo579

Posts: 266; Member since: May 18, 2013

I hope it has NFC. I don't have an IPhone but I live in the USA, which means from a mobile tech standpoint we follow the "lead" of Apple. If the IPhone 6 has NFC it will help with quicker adoption across the board and then my Lumia 1020 and numerous phones that have had it for years can finally put it to good use......

13. StanleyG88

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

I've had NFC on my android phone for two years, "Apple Leading???"

23. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I don't think he meant it in the regard you took it, but I took it as saying NFC payments will become more commonplace and more retailers will begin to push its use and those that don't support NFC will be more than nudged into supporting it.

11. TruthSpeaker unregistered

Curious to see the percentage difference between the larger & smaller models sold. An if they are the same, spec/performance wise.

12. acharlest

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

I'm interested to know what full retail for the 64GB variant of the 5.5 inch model will cost. I'm only guesstimating $1000+.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'd say you're in the right ballpark. Fads mixed with technology though, and no cost is too great.

22. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

I'm expecting $1,000+ with tax, I can tell that the iPhone 6 5.5 inch will be $749.99 at 16G, so it may be $949.99 on paper for the 64G model, but with tax, It's over $1,000!!! "crushes Google Glass and pays $1,000 again for another Glass"

25. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

And I'm guessing the same would be retailing for around $1400 here in India considering the 64GB 5S costs around $1250.

20. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

They better something for speed. Cause my nokia 1520 kills the iPhone 5s in web speed and Ect.. Not knocking apple. Cause I have iPhone and iPad as well. Just saying. People hype this over priced apple stuff all the time! Wake up ifans!

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