The iPhone 6 release date (or possibly the iPhone 5S release date) is expected to arrive in March 2013, but Apple fans can't wait that long. Concept designs and videos abound online and we've found one that's pretty amazing. Watch it here or below:
The latest iPhone 6 concept video imagines an Apple smartphone as a device reminiscent of a Transformer action figure. Simply place it on a flat surface and the iPhone 6 reveals two projectors that create a keyboard in front of you and a full sized screen on the wall across from it, allowing you to carry a OS X equipped Mac computer around in your pocket!
Is there any possibility that the iPhone 6 release date could bring such amazing innovation to Apple's consumers? It seems unlikely based on leaked information and photos we've already seen, and each new smartphone rarely lives up to the hype and impressive concept designs we see online in the months leading up the launch.
"Amazing idea but there is no way that Apple could make it, they contantly screw up with things already that have already been invented," argued a commented on Phones Review calling himself Kid Android. "They cant innovate themselves and not have things completely go wrong."
If Apple actually came out with an iPhone 6 like the one in the video above the new smartphone would definitely fly off the shelves faster than ever before. The Cupertino-based company could definitely use an edge in 2013 as Samsung and the rest of the Android army gather their strength. The fact that Sir Jony Ive recently took on more responsibility at Apple also gives us hope that the epic technology designer can inject some real innovation into the iPhone 6.
The real problem is that this kind of amazing projector technology might force Apple to make the iPhone bigger in order to hold the new parts and the necessary bigger battery. However, Apple seems determined to make each new iPhone lighter and thinner than the one before.
According to a recent article from DigiTimes Apple is hoping to equip the iPhone 6 with IGZO displays. Manufactured by Sharp, these screens are some of the thinnest and lightest on the market and could be used to slim down the next iPhones and iPads.
Here's a quote from DigiTimes, which has a hit-or-miss record when it comes to iPhone rumors:
"The sources said Apple is in further discussions with Sharp over IGZO panel production capacity estimates for 2013 and is also inquiring about whether AU Optronics' (AUO) L5C line could be used to produce the technology."
IGZO, which stands for indium gallium zinc oxigo, would provide Apple with not only a thinner screen but also a display that uses less power. If the iPhone 6's only new feature is the IGZO display they could release a thinner, long-lasting smartphone. But if Apple also incorporates projectors into the next iPhone along with IGZO they could release a device that looked just like the iPhone 5 with features that would blow the competition out of the water.
Apple has yet to comment on any rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 release date, specs or features, and the company will likely remain silent until the official launch. But it seems likely that the next iPhone's release will in early to mid-2013.
What features do you hope to see arrive with Apple's iPhone 6 release date? Share your thoughts in the comments section.