The iPhone 6. You’ve been hearing a lot about it lately, as well as reading a lot of predictions regarding its main new features and specs. In preparation of Apple’s latest smartphone release we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane. So sit back, relax and enjoy as we look back at predictions that were way off target for previous iPhone releases.
2) Just before the iPhone 5 was announced, rumors of a different screen size started spreading around. Contrary to what you might think, one of the rumors actually suggested that the screen size would not only be smaller than that of the iPhone 4s, but also wider. Later on, the rumor suggested a 4-inch screen wide display. That would probably have felt more comfortable in your pocket.
3) Speaking of concepts, various designers offered their vision for the next iPhone device based on rumors. Rumors such as a small projector and holographic abilities for the iPhone 5. Visually? Stunning. Practically? Didn’t really happen, yet.
4) The iPhone 5S was the first Apple device which offered a fingerprint scanner for unlocking the device. Back in December 2013, Apple was granted a patent that uses facial recognition to control and compute a device such as an iPhone, iPad or Mac. Though rumored back when Apple first introduced its front-facing camera on the iPhone 4, this extra security feature remained in the rumor bin, opening up the opportunity for third party apps to shine.
5) With competitors that offer water and dust resistance smartphones, it made sense that Apple would present a resistance features on their iPhone at some point, right? Right. But forget about water and dust resistance, how about a fire proof device? Now that’s innovation. Innovation and one heck of a ridiculous rumor.
Apple is facing some major challenges; Whether in its recent iCloud security incident, or the fact that the iPhone announcement events fail to WOW the non-admirers.
With leaked photos and videos of the iPhone 6 available across the web, it remains to be seen if Apple’s next iPhone will actually manage to surprise everyone with something no one saw coming.
Boris Shurp & Tsur Shraibman are part of the Digital Marketing team at dmg.