The iPhone 6 is already in the works and will showcase a new charging technology, a report suggests, as the next-next-gen Apple smartphone rumour mill starts in earnest.
Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) disclosed unconfirmed details of the iPhone 5 – adding weight to speculation that it’ll rock a wholly new, thinner design, eight megapixel snapper and will drop in September.
Today, the WSJ is at it again. Only this time around it appears to have stolen a march on everyone by sourcing gen about the iPhone 6, which it claims will land at some time in 2012.
According to the business bods, said handset will also offer a “new way of charging the phone”. Alas, there’s no more detail to on. But the smart money is surely on wireless charging touchstone tech as seen with HP/Palm’s smarties.
Cynics among you are justified in claiming that there’s not much that’s really ‘new’ about something that was available to Palm Pre owners way, way back in 2009.
We’ll concede that’s a fair point. But after the Pre failed to set the sales charts alight, it’s undeniable that wireless charging would be new to the mass market. Especially those who take every one of Apple’s pronouncements on its 'innovations' as gospel.
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