iPhone 6 rumors: release date, specs, concepts

Rumors about the smartphone’s launch date claim we may get the handset somewhere in September, after the company reportedly releases its phablets in May.

Estimates made by research firm DisplaySearch suggest that two iPhones of different screen sizes will be released by Cupertino this year.

One such device would come with a 5.5-inch display based on LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) LCD that has 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 401 ppi density.

The other is expected to pack a 4.7-inch LTPS screen with a 386 pixel density and 1600 x 900 resolution.

Based on these rumors, designer Alex Casabň created a concept of the device with a 4.7 inches display, and a design similar to that of the iPhone 5S.

Another iPhone concept inspired by the rumors suggesting the implementation of a larger display was designed by Mustafa Dağdelen.

The iPhone 5S and 5C were launched on the world’s largest mobile operator China Mobile this week.

Tim Cook was present at the event in Beijing at the main Apple Store and he took the opportunity to announce that the iPhone’s arrival on the carrier “is just the beginning of China Mobile and Apple coming together to deliver the best experience in the world.”

Asked if an iPhone with a bigger screen was in the works, the CEO hinted at future Apple products and promised that his team was working on “great things.”

“We never talk about future things,” he said. “We have great things we are working on, but we want to keep them secret. That way you will be so much happier when you see it.”

The iPhone 6 is also expected to be a lot thinner than its predecessor, South Korean publication ET News reported.

Others rumors suggested that the Touch ID sensor that will be included in the iPhone 6 will enter production in Q2 of 2014.

Production of the chips using a 65nm process technology is set to start at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Digitimes reported.

TSMC will shift from the current 8-inch fab to a larger 12-inch fab in order to pump up the production rate.