Analyst Details Specs for the iPhone 6, Says Apple Could Move Sleep/Wake Button to Side

Analyst Details Specs for the iPhone 6, Says Apple Could Move Sleep/Wake Button to Side

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In his Apple roadmap research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo details specifications for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and reveals that Apple may move the sleep/wake button to facilitate one-handed operation on the larger devices.

Kuo says that Apple will first release the 4.7-inch model featuring a 1334x750 326ppi display. That's the same aspect ratio as the current iPhone 5s. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will get a 1920x1080 screen at 401ppi, also the same aspect ratio.

The iPhone 6 is predicted to have a new A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, a bezel that is 10 to 20% narrower, a thickness of 6.5-7.0mm (iPhone 5s is 7.6mm thick), and a NFC chip. The camera will remain 8MP with a f2.2 aperture; however, optical image stabilization will improve image quality without increasing pixel count.

Kuo believes that shipments of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could reach 60 million units by the end of the year. The device will still be operable with one hand due to the narrower bezel and the side sleep/wake button. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is expected to reach nearly 9 million in sales by the end of the year; however, it could cannibalize sales of the iPad mini.

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is said to have a significantly larger battery with 50-70% more watt-hours than the iPhone 5s. Kuo also notes that only high-end iPhones such as the 64GB 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would have a sapphire glass display due to supply constraints. He says that Apple eventually plans to integrate Touch ID into the display and it needs sapphire glass displays to make that happen.

As expected, Apple will end production of the iPhone 4s and 4, and lower the price of the iPhone 5s and 5c to fill out the company's lineup.

More details on Apple's roadmap can be found here. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


Analyst Details Specs for the iPhone 6, Says Apple Could Move Sleep/Wake Button to Side
Great! - April 11, 2014 at 10:29am
http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/04/11/exclusive-apple-vs-samsung-docs-reveal-galaxy-tab-was-a-flop-and-samsung-knew-it Here's an article that states that Samsung knew that their own product was a flop AND their deception of their own investors!! Samsung fans should really be upset that their model company can't even be honest with them.
Great! - April 11, 2014 at 4:09am
People, this is all speculation. Don't get riled up.
King - April 10, 2014 at 7:03pm
Why not change the camera from 8mp?
Fukjohn Rah - April 10, 2014 at 7:25pm
Its asking for more than enough. They did so much without adding mp's.
Pete - April 10, 2014 at 7:36pm
I think it is smart that they left it at 8MP. People love taking photos and videos with their iPhones.. If they keep up increasing the MP of the cameras - we will respectively need more space.. I love that they left the 8MP of the 5S and just increased the quality of the photos without having to increase the size of the cam..
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