New iPhone 6 Rumors: What to Believe This Week06/07/2014 • By Josh Smith
New iPhone 6 rumors arrived in full force this week, following up on Apple’s iOS 8 announcement Monday that capped off with a chance for almost an y iPhone owner to try the iOS 8 beta without waiting for the fall and hints that the company is giving developers the tools needed for an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen, even if Apple is keeping the full details under wraps.
Fora full look at what to expect this fall check out 50 things you can expect from the iPhone 6 this fall, but if you just want to catch up on the last week’s worth of believable iPhone 6 rumors, you’re at the right place.
Apple’s iPhone 6 rumors are a little more sparse this week, but there are some exciting new features both rumored and confirmed that eager buyers will want to know about.
To catch you up, we expect an iPhone 6 with two screen sizes, 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch, to arrive this fall with a new look that uses more metal. We expect an update to the Apple A8 processor that will deliver more power and work with iOS 8 ‘s new processing feature called metal that will allow incredible graphics. As for the camera, expect to see an 8MP sensor with bigger pixels for better low light photos.
The iPhone 6 release is rumored for fall, likely a few days after iOS 8 on all major U.S. carriers and may arrive at $199 or slightly higher.
New iPhone 6 Rumors
Here is a fast look at the new iPhone 6 rumors that landed this week, that are worth believing and adding to your picture of what the new iPhone will deliver this fall.
iOS 8 and iPhone 6 Hints
When Apple announced iOS 8 on Monday the company did not talk about a new iPhone or any specific features that will work on a bigger iPhone 6 screen, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t offer a lot of clues. We take a look at what the iOS 8 beta tells us about the iPhone 6.
- New iPhone release this fall – Normally days after an iOS 8 release.
- Don’t expect a 128GB iPhone 6 – Apple’s iCloud Drive and Cloud Photo Library mean less need for local storage.
- Camera Enhancements – Apple adds new features to help users take better photos.
- Touch ID – Apple adds in third-party support for Touch ID, which basically ensures this feature on the iPhone 6.
- It’s an Android Killer – Apple opened up iOS 8 and it is clear they want to bring as many Android users into the iOS camp as possible.
iOS 8 is full of features, many that we are still discovering, and it looks like Apple finally delivers many requested items that could offer just enough choice to bring Android users to the iPhone 6 this fall.
Apple Prepares for a New iPhone with a Big Display
The new iOS development software includes an option that lets developers set a specific screen size or resolution for testing iPhone apps. This and a new storyboard that delivers an easier way to design apps for multiple screen sizes is as close as we get to Apple confirming an iPhone 6 with a bigger display.
Although Apple leaves this open to developers, it is a very good hint that we can expect new iPhone 6 screen sizes this fall.
New iPhone Release Rumors
A new iPhone release date rumor suggests users may not need to wait nearly as long for the biggest iPhone 6 model. The latest report from Brian White, a Cantor Fitzgerald analyst, claims the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 release is planned for September.
This is a big upgrade from previous reports that suggested October or November for the larger device. This rumor alone is not worth believing 100%, but it comes near a report that Apple has the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 production issues under control, so it is worth noting.
iPhone 6 Competition Heats Up
Last week we looked at how the iPhone 6 compares to top rivals, and this week it looks like Samsung is planning a surprise to deliver a one-two punch when the iPhone 6 release rolls around this fall.
We are already expecting the Galaxy note 4 release to coincide with a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, but a new report suggests Samsung is planning an upgraded Galaxy S5 for the fall as well.
The Galaxy Note 4 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would go head to head in the big-and-powerful department, and a metal Galaxy S5 with a qHD display like the LG G3 may also arrive to deliver an updated competitor to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
New iPhone Headphones to Deliver Dramatically Better Sound
This week Apple officially confirmed a new standard for using the lightning port for headphones. As part of the Made for iPhone program Apple introduced information about high-resolution audio over a Lightning cable.
This includes the ability to draw power from the iPhone to power active noise canceling headphones or to use headphone battery power to charge the iPhone.
Apple will offer support for Lightning headphones in a future update and these headphones will be capable of playing high-resolution audio which hints at a better sounding music sold on the iTunes store.