The game plan for the iPhone 6 remains largely unclear, with specs and launch dates and release dates all very much up in the air. Really, it’s anyone’s guess at this stage.
Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri’s guess says the larger iPhone 6 will have a “more powerful processor” and possibly a different touch module.
Arcuri made the prediction in a Monday morning investor note, crediting checks with Asian suppliers. A copy of said note was provided to AppleInsider, though not published in full.
To be fair, it’s not that far-fetched a notion. It’s not clear if the 5.5in iPhone 6 will simply be pitched as a larger iPhone, or an altogether better iPhone – a bit like the iPhone 5c and its superior sibling the iPhone 5s.
Speaking of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, the former is powered by the dual-core Apple A6, while the latter rocks the dual-core Apple A7 chipset; Apple has already launched a pair of iPhones with different internals.
It’s largely accepted that the 4.7in iPhone 6 will launch in September, while some suggest the 5.5in iPhone 6 will launch separately later in the year – or even next year.
One or both might feature sapphire crystal glass, and of course there are the obligatory warnings about low volumes at launch.