Despite the fact that the iPhone 6 release date can only be a matter of months away, Apple is reportedly still in the process of testing various designs. And rumor has it that each and every one of the proposed iPhone 6s has one thing in common – they all have huge touchscreens.
According to the latest roundup of reports from East and West, Apple intends to release the iPhone 6 during the first half of the year and is currently toying with at least six variations which could become the final article. Some of the reports have even narrowed down a single version of the iPhone 6 of particular interest, which is said to boast a Retina panel of 4.8-inches, along with the all-new A7 processor the iOS range will be graced with in 2013.
This would once have come as quite the surprise, but given the way in which the Android market is effectively leaving Apple in the dust in terms of bigger, brighter and frankly better screens, the iPhone 6 may have little choice but to up the ante in a big way. When considering the near 5-inch standard that has already become expected for the high-end market, to launch an iPhone 6 later this year with just a 4-inch screen would likely prove disastrous.
That is of course unless the other end of the rumor mill proves on point, which has concluded in no uncertain terms that the iPhone 6 will materialize as nothing other than the ‘affordable’ iPhone many have been expecting for so long. They argue that the reason so many prototypes are being tested is Apple’s desire and need to sort out the “bang for buck” ration in order to stem the tide of rising competition from affordable Android powerhouses like the LG Nexus 4.
One thing’s for sure though – the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 did little to capture the imagination of the public or indeed the world’s critical contingency – big things and big changes are essential for the iPhone 6.