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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 27

John Cox | Sept. 30, 2013
What the next iPhone needs, what is has, what it looks like.

Right. Because so many people are flocking to those high-megapixel cameras on Nokia's Windows Phone smartphone line. For example, in its second quarter earlier this year, Nokia reported it sold 7.4 million Lumia smartphones. Or, about 1.6 million fewer units than Apple sold in just the opening three-day weekend of sales for iPhone 5C and 5S.

iPhone 6 is a year away but we already know so much about it
Some people have the Next iPhone all figured out. People like Trevor Sheridan at a site called AppleNApps, where his post deduces all kinds of things.

For example, "It appears Apple has transitioned their yearly iPhone update cycle to September, so that means we should be seeing an all new iPhone in September 2014." See how easy that was?

"Next year will be time for an all new design, as the iPhone 5S maintained the external design of the iPhone 5...," he continues. "That means Apple's major focus for the iPhone 6 will be the look and feel, and Apple probably already has a number of design mock-ups."

Sheridan is certain Apple will increase the iPhone 6 screen resolution to 1920 x 1080 pixels, in a 4.7-inch diagonal screen, resulting in a 468 pixels per inch density, with an edge-to-edge display, and all of this resulting in an increase in the phone's overall width of precisely 0.2 inches.

If the new iPhone 5C proves popular, he says, "Apple could use similar colorful polycarbonate real shells that are reinforced with a steel frame for the iPhone 6." Or, it could save those shells for iPhone 6C, about which Sheridan seems to have doubts. Apple has made it clear that iPhone 5C simply takes over the lower-priced place that would have been occupied by a discounted iPhone 5.

"Of course, there will be a new A8 64-bit chip building upon the super powerful just released 64-bit A7 chip," Sheridan reveals. Of course. Because, um, that's Apple's historical pattern with iPhone processors.

And like CNET's Whitney, he knows Apple will have a better camera.

You're probably better off not buying a new iPhone now and waiting a year.

iPhone 6 fan art so good that you'll curse your iPhone 5S purchase
Over at IntoMobile, Blake Stimac is just thrilled by a new spate of fan art for iPhone 6, and one in particular.

"IPhone concept designs are some of the most intriguing we've seen, and this one is no exception," he writes, in a post with the headline "iPhone 6 Concept Will Make You Regret Your 5S Purchase". 

"The ultra thin design showcases a large, edge to edge display with the home button embedded right onto the screen," he says, admiringly. "We're more than aware that Apple is likely testing out a larger display on upcoming iPhones, and for now, it's concept designs like this that will be the best we'll get until (possibly) next year. While we certainly don't doubt Apple's design prowess, more often than not concept designs look better than the real deal."

 

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