iPhone 6 concept shows thinner handset with touch-sensitive home button and 12MP camera.Just as smart looking as the iPhone 5, but 20% slimmer.
Created by Arthur Reis, a budding designer who aspires to join the ranks of Jony Ive and Shin Nishibori someday, 3D renderings of the iPhone 6 imagine a handset that looks largely identical to iPhone 5 (think: anodised aluminium casing with chamfered edges), but an impressive 20 percent slimmer at just 6.1mm thick.
The handset also features a 12-megapixel camera with an ‘iSight Pro’ sensor boasting an f/1.8 aperture and a ‘Magic TrackPad’ that replaces the physical home button with a touch-sensitive equivalent.
As far as we’re concerned, this is one of the best iPhone concepts we’ve seen, principally because it doesn’t go crazy on novel or unrealistic features as most concepts do.
Apple is always trying to make its handsets slimmer, so a more slender iPhone is within the realms of possibility. And with Samsung upping the ante with a 13-megapixel camera on the freshly launched Galaxy S4, we can certainly expect the iPhone 6 to match its competition in the imaging stakes.
The next iPhone could support mobile internet speeds that dwarf those offered by the current-gen model, it has emerged.
According to Korea Times, Apple is mulling incorporating LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) connectivity in its next-generation smartphone, enabling it to reach connection speeds of up to 150Mbps.
LTE-A is the next standard of 4G technology, following on from the long-term-evolution (LTE) tech that features in the iPhone 5, and is twice as fast as its predecessor.
New iPhone 6 Apple (Rumors)
- 12-megapixel sensor
- 4.8-inch Retina+ HD display with a 3D camera & fingerprint reader
- 128GB instead of the current 64GB
- indoor mapping feature
- with a release date of June 2014.
One thing seems certain – Apple can’t ignore the massive movement towards eye-tracking tech from other vendors, especially Samsung. It seems a shoe-in that Apple will deliver some kind of motion tech within the next iPhone.
Wireless charging still isn’t mainstream. Could Apple help give it a push? CP Tech reports that Apple has filed a patent for efficient wireless charging, but then again Apple has filed patents for pretty much anything imaginable.