Rumored iPhone 6 specs detailed by well known leaker

With only a couple more months to go until Apple's rumored launch of the iPhone 6, Sonny Dickson has come out with rumored specifications of the device on his twitter account. Dickson, who last year leaked the iPad Air, Mini, and iPhone 5C well ahead of its proper release date, revealed that these specifications could be "the real thing" and ended each post with the hashtag "#JustSaying".

Dickson went on to tweet that the iPhone 6 would be .22 inches thick (roughly 5.5mm) compared to the current generations iPhone 5S which measures in at 7.6mm, and the "ultra-retina" screen would have a 389 ppi compared to the iPhone 5S's 326 ppi. While there weren't any mentions of size or what kind of screen Apple would be using, it has been rumored that Apple would be utilizing new pixel technology for the display, which could explain the lower ppi count compared to its competition. Lastly, Dickson tweeted that an A8 processor running at 2.6Ghz would power the new iPhone. Naturally, we should take this as rumor until a more concrete source can establish its legitimacy. Fortunately, we might not have to wait much longer to find out.

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Based on the PPI, its going to be another non-standard resolution. As far as the Apple spec'ing the display? What display has Apple made? Or it's your way of saying they request a spec from LG or Sharp, who makes the IPS display?

I am going to guess the phone will be about 4.5", seeing that the last iPhone only grew .5" over previous models. I don't see the display being more than 720p wide.

As far as 5.5MM casing? Has to be unibody and a thinner glass. Synthetic Sapphire comes to mind since they bought the company that makes it.

Just feels like mobile phone tech plateaued a year or so ago and now there is very little innovation to truly get excited about, only reason to change your handset these days is when the contract is up and your current one is bruised and battered from daily use. Still, wont stop the idiots queueing round the block to get one on launch day so they can show it off to their mates "look what I got today!" *sigh* "whatever......."

Apple iphone 6.. blah blah bla blah blah
Samsung S5... blah blah blah blah
WP... totally sweet and awesome MS win everyone loses

There really isnt any point getting hyped up we all know iphone 6 will be thinner lighter uninspiring and same thing released every year. I was going to jump ship from WP to the galaxy S5 until the specs came out, should call it the S5C!!!

No phone is really worth getting hyped up about cus theres nothing much thats changes. I like WP UI so going stick to that

psionicinversion said,

No phone is really worth getting hyped up about cus theres nothing much thats changes. I like WP UI so going stick to that

I completely agree. WP is where I am staying for the foreseeable future =). Granted, that means like 6 months in smart phones, but still. WP is where I am staying for now. =)

glen8 said,
Make a phone thinner, so I can put a case on it so it's nice and big again lol

I don't use a case on my phone for that reason. I always get asked why I don't have a case on my phone and say why buy a thin phone to make it thicker again.
#justsaying

paesan said,

I don't use a case on my phone for that reason. I always get asked why I don't have a case on my phone and say why buy a thin phone to make it thicker again.
#justsaying
same here

greenwizard88 said,
Why go 'ultra retina' if the retina screen is already too pixel-dense for your eyes to tell?

Because in the end people really can tell a difference, even if they can't distinguish individual pixels anymore.

Joshie said,

Because in the end people think they can tell a difference, even if they can't distinguish individual pixels anymore.


Fixed that for ya. About as annoying as people who complain about seeing pixels on 300+ ppi Pentile screens.

SharpGreen said,

Fixed that for ya. About as annoying as people who complain about seeing pixels on 300+ ppi Pentile screens.

I'm of the opinion that, as long as anti-aliasing is still around, resolution hasn't gone far enough.

The iphone 5 is already really thin. It doesn't need to be any thinner as long as it could have a better battery life. The processor upgrade looks good though. Hopefully more Ram as well.

stevan said,
The iphone 5 is already really thin. It doesn't need to be any thinner as long as it could have a better battery life. The processor upgrade looks good though. Hopefully more Ram as well.

THIS.
Would rather have the same thickness as it is now but with lots more battery! But let's wait and see what they can come up with

Could it be possible for a smaller build to have a better battery though?

I know laptops are different, but the Macbook Airs for example supposedly get great battery life out of them. (going by what customers tell me, I don't own Apple products)

I'll believe it when I see it. I doubt they're going to go any thinner, they already struggle with battery life as it is.

Is that thinness even possible? How much is the world's thinnest phone? iPhone's battery life is already ####. To achieve that thinness, they will have to shrink it even more while driving more pixels and a faster processor. Great, here's the new truly revolutionary iPhone with a whole 2hrs of battery life.

they can, i think Oppo produced a pretty thin phone but it used a dongle that attached to the microUSB to fit the headphone jack. Some other co's have done it though....

TCLN Ryster said,
Surely it's about time for a new form of battery isn't it? Smaller AND holds much more power than current Li-Ion

As with the last 30 years. Its on its way

Plus didn't MS or something figure out how to pump 20% more out of batteries and since its Apple, free use of that patent?

AsherGZ said,
Is that thinness even possible? How much is the world's thinnest phone? iPhone's battery life is already ####. To achieve that thinness, they will have to shrink it even more while driving more pixels and a faster processor. Great, here's the new truly revolutionary iPhone with a whole 2hrs of battery life.

I just measured the outside rim going round the iPhone 5S and at its finest points, it measures exactly 5.5mm. So, I'm thinking either the screen will be completely recessed into the existing frame, or... more likely, he's seen the outer rim without a screen attached.

