There is still no confirmation regarding the release of iPhone 6. However, various rumors suggest that in its wake to beat competition from Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 6 will sport highly innovative features. One of the most interesting features of iPhone 6 will be mobile payment feature.
In his recent interview TIME magazine Tim Cook has hinted that Apple will make mobile payments possible with its upcoming flagship.
“You can tell by looking at the demographics of our customers and the amount of commerce that goes through iOS devices…that it’s a big opportunity on the platform,” Tim Cook spoke to investors, during the quarterly earnings call last week of January
According to analysts Apple has not had a very successful year and they are speculating that Apple will come with some revolutionary devices at a better price point this year
“We believe a revolutionary payments solution is now a very real opportunity that the company could choose to pursue,” Carl Icahn, billionaire investor, siad in his open letter to Apple shareholders
Apple’s biggest rival Samsung may add a 21-megapixel camera to its upcoming rival Samsung Galaxy S5. The recent leaked image of S5 shows that it will have an state of art camera which will make for exceptional pictures.
With S5 And iPhone 6 both gearing for 2014 release it will be interesting to see which one of them will emerge as a winner.
iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 are about to hit the stores in 2014 and with anticipation on the rise retail stores have started to provide discounts for the upcoming flagships offerings from electronics giants.
Best Buy has already started a giving $50 off on the flagship upgrades of 2014.
According to Latinpost.com the electronics store said in its statement, “Beginning this coming Sunday and ending Feb. 15, you can simply sign up for a $50 Best Buy gift card that can go toward purchasing and activating your mobile phone at Best Buy any time during 2014.”
Does that mean iPhone 6 and S5 will be launched in the market with $50 discount?
Apple is rumored to release iPhone 6 in between May and June and with not so successful year with iPhone 5S and 5C it is being speculated that Apple will play with the price points of iPhone 6 to lure the buyers.
The android phone makers have captured most of the smartphone market and the analysts feel that if Apple wants to end 2014 on good note than decreasing price of iPhone 6 will be a wise decision.
Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S5 is rumored to launch at MWC. … Read the rest
Apple has reported that in December 2013 it made a $13 billion profit, which could be largely dedicated to sale of 51 million units of iPhone 5S and 5C. Though Tim Cook believes that it is the best quarterly performance by the Company, Wall Street seems to disagree as the shares of the company decreased immediately after release of the figures. Apparently, the investors are not very sure about California-Cupertino based company’s growth.
Apple iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C did not capture consumer’s fancy as Apple it was expected by Apple and from what it seems Tim Cook has no intention of entering in the mass market with low-end phones. In his various interviews Cook has indicated that Apple only wants to focus on premium segment of phones.
According to CNET.com Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes that Apple has made its stance on the lower-end clear and its current focus is on creating premium products at a premium price point.
This has made the analyst predict that Apple iPhone sales will decrease in 2014 and 2015. Munster further said in his investor note that the reason for Apple plummeting sales is the US market, which has now reached saturation point, as there the major source of sales is upgrades not new purchases.
Therefore, if Apple wants to accelerate its growth the only factor, which will work in its favor, is the early releases of iPhone 6 which may help Apple get an edge above its Android counterparts.
Recent rumors suggest that Apple will release iPhone 6 in the first quarter of 2014 and it is expected that the just like iPhone 5, iPhone 6 will come in two versions.
Apple sold more than 51 million units of Apple iPhone 5S and 5C and by bringing the attractive the price tag to the phone; the company plans to replicate the success.
Apple iPhone 6 is rumored to be the first phablet of California-Cupertino based company and it is also being speculated that Apple will be offering two variations of iPhone 6 the way it did with iPhone 5.
According to reports by Digitimes.com.au, “ Apple iPhone 6 is a powerful device with some state of the art features. The phone is touted to come with 64-bit A8 CPU in April 2014.”
Every year Apple upgrades its chip and this year also it is expected that Apple will launch its Apple devices with an A8 chip. As DigiTimes further noted, “Apple’s A8 chip will be a package-on-package (PoP) SoC solution comprising processors and mobile DRAM in a single package.”
If the reports by DigiTimes deems true than there will be a considerable reduction in iPhone 6 size and weight, which will make the phone feather weight and much easy to maneuver.
For long time it has been speculated that Apple iPhone 6 will come with a sapphire screen. However, according to BGR.com, in the course of his interview Tim Cook mentioned that by no means investing in sapphire glass company should be confused with Apple iPhone 6.
It has also been predicted by various analysts around the world that iPhone 6 is touted to come in two versions, one in normal 4+inch screen and other in phablet 5+inch size.
Though Apple’s CEO did not comment on possibility of sapphire screen feature on iPhone6 and according to IBTimes.com.au report an Apple insider has revealed that iPhone 6 prototype features sapphire glass and the company is still testing the prototype.
“Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn is said to have successfully assembled at least 100 prototype next-generation iPhone units with sapphire-covered displays,” the website reported.
Apparently, the insider even told BGR.com that iPhone 6 is now ready for mass production.
Let us know what do you think of Apple iPhone 6 release, will it or won’t it happen tin May –June of 2014?
