We’ve seen mockups and iPhone 6 concepts bring iPhone 6 rumors to life. However, a brand new video which shows a clone running a skinned version of Android designed like iOS 8 might give consumers the best look yet at the latest iPhone rumors.
For months, we’ve heard about Apple’s supposed plans for the iPhone, plans that are said to include some major changes to the display, design, processor, camera, and more. And while the new iPhone release remains unofficial, we’re starting to see iPhone 6 rumors firm up ahead of the device’s anticipated fall release date.
iPhone 6 rumors continue to point to an extremely thin design and one that incorporates larger screen sizes that are said to be 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. It’s also said to include the same Touch ID fingerprint technology that Apple baked into home button on the iPhone 5s. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen iPhone 6 models and concepts showcase these rumors though none of them offer as detailed of a look as the iPhone 6 clone seen in the video below.
A new video from Danny Winget shows what appears to be an iPhone 6 in the flesh. However, Winget did not find this device in a bar. Instead, this is a fully functional iPhone 6 clone that is designed to look and feel like the rumored iPhone 6. The device is called Wico6 and it offers consumers a glimpse at what the real iPhone 6 could look like when it arrives this fall.
While the Wico6 looks like the iPhone 6, Touch ID home button included, it comes with a feature set that’s not expected to arrive on the real iPhone 6 from Apple. The device looks like it’s running iOS 8 but it’s not iOS 8. Instead, it’s a skinned version of Android that’s designed look and feel like Apple’s brand new operating system. And then there is the hardware.
This clone features a 4.7-inch display, same size as the rumored iPhone 6, but with a resolution of 960 x 540 (234 ppi). The actual iPhone 6 is rumored to have 1704 x 960 resolution with a ppi account that’s above 400. In other words, the screen seen on the device in the video is probably not going to be as sharp or detailed as the real iPhone 6 display.
It’s powered by a 2.4GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. The iPhone 6 is rumored to have a 64-bit A8 chip on board with an M8 co-processor. Apple’s new chip is said to be focused on overall performance with an emphasis on battery life. Benchmarks are still in the shadows and likely will be up until Apple introduces the iPhone 6 on stage later this year.
The real iPhone 6 is heavily rumored for the fall and iPhone 6 release date rumors are currently centered on an announcement, and quite possibly, a release inside the month of September. Recent rumors put the device’s launch date in the middle of September with a release date in and around September 19th, a Friday. The iPhone 5s was released on a Friday in late September as well.
It’s still not clear if Apple plans to use one iPhone launch or if it will announce the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 at a later date. Rumors have not firmed up around its launch date and continue to offer conflicting information.
While the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 release date appears set for September, the 5.5-inch model is rumored for both September and later in the year ahead of the holidays. Well respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the man who accurately predicted many of the iPhone 5s’ features ahead of time, claims that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could potentially arrive in 2015.
iPhone 6 rumors will continue to flow up until the announcement date and for now, this iPhone 6 clone is the closest consumers will get to Apple’s brand new device.
The device is expected to arrive alongside the iOS 8 update, an update that is currently in beta form. iOS 8 release date rumors put its release in and around mid-September with September 17th a distinct possibility at this point.