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Insider claims to reveal iPhone 6 specs

Published Mar 17th, 2014 9:25AM EDT
iPhone 6 Specs and Features

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Even though the iPhone 6 is still months away from launch, potential specs for the device have been detailed in a new series of tweets, which may reveal the device’s processor speed, display details and thickness. Sonny Dickson, who has offered various details about unreleased Apple devices in the past including images, now suggests the iPhone 6 will be extremely thin and that it will have an even faster processor than its predecessor. 

Dickson said on Twitter that the iPhone 6 will be just 0.22 inches thick (or around 5.58 millimeters), and that it will pack an Ultra-Retina screen with a pixel density of 389 pixels per inch (ppi). He also said the phone will pack an A8 processor clocked at 2.6GHz.

“These specs could be the real thing,” Dickson added, without specifying his source or revealing other details about the handset.

PhoneArena reports that a 4.7-inch display at 389 ppi would have a resolution between 720p (HD) and 1080p (Full HD). A recent report from Macotakara, a source that has been accurate with some previous Apple-related leaks, said the iPhone 6 will have a design inspired from the iPhone 5c and the seventh-generation iPod nano, adding that the new iPhone may be just 7mm thick.

For comparison, the iPhone 5s has a 4-inch display with 1136 x 640-pixel resolution and 326 ppi, a 64-bit A7 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and an M7 motion coprocessor. It’s already incredibly thin at 0.30 inches (7.6 millimeters) thick, so a 0.22-inch iPhone would be insanely thin.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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