There’s an old saying that states that there are two certainties everyone can expect in their lifetime—death and taxes. But another one can be added to this list from the tech-world—rumors of upcoming iPhone details. Techno-Tribe reports today that the imminent release of the iPhone 6 may have a few surprises in store for the Apple faithful.
The present rumors
At the moment, buzz is circulating around the Internet that the new iPhone 6 may come in different colors other than the standard black and white. This makes sense and isn’t too hard to figure out because Apple’s iPod iTouch already comes in an assortment of color schemes, and the jump in logic that the iPhone 6 will also reflect this trend seems justified.
The other rumors point to a larger display than the iPhone 5’s 4.3-inch display. Again this possibility is within the realm of reality because Apple has been a late comer in upgrading the iPhone to larger screen sizes that its competitors have already been offering for years.
The new rumors
New info gathered from recent patents filed by Apple seems to indicate that it may be working on new technology that incorporates tactile keyboards, laser microphones, laser speakers, and flexible displays. Whether this new tech will be incorporated into the iPhone 6 is anyone’s guess.
At the moment, Apple appears to have adopted a new strategy in its product marketing—release incremental refreshes or upgrades of iPhones instead of offering massive changes. If this is the case, than the iPhone 6 won’t be revolutionary as much as it will be evolutionary.
But the biggest question on everyone’s mind is how much longer can Apple keep the interest of its loyal customers and the industry by simply refreshing the iPhone every 7 to 11 months?
Of course, every other cell phone manufacturer does this, but Apple has such a fierce reputation for drop-dead innovation, minor upgrades seem anticlimactic when compared to its history, which is full of new "wow" product releases.