Starting the release date rumors this week was a report by KDB Daewoo Securities that listed the alleged technical specifications of the iPhone 6.
The report echoed rumors about the existence of two iPhone models that would be different in terms of the size of the display.
Details about the internal memory, the processor, battery and camera of the devices are also included in the report.
KDB expects the iPhones to be released between Q2 and Q3 this year.
A new patent application filed by Apple detailed a method by which the SIM card would be reduced, this making the next iPhone a lot thinner.
Chinese site IT168.com reported that the camera on the next iPhone could be at least 10 megapixels and an f / 1.8 aperture, with interchangeable lenses treated with resin.
Japan’s JSR would design these lenses that could filter the light better thanks to the resin and make the camera capable of recording much clearer pictures in almost any conditions.
The most recent news about the iPhone 6 is tied to its rumored sapphire display.
Documents discovered by 9to5Mac and analyst Matt Margolis suggest that Apple’s new partner GT Advanced has purchased new equipment for the production of sapphire displays.
The machines can produce between 103 million and 116 million 5-inch screens per year, and with a second order for 420 additional machines, production could reach a rate of 200 million sapphire displays per year.
Speaking of sapphire screens, a video posted online shows just how durable and scratch resistant such a display could be.
Aero Gear had an iPhone 5 screen protected by a sapphire scraped by a concrete block. In the end the iPhone remains completely unscathed.
This week also seemed prolific in terms of analysis articles.
iMore’s Peter Cohen made an analysis of the reasons why Apple is thought to be is working on health-oriented products.
iMore’s Rene Ritchie details the advantages of a 5-inch screen that the iPhone 6 could adopt.
The author of the article believes that in doing so Cupertino would finally be able to enter the larger-screen market.
A concept of a bigger display was created by Italian designer Enrico Penello who imagined the device in three different sizes – 4 inch, 4.7 inch, and 5.5 inch.