We have said in the past that it would be the smart choice for Apple to skip the iPhone 5S and go straight to the release of the iPhone 6 later this year instead. However, this is highly unlikely to happen, but at least this could give Apple more time to come up with a radical new design, although we had hoped this would be the case with the current model when it was released towards the end of last year.
As you would imagine there have already been several rumors as to what the new smartphone from Apple could look like, along with proposed specs as well. However, there are some fresh iPhone 6 concepts that incorporate the trackpad from a MacBook.
The reason why these concepts (courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer and Martin Hajek) have done away with the home button and gone for a clickable touchscreen is because it allows for a much larger screen while not having to increase the size of the handset very much. This makes it ideal for those who do not want to carry a huge device around, but still has a decent amount of screen real estate.
You’ll see in the images above that this iPhone 6 concept is not as large as a Galaxy Note 2 (thank god) but its 4.99-inch screen would compete nicely with the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One, although these handsets would have already been on the market for over a year by the time Apple release their larger smartphone — if they ever release an iPhone of that size.
Okay, so we know that there are a lot of Apple haters out there, but you have to admit that if such a render were to be released then the iPhone 6 would be a pretty decent looking smartphone. However, before then we only expect to see a minor upgrade with the iPhone 5S, but we could also see the release of the iWatch before the year is out as well, which is said to come with phone features as well.
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