Let’s not kid ourselves: There’s only one smartphone that really matters, the iPhone.
Samsung may sell more phones overall than Apple, but it’s the iPhone that is still the phone people are most interested in.
The next iPhone is months away, but there’s already a lot of interest in what Apple is planning.
We’ve rounded up all the reports and all the gossip in one place.
This is the wildcard for Apple. It's reportedly looking at releasing a 5.5-inch iPhone in addition to the 4.7-inch iPhone. It's hard to believe Apple would really release a 'phablet,' since it's only released small phones. We hope it's true because phablets may be a little goofy-looking, but they're quite lovely to use. The iPhone is more tablet than phone, so why not give it a giant screen? Apple is said to be struggling with the 5.5-inch screen, and it's supposedly delayed right now.
What will it look like? No one other than Jony Ive knows right now. But, this photo supposedly came from Apple's manufacturing partner Foxconn. It shows a redesign for the phone.
The iPhone 6 will supposedly be thinner. Why? We're not sure. The iPhone 5S is plenty thin, but Apple loves making things thinner.
Apple isn't just making it bigger, but also increasing the resolution of the display, according to multiple reports. It will supposedly use something called 'quantum dots,' which leads to a super-high-resolution display.
One of Apple's partners, Broadcom, introduced a new Wi-Fi chip, which should make its way into the iPhone 6. Our own Kyle Russell wrote, 'Broadcom claims that the new chip will double performance for video and music downloads, improve upload speeds at big public events like concerts, increase Wi-Fi range, and improve battery life.'
Apple will reportedly add 'optical image stabilisation' to the camera, which makes photos more steady, and thus of higher quality.
Apple is reportedly going to start manufacturing the 4.7-inch phone in May. And we're expecting a release to the general public in September.
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