Apple iPhone 6: two sizes, Q2-Q3 launch, iOS 7.2?

Apple iPhone 6: two sizes, Q2-Q3 launch, iOS 7.2?Chances are the iPhone 6 launch is still several months away, but even at this relatively early stage most rumours seem to be saying much the same thing: two display sizes – both bigger than the iPhone 5, Q3 launch, blah blah blah.

A report from KDB Daewoo Securities, however, weighs in with two slightly bizarre claims, specifically regarding the iPhone 6 launch date and software version.

For starters, the iPhone 6 launch date is noted as 2Q14-3Q14, which is actually a rather significant six-month window. Care to narrow it down, guys?

We seriously doubt the iPhone 6 launch will go down in April or May, but it’s not too far-fetched to imagine them (yes, plural) popping up at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

See, Android phablets are proving increasingly popular, and Apple – at present – simply doesn’t have any presence in that market.

Enter: the iPhone 6, with – according to KDB Daewoo Securities – a choice of 4.7-4.8in or 5.5in displays. Resolutions are supposedly 1920 x 1080 (440PPI) and 2272 x 1280 (510PPI) respectively.

More bizarre than the potential Q2 launch date is the notion of the iPhone 6 models touching down with iOS 7.2. But wait; is it that weird?

Just yesterday we were saying that iOS 8 is expected to focus largely on the iWatch, which could touch down later in the year – after the iPhone 6 x2.

For what it’s worth, other iPhone 6 specs supposedly include an Apple A8 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, a choice of 16, 32, 64 or 128GB storage, 4G LTE connectivity, 8MP/3.2MP cameras, and an 1,800mAh battery.

Again, it’ll likely be several months before it all becomes clear, but we can almost certainly expect two big new iPhones later this year. At some point.

via: OLED-Display.net

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2014 at 14:46

1,800mAh battery??? A 5.5 in display? Really?
The 5S has a 1560 mAh battery - and nobody is impressed by the 5S's stamina or lack thereof...
Anyhoo...

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 4, 2014 at 15:19

1,800mAh battery??? A 5.5 in display? Really?
The 5S has a 1560 mAh battery - and nobody is impressed by the 5S's stamina or lack thereof...
Anyhoo...

To put that in context, the Note 2 has a 3100mAh battery to power its 5.5" display, not to mention that it's only 720p and this rumoured big iPhone would likely be 1080p+ to keep it in "retina" territory.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2014 at 17:35

1,800mAh battery??? A 5.5 in display? Really?
The 5S has a 1560 mAh battery - and nobody is impressed by the 5S's stamina or lack thereof...
Anyhoo...

To put that in context, the Note 2 has a 3100mAh battery to power its 5.5" display, not to mention that it's only 720p and this rumoured big iPhone would likely be 1080p+ to keep it in "retina" territory.


Yes. Though, iOS is less power hungry than Android, but still: 1800mAh for a phablet? Implausible. Not just in terms of requirements, but also: the extra screen estate means there is a lot more space for more battery...

Treab  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:25

well my note 3 is 3200 mAh and it manages a day easily (often heavy usage) so even with apples low power usage 1800 is not enough

Pondlife  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:32

What about if they are using that screen tech that was mentioned last couple of weeks that uses much less power?

Seems odd that they'd abandon the small phone sector altogether too.

What's the battery size on the ipad mini range as a kind of aside?

Treab  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:38

6471 mAh according to ifixit

But even with low power screens having a big battery would be worth it still to keep it lasting

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:39

What about if they are using that screen tech that was mentioned last couple of weeks that uses much less power?

Seems odd that they'd abandon the small phone sector altogether too.

What's the battery size on the ipad mini range as a kind of aside?


Good question... I think the original iPad Mini had something like 4950 mAh... the iPad mini Retina upped that to 6000 and something afaik. Now, I won't link to lmgtfy :p

If Apple build a 5-in plusser, they can easily fit 3,000mAh plus into the chassis. Someone pulled that 1,800 figure from someone's butt...

I guess they'd stick with the 4-inch and whatever goes for BIG. Kill the 3.5-in models.

Pondlife  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:40

Yeah but without they can make it thinner and lighter and that's better than it lasting anyway isn't it. ;)

Treab  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:42

tbf my phablet feels just right... any thicker and it would be ackward.. and thinner and it would feel like it was cutting into the hand so anything less than 3000 mAh would be a waste of time.

Pondlife  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:49

That pretty much confirms it'll happen then?

Treab  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:53

nope it is apple and they take the cheap option to maximise profit... but we both know there was never any chance of an apple phablet.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 4, 2014 at 19:55

tbf my phablet feels just right... any thicker and it would be ackward.. and thinner and it would feel like it was cutting into the hand so anything less than 3000 mAh would be a waste of time. Agree... The what, Ascend P6 I tried last year? Felt just wrong. Too thin. Like the first Xperia Arc.

Pondlife  Feb. 4, 2014 at 20:01

I liked the arc a lot

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