iPhone 6 rumors: launch, features, mockups and others

iPhone 6 concept

Morgan Stanley analysts expect the smartphone to feature NFC equipment. Analyst Craig Hettenbach believes NFC technology has reached a critical point so an iPhone with NFC could play an important role in Apple’s future.

Innolux has been chosen as a third display supplier for the iPhone 6, Taiwanese newspaper UDN announced.

The company has been a major supplier of screens for televisions, computers and smartphones since 2003.

Sources cited by the Chinese media claim that Cupertino wants to implement on-cell instead of in-cell technology for the screen of the iPhone 6.

On-cell tech allows a manufacturer to integrate the touchpad into the exterior glass of the device and create better displays.

The next iPhone would respond more quickly to inputs, offer better color representation and reduce the thickness of the device.

Based on rumors that the screen resolution on the iPhone 6 could be changed to 1704 x 960 pixels, a MacRumors forum member scaled several non-optimized iOS 7 icons to the respective resolution.

The results showed that optimizing applications from 2x to 3x obtains a much sharper interface.

iPhone 6 concept

Leaked photos of the 4.7-inch iPhone’s LCD backlight panel were posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo.

The new panel appears to be identical to the one used on the iPhone 5S but the connector looks smaller and in a different location than on the current model.

Several mockups have circulated lately, attempting to give a realistic image of the highly-anticipated smartphone, especially when placed in comparison with previous-generation models.

9to5Mac created a concept that gives an idea of ​​what iOS 7 would look like on a 4.7-inch display.

An iPhone 6 mockup was also compared to all previous models of the Apple smartphone by Australian leaker Sonny Dickson.

The older iPhones included the iPhone, the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4, the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S.

Vietnamese gadget forum Techrum.vn published a video of an iPhone 6 mockup compared to the iPhone 5S.

The housings of the two devices were presented from different angles and in motion.

A detailed comparison of the same two smartphones was created by Italian site Macitynet, presenting the devices side-by-side and from a variety of angles.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to be launched in the fall, while the 5.5-inch version could arrive several months later.