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August 19, 2014

iPhone 6 or…iPhone Air?

Lately, there have been rumors about bigger screens for the next generation of iPhones which are scheduled for release next month. A Chinese website now claims that Apple is making its large size part of its name. 9to5 Mac,  [1]the Hong Kong-based Apple Daily, posted photos of what claims to be are components of the new iPhone.

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While the 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens are a given, the larger iPhone will be called the iPhone 6L. I don’t know how the site discovered the name since it doesn’t appear on any of the photos. But as of now, it is what it is. I guess we will find out the truth on the launching day.

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The question now is: What will Apple call its smaller version of the new iPhone? Some rumors out there are saying that it could be called the iPhone 6C, but that’s unlikely because C means cheap so I don’t think so. Since the 4.7-inch iPhone will be sporting a totally brand-new design, the “cheap” label will not make sense at all. Plus, since when has Apple ever sold “cheap” products?

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If you’re thinking “6S”, it won’t work either. The “S” has always been reserved for the second better perfected generation of a particular iPhone design, and this year’s new iPhones will feature all-new models. It is more likely that the 4.7-inch iPhone will simply be called the iPhone6.

Apple Daily also claims to have news on some of the battery specs. The iPhone 6L will pack a 2,915 milliamp-hour (mAh) battery while the 4.7-inch will be 1,810 mAh, according to the report. On the other hand, the iPhone 5S has a 1,560-mAh battery. Now do the math!

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Anyway, that pretty much sums all the rumors that I have for you this Tuesday. And apart from what’s already been rumored these past few months, the new iPhones are also being geared to have a nearly “unbreakable” sapphire-crystal screen for all you careful owners.

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In closing, although production difficulties may lead to either higher prices or delays, the new phones will most definitely have faster chips. These will run on the new and very much-anticipated iOS 8.

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So, get your calendars ready Apple fans! Rumor has it that there will be a major event on September 9. Who knows? That could be the big day for newer and greater things for us. Another anticipated launch on September 9 is the iWatch, the new operating system of the iPhone: the iOS 8.

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[1] http://9to5mac.com/2014/08/15/purported-photos-of-5-5-inch-iphone-6l-show-outer-shell-battery-and-more/

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