Another year, another iPhone. But with the competition pulling away, Apple must innovate to keep up with better screens, larger phones, and more health related features. Will the iPhone 6 be bigger than 5 inches? What processor will be inside? And where will the home button go? Read on to examine the rumours bouncing around the web about Apple's next iPhone, the iPhone 6.
Judging by the launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C in September 2013, an iPhone 6 is likely to appear in September 2014. However, there have been rumours about the release of a larger-screened iPhone, a model that can compete with the ever-increasing size of competitor Android devices. We may see a 5-inch or larger screened iPhone appear in the Summer.
Comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook during a 2013 Q4 conference call appear to support an Autumn iPhone 6 release date:
"You will see exciting new products from us in the fall and across 2014. I stand by that and you've seen a lot of things over the last couple of months," Cook said.
Other rumours allude to the iPhone 6 being released in June at the Worldwide Developers' Conference, alongside iOS 8.
The company that provides materials for the sapphire screen display, which is thought to be featured on the iPhone 6, said that it expects 2014 to be a 'transformational year'.
GT Advanced, which undertakes the production of sapphire materials, said: "Our results for the December quarter were in line with our guidance and the anticipated growth trajectory of our business remains unchanged. We expect to return to profitability during the second half of 2014."
'Return of profitability during the second half of 2014' sounds a lot like the iPhone 6 will be released then.