Upon the 2013 release of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, many consumers were already looking to the next generation, iPhone 6. Rumors have bounced throughout tech outlets and as usual, Apple Inc. has remained mums the word on releasing any suggestions. The Wall Street Journal has now hinted two versions of the iPhone next gen may be making an appearance. Speculating further on the release date, specs and features inclusive with the anticipated device.
The Wall Street Journal stated Apple Inc. will be discontinuing the iPhone 5C in the latter half of 2014, alluding to speculation of the newest iPhone. The article portrayed two versions for the fall 2014 release of the iPhone 6. Reportedly, one will be 4.5-inches and the second phone may just be the most desired, 5-inch iPhone model. Further yet, sources close to the story advise curved screens are not part of the design.
If two iPhones will become the norm is left up to speculation. Much like all rumors leading to the holy grail of the iPhone 6. While Steve Jobs made a previous comment during his reign to never go big, the smartphone industry consumers are devouring larger screens. Samsung has earned massive success from their Note series, the Galaxy S4 and more recently, enjoyed decent sales with their mammoth Galaxy Mega which boasts a screen over 6-inches. The specs, features and release date of the rumored iPhone 6 continue to capture the consumer storm as many determine their own concepts of the perfect Apple Inc. device.
It seems Apple Inc. will be dismissing the plastic casings for good- especially after the dismal sales of the iPhone 5C. The device was called the iPhone 5 wrapped in plastic and did not fare well against big brother iPhone 5S. Metal casings will become the standard with the iPhones and notably colors of selection will remain in place. The iPhone 5S in gold was the hottest color, seeing shelves and online markets depleted of the color for months. Consumers were selling their iPhone 5S Gold phones on marketplaces like e-Bay for upwards of $10,000 and people were buying.
In addition to the rumors of the release date, many outlets have speculated Apple will make it a first to release the phones in the late spring or summer. This is a rumor that continually is eyed critically – Apple Inc. has signified their recent iPhone releases in the fall ever since the release of the iPhone 4S. Releasing it any earlier may drive consumer demand in orbit for the following years, especially with additions for every new generation.
Specs and features include the larger screen sizes, higher speed 802.11ac WiFi connectivity, a potential retina scanner, a sapphire screen may soon replace the Gorilla Glass as well. This enhanced glass technology could create an innovative advantage. Sapphire is the second most strongest material and those moments of cracked screens may just become a thing of the past. Currently, Apple uses sapphire glass within the lens cover and TouchID on the iPhone 5S.
Tim Arcuri of Cowen and Company is a Wall Street analyst and has stated Apple is finalizing the design of the iPhone 6. The screen size reported is the 5-inches, but he was silent on the approach of a 6-inch screen device. This means the 5-inch would be the larger of the two versions released, or even more excitedly, the smaller of the two. He was able to share with the Wall Street Journal the newest gen will experience an enhanced software interface (possibly iOS 7A or 8?), and Apple Inc. will be enhancing its existing features of TouchID, Passbook and even further integration of iBeacon.
Reportedly, states the analyst – Apple has toppled the 50 million mark with its latest generation releases, marking the company as a clear winner. The iPhone 6 remains a conversation piece when it comes to the suggested release date, specs, features and just how many versions will be introduced. Further speculation will continue to mob cyber space when it comes to the desired potential of the iPhone 6. What would readers like to see developed within the newest iPhone generation? Share in the comments.