For months now, the rumor mill that churns ahead of an Apple product announcement has been abuzz with stories about the forthcoming iPhone 6. After months speculation, most of the rumors and predictions have settled around some common points:
- the iPhone 6 is expected to launch in September, probably September 19
- it is likely to be a larger form factor than the current 4" screen
- there are expected to be two models, a 4.7" screen and a 5.5" screen
There are also a lot of rumors swirling around the new chip, new operating system, and various components. MacRumors has a great summary page on iPhone 6 that is kept updated, if you are interested.
The thing I'm noodling at the moment is which size phone I will buy.
Here is a screen grab from MacRumors to give you an idea of the respective sizes:
I am really looking forward to the anticipated larger size iPhones.
I'm leaning toward 4.7" version, which will be a welcome increase over my current iPhone 5c (yes, I have one of the four of those they sold, don't ask). I had a short, ill-conceived dalliance with a Galaxy Note about a year ago, and while I loved having the extra screen real estate, I found the size almost comically large, even in my meaty paws. My friend, Lee Rosen, had been an advocate for the 5.5" size; in his view it eliminated the need for a tablet. I love my iPad Air, though, so giving that up doesn't represent a particular virtue to me.
Steve Jobs was right about a lot of things, but mobile phone screen size just wasn't one of them.
That's my plan if everything stays as currently rumored. What's yours?
If you are an Android user or just generally disinterested in Apple fanboy ramblings like this, your reward for making it to the end of this post is a video of Joe Rogan shooting arrows through a prototype iPhone 6 screen. Enjoy.