The iPhone 6 rumor mill has been in overdrive over the course of the week, bringing to light some of the most weird and wonderful specs, features and release date suggestions for Apple’s seventh-generation beast…or eighth. However, once we peel away a few layers of insanity and replace them with both common sense and the consensus of industry experts the world over, it is in fact possible to pinpoint a few iPhone 6 specs and features you can pretty much take to the bank as happening.
So, casting wild fantasy to the side for just a moment, here are just a few of the goodies the iPhone 6 is guaranteed to deliver upon its more probable 2014 release date:
Upping the ante to 4-inches with the iPhone 5 was, at least by Android standards, a pretty lame attempt at paying catch-up – 5-inches is where it’s at and don’t we all know it. As such, the very idea of the iPhone 6 launching next year with the same size screen as the iPhone 5 is as feasible as the Samsung Galaxy S5 packing a dot-matrix screen and its own fission power source.
Tabphone Form Factor
An extension of the above, the world is currently in love with affordable Smartphone and high-end Tabphones that bridge the gap between standard handsets and Tablet PCs – the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 being a perfect representation. As such, for the iPhone 6 to remain current it will almost certainly arrive as something of a similar design, which if not quite at the 6-inch mark will for sure by rights by an iOS Tabphone.
Another instance where Apple has no choice other than to play catch-up, as 13-megapixels has already become the standard. Well, unless you happen to be a HTC One, in which case you’d be trying to take over the world with 4-ultrapixels.
Not yet announced though coming for sure this year and unlikely to be updated to the A8 before the iPhone 6 comes along, so expect quad-core A7 goodness with the iPhone 6.
Again, the new OS is on its way and has much to prove in making up for the messes iOS 6 brought us, to it’s unlikely another version in the form of iOS 8 will be rushed along for the iPhone 6, As far as features, expect new maps, an overhauled Siri and various other enhancements.