Pretty sure some here think now that nobody believed this.
If you are one of these, then you don't know how dumb the world can be.

New in iOS 7.1 : Your iPhone will be fireproof. By usign Apple's patented reality distortion forcefield, fire (and common sense) will not be able to reach your iPhone (or your brain).

rippleman said,
its funny how Android boys think everything about phones = 1:1 when it comes to specs.... Cores, speed, PPI.... lol
previous comments (and in general on this forum) always claim that Apple is "behind" in specs. Kids/young teens and even some adults don't see that some specs/measurements are not created equal. before you claim that I am an apple fanboy, let me say I use both systems daily.

Give me a note size screen, notification LED, back button, ability to set default apps and allow apps to communicate with one another and I'm onboard!

archer75 said,
Give me a note size screen, notification LED, back button, ability to set default apps and allow apps to communicate with one another and I'm onboard!

So basically copy the Note and put iOS on it...

Maybe one day we could load any type of phone OS on whatever phone.

Dinggus said,

So basically copy the Note and put iOS on it...

Maybe one day we could load any type of phone OS on whatever phone.


Pretty much. I was just handling a coworkers 5s the other day and was completely lost without a back button. So simple! Just wish they would add one. And the small screen was killing me.

archer75 said,

Pretty much. I was just handling a coworkers 5s the other day and was completely lost without a back button.

Are you for real?

M4x1mus said,
It is pretty horrible, implementing it differently on screen in every app is just weird.

Many iOS 7 apps support swiping from the sides to go back. I prefer that over yet another button.

.Neo said,

Many iOS 7 apps support swiping from the sides to go back. I prefer that over yet another button.

That sounds like it would work in some scenarios and not others though meaning its inconsistent between apps. That doesn't provide the best UX.

Lord Method Man said,
Tweets make me want to punch someone.

Cool, make it yourself yeah? I don't even use twitter much but I know it has it's uses. It's just another way of communicating and its proved itself so well that most journalists use it as standard now. Saying you dislike tweets a whole just makes you sound ignorant. If you don't like it, don't use it but why would it irritate you so much?

timicantisano said,
nothing revolutionary though. if it released with the wrap around screen like in mock photos. they would own 2014/15
They will "own" 2014/15 anyway. Why do you think they are so complacent these days? they just need to slap an Apple logo on it, throw in some buzz words (like revolutionary etc) and it'll be a runaway success. Apple's marketing department are second to none, I wouldn't be surprised if they could sell you your own shoe for a ridiculous price and make you feel good about it

The funny thing is, all it relates to is a high definition screen. It's bothersome that some people will mock Apple for the name as they opted to make it less about being a numbers game while other people turn it simply INTO a numbers game. Comparing X resolution to Y when they're both high-def and gorgeous... who the hell cares?

What matters is that there has been a focus on screen resolutions. Amazon started with all that nonsense about how you couldn't see a difference in their commercials, but guess what: they upped the resolution on their screens too! Perhaps people could see a difference. Hell, I know my customers did.

Anyway, all that really matters now is that we get cool devices with great resolution. If we're going to sit around saying people can't see the difference anymore, then I'm not sure why we'd all of a sudden start worrying about pixel count. Maybe that's just me though, feel free to disagree.

dead.cell said,
The funny thing is, all it relates to is a high definition screen. It's bothersome that some people will mock Apple for the name as they opted to make it less about being a numbers game while other people turn it simply INTO a numbers game. Comparing X resolution to Y when they're both high-def and gorgeous... who the hell cares?

What matters is that there has been a focus on screen resolutions. Amazon started with all that nonsense about how you couldn't see a difference in their commercials, but guess what: they upped the resolution on their screens too! Perhaps people could see a difference. Hell, I know my customers did.

Anyway, all that really matters now is that we get cool devices with great resolution. If we're going to sit around saying people can't see the difference anymore, then I'm not sure why we'd all of a sudden start worrying about pixel count. Maybe that's just me though, feel free to disagree.

Not sure you quite understand what you're saying there. People mock them for the Retina name because it doesn't really mean anything other than "high resolution". They tried to make out that its because you can't see pixels any more but that's not true.

Apple weren't shy about gloating about its 326ppi pixel density so if they were trying to make it less about the numbers then they didn't do a very good job. What they were actually doing was creating a marketing term that they could use to say "look customer, this screen is good because retina" to people who don't know much about screens.

Don't get me wrong, I think their screens look great and I bet the creating that marketing term worked well for them. They certainly weren't trying to get out of the numbers game though, just trying to market to customers who don't know much about screens.

M4x1mus said,
They tried to make out that its because you can't see pixels any more but that's not true.

It's not? (at normal viewing distances)

Shadowzz said,

In Europe using inches for measuring display sizes is the norm.
It is in all countries. Just imagine if fractions were involved...

torrentthief said,
why are they still measuring in inches and not millimetres? Do they think their customers are 80yrs old?
Because Apple will always use what sounds best or twist what sounds preferable. 0.22 inch sounds a lot thinner than 5.5mm

Shadowzz said,

In Europe using inches for measuring display sizes is the norm.

Sure, for screen sizes I understand. But using it for thickness wouldn't be the norm, is it?

you do know this isn't an official apple announcement? this is just a leak/rumor.

Untill apple makes an announcement and lists the specs of the iPhone 6 it's probably best to wait before knocking them.

Shadowzz said,

In Europe using inches for measuring display sizes is the norm.

i'm from the uk, we don't measure thickness of thing objects like phones in inches, we use millimetres.