Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will debut features like wireless charging and tap-to-transfer payments, Elizabeth MacDonald reports for Fox Business.
According to MacDonald, the iPhone 6 will possibly be unveiled by the Cupertino, California-based consumer electronics giant this coming September.
MacDonald said in her report based on information from VentureBeat:
“We’re talking now about wireless charging for the Apple iPhone battery. A tapping device where you could tap your Apple iPhone to another device to do things like transfer money or share photos or videos. And also a bigger screen, of course.”
Furthermore, MacDonald mentioned information coming from Cantor Fitzgerald which reportedly talked to a supplier in Asia that revealed that there really is an iWatch that’s going to come from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). The supplier allegedly said that production of the smartwatch from the iPhone-maker starts this month and accelerates in the fall. MacDonald said that there will possibly be a 3-5million production run every month for the iWatch, according to information from the supplier.
Meanwhile, according to a recent report from VentureBeat, a new source told them that the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 will feature near field communication (which enables mobile payments and file transfers, among other things), a faster LTE connection speed, wireless charging and a bigger screen.
The company is said to have meant to include NFC in the last iPhone but reneged because the ecosystem was too “immature”. As for the faster LTE radio the publication mentions, the iPhone 6 will get a Category 6 LTE radio that’s able to achieve 300 mbps speeds. Compare that to the previous iPhone which has a Category 5 LTE radio that achieves 150 mbps speeds.
Furthermore, the report said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is ready to commit to a wireless charging standard. However, it noted that it is still unclear whether the company will choose the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) standard or the Power Matters Alliance (PMA). It’s noteworthy, nonetheless, that these two standards guarantee a smartphone working on the other standard.
One of the more persistent rumors about the iPhone 6 is that it will have a bigger screen. According to VentureBeat, the next iPhone will have “a significantly larger screen,” based on information given to them by their source. The report also hinted that the next iPhone will have a smaller bezel.
The publication does say, however, that their source told them that nothing is final until the next iPhone is launched.
Shareholders of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) includes David Gallo’s Valinor Management Llc which had 172,440 shares by the end of March. Michael Messner’s Seminole Capital (Investment Mgmt) also reported it had 165,460 in the tech giant by the end of the first quarter of 2014.