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The iPhone 6 is On Its Way

Will it be bigger? Smaller? Cheaper? Faster? We take a look at some of the latest rumors.

These days, most financial executives carry an iPhone in their pocket and an iPad in their briefcase.

But It’s already been six months since Apple’s iPhone5 was released to much fanfare – which can only mean one thing: it’s time for the rumor mill to start churning again as analysts try to figure out when the next iPhone will be released, and what new features it will have.

So here’s a rundown of the latest rumors as to what exactly the Iphone 6 will look like (and whether it is still likely to beat the competition):

Several analysts are predicting that the next iPhone, which could be called iPhone 6 or perhaps more probable given Apple’s release history, iPhone5S, will be released in August or September of 2013.

A number of industry experts are convinced that Apple’s next release will be a cheaper, iPhone Mini or Nano designed to attract consumers in emerging markets. But others suggests Apple will delay the release of its cheaper iPhone back to 2014, and that rather than a smaller phone, its "iPhone Mini" will actually feature a 4.5-inch screen - 0.5-inches larger than the current iPhone 5 display, the Huffington Post reports.

In addition to having a 4.5 inch screen – or even a 4.8 inch screen some say - the new iPhone might not have a home button and will contain a quad-core processor, Jeffries analyst Peter Misek said, according to Gottabemobile.

If the rumors are true, the iPhone 6 won’t be as large as the Galaxy Note 2, but will compete with the rumored 4.99-inch display on the Samsung Galaxy S4, the 4.8-inch display on the HTC One and the 5-inch display on the Sony Xperia Z, Gottabemobile suggests.

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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3/6/2013 | 1:58:36 PM
re: The iPhone 6 is On Its Way
I can see your point. Some of my friends also prefer to have the larger screen because it also enables them to multi-task more efficiently and to view more complicated documents. The other bonus for them is that typing is not as hard to do. On a smaller screen, typing is much more difficult.
Melanie Rodier
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Melanie Rodier,
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3/5/2013 | 4:44:30 PM
re: The iPhone 6 is On Its Way
That's true. Battery life is probably the single most important factor for a lot of users, particularly if you watch videos on your phone which tends to drain the battery at an incredible speed. Screen size isn't a big factor for me either - the iPhone in particular already has a fairly big screen. A bigger factor for me - in addition to battery life (and possibly camera quality), is simply being able to fit the phone neatly in my pocket. I don't want a really big smartphone, no matter how many features it has.
Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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3/5/2013 | 4:10:24 PM
re: The iPhone 6 is On Its Way
Maybe it's just me, but screen size is not a factor for me when I determine the next smartphone to purchase. I wish Apple and other companies would focus more on the actual features, like battery life. I think any company could win me over if they provided the same features as any other phone but focused on something that would enable me to get optimum use of those features -- battery life. Otherwise, those features are useless to me when my phone dies two hours after it is removed from its charger.
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