Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 on September 9 and, while we’ve had plenty of chances to look at renders and leaked parts, we still don’t really have a firm grasp on what’s coming with the new device. Sure, we’re expecting a new body, Touch ID and a somewhat improved camera, but otherwise we’ve been in the dark. Now, Venture Beat is tossing its hat in the ring with what it says are confirmed details on what’s coming.
The news outlet said the iPhone 6 will run on an A8 processor with 2GHz cores, that’s 700MHz faster than the cores in last year’s model. Also, the device will reportedly run an improved Wi-Fi 802.11ac module that is provided by Broadcom, and it will sport Cat. 6 LTE, which is sometimes marketed as LTE-Advanced.
Other features include improvements to TouchID so that it’s more accurate and quicker to use, Venture Beat said, and possibly some new way to pair the iPhone 6 with Beats headphones — though there’s not much information on progress on that front. Finally, for the folks who were hoping for sapphire, Venture Beat backs up earlier rumors that suggests Apple is not going with a sapphire panel and instead something that’s “slightly harder than Gorilla glass.”
Venture Beat said that the iPhone 6 will launch in the middle of September and that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone may not launch for many weeks after.