A video that has just hit the internet presents viewers a strange knife attack over an iPhone 6. The mobile phone comes untouched after being scratched, bent over the limit and shattered.
More and more leaks are claiming that the new iPhone 6 will come out packed with a very resistant sapphire display. The video that caused so much stir was uploaded by technology expert Brownlee Marques. The viewers can see what apparently seems to be the front cover of the phone put to a series of tests to prove its resistance. The display remains intact despite, Marques’ attempts to damage it.
It is said that Apple has put more than half a billion US dollar in this sapphire display. The material has also been used in very small amounts to create the lens of the iPhone 5 camera. Some recent reports state that the sapphire made screen can survive without a scratch event after being dropped on a concrete surface.
9to5Mac.com, the website belonging to Apple, said in the first months of 2014 that the electronic giant was investing money so as to have an entire display made of sapphire. The reported claimed that the company had managed to get enough material to start the production of about 100-200 million iPhone display having a sixe of five inches.
Without a doubt, the sapphire crystal costs much more than the “gorilla glass” that was used for the making of the previous Apple iPhone screens. Thus, many experts believe that the price of the new iPhone 6 will be quite high.
The “knife attack video” comes to confirm that the photos which invaded the internet in the past months might not actually present the final shape and design of iPhone 6.
The pictures that have come out reveal a curvy, slick glass screen, a bit different from the old photographs that were supposed to present the new iPhone 6. There are many who say that the older photographs actually show some dummies belonging to the pre-production phase.
Nikkei, the Japanese newspaper, states that the stripes that can be seen on the back side of the mobile phone, which are supposed to be able to catch radio frequencies, are not going to be visible for the eye when the phones reaches the public.
Nikkei claims that the iPhone 6 will not present stripes at all. The reporters at Nikkei believe that the stripes point out the areas where glass will replace aluminum, as it is the case with iPhone 5. They also issued the alternative of having the stripes visible but made of very polished glass. Lots of Apple enthusiasts have expressed their huge relief that the pictures they have seen up till now, do not present the final version of iPhone 6.
Some new pictures that appeared on 9to5Mac, present a phone equipped with a screen made of sapphire crystals. The phone is seen only from the front but it is possible to distinguish very well the polished glass and the edges that are quite curved.
The Chinese Apple supplier claimed that iPhone 6 would be launched on the 19th of September. Meanwhile Deutsche Telecom told its client to expect for the mobile phone to be launched during the third Friday of the month of September. iPhone 5 S and iPhone 5 C were both launched on a Friday in September.
The reports received from various Apples supplier hint that the new mobile phone has entered the production process. The reports also reveal that the new iPhone will have two versions, each bigger than the ones extant on the market.
The Bloomberg sources have confirmed the fact that Apple is about to launch two versions of the iPhone 6: one having 4.7 inches and the other 5.5 inches. Most of the previous reports claimed that the larger model would not be available at the same time with the smaller version. However, the Bloomberg report claimed that both versions would be available for the public in the month of September. Thus, most experts in the domain wait for Apple to launch its much rumoured gadgets in the month of September.
The media is filled with rumours about the new features of the new iPhone 6. Thus, it is believed that it will have a liquid metal shell, which is much stronger than aluminium. This means that at least in theory the phone will be lighter and slimmer without having its strength affected not even for a bit. However, this is unlikely to happen since Liquidmetal has produced only small components so far.
There are rumours that iPhone 6 will have liquid metal components. This might be true, since various reports hinted that the alloy would be used for the iPhone’s buttons as well as switches, which have always been a weak point for iPhones.
A Bloomberg reported claimed that iPhone 6 is going to have a curved type screen. These screens are considered to be much more comfortable, durable and better for watching videos as well as playing games.
Mac Rumours claims that the 5.5 inches version of iPhone 6 will have an optical image stabilisation. The performance of the camera is more and more important for users and therefore producers pay more attention to this phone feature. Thus, optical stabilisation which has the possibility to cut the blurs in images could be a sound reason for a higher price to be requested for the new iPhone 6, the 5.5 inches version.
Some consider that eye-tracking will be one of the new features of iPhone 6. The phone would present the possibility to be eye controlled thus, giving the users the possibility to scroll down the pages without having to use their hands.
The Near Field Communication is supposed to be part of iPhone 6. Thus, the telephone would act as some sort of system of payment. Thus, iPhone buyers will have the possibility to put the handset on a receiver than make money transfers in restaurants or when in a shop. There are some Android as well as some Windows mobile phones that already have an incorporated NFC, but Apple still has to take this step forward.
It is said that the electronic company is trying to find a suitable way to let the mobile phones control their flashes. But, there is no information about the time when this system is going to be produced.
There are lots of users who hope that iPhone 6 will have a monitor for health and various health applications, especially since Apple has proven its interest in this field by launching the iOS 8. FitBit and FuelBand are a living proof of these interests and of Apple’s plans in this direction. Rumours claim that iPhone 6 will be capable of tracking its owner’s metrics, pulse and body temperature.
So, all iPhone 6 fans should keep their fingers cross and hope that all their wishes might come true in the month of September when the new phone is supposed to reach the stores.