Foxconn Insiders Confirm Two iPhone 6 Sizes: 4.7 and +5.7 Inches, With Biometrics
Even though the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S have only been released last September, rumors regarding the iPhone 6 have been going strong even before the official announcement of Apple’s latest pair of smartphones.
Evidently, with iPhone 6’s release date 8 or 9 month away, you shouldn’t place too much faith in the above-mentioned rumors, but it’s still nice to know what Apple is allegedly testing or what the analysts are trying to predict. And speaking of analysts, a report from November (pertaining to NPD DisplaySearch) was mentioning that Apple might release the iPhone 6 in two versions: one with a 4.7-inch display and another with a 5.7-inch screen. Since then, nothing new emerged on this front, until today that is. Read below for more on the matter.
According to two sources with a really good track record when it comes to mobile industry (and Apple related) rumors (C Tech citing PunkPanda), some Foxconn insiders have spilled the beans about the company’s plans at the New Year’s party. According to said sources, Apple will make an exception this year and will release the next iPhone in two sizes: one with a 4.7 inch screen, and another with a 5.7 inch display, or bigger.
Another detail that is being mentioned in the report is that both devices will come with “biometrics“. If this means fingerprint recognition and/or something more advanced like iris recognition, it remains to be seen.
Normally we would have been skeptical of this kind of rumors, but since Apple has already broken tradition once last year (by launching the “colorful” iPhone 5C alongside the iPhone 5S), and with this report coming from the aforementioned sources (these guys have been way more often right than wrong), we’re inclined to say that this is definitely in the cards. Samsung’s line of phablets has been really successful so there’s no doubt that Apple want a piece of that pie.
What do you think? Would you like getting your hands on an Apple-made phablet?