Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone, iPhone 6, is the most watched out smartphone of 2014 and is most likely to top the sales figures. We bring to you four key features that will keep the device ahead of other smartphones available in the market.Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini support page pops up on company’s official website

  • Apple iPhone 6 is likely to be equipped with Apple’s next OS version, iOS 8, and it would be more scratch resistant as compared to the screens of the current iPhones.
  • Analysts reported in May 2014 that the iPhone 6 and 2014 iPads will possibly be equipped with NFC-powered mobile payment service. According to 9to5Mac, this news gained further momentum as the company is currently in talks with partners. This feature, if finalized, will enable iPhone users to buy upscale goods with the device acting as their iWallet.
  • Apple recently acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music streaming service at a cost of USD3 billion. It has been noted that almost five out of 10 U.S teens favor the Beats-branded headphones over available alternatives to go with their iPhones, iPads and iPods for their listening pleasure. This would surely benefit Apple in boosting the sales figure of its next generation smartphone.
  • The iPhone 6 is sure to be loaded with the best of design and functions. To keep neck-to-neck competition with Android devices, Apple is likely to reasonably price its smartphone in order to convert millions more of Android users.

It has been long rumored that the company is scheduled to release two versions of iPhone 6 this year, with one having a 4.7-inch display and the other boasting a 5.5- or 5.7-inch screen.  The company is believed to start the production of the 4.7-inch model in July, with the commercial launch due in September. Meanwhile, the manufacturing of the bigger version would start sometime in September. This suggests that the two versions will not hit the market at the same time.

Apple would reintroduce its navigational tool, coupled with a more reliable data for public transportation use as well as indoor mapping services in select markets. It is also likely to have Healthbook, which will allow users to easily record and access medical information that will benefit them in personal aid and efficient monitoring.  iPhone 6 will surely have CarPlay that will ensure safer and more enjoyable driving as well as an upgraded Siri in order to fight off the rising threats coming from Google Now and Cortana.

Notification on iPhone 6 will definitely be simplified as many users still remain confused while differentiating between All and Missed alerts. The upcoming smartphone is likely to introduce several improvements in iWork and iCloud in order to obtain enhanced workplace collaboration, more app integration and expanded storage space.

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