Now that the iOS 7 has been announced at the WWDC on June 10th, Apple is releasing the iPhone 6 alongside the iOS 7 this Fall. The release will most probably happen during the first half of October, in line with previous iOS and iPhone releases.
That kindles more excitement by removing obscurities surrounding the iPhone 6 release date. Analysts assure that the device will arrive by early November to make it to retail stores in time for the holiday season. The iPhone 5 arrived in late September last year.
A recent report from Reuters says that Apple could launch its iPhone in two sizes – 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch variants – to compete with the myriad of Android devices. While the large screen iPhone will contend with the Galaxy phablets, Apple is also releasing a cheaper iPhone to compete with the cheaper Android phones in the market. The budget model – priced $99 – will come in five or six colors, distinguishing itself from the high-end model that will come in the standard black-and-white.
Led by Jony Ive, Apple’s mobile OS team has worked hard to render a fundamental overhaul to the iOS 7, relative to its predecessors. The new design features a flatter Android-like look. The iOS 7 has new gesture control features, thinner fonts and new stock apps. Among the prominent advancements, the Control Center allows users to toggle to control Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and flashlight. The iTunes Radio and AirDrop are additional features.
The iPhone 6 will not only boast the overhauled features of the new iOS 7 but also incorporate other advancements, such as quad-core A7 processor, 13MP camera, fingerprint technology and Retina display with Sharp IGZO technology.
Apple’s next iPhone definitely has some pleasant surprises for its fans, in terms of features, size and looks. For now, its release is just waiting for the iOS 7 to get ready.