The iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the world and for good reason. It’s intuitive interface and stability in iOS7 has made it infinitely appealing. Each year, Apple rolls out a new version of the iPhone and this year is no exception. With the 5s approaching a year on the market, Apple is nearly ready to release it’s next incarnation of the popular phone, the iPhone 6.
Rumor has been circulating for some time about just what was going to be included in the next Apple offering and until recently, all was speculation. Apple, however, has leaked many of the iPhone 6’s specs and they are looking better than we could expected.
The screen is the most obvious difference. With two versions, a 4.7” and 5.5” respectively, the next series of iPhones promise to be much larger than their predecessors. The 5.5” version promises to give some competition to the “mini-tablet” market. Each version has a resolution clocking in at 1704×906, far outstretching the crisp capabilities of the iPhone 5 series.
In addition to the larger screen sizes, that same screen will be the incredibly tough Sapphire display. Made from a clear material with the same composition as the gemstone, this artificially made clear display is tougher than most of the glass displays used in smartphones, and actually has the ability to bend slightly (not that you should try to bend your iPhone 6!) This flexibility offers a distinct fortitude to the phone itself that hasn’t been seen in previous models.
As seen through recently released images, we can expect a similar outer casing and bezel to the latest generation of iPod, with smother cornering and edges. And much like the current generation of iPhones, the silver, gold, and space gray colors seems to be what we are going to be offered in terms of color for the overall phone.
For those that truly care about what’s under the hood of their smartphones, the A8 chip in the new iPhone is truly impressive. While still a dual-core processor like the A7, the A8 is clocked in at a higher frequency, coming in at a truly impressive 2GHz 64bit architecture. Though Apple products have never directly competed with Android devices in terms of CPU speed, the A8 chip’s promises to bring a system that could already compete with gear that, on paper, was beyond the iPhone in terms of sheer numbers, up to speed with the current market. Combine that with an incredibly stable OS and the host of methods in with the company keeps their technology at the forefront of mobile usage, the A8 chipset promises to be incredibly powerful.
The iPhone 6 is nearly here and promises to keep the California-based company in the limelight despite the growing Android base. With a host of different devices on the market, Apple’s ability to stay steady in an expanding sea of smartphones is what allows the company to stay so popular.
The iPhone 6 is due to launch September 9th.