Rumor mill: Apple iPhone 6 could be coming this summer
The much-rumored Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be coming this summer, according to a report by AppleInsider.
A dummy mockup of the 4.7-inch version was published on French website nowhereelse.fr, which shows a thinner, larger phone next to the iPhone 5s. The proposed iPhone has cured edges, round speaker ports, an aesthetic in line with the original iPad mini, a round LED flash port, a three-panel chassis design and a protruding rear camera, according to the report.
A similar 3-D, 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model was published on the Chinese-language Apple forum feng.com.
"With exact measurements shown onscreen matching those from the dummy model detailed above, it is likely that the schematic--or one like it--was used as a basis for the mockups floating around East Asia. This is not to say that the either are legitimate, but rather the two 'leaked' bits of information are likely closely related," writes AppleInsider.
The larger 5.5-inch "phablet" iPhone 6 is rumored to sport a sapphire screen, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities.
According to a report by Taiwan's United Daily News/Economic Daily cited by CNET, around 10 percent of the iPhone 6 handsets are expected to be the larger phablet design. The phablet iPhone is also predicted to be thin like the 4.7-inch model, with a 1920x1080 display. The report expects the iPhone 6 phablet to be at the high-end of the Apple product line.
- check out the AppleInsider report
- read the CNET article
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