Mobile handset industry blogger demigod Horace Dediu has just made two fascinating points about the upcoming iPhone 6 phablet, referred to by some as the “iPhone Air.” First, he thinks the 5.5-inch iPhone will cost $800. Second, he does not think this will have any impact on the overall average sales price (ASP) of the iPhone range. More →
With not one but two brand new iPhone models expected to launch this year, leaks and rumors have been coming at a breakneck pace over the past few months. And now that multiple reports suggest that the iPhone 6 has entered mass production with the larger 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” close behind, parts have begun leaking rapidly as well. While component leaks might not seem terribly interesting on the surface, they are actually quite important because they often help shed light on what functionality we can expect from Apple’s upcoming new iPhones. And although this most recent part leak won’t come as much of a surprise, it does seemingly reveal one of the most important parts in Apple’s next-generation iPhone models. More →
Apple is without question Foxconn’s largest and most important client. The China-based electronics manufacturing giant has seen its revenue skyrocket since it began building iPhones and iPads for Apple, and 2014 will seemingly be the biggest year yet for the iPhone, with two new models set to debut and as many as 80 million units on order.
Since the iPhone 6 and “iPhone Air” phablet comprise Foxconn’s most important project ever, the company isn’t taking any chances — the biggest of Foxconn’s big guns has been called upon to ensure that everything goes as planned. More →
Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” phablet are reportedly nearing the mass production phase and as a result, we’ve seen component leaks kick into high gear recently. Monday morning we seemingly saw the main printed circuit board (PCB) from the iPhone 6 for the first time, and now a new leak may show the iPhone 6 circuit board next to the same component from the larger 5.5-inch iPhone, again supporting the notion that Apple is planning two new iPhone models this year. More →
Apple is expected to launch two new iPhone models in 2014, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and an even larger 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” phablet. Nothing is official yet, of course, but the months-long flow of rumors, leaks and solid reports has left consumers clamoring for new iPhone models with bigger screens and a sleek new design. Everything we’ve seen so far, from analyst estimates to reports of massive order volume with Apple’s manufacturing partners, has suggested that this year’s iPhone launches will be the biggest to date — and now we have yet another indication that iPhone 6 sales are going to be through the roof. More →
We have good news and bad news, Apple fans. The good news is that the increasing volume of iPhone 6 parts leaks is almost certainly evidence that the new handset is entering mass production. The bad news is that if the latest leak is authentic, rumors that the back of the iPhone 6 might not be as ugly as it appears on the many dummy mockups we’ve seen might not pan out. More →
Following the purported iPhone 6 battery image obtained the other day by Nowherelse, the publication has posted additional images of alleged iPhone 6 batteries that look nothing like what we’d expect. Instead of a simple, elongated iPhone battery that’s supposed to have a thin profile to fit the iPhone 6, the images show a battery that seems to also feature a foldable/flexible area. More →
Following the many leaks that showed 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 dummy units fished out of China – revealing many significant design changes for Apple’s 2014 iPhones – there’s now a new iPhone 6 leak trend: showing purported iPhone 6 components, and especially the front panel that will cover the bigger displays. After a couple of new videos have shown display measurements for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 display, and a short stress test of the leaked front panel, Marques Brownlee has put the same iPhone part through a more thorough stress test, revealing other important details about this major iPhone 6 component. More →
Earlier this week, we posted some absolutely gorgeous renders of the iPhone 6 created by designer Mark Pelin that were based on leaked pictures of iPhone 6 dummy models. While these new renders adhered to the basic contours of the iPhone 6 mockups we’re all familiar with, they also added some finishing touches that made us really see how great the device will look when it’s finally released. And now TheTechBlock has posted some new renders created by designers Tomas Moyano and Nicolàs Aichino that show us how terrific the iPhone 6 will look in both gold and space gray. More →
The rumors surrounding the release date of the iPhone 6 are finally beginning to coalesce. MacRumors reports that a reliable source has confirmed the iPhone 6 will be launching in late September this year. Apple is expected to beginning shipping mass quantities of the device to the United States in the last two weeks of August and will then make an official announcement within the first two weeks of September. More →
It’s likely a reasonably safe bet at this point to presume that the countless next-generation iPhone mockups we’ve seen in photos and on video are a close likeness to the actual 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” Apple plans to debut later this year. The models are said to be made using actual schematics that were leaked from Foxconn several months ago, so they may be accurate down to the millimeter — though one recent report claims that there is a huge flaw in the designs that comes as the result of a misunderstanding of the schematics.
With all that said, these mockups were not made using Apple suppliers’ materials or machinery, so there is likely one important thing they do not accurately convey: The beauty of Apple’s upcoming hardware. More →
For the first time ever, Apple reportedly has not one but two brand new, completely redesigned iPhone 6 handsets in store for us this year (last year’s iPhone 5c was just an iPhone 5 in a new plastic case, of course). According to a new report, Apple launching two new iPhone models isn’t the only big change Apple is planning in 2014. More →
Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 and “iPhone Air” phablet won’t debut for another couple of months, but it seems like they have already existed since last year thanks to all of the leaks and rumors that have been bubbling up. We have seen iPhone 6 mockups based on supposed leaked schematics in photos and on video, we have read all about their specs, and we have heard about their new features. With recent reports suggesting that both models will enter the mass-production phase this month, however, we’re now getting to know Apple’s next-generation iPhones better than ever.
Internal components said to be from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 leaked for the first time earlier this week, as did the supposed curved glass display covers from the 4.7-inch model. Now, for the first time ever, the aforementioned glass display covers have been captured on video. More →