iPhone 6 said to feature ‘Ultra-Retina’ display, 3 new sensors and more!


A pair of reports surfaced this weekend, claiming to have knowledge of the features and specifications for Apple’s new iPhone. The first report calls for the smartphone to have a trio of new sensors, and the other says an ‘Ultra-Retina’ display is in the cards.

So-called iPhone 6 rumors have been appearing rather frequently over the past few months, with everyone trying to predict the design and capabilities of Apple’s next handset. A larger display, sapphire and A8 chip are all in the pile, and today we add this…

The first report comes from Electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu, relayed by G for Games (viaMacRumors). Citing sources familiar with Apple’s iPhone plans, Xu says that the device will feature 3 new sensors for measuring air pressure, temperature and humidity.

According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief analyst at ESM-China), sources close to the matter have revealed that Apple will catch up in the “sensors department”, as the iPhone 6 will feature pressure, temperature and humidity sensors. Please note that the analyst is probably not referring to blood pressure (this feature is rumored to be implemented in Apple’s iWatch) but to atmospheric pressure.

While the mixture of these things sounds a bit odd, Apple is believed to be integrating support for several new sensors in iOS 8, and it does have a team of scientists nowBut as to what it could be doing with these 3 sensors—outside of weather—I’m not sure.


As for the second report, it’s more of a series of tweets, and it comes from well-known tipster Sonny Dickson. Sonny has been responsible for a number of component and detail leaks in the past, so people tend to listen when he says he has some inside information.

@SonnyDickson that’s thin..

— Michael Panetta (@mtpflyers) March 14, 2014

Ultra-Retina screen will be 389 ppi #JustSaying

— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) March 14, 2014

The new Apple A8 processor will run at 2.6 GHz. #JustSaying

— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) March 14, 2014

These specs could be the real thing #JustSaying

— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) March 14, 2014

Now, it’s worth noting that Dickson has also been wrong on several occasions, but there’s not much here that doesn’t make sense. An A8 chip would be an obvious successor to the A7, and with the reports of a larger display, you’d think Apple’d have to tweak the resolution.

Other iPhone 6 rumors have included multiple display sizes between 4.7 and 5.5-inches, as well as a 10MP camera and 2GB of RAM. The handset is expected to launch at its usual time this fall, but we’ve seen a few reports suggesting it could launch as early as this summer.

(Pics above are concepts)

Apple iPhone 6 to come with 4.8-Inch Display!


Adding to a litany of analyst predictions pointing to a larger iPhone, Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company (via AppleInsider) today claimed that the iPhone 6 will ship with a 4.8-inch display, a significant increase over the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.

Citing sources within Apple’s supply chain, Arcuri also indicated that the next-generation iPhone will come with the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard that first began appearing in Apple products in 2013. 802.11ac, or “Gigabit” Wi-Fi offers speeds up to three times as fast as existing 802.11n wireless networks, reaching speeds over 1 Gigabit per second.

Because 802.11ac was included in Apple’s updated Mac line throughout 2013, many expected the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c to ship with the standard. While the chips were presumably not quite ready at the time, 802.11ac support in the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One suggests that the technology is now ready for mobile devices.

iphone 6 with 4.7 inch
Echoing several other predictions about Apple’s future in mobile payments, Arcuri went on to suggest that Apple will offer “key software innovations” in 2014 with iBeacon, Touch ID, and Passbook used as a mobile payment solution.

Aside from hardware tweaks and design changes, Arcuri also said that Apple is planning “key software innovations” with the next major release of its iOS platform. He expects the company will leverage iBeacon, Touch ID and Passbook as part of a push into new services with mobile payments.

According to the analyst, Apple will launch its updated iPhone in September, which is in line with previous Apple iPhone releases. Although Arcuri does not mention dual iPhone sizes, some iPhone 6 rumors have indicated Apple could release the phone in multiple sizes ranging from 4.7 to 5.7 inches.


iPhone 6 rumoured to come in two screen sizes for 2014!

iPhone 6 rumored to come in two screen sizes for 2014

Back in 2012 Apple finally broke tradition and released a new iPhone model with a larger display, but this was still left behind by numerous Android devices that have been growing larger all the time. Now though there are again rumours suggesting that the iPhone 6 is to come in two screen sizes for 2014.

We could be still a few months away yet before we see a new smartphone from Apple unless the company throws a curve ball and returns to revealing new hardware at the annual WWDC event. Now according to some alleged Foxconn insiders that got a little loosed tongued at a New Year’s party Apple is going to release two new iPhone models this year with different screen sizes.


These will see a major jump up with one coming in at 4.7-inches and the other matching the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at 5.7-inches. There is also a chance the new iPhone’s will feature an iris scanner that is rumoured to also be featured in the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Now obviously this rumour has to be taken with a huge pinch of salt but this is not the first time we have heard screen sizes like this for an upcoming iPhone model, as both of these sizes were mentioned back in the summer of 2013 for the iPhone 6.

Apple CEO Time Cook has recently promised that the company has big plans for this year so whether that was a subtle hint for a supersized new iPhone remains to be seen, and it’s open to debate whether many iPhone fans would want to a handset quite so large.

Would you like to see an iPhone this big?