Jun 14 2014, 12:00pm CDT | by Ahmed Humayun
We were pretty sure that the latest upcoming Apple flagship phone would make it to the news reports every other day. In fact we actually had over the past few weeks has been more overwhelming than we had initially expected. A new leak seems to make its way to the internet every other day and as the time gets closer, more and more gets revealed about the phone. After Apple’s major WWDC event, we were pretty much clear about many things on the phone. But there has been so much going on lately that we find it hard to keep everything about the phone glued together. This is why we have tried to gather everything up and place it in one post.
However, it must be realized that there are still a few months to go till the release of the phone and any information available to us at this point might be inaccurate. Though all this data has been derived from some very reliable sources, the devices are always subject to change and anything can happen till they are officially released.
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Making the phone larger than usual meant that the design also had to be reconsidered and thanks to the gazillion leaks, we quite figured this out that Apple has done exactly that. The rear side of the iPhone 6 has been inspired from the current iPad Air and the front has already shown a great change in design with the absence of any bezels. This was a clever way to increase the size of the screen while also keeping the phone size normal. A recent report suggests that the iPhone 6 is going to be 33.3% thinner than the 5s and we say that this report is in line with the previous rumors which stated that Apple will welcome a new form factor with the iPhone 6. The iPhone 5 design is nowhere to be seen and that is a pleasant change after all. The back of the phone will be made from aluminum while the screen is going to have slightly rounded edges.
We are already aware of the fact that there are going to be two different variants for the iPhone 6 which are going to release later this year. Though one is going to be a 4.7 inch model and the other a 5.5 inch one, both are going to be larger than any other iPhone ever released by Apple. Majority of the leaks we have seen feature the 4.7 inch variant which is to release earlier than the other version and it has already entered the mass production stage and is ready for a September announcement. We had been hearing reports about the iPhone 6 carrying a very high resolution display and a report even pointed out that it is going to be a full 1080p display. It was also revealed earlier that Samsung and Sharp has been dropped from the suppliers’ list and instead Apple went for Innolux , LG and Japan Display. According to 9to5Mac, Apple’s bezel free display is going to have a resolution of 1704 x 960, giving it a pixel density of 416 ppi, which is way above Apple’s ‘Retina display’ region. It is going to be a toughened sapphire glass display.
The new size of the iPhone 6 had been quite controversial because previously the smaller sizes had helped users to reach all physical buttons on the phone with one hand with ease. This could be a problem with a bigger sized phone but Apple seems to have taken care of that by relocating the power button alongside the volume buttons.
With so much packed inside the phone and the screen size being too large, it was quite evident that the battery would face an increment and so it has. There are also numerous features now which would require a larger battery but thankfully we don’t have to worry about the battery being too large and heavy because Apple is concentrating on not making it too large but keeping it efficient so we are certainly expecting to see a bump from the iPhone 5s’s 1,560 mAh.
Ahmed Humayun is a technology journalist bringing you the hottest tech stories of the day.
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