On September 9, Apple (AAPL) will unveil a series of new premium-range products – one being the much awaited iPhone6 with a big screen. Amid intense competition, it is being highly expected that Apple will carve its mark in a new style. Let’s check out what is in store for the smartphone market at the Apple event scheduled the coming week.
iPhone specs are all in rumors
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 6 with a much larger screen than iPhone 5 and 5s series which have already captured the minds of several Apple fans. The iPhone might have a 4.7-inch screen making it more competitive with the present Google (GOOG) Android phone and the Samsung (SSNLF) Galaxy Tab. There are also speculations that there might be another iPhone 6 variant with a 5.5-inch screen.
It is being assumed that a large screen will unleash a surge in sales for Apple’s upcoming iPhone among those who already own models in the existing range of Apple iPhones. Analysts have opined that Apple would probably sell at least 70 million units of this new iPhone within months of its entry into the market.
Latest rumors speak of the new iPhone being sleeker with a lighter chassis than the present iPhone 5s. It would probably have edge to edge display and the design might look like an iPad mini.
To improve the durability of iPhone 6, the chassis would be made of Liquidmetal, a material for which Apple holds exclusive rights. Liquidmetal is extremely strong and durable and even when used in minute quantities gives the build quality as achieved by using aluminum.
Also, to keep rival agape, news sources have confirmed the use of sapphire glass for the screen which makes it almost scratch free and “nearly indestructible.” Indeed, Apple has built a new plant in Arizona which manufactures sapphire glass. Though the same material is used in iPhone 5s’s Touch ID Home button and cover of the rear-facing camera, Apple does have plans of using this glass largely for the new iPhone as it has spent around $578 million on a deal with GT Technology to speed up the development of the sapphire glass displays destined for the iPhone 6.
Also the operating system would stand updated to iOS 8 and the iPhone might have an automatic unlocking feature similar to the one just announced for Google Android L. Also the camera is improved by at least 2MP from 8MP camera in iPhone 5s.
More storage, more battery power
All the iPhones of Apple presently selling in the market have external storage capacity up to 64GB. Possibly this year the new iPhone will have a 128GB variant as well which refers to more internal storage for the smartphone.
Already the iPad has 128GB option, so it’s quite possible that Apple does the same with the iPhone to increase its level of popularity among other smartphone users who might start envying iPhone6 buyers.
The battery will also be remarkably larger, with the 4.7-inch model showcasing a 2100 mAh battery and the 5.5-inch model having a 2915 mAh battery, almost 35% and 85% increase over the existing top-notch iPhone 5s which has the capacity to hold 1560 mAh battery.
This flagship brand of Apple is slated to unravel a new battle with existing top-notch smartphone companies. Let’s keep our eyes glued to September 9 when all the rumors on iPhone 6 will get their ultimate answers. And hopefully Apple will create ripples in the market after the smartphone launch which will be an ace up the company’s sleeve.