The Cupertino-based tech giant will likely be releasing the update to its iPhone line this August, a month earlier than what industry watchers are expecting if reports from Taiwanese media prove accurate. According to Taiwan?s Economic Daily News, the iPhone 6 will have a 4.7 inch screen version which is believed to be the company?s flagship phone.
The report also states that the recent update to the well-loved iPhone will probably have two different models. Aside from the 4.7 inch version, a 5.5 inch or 5.6 inch model may be released the following month citing unidentified logistics sources. It also did not specify which markets will receive the new phones first.
This next-generation Apple device is supposed to be made using the stronger sapphire glass, ditching the previously popular Corning Gorilla glass. This is supported by the announcement of the state of Arizona last year that Apple Inc. has built a new manufacturing facility in the city of Mesa, Arizona. This facility?s purpose is said to be mainly for the production of sapphire glass which will then be shipped to China for processing. By using a stronger material for display and a larger screen real estate, many tech experts are saying that this is Apple?s major swing against Samsung flourishing phablet devices.
It is now known that this reincarnation of the iPhone will have the newest version of Apple?s home-grown mobile operating system, the iOS 8. This latest iOS software will be launched separately on June at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). A number of iOS 8 leak reports suggest that it will likely include a new Healthbook app which is a health and fitness-focused application. This app may be integrated to the Apple device with a new wearable gadget that is forecasted to be named iWatch.
Apple?s recent acquisition of rapper Dr. Dre?s Beats Electronics for $ 3.2 billion is also seen as a move to establish the rumored iTunes Radio which can rival industry leaders like Spotify. Other improvements expected to be included with the device consist of newly polished in-house Maps application along with Messages & Notification Center tweaks which notably involves the removal of Game Center from its panel.
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