Choosing a new smartphone is not always an easy task and this is especially the case when a 2 year contract is needed, so the expectation of a fresh iPhone 6 design might change what some Product Reviews readers would do when an iPhone 5S and 5C launches next week. It is not fact, but considering the clear pattern you can expect a new iPhone 6 to launch in 2014 with a design refresh.
How far Apple takes the new design on an iPhone 6 is yet to be seen, although you can count on leaks in early 2014 followed by leaked parts as the year progresses.
If you purchased an iPhone 5 within the last year, you might not want to upgrade to iPhone 5S thanks to a regular pattern you follow with purchasing new iPhones. Most people opt for an upgrade every 2 years, and some users have even aligned phone contracts to renew every design change.
This has been seen with iPhone 4 purchases on a 2-year contact, which skips the 4S upgrade with same external design. Then an iPhone 5 released with a fresh design, so the next upgrade for these select people would be iPhone 6 with a change in design once again.
Fresh iPhone 6 design proven in 5S — putting aside the past pattern of a refresh every second generation since iPhone 4, the leaks for iPhone 5S clearly shows a very similar design to iPhone 5. So, with this in-mind you can see the same pattern has carried forward once again to iPhone 5S.
There is no reason why the 2-year design revamp would change when iPhone 6 meets its release date in 2014. You can decide on 5S/5C in the knowledge that iPhone 6 will almost certainly launch with a new design, so do you wait for that model or go with the 7th generation being revealed next week?
One exception is possible for the new iPhone 6 launch next year, and this is the chance of Apple launching its first phablet device. We all know it is very likely that Apple will deliver two iPhone models for the first time, 5S and 5C, so the same can happen next year with an iPhone 6 phablet along with a more traditional phone size.
There are so many names we could see from Apple here, which include iPhone 6P for ‘Phablet’ just like they are expected to do with iPhone 5C for color. It could even be a simple iPhone 6B for ‘Big”, although we are sure our readers have a lot more inventive ideas for an iPhone 6 phablet name?
Will you upgrade to 5S knowing a new iPhone 6 design would arrive in 2014? We only just heard a rumor yesterday that suggests a 6-inch iPhone could be possible in 2014, although in our opinion this would need to feature a bezel-free design with a wrap-around display on iPhone 6 to solve the oversized form factor.