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Apple's iPhone 6 gets an unveil date

It looks as though the iPhone 6 has an official event date, and it’s been set for September 9. Re/code first revealed the date, with both The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg confirming the information.
 
The next generation iPhone will reportedly be available in two screen sizes: 4.7” and 5.5”. While mockups of both models have been spotted in the wild, the leaked components that we have seen have been mostly of the smaller model (the mockups/renders below are of the 4.7" model).


 
We don’t have any definitive hardware specs for the iPhone 6 – unlike unreleased, competing offerings from Samsung – but both smartphones will more than likely feature 64-bit Apple A8 processors, an improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a significant boost in display resolution (reports have pegged the 4.7” model with a screen resolution of 1740x960).
 
We’d also be very surprised if Apple didn’t include 802.11ac support along with LTE-A connectivity.

 
The current generation iPhones -- the 5S and 5C -- were introduced on September 10, 2013.

Sources: Re/code, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Nikkei [Images]



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Just my personal opinion
By inighthawki on 8/5/2014 10:59:55 PM , Rating: 2
But if that's what the final phone looks like, then I think it looks pretty ugly. The 4 through 5S design is far more pleasing.




RE: Just my personal opinion
By soccerballtux on 8/6/2014 12:15:30 AM , Rating: 2
so get the 4.7" one. it's going to look just like the 5S...


RE: Just my personal opinion
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 8:10:36 AM , Rating: 2
That pic, and the dozens of leaks already available for months now show the 4.7. That is what it looks like. The 5.5 has been harder to find.

Anyhow, I dont think it's bad, I like the tapered corners. That and finally getting decent screen size and res is a good thing. Alot of people have been waiting a long time for this.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By corduroygt on 8/6/2014 8:43:19 AM , Rating: 2
Yup, I won't use anything other than an iPhone (maybe Windows Phone, but I might need better apps), and screen size and data interchange between apps were the only two things I've been missing and both are coming with the iPhone 6 and iOS8.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By tim851 on 8/6/2014 7:02:16 AM , Rating: 2
Agreed. Those stripes across the back are hideous. Much like in the HTC One M8 (They were present in the M7 but more subdued).

I can't see Apple really doing this.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By msheredy on 8/6/2014 10:59:16 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I can't see Apple really doing this.


Me either. Those breaks in the chassis are ridiculously huge. That is all that my eyes have been drawn to.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By retrospooty on 8/6/2014 6:33:24 PM , Rating: 2
I am sure that isn't the final product. Probably test dummies, or early engineering samples.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By msheredy on 8/6/2014 10:56:26 AM , Rating: 2
I agree and I'm an Apple fanboi LOL!

I'm skeptic that they're going to release 2 different sizes too.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By hughlle on 8/6/2014 11:35:40 AM , Rating: 2
It is pretty ugly imo, but there are only so many times they can recycle a 4 year old design. who knows if this is the final design, and not just prototype mockups. could just be camera trickery, but in the picture with the 3 phones, it looks like the cameras are misaligned, and not uniformly.


RE: Just my personal opinion
By nikon133 on 8/6/2014 6:18:13 PM , Rating: 2
Don't know, I like soft edges - feel much nicer in hand. I always preferred how my 3Gs feels in my hand, compared to company's 4s. I also like my current Lumia 920 handling, again due to soft, curvy sides.


Interesting
By robinthakur on 8/6/2014 6:01:25 AM , Rating: 2
The plastic/resin joins look a little reminiscent of the HTC One M8/M7 design. I don't yet love it, but definitely getting some on day 1 (though not queueing for it) to develop with. I'm relatively happy with my HTC One M8 as my regular phone du jour, in terms of build quality. It is a bit rough round the edges and games I play a lot seem to slow down and make it overheat. I'm missing being able to use all my other Apple stuff like Airplay and iTunes Match, iCloud backup/restore etc. although Android has certainly improved since I last tried it, it seems more polished.




Oh please don't let them be rounded
By Zak on 8/6/2014 10:41:24 AM , Rating: 2
Oh please don't let them be rounded like the one on the mockup photo. That's so ugly.




Stupid Apple
By FITCamaro on 8/6/2014 11:27:29 AM , Rating: 2
Trying to steal Destiny's thunder.




Well gosh darn it...
By Apone on 8/6/2014 12:31:12 PM , Rating: 2
this is impossible. I thought Tim Cook and Apple claimed that 3.7-inches is "just right" and that anything bigger is "just ridiculous"...




Accurate images?
By ProZach on 8/6/2014 2:55:00 PM , Rating: 2
Several persons said the new model was ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack. It looks like it's still there but at the same time (because it's a pic of proto or non-working model) it doesn't look quite like a jack. Maybe that's also why the power button looks crooked...




By manoj252 on 8/6/2014 9:27:58 PM , Rating: 2
I think it was a preemptive move by Apple to save the lawyers for the lawsuits that will be filed against them for this design. ;)

/sarcasm in case the wink wasn't enough.




No 5.5" version then bleh...
By peterrushkin on 8/5/2014 11:26:39 PM , Rating: 1
Quite honestly, if they only release a 4.7" version then bleh...




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