iPhone 6 Release Date Update, Video Released Featuring Flexible Screen Cover Complete And New TouchID
By Precious Silva | July 18, 2014 10:07 AM EST
Apple's iPhone 6 has spawned countless leaks in hopes to shedding more light to what people can expect from the upcoming flagship. Amidst the photos and information from supply chain sources, a new leak stands out particularly since it shows a video of the flagship featuring a flexible screen cover. Along with the new bendable sapphire display, Apple's iPhone 6 will also reportedly come with a new TouchID sensor and clever feedback function. Will it be a killer?
A woman holds her new Apple iPhone 5S after buying it at an Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district September 20, 2013.
Previously, leads about the iPhone 6's display were only limited to sapphire and liquidmetal. There was not enough information about the characteristics of the display. Apple's production of the sapphire glass has been a good indication of what the screen will be like but only up to that extent. Fortunately, for well-known tipster, Sonny Dickson, people can now see the flexible sapphire screen in a video. Dickson is best known for releasing a series of iPhone mockups with almost accurate details. The video also showcases a screen comparison.
In the previous, sources like 9to5Mac reported about Apple's acquisition of sapphire crystal surfaces to produce 100-200M units of iPhone 6 displays. However, the sapphire screen may be limited because of low yield rates. Ming-Chi Kuo also reported that Apple ran into production problems with its iPhone 6 screens. This can push the release date further although Apple has not made any announcements. To see the flexible sapphire screen video, check out the video here.
Many still expect the iPhone 6 to launch this September along with the iOS 8.
Another report by French blog Nowhereelse.fr shows a new photo featuring a possible new TouchID sensor on the iPhone 6. MacRumors first spotted the leak featuring a comparison of the fingerprint scanners of the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 6. Based on the photo, people should not expect much difference. However, it may also support previous claims on how Apple plans to tweak internal TouchID components and sensors to support the design of the iPhone 6.
China Times backs up the leak indicating that people can expect a more durable sensor than previous renditions.
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