Timothy Arcuri, an analyst at Cowen and Company, claims that Apple has “locked down” iPhone 6 design and that it will come with a 4.8 inch display. It should be kept in mind that Apple is not expected to launch the iPhone 6 until at least September 2014, so its not like the company doesn’t have time to make a few changes here and there before the device goes into mass production, presumably by the end of Q2, 2014. Arcuri believes that Apple will finally subscribe to the trend of smartphones with larger displays, it has already been consistently rumored that the next flagship to come out of Cupertino will have a larger display.
He also goes on to predict that the next generation iPhone will also have support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. Apple updated its 2013 Mac lineup with the standard, but the smartphones released last year stuck to the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard. Arcuri claims that iPhone 6 will come with design changes and hardware tweaks, apart from “key software innovations” in the next major iOS release in which the company will push into new services through iBeacon, Touch ID and Passbook. While he predicts that a launch can be expected later this year in September, Arcuri also claims that he has heard from sources than a June launch of the next generation iPhone is “not out of the question.”