At this point any rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 are just educated guesses based on what we’ve seen and what hasn’t happened on the iPhone 5. Naturally, since the iPhone 5S is the next rumored smartphone from Apple, the rumors are more plenteous for this coming year’s release. Here’s a rundown of what we’ve seen and what to expect.
Rumor: iPhone coming to T-Mobile
The T-Mobile vs iPhone saga goes on! While this rumor has been out since the creation of the first iPhone , it now appears there may be some truth to it. I never expected Apple to budge and start creating HSPA+ supported devices and doesn’t look like they are going to need to. T-Mobile is apparently working on 4G LTE support. If this is true, the iPhone could be on T-Mobile in the not too distant future. Maybe next week? WebProNews thinks it could happen -> http://www.webpronews.com/iphone-coming-to-t-mobile-next-week-rumor-2012-11
Rumor: iPhone 5S will be here in the first quarter of 2013
Normally I scoff at such rumors as it doesn’t make sense in terms of Apple’s release cycle. Lately, I’m beginning to wonder. The iPad was released much earlier than we thought, so maybe the iPhone 5S will show up early too. Samsung has been doing very well with a shorter release time period. It may be possible that Apple releases devices more often to be more competitive. If this is the case, I hope they wouldn’t sacrifice the quality to get the quantity. I still don’t think this rumor is likely and the reason lies with iOS. Every year their are changes to iOS. Given the new restructuring at Apple and elimination of Scott Forstall, I imagine they’ll need the full year to overcome these setbacks. Read more about this rumor here : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411999,00.asp
Prediction: iPhone 6 will “Wow” us and iOS 7 will too
Looking at all of the rumors and reviews, it’s apparent that the public is looking for something groundbreaking. The iPhone 5 is fantastic but it was predictable: ligther, faster, and thinner. I think the consumers are waiting for some of these crazy rumors and Apple patents we’ve seen come to fruition. I think we’ll definitely see some new functionality that will surprise us.
In addition to some crazy new hardware, I also think that iOS 7 will have a new look and feel. Apple put the hardware design guy in charge of iOS design! This move is strategic, and it will definitely change the user experience. This new experience could come as soon as next year.
So there you have it. Some rumors and some speculations. Expect better rumors as the year rolls on.