iPhone 6 rumors: release, leaks, specs, features and others

iPhone 6 concept

During Apple’s share holders meeting on Friday, the company’s CEO Tim Cook Apple talked about the production of certain components in the US, and he mentioned the sapphire factory in Mesa, Arizona.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Cook said the plant is part of a “secret project” but he didn’t reveal what products will use the material.

The same publication wrote that Cupertino is hiring engineers from HTC, Inventec and other Taiwanese firms in its Asian team, for the development of the larger screen of the device.

The Commercial Times reported this week that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has started production of the A8 processor chip that is expected to equip the iPhone 6.

The report noted that since production began earlier, the launch of the device could take place in the third quarter of 2014.

The Chinese publication Commercial Times reported on Thursday that Apple has placed orders at Foxconn for the production of 90 million iPhone units, which could also be taken as an indicator that the next iPhone may arrive earlier than anticipated.

Analyst Wei Chen at Citigroup Global Markets said that the iPhone 6 will help Apple further develop in the field of smartphones.

Leaked images of the rumored larger screen of the iPhone 6 surfaced online this week.

Published by Weibo, the pics show the display of the smartphone and they could be a prototype in the testing phase.

However, GforGames noted that the images could be fake, based on the position of the Home button.

Patently Apple discovered an Apple patent application that describes a method which could protect the screen’s backlight from getting scratched.

If Apple implements this new tech in the iPhone 6 or next devices they could offer one of the best Retina displays on the market.

Finally, an iPhone 6C concept designer Joseph Farahi shows the device in colorful variations.

The concept has a thinner case and a larger display than the iPhone 5C, a photo sensor of 8 megapixels, a 4.7-inch Retina display and a Touch ID fingerprint sensor.