It appears Apple is all set to roll out its new iPhone this month, with a planned Sept. 9 event likely to mark the unveiling of the fabled iPhone 6. We can’t be absolutely sure what features the new iPhone 6 will have. But strong rumours have been flying all over and expectations are high. Here are some of features strongly rumoured to be on the new iPhone 6.
A Model with a Bigger Screen: The iPhone 6 model is rumoured to have a 5.5-in. screen, which is quite a big jump in size. A second model may have a 4.7-in. display, which is also a pretty big increase, and certainly much larger than the comparatively minuscule iPhone 4 display, which was a mere 3.5 in.
Sapphire Glass: According to some reports, Apple is developing synthetic sapphire at its new facility in Arizona, a harder and more expensive material that can replace glass. And if this can be believed, sapphire is remarkably resilient. Plus, Apple already used sapphire in smart parts of the iPhone 5 (over the camera lens) and in the iPhone 5S (for the home button/fingerprint scanner).
Near Field Communication (NFC): Near Field Communication (NFC) is essentially a way to wirelessly connect devices over a very short range. The Financial Times reported Friday that Apple is working with a Dutch chipmaker to add NFC capabilities to the new iPhone, opening up the possibility of mobile, pay-by-touch payments and open other potential applications.
Mobile Payments: The iPhone 6’s purported NFC capabilities will mean Apple could turn the iPhone into a mobile wallet, allowing users to pay for goods and services with a swipe of the phone. Apple is reportedly holding talks with credit-card companies and banks on the effort, and Apple’s massive database of financial data it has collected through the App Store and iTunes, this could push mobile payments into the mainstream.
iOS 8: Apple’s new operating system is one of the few things all know a lot about, and it’s official information from Apple this time. For instance, Apple is coming out a new HealthKit app as part of iOS 8 that allows users to keep track of their personal health and fitness data, which also pulls in data from other sources and health institutions. iOS 8 also allows you to share apps, music and books purchased with the same credit card with your family, as well as save photos, video and documents to iCloud. The camera software will have a shot timer and other improvements, and group messaging will be more versatile: you can now add or drop someone from a conversation, finally.
As we all are anxiously waiting for that golden moment and finally you find the new iPhone 6 with all the above features, isn’t it quite amazing?