iPhone Rumors

Apple’s usage of Sapphire in iPhone 6 remains highly debated

Apple’s usage of Sapphire in iPhone 6 remains highly debated

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. 

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Report claims iPhone 6 will feature a 13-megapixel Sony Exymor camera sensor

Report claims iPhone 6 will feature a 13-megapixel Sony Exymor camera sensor

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. 

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Leaked photos of alleged iPhone 6 battery reveal 1,810 mAh capacity, 16% larger than the iPhone 5s

Leaked photos of alleged iPhone 6 battery reveal 1,810 mAh capacity, 16% larger than the iPhone 5s

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. 

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Leaked photos show off alleged iPhone 6 Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Leaked photos show off alleged iPhone 6 Touch ID fingerprint scanner

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. 

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Apple reportedly taps Simplo as new battery supplier for iPhone 6

Apple reportedly taps Simplo as new battery supplier for iPhone 6

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. The latter 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. 

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Samsung could release all-metal smartphone to compete with iPhone 6

Samsung could release all-metal smartphone to compete with iPhone 6

As we reported at Android Beat, Samsung could be preparing to release an all-metal smartphone next month. According to the report, the handset will be part of a larger lineup of Galaxy Alpha smartphones intended to compete head-on with the oft-rumored iPhone 6. Let’s take a closer look at the rumored device.

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5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch could be delayed until 2015 due to production issues

5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch could be delayed until 2015 due to production issues

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 likely not be unveiled until at least October and possibly not until next year.

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Expert claims that iPhone 6 sapphire crystal rumors are likely true

Expert claims that iPhone 6 sapphire crystal rumors are likely true

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-hard glass would be more scratch-resistant than Corning’s Gorilla Glass used in current iPhone models, potentially making the next-generation iPhone much more durable. 

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High quality photos and video show 4.7-inch iPhone 6 rear shell

High quality photos and video show 4.7-inch iPhone 6 rear shell

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.

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iPhone 6 battery improvements could be minimal because of ultra-slim design

iPhone 6 battery improvements could be minimal because of ultra-slim design

While a recent survey shows that at least one in every three users that plan on purchasing a new iPhone are hoping for longer 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. 

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