Apple fans foaming at the mouth for iOS 6 and the (allegedly) larger-screened iPhone that will display it will finally have their first look at the next-gen hardware in less than a month, according to a Know Your Mobile source. Said source claims Apple will hold a special keynote on August 7th in which they’ll unveil the 6th generation iPhone and further show off iOS 6.
Previous rumors over the contents of the 6th-gen iPhone’s hardware include a larger ~4″ display that is the same width as the current iPhone 4/4S display, but taller by ~100 pixels. Also, Apple will allegedly slap a new quad-core processor inside the 6th-gen iPhone’s casing. Both the taller display and faster processor will be crammed inside an even smaller body than the current iPhone 4/4S.
Mind you, the above is all rumor at this point as there haven’t been any confirmations nor leaked parts that say 100% what we’re looking at yet. That said, as we near the fall season (and that rumored August 7th date), look for the next-gen iPhone rumors to increase in frequency and reliability.
As much as we’d like August 7th to be the date Apple graces us with the next-gen iPhone, we don’t think it’s going to be quite that early. iPhone releases have been 12+ months apart meaning the upcoming iPhone shouldn’t hit the market until late September/early October. Also, Apple has so far chosen to showcase next-gen processors on the iPad first, and then push them down to the iPhone afterwards. For the iPhone to get a quad-core processor before the iPad would be a surprising change in their tactics.
Gadgetsteria’s Take: Don’t get too excited/sell your current iPhone just yet. August 7th is unlikely.
Via: Know Your Mobile