With an hour to go until the start of the Apple iPhone event, we have noticed that people have not given up hope on the iPhone 6, although it is rather obvious by now this will not be the version of Apple’s smartphone released today. However, this will not stop people looking ahead to see what we can expect to see next year.
Okay, so it does seem a little strange that people are still looking at iPhone 6 rumors as Apple preps the 5S and 5C for release, but this is because some iOS users will be upset yet again that Apple will not change the design of the iPhone for another year. That’s right, if you do not know it is highly likely that the iPhone 5C design will be similar to that of the current model, but with a few minor changes.
Over the course of the year we have seen rumors that Apple wants to increase the size of the iPhone screen and has been testing some units. However, Tim Cook said several months ago that we will not see an iPhone with a large screen this year, and so this led us to believe the iPhone 6 will come next year and we will have to put up with a minor update yet again this year.
Recent rumors suggests that Apple is looking into a phablet as well, with a screen size of 6-inches, but we believe if they did then the size of the screen would be 5.7-inches with the standard smartphone screen size of 4.7-inches. If the iPhone 6 was to come with a 6-inch screen, we have to wonder if this handset would then dominate 2014?
It will be interesting to see if Apple will go down the same route as Samsung and offer a multi-size range, but with the expected arrival of a cheaper iPhone this year, who knows they might be about to take the fight to Samsung on several levels?
While it is clear many iPhone owners crave a larger screen, they also wish to see a radical design change, and so they will be doubly disappointed this year. However, we do expect the iPhone 6 to also have a major redesign along with a larger screen size.
Okay, so we know the iPhone 6 will not happen this year, so we wonder why an app appeared on iTunes stating that it had been optimized for the iPhone 6? It was either a typo or naivety.
Should we really be that shocked that Apple is to cheat us out of a new iPhone with a major redesign this year?