iPhone 6 Rumors Already Trickling Out - New Design Predicted
Tired of Apple iPhone 5 rumors? How about the iPhone 6? According to a report published by Ming-Chi Kuo of Hungarian investment bank Concorde Securities, the iPhone 6 will feature a "new design and greatly improved hardware specifications for the sixth-generation iPhone," according to Apple Insider, which saw a copy of the report. The iPhone 6 is reportedly due in the first half of 2012.
Kuo reserves the bulk of his predictions for the iPhone 5, which AI reports will be unveiled at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference in June, although Apple has said publicly that MacOS software will be the focus.
"At this year's conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a march statement. "If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss."
Kuo believes that the iOS 5 revision will be the main selling point of the new iPhone. The iPhone 5 will also ship in September, later than Apple's iPhones traditionally ship.
The iPhone 5 will also include the faster A5 processor already found in the iPad 2, Kuo believed, as well as a higher resolution 8-megapixel rear camera. He has also been told that Apple will switch to a Qualcomm baseband for both GSM and CDMA models, along with an improved antenna design, AI reported.
According to Japan's Nikkan newspaper, the iPhone 6 will also include low-temperature polysilicon liquid crystal panels, to be released in 2012.
According to AI, Kuo correctly predicted that the white iPhone 4 would begin selling in April, a report that could be proven right or wrong on Wednesday.