Apple’s rumored phone-cum-tablet device, the iPhone 6, has hit the news again. This time, a set of pictures have been published on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, which surprisingly looks identical to the current-gen of iPod touch.
The images, reportedly coming from Foxconn, seem to confirm the rounded edges and a protruding camera. The authenticity of the rumor is questionable but in line with previous reports suggesting larger display.
It’s likely that Apple is gearing up to take on Samsung in the phablet segment where the South Korean giant has been rules from the beginning.
Recently, Nikkei, the Japanese newspaper reported that the Apple iPhone would be coming in two screen sizes: 4.7 and 5.5 inches. And the Cupertino has plans to introduce them sometime in September.
Previous rumors surrounding the Apple iPhone 6 gave us some possible form factors. The next iPhone is expected to feature a 20nm processor, trimmed bezels, advanced Touch ID, an 8MP main camera instead of 13 or 16-megapixel sensor, sapphire-coated display with higher pixel density than current one, and a power-house with extra mAh to run the engine.
On the software front, the iPhone 6 will reportedly come with iOS 8 out-of-the box and incorporate health and fitness related functions with the Healthbook app. According to reports, iOS 8 wouldn’t be overhauled in context of the UI and would integrate minor changes.
In addition, Apple Inc. has a tons of patents related to interchangeable camera lens like a DSLR lens and stylus. So we can at least expect a stylus for the Apple phablet device, though nothing is confirmed yet.