iPhone 6 rumors: features, leaks, release and others

Concept by Martin Hajek

This week began with several leaks from Sonny Dickson of the alleged iPhone 6 logic board together with the future A8 chip and what he claimed to be an NFC controller from NXP.

Continuing the series of leaks, Feld & Volk published photos showing the camera module of the 5.5-inch model of the next iPhone.

A working 4.7-inch iPhone 6 was captured in a series of photos and a video shared by Weibo user zzray has published a series of photos and spotted by Chinese website cnBeta.com.

Videos showing a preview of the performance of different applications were also published on Chinese website MiaoPai.

As far as rumors regarding the device’s possible feature are concerned, there was speculation surrounding the possible implementation of NFC.

A report by Re/code claimed that Apple had signed an agreement with American Express for a mobile payment system.

Bloomberg also revealed that negotiations have been in full swing between Visa and MasterCard and Apple to reach a deal on the implementation of NFC in the iPhone 6.

The Wall Street Journal joined the bandwagon with a report that alleged Apple will be incorporating NFC in the iWatch, which could be paired with the iPhone 6.

The New York Times also came with new details on the next iPhone, claiming that one of the features will be a one-handed mode that will allow easy operability of the device.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo gave his final forecast on the smartphone before the official presentation.

The analyst believes the 4.7-inch model will be launched by Cupertino in mid-September, followed by the 5.5-inch variant 5 to 10 weeks later.

Kuo expects a 128 GB storage option for the two smartphones and says that Apple will drop the sapphire cover on the handset’s camera lens.

In addition, despite reports about a reversible Lighting connector or redesigned USB power adapter for the iPhone 6, Kuo believes that the Lightning cable won’t be supplied with the smartphone.

Apple announced this week that the iPhone 6 keynote will be live streamed on September 9.

But while the device has yet to be officially presented, China Mobile and China Telecom have put up iPhone 6 online pre-order pages that offer some characteristics of the handset.