Rumors point to iPhone 6 in Summer?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tig Bitties, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    What are the % to any truth of rumors, that Apple will go all new this year with an iPhone6, not just a minor iPhone 5S ? And that it will be released in Summer, like iPhone's used to be.

    And that iOS7 will be a MAJOR update, the biggest iOS update in years ?

    Or do you believe, we'll just see an iPhone 5S in October ?
  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I doubt they will completelly redisign it 7-8 months after the iphone 5 release.
    Most likelly the form will be the same as todays i5. I really hope for a major ios update though.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    There are enough rumblings that point to an iPhone 5S sometime this summer that I find somewhat credible. I wouldn't say a fully revamped, redesigned iPhone 6 though -- but really anything is possible. Apple dropped the iPad 4 quite unexpectedly so clearly there is a shakeup going on with regard to their release schedule.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2011
    I actually am of the belief that Apple has to speed up their release cycle if they're to compete with the recent speed and innovation of Android. It's starting to catch up with them.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    Yes. I agree Apple realizes they need to offer more options for users. Their iPad Mini is a perfect example. When the iPad was first launched they touted how it was the "perfect screen size", but now they have a smaller one. At this point in the industry users want options.

    These rumors point to a larger screen as well. I think Apple is smart enough to realize many users will want a larger screen. What may end up happening is Apple will offer two iPhones at a time. A standard size and a larger one. I know many users, including myself, who would buy a larger size iPhone.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    It received a quick update because the A5X sucked at powering a retina iPad. It was no faster (in some cases slower) at 2048x1536 than the A5 was in its predecessor at 1024x768. The iPhone 5 doesn't have that problem. At all.

    Apple doesn't need to speed up release cycles. That could be bad. What will happen is Android makers will shift to rolling out new flagship hardware in the Spring and Apple will maintain its Fall schedule. Each leapfrogging the other.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    Apple needs to speed up it's OS updates. Not it's hardware revisions.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2012
    iPhone 6 should be different from what the 4 thru 5 looks like. Don't get me wrong I'm enjoying my 4s very much. Apple should have something that's going to make people say wow that's awesome.
  9. macrumors 65832


    Aug 17, 2011
    No redesign for iPhone 5S...Small improvements to iOS, Camera, SIRI

    No redesign for iPhone 6... Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Antenna, Gorilla glass, perhaps more memory

    No redesign for iPhone 6S...Some minor improvements

    Some redesign for the iPhone 7, but not larger...Some improvements to iOS, CPU, Camera, SIRI, Home button.

    iPhone 8 may see a design change, but not 5 inches
  10. macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    I could have upgraded my 4 to the 5 this xmas but I decided to hold off because it's already been out 4 or 5 months and it would make sense for apple to come out with an update I'm guessing around april/may since thats what they did with the new ipad. I wouldn't be surprised of a retina ipad mini by mid year.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    Other companies have released one new flagship phone per year. Samsung releases new Galaxy phones every May. Google releases new Nexus phones every Nov/Dec. Why should the iPhone be any different?

    Apple doesn't need to release a new iPhone every single time a new Android phone comes out.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Dec 20, 2011
    I heard a rumor it would have weapons grade lasers (FINALLY!), more geebees, and a flux capacitor!

    Talk about innovation! NFC looks laughable compared to that lineup!

    And iOS 7??? I heard they are skipping 7 and going to 8 because the new iPhone will not adhere to the current rules of time and space. They may even have to sell a special containment field just to keep all of the new features from bursting out!

    That and it'll have a cool racing stripe and spoiler (for wind resistence).

    I pre-ordered one. Thinking about cancelling it though.

  13. Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    I think they could release the iPhone 5S if iOS 7 is an actual major update. If its going to be like iOS 6 again, releasing the iPhone 6 would make more sense.
  14. macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Unless there is something wrong with the design and they are not telling about it!
  15. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    But besides some scuff issues that seem to be about quality controll at the factory I dont see anything terribly wrong with the current design.
  16. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    Do you think Apple is worried about competition now ? Samsung and their Galaxy line has become extremely popular and selling a ton this year. And the upcoming Galaxy S IV looks to be a super phone, with 1080p screen, and all new redone Touchwizz, due out in Spring, that phone will be major competition to the iPhone 5.

    I think Apple needs to update iOS more than the iPhone itself.
  17. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    People using the iPhone 5, that have also had recent high end Android phones, like the Galaxy S III, or Nexus phones. What is your opinion of the iPhone 5 in comparison ?
  18. macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2011
  19. macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    The sooner Apple releases the next iPhone the better.

    Nothing beats speed of implementation :D
  20. macrumors 65816

    Nov 4, 2010
    iOS definitely needs more of an update than the actual physical iphone. the 4/4s is still pretty much the best looking smartphone out there with the 5 just being a different size of it.

    iOS itself though is definitely getting a bit stale (not in terms of stupid widget-all-over-the-screen crap that some people want but actual improvements in usability). the notification center is vastly underused and has way more potential than what it is now. the 'double tap to bring up multi-tasking' annoys the crap out of me. basically apple had to shoehorn a lot of these new features into iOS that seem more like bandaid solutions than built-in features.

    thankfully we have the skill and creativity of jailbreak/cydia developers that make up the slack and non-creativity at apple. unfortunately theres still no jb for iOS 6 for iphone 5.


    i doubt its to clear inventory but a move to just increase sales as the iOS market growth has clearly slowed down. its still increasing, but android has obviously overtaken it by far.
  21. macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2011
    I really doubt it, to me it's looking like OSX updates and refreshes in the summer and iOS in the fall.
  22. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Tig Bitties

    Sep 6, 2012
    I would dump my Android phone today, for a new iPhone 5, but ONLY if there was a Jailbreak out for iOS6 and the iPhone5.

    Seems like the Jailbreak scene has died down a lot ? Doesn't a new iPhone typically get an untethered Jailbreak release, around two months after release ? We are going on month #4 for the iPhone 5 with no Jailbreak yet.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Mar 22, 2011
    Have no fear Apple is on top of the situation. Next Iphone will be a revamped piece of hardware. Screen will be bigger perhaps 4.3 or 4.5 Most likely NFC as well as a different type of external case (not anodized aluminum).
    As for the release, most likely June-July as the demand will be off the charts and production will be rough (as usual).

    Apple needs this to maintain their earnings momentum!
  24. macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2012
    Cheers for that mystic meg, can I go ahead and get next weeks lottery numbers too?
  25. macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2006
    You really think a 4 inch screen is going to fly for the next 3.5 years?

    The market want's larger screens. If Apple refuses to adapt they will be left behind.

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