The Features that the new iPhone 6 should have

Probably the hardest challenge for Apple and its new iPhone 6 will be to level up to the customers’ expectations. The problem is if Apple will be able to top Android, the operating system running on many Motorola, Samsung and HTC gadgets. The high end phone market is no longer without competitors. It has been quite a lot of time since the smart phone market was truly changed by a product. In 2007, Apple managed to create a sensation with its iPhone, but since then all products have been more or less the same. The official presentation of the iPhone 6 is scheduled for the 9th of September 2014.  The new iPhone 6 will have a bigger screen but it should definitely have some other features as well.

Near Field Communication

The Android users have benefited from the NFC technology from some years now. It has offered the users the possibility to send data wirelessly or to pay for items bought. Although lots of Android gadgets have NFC, the technology was not present in the iOS ecosystem. The new iPhone 6 models are said to have incorporated NFC. There are also some rumors of the Apple e-wallet which would give iPhone possessors the chance to pay for various services just by tapping their gadget.

Storage Option of 128 Gigabytes

The expandable storage might still be a dream for phone users. However, there are lots of rumors indicating that Apple is working to produce a base model having a storage space equal to 32 gigabytes. It has also been rumored that Apple is going to present a 128 gigabytes version of the new iPhone 6.

Expandable Storage for iPhone users

The Achilles’ heel for iPhone is its limited storage space.  It is true that users can choose between the 16. 32 or 64 gigabytes versions but the growing size of the applications as well as the high definition content has determined a need for more space. Android gadgets do not have a problem with the storage space due to the micro SD slots, which allow users to expand the storage space to the size they want. The new iPhone 6 might not have this feature as well.

A Standard USB Connector

It is not very difficult to find an Apple lighting cable or an iPod cable. However, the situation might be much easier for possessors of iOS gadgets if Apple opted for a standard USB connector. There are few chances for this change to take place on the US territory. But, Apple might be forced to go for the standard micro-USB connector in order to comply with the EU legislation which entered into force in the month of March.

Customs Keyboard

Back in 2007, the customs keyboard were something really revolutionary when compared to the small button of the Blackberry keyboards. However, as time passed by and smart phones have become more and more sophisticated, customers wanted new keyboards. This led to Swype for gadgets functioning on Android. iPhone user will have the possibility to use customs keyboards when iOS 8 is launched this coming autumn.

An Improved Battery

Battery life is more important than some Si-Fi features. There are high chances for the 5.5 inch model of the iPhone 6 to have a better battery considering the leaked images which presented a 2915 mAh battery. It is believed that the 4.7 mode will be functioning on an 1810 mAh battery.

Sapphire Screen

There are lots of rumors about the new, indestructible screen made of sapphire crystals that will accompany the new Apple gadget. More and more users expressed their desire of having such a glass cover. However, rumors are quite mixed when it comes to the Sapphire Glass. Thus, there are analysts who claim that there are little chances for Apple to use sapphire glass at a very large level due to the high costs of productions. It has also been rumored that the indestructible glass might be used to produce only a limited number of units.

The new iPhone 6 is expected to have a display with higher resolution of about 1704×960 pixels which is definitely and improvement but it cannot rival up with the 1080 full HD resolution offered by Samsung and its Galaxy S products. The new Apple phone is expected to have something new for photo enthusiasts. Thus, it is said that iPhone 6 will come equipped with a 13 megapixels Sony Corp. The new models of the iPhone are said to have a more powerful processor of 2 gigahertz and d random access memory of two gigabytes. For a contract of two year the customers are expected to pay between 199$ and 299$ for the Apple gadgets. The new iPhone 6 models are going to be presented on the 9th of September.

Are Over-dimensioned iPhones a Good Investment for Apple?

Although lots of Apple fans await with excitement and enthusiasms the launch of the new iPhone 6, the Apple executives and shareholders are quite anxious. There are experts who claim that these anxieties have a solid ground. Thus, the electronics company postponed the launch of the phablet version of the item for feat it might affect in a negative way the iPad purchases.

The iPhone 6 is expected to hit the market towards the end of September. The new smart phones having dimensions of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches have been probably created in order to rival the Android smartphones which are getting larger and larger every year. Mark Spoonauer, the chief editor of Laptop Mag says that customers display a growing appetite for larger screen telephones. The bigger screen will also permit Apple to equip its phones with a more powerful battery since many customers have complained about the rapidity with which the iPhone 5 loses its battery power.

Steve Jobs, the regretted CEO of the company, was not a fan of larger phones. During a 2010 conference he said that people would not want a phone that was bigger than their palms. However, according to the data offered by Canalys, the smartphones having five inches display are very popular among users, representing about one-third of the mobile phone market. More than 297 million smart phones were sold during the first quarter of the year. This figure represents a rise with 29% in comparison with last year’s sales. At the same time the sales of phone having screens equal to 5 inches and even bigger, have risen with 369%. Canalys has drawn the conclusion that the trend is definitely directed towards smart phones characterized by big screens.

Where does this Apple delay come from? Neil Mawston, employee of Strategy Analytics says that a 5.5 inches iPhone would definitely determine clients to think twice before spending their money on an iPad Mini. Thus, the bigger iPhones might determine users to require tables with larger screens. Innovation will have to be brought to the tablet category in order to make a difference between them and over-sized smart mobile phones.

Spoonauer also claims that a bigger iPhone might cause damages to the original size of the iPads. In order to support his claims he gives the example of phablets slowing down the sales of usual tablets. International Data Corporation has diminished the number of tablet units it has forecasted to sale. Thus, the figure lowered from 261 million to 245.4 million units. At the same time Apple’s tablets sales decreased with 16% in comparison with last year’s sales. It is true that people do not throw away their tablets as soon as they get them but this is not the real cause of the decrease in tablet sales. In the first quarter of the current year, the market share of super-sized smart telephones has almost doubled. More than thirty million units were sold during this period.

Brian Colello analyst working for Morningstar says that the smart phones having large screens have definitely determined a decrease in tablet demands. He also claims that the launch of a larger iPhone than the current one might determine an even bigger drop in tablet sales. For a long time Apple centered on creating a phone that could fit the users hand without taking into consideration the clients’ demand for large screens like the ones created by Samsung.

Not everybody cheers up at the sight of a large phone screen. There are even people who claim that the fanny packs will be back pretty soon. Andrew Seybold, free-lance consultant in the domain of wireless technology, considers it quite ironic the fact that for so many years phone companies have worked really hard to create smaller and slimmer devices to fit the pockets. Nonetheless he acknowledges that the arrival of over-sized smart phone was impossible to avoid. Apple did not want to create such huge phones but was left without an option due to the success gained by its eternal rival, Samsung.

Jeff Kagan, consultant in the technological domain says that the ultimate mobile gadget would reunite the features of a tablet and a smart phone. However, none of the electronics companies extant on the market has managed to create such a gadget so far.