August 4, 2014
Apple’s often-rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch “iPhone 6” models won’t just have different screen sizes. The larger of the two will feature more powerful component parts under the hood, according to AppleInsider. On Monday, Cowen & Co. analyst Timothy Arcuri explained that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would include a more powerful application processor and ship with a larger die, meaning the chip size is bigger. AppleInsider notes:
A larger die might be a sign that the 5.5-inch model will feature additional on-die silicon, such as a larger array of graphics processing cores. Alternatively, it might suggest that Apple will make the two chips — believed to be the "A8" — in different fabrication plants using different processes.Arcuri also believes that both iPhone 6 models could feature different touch modules. There have been a lot of conflicting reports in recent weeks about when we may see the arrival of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6. In July, one report suggested that Apple won’t even launch the handset until 2015. Other reports point to a December 2014 launch. The 4.7-inch model, by contrast, is likely to be announced sometime between mid-September and mid-October. As usual, we'll continue to follow this story. In the meantime, see: Another report says that production on Apple’s ‘iWatch’ has been delayed, and An Apple "iPhone 6" in platinum with diamonds, anyone?