Apple iPhone 6 – Here’s what to expect

Apple iPhone 6 – Here’s what to expect




Apple’s iPhone 6 could very well make its official appearance this September 9 (September 10 at 1am in the Philippines). The company only announced an event and nothing more – leaving all their fans wondering in the dark. But we’re betting that the much-awaited iPhone will be one of the main highlights. Here’s a quick rundown on what to expect.

Update: A new leak (very detailed one) is fresh out of a Chinese marketing material and it promises an iPhone 6 with a shatterproof display and water-resistant body. Read the full specs list here

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So there will be two iPhones?

In terms of size, it’s probably not fresh news for most that the upcoming iPhone might come in two variations – a 4.7-inch variant and a 5.5-inch phablet. Arrival of the latter was initially rumored to be postponed for a month or so due to production delays, but some reports point to just one launch event for both devices. Oh and one more thing – the phablet could be called the iPhone 6L.

iPhone 5 on Spigen's case  for 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

iPhone 5 on Spigen’s case for 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

New look?

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If rumors prove true, cornered edges would be a thing of the past for the iPhone. Renders and so-called leaked photos show rounded edges with thin bezels. The present Sleep/Wake button up top is also shown to be moved to the upper right side which is supposed to help when using the device with one hand.

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Some detailed videos also show the alleged iPhone 6.

Sapphire or no sapphire?

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After the implementation of sapphire (a material second hardest to diamond) on iPhone 5S’ fingerprint scanner and lens cover to avoid scratches, the next logical step is to go for full-on display reinforcement. Although this could potentially be good news there are recent reports saying that using sapphire for the entire display is going to be costly in addition to other factors. This leads to one analyst predicting that only the 64GB variant will get this tough glass as a way to test the waters for future iPhones.


 

What’s inside?

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The current iPhone 5S already runs on an A7 processor so we’re expecting something along the lines of a 64-bit A8 processor for the iPhone 6 when it comes out. In the memory department we’re looking at 1 or 2GB with internal storage going up to 128GB.

iOS 8?

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With the introduction of iOS8 last June we’re almost entirely sure that the next iPhone will function primarily on it. It should carry all the new features like Wi-Fi calling and new messaging options. The new OS is also packed with health-tracking apps that should go hand-in-hand with the phone’s new sensors.

What else can it do?

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As we’ve reported before one of the new sensors that the new iPhone could sport is a barometric sensor that measures altitude and even weather by collecting air pressure data. Health sensors are also present as we’ve mentioned earlier to go with apps that monitor the user’s heart rate, among other things. In addition, NFC could now be supported by an Apple device. This is supposedly aimed for transactions and as a way of payment.

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Longer battery life, please!

Yes, they seem to have heard all the plea from iPhone owners regarding battery life since word on the street is that the 4.7-inch iPhone will come with a larger 2,100mAh battery while the 5.5-inch variant will carry 2,915mAh worth of juice. In comparison, the iPhone 5S is presently at 1560mAh. Hopefully they also partner this with a more efficient processing technique to further lengthen the life of the smartphone.

Gold iPhone 6

Even before it gets launched, a 24-karat gold iPhone 6 is now up for pre-orders!

How much?

We could all only guess how much it will be at this point but an educated presumption would be for the iPhone 6 (the 4.7-inch version, at least) to start relatively close to the price tags of other flagships today. This is in order to position itself competitively for buyers, while the larger iPhone could cost $100 more.

That’s about it for now! We will be bringing you more info on it as soon as it becomes official. Stay tuned!



Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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21 Responses

  1. fare says:

    i still don’t understand why people pay sooo much for it. people are just dumb. in 3, 2, 1…

    • Abuzalzal says:

      Ikaw ang dumb! ‘Ala ka yatang pera, eh. Lololololololololololol. Mag-CM ka na lang! Lololololololololololololololololol

  2. Justin says:

    Apple iPhone 6 – Here’s what to expect: It’s crap.

  3. MGA POOR says:

    kanya kanyang trip lang yan. di wag bumili kung ayaw diba sows

    • Abuzalzal says:

      Eh, gusto nga nilang bumili! Ano ba paki mo!? Lololololololololololololololololololololololollololololol

  4. AmoyClorox says:

    For sure ung mag comment dito na bitter dpa nakakahawak ng iPhone lol halata naman! hoy mag cherry kana lang lols disa minamaliit ko cherry spend within ur needs at wag mating bitter kng mumurahin phone mo

    • Abuzalzal says:

      Bakit, ikaw? Ano na bang nahawakan mo? Malay ko baka naka 3310 ka pa dyan, eh. Lolololololololololololololololololololololololololololol

  5. AngPoor says:

    @fare

    inggit ka lang wala ka pambili. hahaha poorlube

  6. lon says:

    iphone 6: battery life + better camera = win! win! yun lang hinihintay ko ok na!

  7. aypon says:

    overpriced piece of shit

    • archie says:

      Wag ka ngang ganyan. Alam mo bang maraming senador ang naglalaway sa iphone 6? Clue: binibira nila ngayon si Binay sa alleged overpriced Makati City Hall. Naglalaway pa yung isa everytime tinitingnan niya ang articles about iPhone 6. Baka nga magpre order pa siya ng Amosu 24k gold iPhone 6 worth $3872. Di ko na lang sasabihin ang pangalan pero hindi ito mahal para sa mga baguhang kawatan sa gobyerno.

    • abusalsalani says:

      overpriced? baka nanay mong bayaran yun gago haha

  8. Abuzalzal says:

    I will post a stupid comment to this comment in 3…2…1

  9. raprap says:

    I’m very excited about the iPhone 6 or whatever it will be called. It will surely be an excellent upgrade from my iPhone 5S. :-)

  10. Iponsex says:

    Naka iphone 6 ang mga pa sosyal tapos mag loload lang ng All txt 10 o kaya mag Unli txt n call ng P25. LELZ.

  11. Carlo Ople says:

    Abe really needs to fix the comments section here.

  12. IphoneS5G3 says:

    Fan ako ng iphone kahit wala ako sarili unit at currently samsung gamit ko. mayroon talaga siya pros and cons.

    Pros : Quality talaga and matibay, mabilis ang interface. recommended talaga para sa mga gusto mabilis transactions and reliability.

    Cons: As usual ang bagal ng update ng hardware, same price range parin siya. kaya naiiwan na ng ibang brand.

    Conclusion. : good phone para sa mga may budget , kung sa pang-araw araw lang naman. pwede na siguro yung mas murang brand para iwas sa mata ng magnanakaw. It depends parin sa taste ng tao, sa dami ng new brands at specs na lumalabas, yung iba nga mas maganda na sa iphone like LG G3, galaxy note 4 at htc . mabenta ngayon yung Xiaomi, at inaabangan yung Mi4.
    Nakakaasar lang yung iba, ginastos ang pera para sa tuition ng anak makabili lang ng iphone tapos naloko pa.

  13. JP says:

    IP6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Hope there will be a review of this soon. Can’t wait to see the results.

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