The iPhone 6 will be the most powerful Apple smartphone ever created, since new reports affirm that the device will come with a 64bit A8 chip.
It is rumored that the iPhone 6 will come with an A8 chip. However, in concordance with Timothy Arcuri, Cowen & CO analyst, the 5.5 inch variant of the iPhone 6 will come with a more powerful A8 chip.
Arcuri said that this is not the first time when Apple is doing this and gave as example the iPad Air and iPad Mini. While iPad Air comes with an A7 processor clocked at 1.39GHz, the iPad Mini 2 comes with the same processor, but clocked at 1.29GHz.
In concordance with MacRumors, GT Advanced Technologies – the sapphire manufacturing partner, it seems that they are ready to mass produce the material that will most likely replace the Corning Gorilla Glass on the upcoming iPhone 6.
However, there are rumors saying that it’s not certain if the production of the sapphire will fit the graphic, before iPhone 6’s debut, and neither Apple nor GT Advanced don’t want to make comments on this topic.
In the past, the sapphire was used to protect iPhone’s camera lens and the Touch ID.
iOS 8 beta 5 has been released this week and it came with two new features. One of the features is the Spirometry, which 9to5Mac said that is a new component of the HealthKit application. Spirometry will be able to measure your breath and it will most likely reveal lung related irregularities.
In concordance with 9to5Mac, iCloud and Health applications will receive new icons which will most likely be added on the upcoming iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 is expected to come in two variants, a 4.7inch one and a phablet with the size of 5.5inches. The 4.7inch variant is expected to be released somewhere in late September or mid-October 2014, and the 5.5inch variant will be launched somewhere in December 2014 or January 2015.
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