The product that Apple is arguably most known for and the one which most of it’s consumers get excited about, certainly the one that gets the most media attention, is the iPhone. D’uh.
Now, 2012 bought about the iPhone 5, which was… fine. It was great! But, it wasn’t as…exciting as a lot of fans were hoping it to be. It’s a tough gig to be expected to be revolutionary all the time, but as it turns out, that’s just something Apple has to deal with, and a lot of people are hoping and predicting that by dealing with it in 2013, that means bringing it.
So, bringing it when exactly? There have been sightings online of a device called iPhone 6.1 being tested with iOS 7 ( The iPhone 5 was similarly tested as iPhone 5.1 and 5.2). The IP address of these devices has been traced to the Apple campus in Cupertino. The fact that they are testing a new iPhone so soon means good things for an earlier release date.
There are a lot of reports that say that WWDC 2013 is when and where we can expect the new iPhone. We here at iPhone Antidote agree with this prediction, however there are others predicting September, similar to the iPhone 5 release date. It is not expected that Apple will release the new iPhone at any other time, and it is expected to have at least one new iPhone this year (there are a few rumors that Apple might try and release two new iPhones this year, iPhone 5S and iPhone 6).
Whenever it is, people are really hoping for a hop, skip and a jump from the fairly averagely received iPhone 5, over the iPhone 5s, straight to a massively impressive iPhone 6.
So is this a realistic expectation? Some say yes! Some say no. Guesstimating is fun!
There are numerous wishes and optimistic predictions for super impressive new and amazing features for the next iPhone, but here are some of the more realistic rumors:
*Bendy Flexible display. Similar technology has actually been presented at CES in Vegas today by Samsung, however Apple also have a patent for their own version of the technology. A race to spur on an earlier release perhaps?
*NFC – Near Field Communication. A type of device radio communication that will allow for more social media interaction and more importantly easier purchase transactions through your phone.
*A wider screen.
*Full Gesture Control.
*Purely aesthetic design modifications such as hiding the camera behind a liquid crystal window.
*Larger storage– up to 128 GB
*Different colors similar to what is available on the iPod
*A display using Indium gallium zinc oxide, in order to reduce power consumption, while boosting pixel densities and improving the signal-to-noise ratio for touch input.
*Something we haven’t even dreamed of yet!!
So there are the more realistic rumors and predictions so far for the new iPhone (/s) in 2013. We’ll keep you updated!!!! Happy dreaming!