While the general consensus among the rumor mill is that Apple will use sapphire crystal glass for the iPhone 6, there remains conflicting reports about just how widespread that usage might be. The Korea Herald has obtained a research note from NPD DisplaySearch Korea’s Brian Huh that places Apple’s sapphire display upper limit at 45 million units for the iPhone 6 launch.Â
Apple releases a new iPhone each calendar year, most often with software or hardware improvements to the camera being one of the headline new features. It appears that could be the case once again this year, with a new rumor calling for the iPhone 6 to have a 13-megapixel, 1/2.3″ sized Sony Exymor IMX220 camera sensor.Â
As the launch of the oft-rumored iPhone 6 approaches, it seems like we are beginning to see leaked photos of potential components on a daily basis. The latest photo come from French website Nowhereelse, which has shared photos of what it believes could be the internal battery that will be used in the upcoming smartphone.Â
As the release date of the oft-rumored iPhone 6 approaches, we are beginning to get a better look at the upcoming smartphone through various component leaks. The latest comes from the French website Nowhereelse, which has shared photos of what appears to be leaked parts for the iPhone 6′s Touch ID fingerprint scanner.Â
It was recently reported that the 5.5-inch iPhone could be delayed until next year due to production issues, including supply constraints on the battery.Â The latterÂ appears to be no longer the case, however, as a new report claims that Apple has tapped a new battery supplier for the oft-rumored iPhone 6.Â
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a respectable track record at predicting Apple product plans, is out with another research note that claims the oft-rumored iPhone 6 could be delayed because of production issues. As a result, the smartphone will likelyÂ not be unveiled until at least October and possibly not until next year.
The Guardian has learned from an expert in materials that, as the rumor mill has suggested for months, the next-generation iPhone 6 could have a sapphire crystal display. The super-hardÂ glass would be more scratch-resistant thanÂ Corning’s Gorilla Glass used in current iPhone models, potentially making the next-generation iPhone much more durable.Â
In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a number of iPhone 6 components leaks, that are either shown in photos or videos. This includes the sapphire crystal display, the front panel, and the SIM tray. New photos and a video discovered today show the 4.7-inch iPhone 6′s rear shell, giving us a good look at the new design.
While a recent survey showsÂ that at least one in every three users that plan on purchasing a new iPhone are hoping for longerÂ battery life, a new rumor suggests that the improvements could be minimal. According to G for Games, the oft-rumored iPhone 6 could have only a slightly larger battery because of its ultra-slim design.Â