Apple iPhone 6: Undoubtedly, fans can’t wait for this beauty from Apple. It is being predicted that this will be Apple’s first phablet and will come with some unsurpassable features including, more than 4-inch screen (4.7 to 5.7), A8 chip, iOS8 and highly advanced finger print scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S5: Tech analysts believe that Samsung Galaxy S5 will make Samsung Galaxy S4 bite the dust. The buzz is that Samsung Galaxy S5 will come in two versions, one plastic and one metallic. Moreover, it will be first smartphone of its kind to have a HD display panel and a 16-megapixel camera. Fans for sure can’t wait for this.
Google Nexus 6: After success story of Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, Google is all pumped up to launch Nexus 6 in the market. The features of the phone have not been revealed yet buy it is expected to take the market by storm just like its predecessors.
Sony Xperia Z2: Sony Xperia Z did help Sony gain grounds in smartphone market and it is expected that Sony will up the ante with Xperia Z2. The phone is expected to come with 20.7 megapixel camera and 5.2 –inch screen.
HTC One 2 (M8): HTC One may have not caught the fancy of mass market. However, HTC is all pumped up to bring its successor in the market. The phone is rumored to come with will come full HD panel display and HTC one own Sense 6.0 UI.
According to Ibtimes.com.au, reports of 9to5 mac says, “The iPhone maker shipped out 55.3 million iPhones in the last three months of 2013. The numbers, represent the best quarterly sales ever for the tech giant since the first iPhone model was introduced in 2007, added the same story.”
With the befitting success of iPhone 5S, Apple may rush the release of its first phablet. It is being predicted Apple will take plunge in big screen trend with iPhone 6.
A report from Unwired View says that Apple will be bringing the phone in May 2014. As quoted by Ibtimes.com.au a source even told the website, “Two iPhone 6 models will come out this year and both will sport phablet-size display panels. The first one, with a 4.7-inch screen, is set for unveiling in late Q2 2014 so the target issuance would be between May and June.”
This year also Apple released two version of iPhone 5, 5S and 5C and based on this the prediction of two iPhone 6’s may come true.
As reported by BGR, “Apple iPhone 6 may come with 8MP camera with OIS features.”
Apple introduced the same range camera in iPhone 4S. However, this time the tech giant will go for major improvements in optical image stabilization (OIS) and auto-focus (AF) capabilities of the camera.
According to unwired view Apple will again beat the tough competition it faces from its Android contemporaries as the recent patent filed by the Cupertino based company points at the immense improvements in Apple iPhone 6 capabilities.
“Miniature cameras are becoming increasingly common in mobile electronic devices such as smartphones. There is a constant drive to improve performance of such cameras, while still maintaining the same envelope,” Unwired reported the Apple patent.
It seems Apple is really feeling the heat from the slew of Android phones in the market and it is highly possible that as opposed to Apple iPhone 5S and 5, this time Apple will launch a strong competitor in Apple iPhone 6.
Apple is set to ring in double cheer for fans this 2014. While we had been feasting in rumors of the Apple iPhone 6 making way this season, we now hear that the release has been postponed until September. However, in a bid to not risk losing fan fare, Apple has planned on releasing a fabulous phablet in May. We got this piece of news from Yahoo Japan.
As for the major specs of this rumored phablet, here is a quick look:
64-bit A7 processor
5.7 incher screen (or bigger)
Shifting focus to the much-awaited iPhone 6, we already know that the handset might come in two distinct sizes. The rumors of bendable screen has already been over-reported!
The more salivating specs that the Apple iPhone 6 could come loaded with are:
With such massively seductive features, Apple is sure to divert our attentions away from the Korean Samsung and the giant called LG! Perhaps Apple has been too swamped with the success of the tow and has finally pulled its socks up for good.
The big question of the time is when will we see the new generation of iPhone 6 in stores? The September 2014 release has been scheduled as the launch of the device. Previously June was the month of release for iPhone but iPhone 4s broke that trend. As June is the month of work and travel, thus iPhone 6 launch may not serve as a great lure for the buyers.
Different sources have reported different screen sizes for the new iPhone 6. The screen size ranges from 4.5 inches, 4.7 inches to 4.8 inches. The 4.5 inch display wouldn’t wow the tech savvy people as iPhone 4 and iPhone 5s 5c and 5 were already seen in 4inch screen.
As most of the smartphones come with 5 inch or bigger screen size, Apple should soon release a larger model. Customers will significantly make a steeper jump to the other OS, if Apple fails to satisfy its fans with the screen size. Ranging from watching movies to typing emails, consumers can do all on a large size display and iPhone Retina Display will soon get undersized.
The biggest rival of iPhone 5s is Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. While S4 comes with 5 inches display Note 3 features 5.7 inches viewing screen. Thus, iPhone line lacks in the screen size and could surely increase to stand in the competition.
One or two models!
The budgeted phone from Apple is iPhone 5c and its flagship release is iPhone 5s. While 5c comes with hard coat polycarbonate covering with funny colours, it comes jam-packed with latest techniques such as finger print scanner and future proofing. It is predictable that the iPhone 6 will come with aluminium release. A larger screen for the innovative c version could be intriguing. The iPhone 6 or iPhone XL will be the next lineup in the iPhone series