New details surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone devices, which leaks have thus far tipped to come in two display size variants, have surfaced online, and if they are to be believed the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might be priced lower than the current iPhone 5s.
A report emerging from China claims that the alleged iPhone 6 will be launched on September 19, very much in-line with an earlier report that cited a German carrier. Further, the report has also purportedly revealed prices for the alleged 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6.
According to the GforGames citing the Chinese report, the rumoured 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be priced at CNY 5,300 (roughly Rs. 51,150) for the 32GB version, while the 64GB model is said to be priced at CNY 6,300 (roughly Rs. 60,800). As the report notes, this seems to be a drop in price, as the current iPhone 5s 16GB model costs CNY 5,300 in China.
Unfortunately, there is no word on the price of the alleged iPhone 6 16GB model, possibly kicking off a new debate on whether Apple might dump a 16GB version with this generation. There is also no price mentioned of the alleged iPhone 6 5.5-inch version.
Apple’s next generation iPhone has been making a number of online appearances and the latest in the series shows an alleged dummy of the handset sized-up against the LG G3 and OnePlus One.
Earlier leaks have shown the unannounced iPhone 6 compared with other handsets like the iPhone 5,Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3.
A video posted by macmixing shows the alleged iPhone 6 5.5-inch variant dummy compared alongside OnePlus One and LG G3.
The alleged iPhone 6 with a 5.5-inch display seems to be slightly bigger than both the LG G3 and OnePlus One in the side-by-side comparison, which means its bezels aren’t very thin, as both those smartphones feature 5.5-inch displays as well. The alleged iPhone 6 in the comparison video also appears to be thinner than both the handsets (LG G3 and OnePlus One).
In addition, a report citing a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests that the alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will sport OIS (optical image stabilisation) for the rear camera. The report further claims that the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will not come with OIS.
The report notes that one of the prominent reasons of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model not including the OIS is supply constraints. The rumoured 4.7-inch iPhone, expected to launch this year, might feature “middle-mount open-loop voice coil motor” instead.