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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

Posted April 10, 2014 at 3:24pm by iClarified · 18106 views
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, or RSS for updates.

Analyst Details Specs for the iPhone 6, Says Apple Could Move Sleep/Wake Button to Side
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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
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..
Fukran John
Fukran John - April 10, 2014 at 4:35pm
Appple, don't just waste your time copying components by components. Just buy some galaxy and rename and sell as iPhone ( though you do the same now by copying partially , let's not waste time)
camefirst - April 10, 2014 at 4:39pm
really? Which came first again? iPhone or samsung? oh yeah... dumb comment besides, all phones look alike. Not too surprising
Great! - April 10, 2014 at 4:43pm
Samsung will always ALWAYS be known as the copy cat. No matter how much you posers spout nonsense, the public KNOWS. What a bunch of cry babies you are. Hey Samsung ain't paying you enough cos no one is fooled.
Krapatis - April 10, 2014 at 4:24pm
And it all proves your disability. Just a bigger phone which doesn't even make a resemblence to galaxy, what a desperate move kamatrick.Keep gimmicking apple for something that's not a big deal or something not released yet analyst wannabe.
Pete - April 10, 2014 at 5:07pm
Garbage-atis... Nonsense comment - So you are saying that if LG came up with 42" screen LCD and then Sharp made a TV the same size - then Sharp copied LG? Shut up and go play with your barbie doll...
DarkSide - April 12, 2014 at 5:12am
I'd say Sharp copied LG if Sharp made 26" TVs and kept flapping their gums about how 26" is the perfect size and that 42" TVs are ridiculously huge. And now Sharp wants to make 42" TVs? Not only are they copying they are hypocrites. But you wouldn't see it that way would you?
Fukjohn Rah
Fukjohn Rah - April 12, 2014 at 11:40am
What's next, resolution will be like theirs and say it's copied? What about how it woke like the other, the remotes like the other, that's copying. Size same or not, there's a difference.
Saul - April 10, 2014 at 4:02pm
That's android!
Nat - April 10, 2014 at 4:11pm
That's crazy talk!
Nat - April 10, 2014 at 3:56pm
Yes! Lower prices of 5s and 5c. Rakes time tony-grony.
Vic - April 10, 2014 at 3:34pm
They better not. That's so stupid.
Lolwut - April 10, 2014 at 3:51pm
Come on, they fit the headphone Jack to the bottom and I don't care where it does except sides, but how can moving the sleep/wake button be stupid?
Vic - April 10, 2014 at 8:07pm
I've had all the galaxy phones and was always annoyed how stupid the unlock/lock was on the side.
Nat - April 10, 2014 at 8:13pm
It's on the side to make the most out of "one hand use" so you don't have to reach the top. What else is there to keep it there?
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