The iPhone 6, which would follow an iPhone 5S, is in an investor note by Jefferies analyst Peter Misek this morning, and reposted in part on Business Insider.
Not to leave things with the iPhone 5S, Misek speculates on what Apple could include as iPhone 6 features, claiming, “several iPhone 6 prototypes appear to be floating around.”
On its own, this claims is believable. Apple is undoubtedly working on prototypes of future iPhone models that may or may not se the light of day.
Misek shares some specifics about the iPhone 6, or the next, new iPhone, which would launch in 2014 if Apple maintains an annual release cycle.
The next, new iPhone could carry the iPhone 6 name and one prototype reportedly features a 4.8-inch display like the Galaxy S III with a Retina+ IGZO display and a new A7 quad-core processor.
Misek also claims the iPhone 5S could see the Retina+ Display, but the larger screen is new for the iPhone 6. This would place a larger display in the hands of users in 18 to 24 months, which would give Apple more than enough time to work out a redesigned iPhone.
There’s no note of it, but perhaps we might see some of the flexible display rumors come to life.
The iPhone 5 uses a dual-core A6 processor. The iPad fourth generation uses a dual-core A6X processor with quad core graphics.
Misek says the iPhone 6 prototype features a new design without a home button. Instead of a home button the iPhone 6 would reportedly use gestures to control the device’s functions.
The iPhone 6 rumors are a bit early and it’s clear that Apple is working on new iPhones, including some we may not see for years.