With all the hype about the much anticipated Apple iPhone 6, leaks about the device just keep flying our way!
Sonny Dickson who is the infamous iOS device leaker has shared a brand new video revolving around the front panel of the iPhone 6 being bent in all angles. The panel survives but we’re not quite sure how strong it really is as the bending wasn’t that extreme. Here, you be the judge of this:
Even though the video is named ‘sapphire’, there is no confirmation that the front panel is actually made of this material. Rumors have been saying that the company is looking to use this material for the display cover to increase durability and scratch resistance.
Currently, Apple uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass which is argued by Corning to have certain advantages over sapphire including better resistance to breakage. There are rumors that both materials will be used – the 5.5 inch version will use the sapphire material while the 4.7 inch version will continue using the Gorilla Glass. Below you will see the remainder of the video.
Another whisper that has been going around is regarding the iPhone 6’s battery life. Everyone was looking forward to improved battery life this time around but it looks like we won’t be getting what we want. Chinese media report that we’re only going to get a small boost of improvement compared to the iPhone 5s.
Rumor has it the smaller 4.7 inch variant will get a battery between 1800 and 1900 mAh while the larger 5.5 inch variant will be shipped with a 2500 mAh. Although this is an up from the previous iPhone 5s, we expected better from Apple especially since the competitors in the industry who have launched similar sized handsets have included better battery life.
Have Apple sacrificed battery capacity for a slimmer device? Maybe but do keep in mind, these are just rumors. The better resolution of the iPhone 6 would call for a longer battery life and this of course, would have been taken into account by Apple. We are still expecting a more improved battery capacity to be included with this device despite the rumors.
For the latest leak, a couple of images have been published by Letem svetem applem showing off alleged power and volume flex cables as well three SIM card trays that may give us a hint at the possible colors of the iPhone 6.
As you can see, the volume flex cable contains the mute button and volume buttons with a possible larger separation between the two components. The power flex cable also shows the same arrangement of connectors with a potentially larger-sized power button. If you look at the SIM trays, we can more or less guess the colors which the iPhone 6 will be available in. It looks like the colors of the iPhone 5s have been retained and will be repeated this time around – space gray, gold and silver.
The iPhone 6 is going to be launched in September. Can’t wait to see which of these rumors are actually truth. Hopefully, not all of them are!