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A new report from South Korean publication ET News says the iPhone 6, which it calls “iPhone Air,” will be just 6 millimeters thick when it is unveiled later this year, making the handset significantly thinner than its predecessors. Comparatively, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5 have a 7.6 millimeter profile while the iPhone 5c is thicker, at 8.97 millimeters. The publication says the news comes from Chinese media, but it certainly can’t be verified at this point. The iPhone 6 will still be made of metal, although it will be a bit heavier than previous models, the same source says. The design of the iPhone 6 will reportedly be based on the iPhone 5s, although the upcoming iOS handset is said to be bigger than the 2013 flagship model. The phone is expected to be unveiled and launched at some point in September. Recent reports have suggested that this year Apple is going to launch iPhones with bigger displays than the 4-inch screen found in current models. The company is rumored to consider 4.7- to 5.7-inch displays for future generation devices, although that’s also a report that can’t be confirmed at this time. Interestingly, the same etnews says that the price of the iPhone 5s will go down to $100 at some point in May, presumably in the U.S., for on-contract purchases. Source
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsAccording to Sun Chyang Xu, an analyst from China who made a prescient call on the Motorola Moto X, Apple is going to have a pair of launches for the Apple iPhone in 2014. According to the analyst, Apple will start trial production of the Apple iPhone 6 with production of 2 million to 3 million units starting in May. This phonewill feature a 4.7 inch screen with the same 640 x 1136 resolution used on its 4 inch models. The second version of the Apple iPhone to be released this year will have a larger 5.7 inch screen, with higher resolution than the iPhone 6. An earlier report from DisplaySearch Taiwan stated that the 4.7 inch iPhone will offer resolution of 720 x 1280, while the 5.7 inch version will have resolution of 1080 x 1920. Both handsets are expected to be introduced at WWDC in June, although the iPhone 6 will be available shortly after the developers' conference, and the larger screened model will be released later in the year. Apple launched two different iPhone variants last year, the Apple iPhone 5s and the Apple iPhone 5c, to keep up with the various Android models that are produced from a number of different manufacturers. The next step would seem to be Apple holding two different launches a year. The 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is expected to keep an 8MP camera on back so that the phone can remain thin. Confirming an earlier report, the body of the next-gen iPhone is expected to be a thin 6mm. Returning to the camera, the rear-facing snapper will offer OIS and an aperture of f/1.8, which should allow for some great photographs taken under low-light conditions. To put that in perspective, the aperture on the rear-facing snapper on the Apple iPhone 5s is f/2.2. The above report is very similar to another one we passed along at the beginning of this year. That report, out of Japan, had Apple producing both 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch models of the iPhone, just like the information unearthed by Sun Chyang Xu. The difference is that this report had Apple launching the 5.7 inch version in May as part of a brand new phablet line, while the smaller 4.7 inch version would be launched in September. While the two stories are not perfectly a match, the fact that they both talk of 4.7 inch and 5.7 inch variants of the iPhone could be a positive sign that we will see two iPhone versions launched this year, featuring screens with those dimensions. Source
geeteam posted a topic in Mobile NewsAmid rumors that Apple is testing out iPhones with screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.7 inches, a photograph published on Wednesday allegedly shows off the metal housing for the Apple iPhone 6. With the 5.7 inch iPhone rumored to be part of a new line of Apple iPhone phablets to launch in May, we can assume that the metal part in the picture will house a 4.7 inch panel. The picture confirms a very thin design for the iPhone 6. According to the latest speculation, this device will be 6mm thin and will be named the Apple iPhone Air. This model would be launched in September, around the same time that the Apple iPhone 5 was released in 2012, and the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c were released last year. Source