Everyone and his dog have been peddling iPhone 6 rumours for several months now, and they’re all saying much the same thing: two display sizes and a September launch.
For what it’s worth, Nikkei Asian Review wants in on the action too, saying, well, pretty much the same as everyone else. Quelle surprise.
Oddly, reading the Nikkei article "Apple to release new iPhone in September", it’s not actually clear if they’re attempting to relay brand new information, or simply reiterating what’s been said so far.
The only part of the article that’s credited to “sources” (anonymous, of course), reads: “Mass production of liquid crystal display panels will start as early as the April-June quarter at Sharp's Kameyama factory, Japan Display's Mobara plant, and elsewhere.
“LG Electronics will supply panels as well. The new handset's display resolution is expected to be significantly higher than that of current models.”
Elsewhere, we’re told the iPhone 6 will “likely” be offered in two sizes, specifically 4.7in and 5.5in. The iPhone began life in 2007 at 3.5in, and more recently – since the 2012 iPhone 5 – has measured 4in diagonally.
Other recent rumours have suggested the iPhone 6 design will borrow from the iPhone 5c and iPod nano, while iPhone 6 specs may or may not include a sapphire crystal display, an array of sensors, and an 8MP rear camera.
Full story in, er, six months.