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Key Differences between the New iPhone 6 and the Former

Amongst the unsettle rumors about iPhone 6, one thing for sure is that the long-expected flagship will be unveiled in September this year.

Before the release of iPhone 6, we'd like here to give some key differences (based on some more assured information) between iPhone 6 and its former-the iPhone 5S for your reference so that you won't hover on deciding whether to buy the iPhone 5S or wait for the launch of the new one.

Now let's check it out from the three major aspects below:

Size and Design

There says the iPhone 6 will be set in two display size, one of 4.7in, another of 5.5in, all bigger than the 4in display of iPhone 5S. To accommodate the bigger display, iPhone 6 is said to be the largest iPhone ever.

Instead of going on with the shape of iPhone product line, the mockup iPhone 6 shows a similar design with the current iPod Touch. Released in 2012, Apple's current generation iPod touch measures in at just 6.1mm thick, while the iPhone 5s 7.6mm thick. iPhone 6 rumors have already suggested the device could be much thinner than the iPhone 5s, and reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted a thickness of 6.5mm to 7.0mm.

Different Size

The way the iPod touch fits in the case also suggests that the iPhone 6 could have the elongated, rectangular buttons of the iPod touch rather than the circular buttons of the iPhone 5s.Also due to the increased size of the iPhone 6, the dummy units have power buttons on the right side, rather than on top.


What we are going on next is of more certainties. Apple will definitely continue to push its 64-bit architecture and the iPhone 6 will be far enough away that it'll be a new chip, probably the usual "twice as fast" as the previous one, regardless of whether it's called A7X or A8.


What come next is less predictable but long-anticipated for Apple to remain competitive. Compared with the camera of iPhone 5S, this may be something new not just different. A new patent filed by Apple suggests the new imaging technology inside the iPhone 6 could feature Lytro-like capabilities.


The Lytro debuted in the winter of 2012. It is a type of camera that takes photos by capturing an entire plane of light (Standard cameras capture a single moment from a point of light). The upshot for consumers is that you can change the focus in a picture after the fact. This applies something called "plenoptic" technology, pioneered by Stanford University researcher Ren Ng, and the idea is you can just shoot an image and then re-focus it later.

According to AppleInsider, Apple's patent details a "digital camera including refocusable imaging mode adaptor".

author Updated by Joan Aimee to iPhone
July 10, 2018 12:20

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