The iPhone 6 rumors are getting big; centering on bigger screens, a softer, rounder design, and improved performance from the processor and battery.
As you watch our video report, keep in mind that all the images you see in it, and speculation about new functions, are just that: speculation. Apple never reveals details about a new phone prior to its official announcement. However, its supply chain has gotten so big that hints do leak out from time to time. We’ve tried to wade through the probable and possible rumors in order to give you a glimpse of what the phone might look like.
The iPhone 6 will be bigger, and it’s almost certain that there will be two models. The existing iPhone 5s has a 4-inch diagonal screen. The iPhone 6 is rumored to have a 4.7-inch screen, and a second model, possibly called the iPhone Air, could have a 5.5-inch screen.
The leaked images supposedly of the new shells of the phones all have edges that look rounder than the 5s. The bezels — those edge pieces around the screen — look thinner. The most frequent color palates displayed in the mock-ups tend toward Liberace-like metallic, though the rose, gold, and silver visions of the phone are matte and more sophisticated than the piano-playing dazzler. Color is almost always someplace where tech bloggers get carried away: I’d anticipate new phones in black, white, and possibly gold. The white band you see around the top portion of the shells is a plastic strip to allow wireless signals through to the phone’s antennas, both for cell signals and WiFi.
The phone is widely expected to be compatible with the new faster 802.11ac WiFi standard.