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

iPhone 6 mockup

This week has marked the confirmation of rumors about a September 9 keynote where Apple is likely to introduce the next iPhone.

Now we can only wait to see whether the rumors about the smartphone’s arrival in stores will take place between September 16th and 19th.

However, a recent report by Chinese site IT168.com claims that the 5.5-inch version won’t be presented at the September 9 event.

Nonetheless, the launch of the hotly anticipated device is expected to break all records this year with 75 million iPhones sold, RBC analyst Amit Daryanani believes.

The launch may also feature another talked about possible Apple device, the iWatch. John Paczkowski of Re/code believes Apple will introduce ‘a new wearable’, namely a connected device, alongside the iPhone 6.

Leaks have continuously invaded the blogosphere in recent days, with numerous parts and schematics giving a realistic idea of what the handset might look like.

AppleInsider posted photos the speaker assembly appearing slightly different from the one on the iPhone 5S.

The True Tone dual-LED flash assembly for both versions of the smartphone, captured in images published by Chinese retailer ElekWorld, highlighted the new circular flash.

Another set of leaks came from Chinese forum user Wei Feng showed the rear shell with circular cut-outs for the camera and flash, and the plastic lines on the upper and lower extremes of the case.

Nowhereelse.fr posted photos of the SIM trays and Home buttons of the device, apparently confirming the handset’s availability in three colors – gray, gold and silver.

Leaked schematics revealed the existence of a new coprocessor, codenamed Phosphorus, which was initially claimed to be the M8 coprocessor integrated into the A8 chip.

However, a MacRumors forum poster asserted that the component was rather a barometric pressure sensor.

A new model of an Apple USB power adapter was captured in leaks posted by a Weibo user.

However, third-party vendor Moca.co alleged that Apple hasn’t placed any orders for a USB reversible cable in time for the release of the iPhone 6.

Leaked images shared by Chinese site yaya888 placed a space gray 4.7-inch model of iPhone 6 in comparison with an iPhone 5, highlighting the main differences in the design of both generations of smartphones.

The screen resolution of the two models of the smartphone has also been a source of debate.

Apple journalist John Gruber performed a detailed analysis on the possible resolutions of the two iPhone 6 models and eventually concluded that the 4.7-inch version will feature a 1334 x 750 resolution with 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5-inch phablet model could have a resolution of 2208 x 1242 with 461 pixels per inch.

NFC implementation was the subject of a report by Wired that cited “sources familiar with the matter.”

The insiders claim that the device will have NFC capabilities that will allow the user to make payments with their phone.

Finally, a stunning concept visualizing the two most common ideas on the design of the smartphone’s back was created by designer Martin Hajek.