What you should expect from Apple’s ‘iPhone 6’

“It hardly seems like it’s been a year since the iPhone 5S was released, but word on the street is that Apple is planning to reveal its next-generation iPhone on September 9,” Andrew Cunningham writes for Ars Technica. “That’s just over a month from now, and the rumor mill has been in full swing all summer, churning out speculation about what Apple will introduce.”

“This close to a new iPhone’s launch, rumors firm up a bit and begin to agree on specific aspects of the new hardware. Apple has a big supply chain and sells tens of millions of phones a quarter—given the sheer scale of the operation, it’s inevitable that details will leak,” Cunningham writes. “We knew most of the particulars about the iPhone 5S and 5C well before they were officially announced, and there’s no reason to believe that this year will be any different.”

“Now that we have a probable date for the announcement, we’ve rounded up the most credible and plausible rumors (combined with a few educated guesses) to make a rough sketch of what the next-generation iPhone will probably look like. We tried to stick to sources that have been relatively reliable in the past. Some of the better reporting from rumor sites and prominent Apple watchers, assertions from major publications like The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, and clear, not-obviously-faked pictures of individual components form the basis of our information here,” Cunningham writes. “In aggregate, everything we’ve heard so far gives us a pretty good idea of what we can expect next month.”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. What should you expect from Apple’s iPhone 6?… Well, long lines, a lot of sales, enthusiastic buyers, a great phone and an envious Samsung looking at making some more ridiculous TV commercials after they copy Apple’s newest features… that is what can be expected for sure.

    1. Yes, in the past Apple has released the new iOS just before the new phones (usually a few days before). It’s highly unlikely Apple would release the new iPhone with iOS 7 and ask people to upgrade later.

      So part of this speculation is judging how far along iOS 8 is. Also since iOS 8 and Yosemite are have so much more in common, judging how far along Yosemite is as well.

  2. Oh gosh, what to expect.

    “the rumor mill has been in full swing all summer, churning out speculation about what Apple will introduce.”

    How wrong, the rumor mill has been in full swing for years with it’s churned digested and fecalized speculation on what Apple will introduce.

    Such premature ejaculatory remarks, it’s amazing that these analysts can breed, or do they?

  3. “We knew most of the particulars about the iPhone 5S well before they were officially announced”

    …. except for little details like having a 64 bit CPU.

    Details about physical components tend to leak readily from the various factories, but the 64 bit CPU was a big surprise and did not appear in pundit’s lists of what to realistically expect for the 5S.

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