The latest iPhone 6 rumors focus on the price, potential iPhone 6 features and the best look yet at the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. Apple’s attempts to keep the iPhone 6 under wraps are not going exactly as planned as case manufacturers continue to churn out mock ups that reportedly show exactly what buyers can expect form the new iPhone this fall.
This week we see new iPhone 6 rumors arrive from a variety of sources including more leaks from a pop star, analysts and case makers that cannot wait to start selling iPhone 6 cases later this year.
After sorting through the latest iPhone 6 rumors all week, here is a fast look at the rumors worth believing and what you need to know about the iPhone 6, as it stands in the middle of June 2014.
You can read our iPhone 6 page to get the full picture of what we expect from Apple, with updates as they come in, and a full look at what consumers can expect.
Latest iPhone 6 Rumors
These iPhone 6 rumors from June 15th through the end of the week highlight a variety of things consumers can expect. iPhone 6 rumors are not set in stone and may change from week to week, but when a collection of rumors start to agree we see the iPhone 6 take shape ahead of any official announcements.
iPhone 6 Price
The iPhone 6 price could come in up to $100 higher than the iPhone 5s according to a new prediction from Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt. Speaking with WSJ’s MarketWatch McCourt warns that Apple could charge $100 more for the iPhone 6 with a 5.5-inch screen. He believes customers will pay this premium, according to a recent survey,
Our June consumer survey points to continued growth in the willingness of iPhone users to pay $100 more for a bigger screened iPhone, with now a full one-third of survey respondents willing to pay a $100 premium.
Other analysts often suggest Apple will charge a higher iPhone 6 price for this new model, which makes sense considering the competition from Samsung sells at a $100 premium over the Galaxy S5.
iPhone 6 Size Comparison
This week the iPhone 6 size comparisons came out in full force with multiple photos showing an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display next to an iPhone 6 with a 5.5-inch display, or at least what leaks suggest will be the sizes. The photo below shows the front of two iPhone 6 models, with the largest measuring in a full bezel bigger than the 4.7-inch model.
These alleged iPhone 6 photos come from Sonny Dickson, who posted them on Twitter early in the week. Dickson is well-known for his iPhone leaks, including photos like this well ahead of an official Apple announcement. Mock-ups from many suppliers share a similar look, so it is possible you are looking at Apple’s new iPhones for 2014.
iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s Photos
Another set of iPhone 6 mock-up photos shows a comparison of the iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s, using a iPhone dummy unit similar to the one in the photos above.
On all of these dummy units we see rounder corners, more curves on the edges and a thinner body than the iPhone 5s. In the many photos we see a taller iPhone 6 that is not much wider, and the now familiar back design that shows an aluminum or metal frame with rubber or plastic dividers to help communication.
Key iPhone 6 Details
A report from the Economic Daily News claims to reveal the iPhone 6 screen sizes, release date and which devices will include Sapphire screens.
This report is interesting because most of it lines up with previous rumors. While it is not sharing anything radically new, it does help outline what to expect.
- 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models
- Sapphire on 5.5-inch Gorilla Glass on 4.7-inch iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Release Date at the end of Q3 (September)
A previous report suggests Apple is ready to put a scratch proof Sapphire display on two iPhone 6 models this fall. Thus far it is not clear what Apple will do with Sapphire, but the iPhone 6 screen sizes and iPhone 6 release date are believable.
iPhone 6 vs LG G3 vs Galaxy Note 3
Although we’ve seen the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mock-up in a variety of photos, the most interesting item is a video showing off how the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model compares to the Galaxy Note 3 with a 5.7-inch display and the new LG G3 with a 5.5-inch display.
the video above from TechSmartt shows how the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could compare to two of its biggest Android rivals this fall.