As the iPhone 5S is already with us most users will be wondering when the iPhone 6 will be released. At the moment the release date and the specs for the new phone are just rumours but previous release dates are suggesting that the new phone is just a year away from launch.
The 1st generation iPhone was launched in June 2007, the 3G version followed in July 2008 and the 3GS model was launched in June 2009. After the launch of iPhone 4 in June 2010, Apple shifted their new phone launches to winter with the arrival of the iPhone 4S in October 2011. Less than a year later, iPhone 5 arrived in September 2012, and with its release last month the iPhone 5S followed a year after the iPhone 5. So although there’s no launch date from Apple, a September or October 2014 launch should be expected.
There’s no information yet on the iPhone 6 specs but other high-end phones are already employing new technologies that will hopefully be included in the next generation iPhone. While rivals have pioneered technology like NFC, Apple would be validating it if they added it to iPhone 6. Contactless payments on an iPhone could be the boost that the NFC technology needs.
The iPhone 6 could also benefit from a larger screen but with the iPad also in Apple's range, perhaps Apple won’t want to increase the screen size of their phone in case it encroaches on the iPad’s territory. However, rumours persist that the new iPhone 6 will have a 5-inch screen, which is an inch bigger than the current phone’s display.
Expandable storage is a contentious issue for Apple as they have a very successful range based on storage capacity, but expanding the phone’s capacity would bring more users to the brand. Adding an iSD card could be the answer.
If you think a flexible screen is something for science fiction movies, think again because Samsung are claiming that they’re developing one and they've just released a curved screen mobile. This would be the ultimate addition to iPhone 6, but the least likely of all the technologies that could make their way to the next generation iPhone.