We’ve heard for some time now that Apple would emerge with two iPhone 6 models, one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch screen. With rumors pouring in just a little over two months before the big announcement, we’ve got some details on both iPhone 6 models.
It appears that Apple looks to distinguish its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 for its customer base. As for the 4.7-inch model, sources say that Apple may decide to ditch its 16GB model this year, leaving only 32GB and 64GB storage versions. This would make sense, seeing that a strong rumor circulating around the tech industry reports that Apple intends to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100 over the iPhones 5 and 5s.
As for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model, we now know that the larger iPhone 6 will feature a 128GB variant, distinguishing Apple’s largest iPhone to date from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model (which will have no 128GB variant). Another distinguishing factor concerns Apple’s use of optical image stabilization (or OIS), a feature that will come with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model only. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 won’t have OIS, and Apple will likely place this feature in its highest-end model – which Cupertino will charge a fancy price for. Offering the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants (abandoning the 16GB variant) would place the starting 5.5-inch iPhone 6 at around $399, as opposed to the probable $299 price tag for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (32GB) model.
The iPhone 6 is said to come with the iPhone 5s home button-embedded fingerprint scanner, the same 8MP back camera with some software improvements, a sapphire crystal display for durability, Apple’s metal build quality, and utilize iOS 8 as the company’s most advanced mobile operating system to date. We’ve seen some photos that indicate a water-resistant iPhone 6, but there’s little to validate this beyond the leaked photos we’ve seen. Alongside of its iPhone 6 models, Apple is said to also unveil its own smartwatch offering (iWatch). The rumored date for the iPhone 6 and iWatch announcement is September 9th, with the release of the iPhone 6 to retail stores just ten days later on September 19th. Stay tuned to Inferse as we look to bring more iPhone 6 coverage down the road.