iPhone 6 Specs: 2.6GHz A8 Chip, 389 ppi Ultra Retina Display, 27% thinner, New Sensors [Rumor]


Sonny Dickson, the Australian-based blogger, who had leaked parts of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air before it was launched last year has just tweeted a number of interesting details about Apple’s next generation iPhone, popularly dubbed iPhone 6.

He claims that iPhone 6 will be 0.22 inches (5.59 mm) thick, compared to iPhone 5s, which is 0.30 inches (7.6 mm) thick. It would make the iPhone 6, almost 26% thinner than its predecessor.

He claims that iPhone 6 will come with an Ultra-Retina display with 389 pixels per inch. iPhone 5s’ Retina Display is 326 ppi. He also claims that iPhone 6 will be powered by 2.6GHz A8 chip, which would make it significantly faster than iPhone 5s’ 1.3GHz A7 chip.

He does end by saying that “these specs could be the real thing,” which indicates that he is not very confident about them, so I am quite skeptical. It would also be unprecedented for Apple to double the clock speed in their next generation A-series chip.

MacRumors relays a report from G for Games, which claims that iPhone 6 will come with pressure, temperature and humidity sensors.

According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief analyst at ESM-China), sources close to the matter have revealed that Apple will catch up in the “sensors department”, as the iPhone 6 will feature pressure, temperature and humidity sensors. Please note that the analyst is probably not referring to blood pressure (this feature is rumored to be implemented in Apple’s iWatch) but to atmospheric pressure.

As MacRumors points out, this analyst had previously predicted that Apple may use  may use optical sensors to measure heart rate and oxygen levels in the rumored iWatch. Android based smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the soon-to-be-released Galaxy S5 come with such sensors. The new sensors could be used by the Healthbook app that is expected to come bundled with iOS 8, which will monitor your most important health statistics like steps taken, calories burned, weight lost and track vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate and other blood-related parameters like glucose levels.

Let me know what you think about these iPhone 6 specs in the comments below.