Something new from Apple Coming Soon (iPhone 6)

So around the corner we will officially know what Apple has in stored for us when it comes to the next iPhone. The “iPhone 6” as many are calling it, however Apple South Asia supposedly stated to Mr. Takorn that the 2 phone models may not use the name “iPhone 6” to market and the company wanted to make sure that the NBTC understands this fact. What happen last week was Takorn Tantasith, Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, announced that the agency has approved Apple’s application to distribute two iPhone 6 models in the country. Apple unsurprisingly was upset.  So who knows Apple may try to steer the media in the wrong direction or they may not call it iPhone 6 and start a new naming system.

But here is the fact, no matter what they call it we are getting a new iPhone in a few months. The question, is it worth it? It’s hard to answer that question seeing that we official don’t know what the device(s) are. However we can have a pretty educated guess base on various rumors and leaks. So according to the all the rumors which seem to be cohesive, here is what we know.

  • Will be announced at a media event Sept 9.
  • Comes in two sizes 4.7″ and 5.5″ (may not be coming out at the same time, but looking like it will)
  • Feature a new A8 chip
  • More durable screen
  • Possible high end models with sapphire crystal screen
  • Thinner design (ranging 6mm to 7mm)
  • Redesign of mute and volume buttons
  • Higher capacity batteries to support larger screen sizes
  • Camera upgrades (some rumors saying same 8 MP with new features, others saying new 13 MP in addition to new features)
  • iOS 8 with continuity for OSX Yosemite

So there we have it. Will I get the new iPhone? Probably. But the real problem still bothers me. I hate how today all we care about is specs. When the first iPhone no one cared what the processor was, how many MP the camera was. Maybe a few did, but we all were wowed with its many features. This phone was different than all the rest and would change the face of phones forever. What happen? Apple is not the only one, Android too. We all care so much about specs because that’s what the companies are telling us we have to care for. But the truth is,  please just give us a wow moment. Apple we are still waiting for that “There’s one more thing” moment. Though we did get closer this last year with the new MacPro, continuity between iOS 8 and OSX Yosemite, and the new language Swift.

So even though in a few weeks we’ll be at our computers watching live blogs or if Apple has it’s live feeds, I hope there will be something we totally were not expecting. Something that doesn’t solely have it’s anchor on specs. But that means it will have to be something we currently are not seeing in iOS 8 beta 5 right now. But it could even be a major hardware change, but again it’s only as good has it’s software tells it. Remember we are all caught up in specs, but the hardware of the current iPhone 5s doesn’t even have a app that comes close to reaching the full power it can handle.  Now we just wait for Sept 9.


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