iPhone rumors have reached the kind of peaks we’ve not known for some time and both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 seem to have the consumer masses in something of a frenzy. While on one hand we’re being warned not to expect any real changes whatsoever when the iPhone 5S roll around, it’s looking more and more probably that the iPhone 6 will be something of an “iPhablet” to rival the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The latter of the two would have once sounded ludicrous, but so did the idea of the iPad Mini not too many moons ago.
Tackling the iPhone 5 first of all – various reports, leaks, rumors and genuine insights have painted a picture of what we’ve come to expect from an iPhone carrying the “S” branding. Roughly translated, chances are the iPhone 5S will look pretty much identical to the current iPhone 5, with a few improvement to the meat-and-veg under the hood. In terms of what exactly; expect a faster processor, maybe a beefed-up battery and iOS 7…not much else at all.
However, cast a preemptive gaze in the direction of the iPhone 6 release date however and we have a decidedly more exciting beast to dream of. According to those we’ve come to know as “trusted” sources from the heart of the industry, Apple will once again be looking to play a game of catch-up with its Android rivals by launching an iPhablet with a 5-inch or even 6-inch screen – think, if you will, a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with an Apple badge and iOS at the helm.
…or for all intents and purposes, a slightly smaller iPad Mini with an earpiece.
The idea sounds both crazy and pointless…would anyone really be interested in a bigger iPhone to bridge the tiny, seemingly non-existent gap between the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini? In theory the answer would be no, but then again we all thought the Samsung Galaxy Note would be a spectacular flop and here we are, awaiting the third-generation of a massive, market-changing success-story.
Plus, it must also be remembered that Apple really has little choice but to break the mold once again with the iPhone 6, in order to prevent the masses losing interest in a rehash of the same old standards once again and making a mass exodus to the Android camp.