The upcoming highly anticipated iPhone 6 is all surrounded by rumors. One of the latest speculation regarding the next-generation Apple device states that it might even have a new name.
According to the Hong Kong-based Apple Daily, the tech giant will apparently name its rumored big- screen new iPhone as ‘iPhone 6L.’ It is though unclear where the site discovered the name, but it arouses a question about the possible name of the Apple’s smaller iPhone.
Mashable believes that the most suitable name will be just ‘iPhone 6’, as such names like ‘iPhone 6C’ and ‘iPhone 6S’ won’t truly disclose the real nature of the future device. The “cheap” version won’t make sense since the iPhone 6 will be a brand-new design.
The ‘6S’ name doesn’t work either, since the ‘S’ has always been reserved for the second generation of a particular iPhone design, and this year’s revamp will feature all-new models. There is no concrete evidence that the 5.5-inch model will be called iPhone 6L, but it makes sense because Apple may use a different name for at least one of the iPhones.
In addition to leaking a new name, Apple Daily also claimed the battery sizes in both iPhones. The 5.5-inch iPhone model will reportedly sport a larger 2915mAh battery, while the 4.7-inch iPhone will pack 1810mAh battery, which is a major overhaul compared to iPhone 5S’ 1560mAh battery.
Previous leaks have noted various details such as use of unbreakable sapphire-crystal screens for the new iPhones, faster processors and latest iOS 8.
The Chinese website also managed to lay its hands on the pictures of the upcoming iPhone 6, which showed the front panel, battery and the logic board for the 5.5-inch iPhone.
The pictures also show off the battery for the iPhone 6L and the 4.7-inch iPhone as 2915mAh and 1810mAh, respectively. The bigger battery capacity size is in keeping with previous rumors and makes sense if Apple is indeed intending to take the bigger screen route, says Tech Times.
Other reports suggest that the Cupertino based company may launch the next-gen iPhone on Tuesday, Sept. 9. That date would keep things consistent with last year’s iPhone showcase—Apple launched its iPhone 5s and 5c on Sept. 10, 2013. If the company follows its usual release schedule, that would make it available to the public on Friday, Sept. 19.
PC World says that production issues surrounding the phablet-sized device could delay its launch until November. Keep in mind that there were similar rumors about delays for the iPad mini with Retina display, but those were largely inaccurate.
Apple’s two main iPhone manufacturing partners—Foxconn and Pegatron—reportedly started mass producing the 4.7-inch model this month. It’s been reported that Foxconn will be the exclusive manufacturer of the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone, work that’s supposed to start in September.
In particular, Apple’s most anticipated device may be the new “iWatch,” which is expected to be a wrist-worn smart accessory that will track and provide users with health and fitness data. It is expected to tie into the new Health application that will be featured in the upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system.