Reading the tea leaves from the latest patent, the upcoming iPhone 6 might also adopt wraparound technology with AMOLED screen, which would be similar to the fourth generation iPod Nano. In the patent, it was revealed that the screen can be unrolled or unfolded. Facial-recognition, gesture control and the layering of screens to create a 3D display were also described in the patent.
There have been a series of reports on the alleged features and specifications of Apple Inc. iPhone 6 suggesting that the next generation iPhone would have a 5-inch display, which is bigger when compared to previous iPhones, but smaller than the Galaxy Note 3.
It was reported that Apple is trying to produce a 4.8-inch Retina+IGZO screen made by Sharp. The screen of the new iPhone is expected be more suave, brighter and have better resolution.
Features that could make iPhone 6 more attractive
The next iPhone may feature Sonar instead of infrared sensors, according to a report from AppleInsider. The technology would assist the user to find the phone. Also, the phone would have a “smart bezel” according to another patent. Smart bezel technology would hold the flashing buttons and symbols that will integrate with the on-screen actions.
The latest iPhone from Apple Inc. is expected to have a new Lytro-style camera revealed in a separate patent. In the patent, it is suggested that Apple has developed the technology that could shoot light field photographs with a much smaller lens. Through the lytro technology, the photos can be refocused after snapping them. If Apple sports Lytro technology it would become the first tech company to integrate the technology in its smartphone or tablet.
Many experts are expecting that Apple could bring a little change in its name like it did for its iPad by naming the latest iPad as iPad Air. So, if the new iPhone comes with a tag Air or anything else, one should not be surprised.
Other expected features
There are other reports that reveal the storage capacity that Apple is keen to offer in its upcoming iPhone. The new iPhone would have the storage capacity of 128GB, an increase from the top end 64 GB handset. However, the question remains whether Apple Inc. would use the same technology it uses in the iPad for its iPhone.
According to a patent, the iPhone maker would embed a fingerprint sensor including Near Field Communication technology, which would help in functions like wireless payment, data transfers, media playback and more. The new chip could be featured into upcoming iPhone 6.