Apple’s next iPhone is rumored to go on sale on September 25, an e-mail leaked to Mobile News says.
Vodafone has announced to ots internal staff that the next version of the popular handset will be released on September 25.
“In an email to staff seen by Mobile News, the operator outlined pre-launch information, including that the operator will begin taking pre-orders for the device from September 18,” writes Mobile News. “The email described the device as the ‘New iPhone’, suggesting the Californian firm may look to follow its strategy with its iPads by not giving it a number (7).”
However, no details have been unveiled regarding a follow-up model to the larger screened iPhone 6 Plus. The Cupertino based company previously described the 6 Plus as “cannibalising” the iPad after sales in its last financial results.
The tech giant launched its last three flagships in September. The manufacturer has sold more than 700 million iPhone’s since the first incarnation went on sale back in 2007. Eight models have been released in total.
Recent reports and rumors say that the expected handsaet is likely to be quite similar to the current versions of the device. Nevertheless, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities suggests that Apple could offer rose gold versions of the phones.
Internal upgrades are predicted to include the “biggest camera jump ever”, says blogger John Gruber and describes a “weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery.”.
Another likely feature is wireless charging. This has already been announced as part of the Apple Watch so it won’t become a surprise if the same feature appears in the next iPhone.
Sapphire glass – a scratch resistant material used in screens – is one more potential option. It was widely slated for an appearance on the iPhone 6 but manufacturing problems reportedly got in the way.
There could also be a new processor – the A9 – produced by Samsung. It will be smaller, faster and use less power. The current A8 series use a 20nm process and the new ones would use 14nm.
The news comes a day after Apple unveiled its new streaming music service during WWDC 2015.
Today Apple® has disclosed Apple Music™, a revolutionary streaming music service that combines the largest and most diverse collection of music on the planet with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac®, PC, Apple TV® and Android phones.
“We love music, and the new Apple Music service puts an incredible experience at every fan’s fingertips. All the ways people love enjoying music come together in one app — a revolutionary streaming service, live worldwide radio and an exciting way for fans to connect with artists,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
One can stream any song, album or playlist he/she chooses. Apple has hired the most talented music experts from around the world, dedicated to creating the perfect playlists based on a user’s preferences. The “For You” section of Apple Music provides a fresh mix of albums, new releases and playlists, which have been personalized just for a user.