How Does the iPhone 6 Measure Up Against the iPhone 5S?

iphone_5s_vs_iphone_6The iPhone 6 is all set to be unveiled in a few weeks time and you might be thinking of upgrading your current iPhone as a result. So we thought it would be useful if we compared Apple’s upcoming flagship (or the rumours regarding it at least) with it’s current one, the iPhone 5s,

Screen

One of the most talked about features of the forthcoming iPhone 6 has been the size of its screen. Previous iPhone handsets have sported screens no bigger than 4-inches but the iPhone 6 is set to change all that with a 4.7-inch display anticipated for the smaller device and an impressive 5.5-inch screen for the larger of the two new smartphones (which could possibly be called the iPhone Air.)

The screen resolution of the iPhone 5s is 326 pixels per inch, this is likely to improve significantly with the iPhone 6 possibly to well over 500 ppi which would give it a similar resolution to LG’s G3 smartphone.

Design

Speculation to date points to Apple revamping the design of their latest iPhone. There has been some debate whether Sapphire Glass will feature in the screen due to the length of time it take to manufacture so we’ll have to wait and see on this one. It’s thought that the iPhone 6 will be thinner and lighter than the 5s and may come with an Apple logo on the rear of the handset which could be illuminated. In terms of its shape, we could see a much more curved iPhone with rounded edges along the same lines as the newer iPod Touch and the iPad Air. The power button is rumoured to be moving too and could appear on the side of the iPhone 6 rather than its usual position on the top.

Specs

Apple have been developing some premium new specs for the iPhone 6. These are expected to include an upgraded A8 processor compared to the A7 version in the iPhone 5s. It’s been reported that the A8 processor will improve battery efficiency and it’s fairly likely that the iPhone 6 will also come with a more powerful battery. The RAM for the iPhone 6 also has scope to be upped from the 1GB of RAM found in the 5s. The M7 co-processor and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor which impressed in the iPhone 5s are thought to feature in the iPhone 6. Other new specs which we could see in the iPhone 6 are wireless charging, the latest WiFi technology, an NFC chip and possibly a 128GB model.

Features

The new iPhone 6 handsets will run on the very latest Apple operating system – iOS 8 -which supersedes iOS 7. iOS 8 comes with some exciting new features such as the much anticipated Healthkit, which can track and monitor a variety of health and fitness activities.

Also new to iOS 8 will be interactive notifications, improved predictive texting, a time-lapse camera mode and a revamped Group Messaging functionality which will be similar to Snapchat.

Camera

As with most aspects of the iPhone 6, we’re expecting an upgraded camera in comparison to the iPhone 5s. The 5s came with an 8-megapixel rear camera as did the 4s whereas the iPhone 6 could feature a 13-megapixel with a powerful 1/2.3-inch sensor and could have the capability of shooting video in 4k resolution. Other improvements on the camera for the iPhone 6 could be the inclusion of image stabilisation and enhanced camera software.

Keep an eye on our blog for more on the iPhone 6 as we creep ever closer to the grand unveiling on the 9th of September.