As we get closer to Apple’s rumored launch of the iPhone 6 in September, more rumors continue to point to a separate launch of the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model. Most of these rumors mention that both devices will be almost identical to each other, one being just bigger than the other as we currently see with the premium iPad lineup. Still, until these products are launched, rumors can change dramatically over night and that’s what seems to be the case with Apple’s new smartphones.
Analysts now believe that Apple is planning to launch the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet with a beefier processor than what will be included in the smaller 4.7-inch model. The report claims that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 might include more clock speed, and a processor with a larger die, hinting at a more wide-ranging architectural split. We’ve seen a similar case happen with Apple’s line of tablets, where the iPad Air is running the A7 processor clocked at 1.39 gigahertz compared to the 1.29 gigahertz of the iPad mini with Retina Display.
At this point it’s hard to predict how these changes will make the bigger iPhone 6 run any better than the smaller model, given the difference in screen real-estate and battery size of both devices. Whatever the case may be, we’re still months away, and again, anything can change.
Source: Apple Insider