Report: Apple might not call any of its new smartphones coming this year, the iPhone 6

Report: Apple might not call any of its new smartphones coming this year, the iPhone 6
There might not be an Apple iPhone 6. Before you start jumping up and down, screaming at your spouse and kicking the dog, we are not saying that Apple won't be producing a new handset that will be unwrapped on September 9th. No, what we are saying is that the new phone might not be given the name of iPhone 6.

You might recall that just the other day, we passed along the news that the Thailand government had certified the next iPhone for sale in the country. Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission had approved two versions of the next iteration of Apple's smartphone. The pair were given identifying numbers of A1586 and A1524.

According to published reports, commission secretary Takorn Tantasith was read the riot act by Apple suits, complaining that too much information about the new iPhone was released by the Thai agency. Tantasith was apparently told by Apple executives that it might not even call either new device by the name "iPhone 6".

Earlier rumors had Apple using the name the Apple iPhone Air for the smaller-screened of two models it is rumored to release this year. A few months after that, the iPhone Air name was rumored to be used for the phablet sized version of the iPhone. It is possible that Apple could call both models the iPhone Air, using slight variations of the title, like adding an "X" for the phablet. Design cues could be taken from the Apple iPad Air, including a thin footprint. Earlier this year, there was speculation that Apple was having a problem finding a vendor to sell it super thin batteries that it needed for its new 5.5 inch model. Apple eventually found a source.

source: MacRumors via NYPost

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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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28 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

iPhone 6S, 6M, 6L, 6XL, 6XXL. Ssshhh. It's top secret.

3. TouchWiZSucks

Posts: 53; Member since: May 12, 2014

iPhone Air for 4.7 inch and iPhone Pro for 5.5 inch Models is highly Probable

6. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

This is what I'm thinking too, more than likely

8. MacWiNux

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

or possible that the 4.7 is iphone mini while the 5.5 air or pro lol

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't think it would be called Mini. It's a lot bigger than the iPhone 5s anyway. And mini can't sound cool anymore after all the Mini versions out there which aren't worth their high price.

10. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

iPhone One.... To keep up with the current trend.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17084; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That would be fitting.

19. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Maybe call them "Pro" and "Air" like they do w/ their laptops? I think the iPhone 6 Pro & iPhone 6 Air have a nice ring to it. Or can just do away with the number completey, iPhone Pro & iPhone Air. The thinner one IMO should be the "Air."

27. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2116; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple is heading into a new era with their products thus breaking away from the traditional naming. iPhone Air and iPhone Air X are fitting....

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