iPhone 6 rumors: release date, specs, concepts and others

Taiwan’s Economic Daily News reported this week that two iPhone models will likely get launched this year: a 4.7-inch model and another 5.6-inch version.

The smaller iPhone will still feature the Corning Gorilla Glass screen, while the bigger model will pack a sapphire display.

The devices could be released in the third quarter of the year.

Statements made by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth suggested that Cupertino has a supply of sapphire displays that would be sufficient for the next three years.

The report added that the material could be used for displays set to be implemented in the future iPhone.

Last year Apple bought GT Advanced Technologies, a company that specializes in the production of sapphire, and recent reports claimed that a significant amount of equipment dedicated to the production of sapphire has been acquired by Cupertino.

This week has been rife in concepts of the highly-anticipated device.

Simone Evangelista created three variants of the smartphone: an iPhone Air Mini, with a 3.5-inch display, an iPhone Air, featuring a 4.7-inch display, and iPhone Air Pro, with a 5.5-inch screen.

All concepts seem to be based on rumors about the launch of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display models.

Designer Joseph Farahi from OvalPicturE came up with three-dimensional concept of the iPhone 6.

The concept features a 5.1-inch Retina Display 2’ with RGBY pixels and a 10-megapixel camera, that can record 4K videos at 500fps.

The concept is 6.1 millimeters thick and weighs 100 grams.

ADR Studios created the iPhone L concept with a screen measuring 4.7 inches.

The device has a thicker upper area and a slimmer lower part, and it brings a very slim bezel.

Other specs include a Touch ID integrated into the Home button, a 3D iSight camera, an A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, LTE support and iOS 8.