The anticipated iPhone 6 may sport some new connectivity features, including NFC and a newer form of Wi-Fi.
Amid the mad dash to reveal features of the iPhone 6, the latest report on the expected smartphone focuses on its connectivity capabilities.
AppleInsider over the weekend said the anticipated iPhone 6 will include NFC, also known as near-field communications. The technology is most often discussed in connection with mobile payments — with people swiping their phones at a register to make a payment — but it can be used for other things. Rumors Apple would integrate NFC into its phones have been around for years, but this report could have particular significance as Apple is predicted to unveil its own mobile-payments service soon. Many companies have been dabbling with NFC, and several rival smartphones already support it.
Leaks of components and features of the Apple Inc. iPhone 6 have surged with the rumored launch date in mid-September of the much-anticipated device approaching. The latest one: a video that purports to show the case of the gold iPhone 6.
In a video posted by YouTube user iCrackUriDevice, the purported iPhone 6 case is compared to several device cases, including the iPhone 5S and 5C. Among the notable changes is the relocation of the power switch to the side, which iCrackUriDevice believes was done to accommodate the larger display of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
A new iPhone 6 internal component has been leaked, with Nowhereelse posting images that show the purported main iPhone 6 printed circuit board (PCB) as received from a reliable Chinese source. The leaked logic board does not have any of the chips you’d expect to see on it, and appears to fit the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The component is similar to the iPhone 5s’ logic board, although it has a longer top section, with MacRumors noticing that screw holes in this elongated area fit screw holes from a leaked iPhone 6 back case.