Fans of Apple’s iPhone won’t have to wait too long to find out what the next generation of iPhone will look like. According to a new report, Apple will show off the iPhone 6 in just over a month.
The new report comes courtesy of Re/Code, the staff of which has a solid record in leaking forthcoming Apple events.
Apple’s iPhone and iPad events are regularly the most anticipated tech events of the year, with speculation on the next iPhone’s specs beginning literally days after the newest iPhone has been announced. That will probably be the case this time around, even though this generation of iPhone is expected to feature a considerable redesign.
The iPhone 6 is expected to mark the second time that Apple has increased the screen size of the iPhone since introducing it in 2007. The new iPhone may feature two different screen sizes, one with a 4.7-inch diagonal screen and another with a 5.5-inch screen. Almost certain is the notion that the device will feature a next-generation A8 processor.
What’s not quite as certain is what else the new iPhone will feature. The iPhone 5s introduced Touch ID, Apple’s biometric security measure that scans user fingerprints. The iPhone 6 will certainly retain that technology, but some rumors have Apple implementing a feature called near-field communications. That would the allow iPhone 6 to serve as a user’s wallet, hotel key, and more.
Aside from those elements, the new iPhone may well feature a sapphire glass display. Sapphire is one of the toughest materials on the planet, and the display Apple is making with it appears to be much tougher than anything currently in the hands of consumers. That tough display could mean no more cracked and scratched iPhones, which would definitely give Apple a leg up on the competition.
As to when you might be able to actually pick up the iPhone 6, a German wireless carrier said earlier this year that Apple would be releasing the next iPhone on September 19. That would be 10 days after the announcement of the device, which is relatively in keeping the way Apple goes about launching iPhones. The iPhone 6, if the German carrier’s prediction holds, would launch on a Friday.
Of course, the iPhone 6 is definitely of interest, but much speculation will be devoted to the tail end of Apple’s September 9 presentation. That could be the first time the public will get to lay eyes on the iWatch, Apple’s widely anticipated smartwatch. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see Apple CEO Tim Cook wrap up the iPhone 6 unveiling, turn to the audience, and say “Oh, and one more thing.”