Update on 25 June: Suppliers in China are about to start work on two new iPhones, according to an article from Bloomberg. The phones will have display screens that are 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches across, when measured diagonally – a major leap from the 4-inch displays on the iPhone 5S and 5C. The bigger iPhone would nearly match the screen size of Samsung’s massive 5.7 inches Galaxy Note 3. Available in September. – CNN
Update on 9 June: Forbes released the leaked photo of iPhone 6. Pictures show that the iPhone 6 is likely to be slimmer and more rounded.
15 March 2014: The iPhone 6 may not be out until fall this year. Leakers predict the iPhone 6 will be just 0.22-inches thick, thinner even than the iPhone 5S, which is 0.30.
The iPhone 6 will also have an ‘Ultra-Retina’ display, which a leaker confirmed would be the actual marketing term Apple will use when it is released. From the current 326 ppi, Apple plans on boosting this to 389 ppi.
The screen size is rumored at 4.7-inch. The larger iPhone model may come in a 5.5-inch display. To achieve this, Apple may completely remove the side bezels of the phone, and vertically increase the size of the screen as well, assuming the image is accurate.
Apple’s A8 processor will be clocked at 2.6GHz, with a Touch ID, advanced iOS 8 and activity tracking capabilities. The iPhone 6 will have a more iPad-mini-like look.
If thinning continues, chances are that iPad-mini and iPhone 7 converge into a 0.1-inch-something iPhablet sooner than anticipated!