The new iPhone 6 has not hit stores yet, but is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated devices Apple has launched since the debut of the iPad in 2010. The company has been well aware that their consumers need smartphones that have significantly larger displays, but the insignificant change from 3.5 inches to 4 inches on the iPhone 5 was all it had to offer.
With the iPhone 6, this and much more is bound to change. Apple has always been known for its tight-lipped secrecy. However, their flagship products have a strong tendency for leaking out their product details well before its due release date. Below is a list of six changes that potential customers can expect, with the launch of the iPhone 6 in the market.
Screen Size and Display
Numerous reports have suggested that the handset would be thinner than ever. Unlike the squared sides on the 5S, the iPhone 6 will feature a rounded look. The phone is also assumed to have a larger 4.7-inch display, which is an improvement on the previous editions of this device. Various analysts have even stated that the company could employ a 1334×750 resolution.
Launch of iOS 8
The iOS 7 had seen a huge revamp in its operating system. Thus, the iOS 8 is expected to be a case of careful refinement rather than a complete overhaul. This OS might also see a number of new apps. A Preview app for viewing documents and images and a text editor have been leaked in apparently early iterations. These additions make sense for the platform.
A new look to Siri
Siri stands to gain some new tricks in the new iPhone. Through Shazam, it will feature the ability to recognize what song is playing. The Apple Maps might finally be getting public transport information, as it continues its slow road out of its terrible beginnings.
As usual, the camera on the iPhone could well be improved. Many reports have suggested that it will stay in the 8-megapixel category, just like it was with the iPhone 5S. But, the camera app will also feature improved optics for superior images. There is also said to be a “Super Resolution Mode” in this version of the camera app.
As expected, there will be a new custom processor from Apple, which will likely be labeled A8. It won’t be surprising to see the A8 run faster, smoother, and a fair bit more energy efficient than the A7. This new processor will be welcomed by all iPhone lovers.
A number of analysts have said that the company is in the middle of negotiating to raise the base price of this device. It is expected that the flagship smartphone will be out in the market with a $299 price tag, along with a two year contract.
If the tech giant can somehow manage to offer its customers what they’re looking for, the expected sales growth will surely be stronger than ever. This way, 2014 could end up being a huge year for Apple, its consumers, and its investors.