Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone 6 Will Have A8 Chip, Improved Touch ID and Security


It is almost official that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is going to reveal its much iPhone 6 on September 9. VentureBeat published a detailed preview of all the specs and details that are expected in iPhone 6. According to the report, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will launch both the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch versions during the September event. The 4.7 inch version will be shipped in mid-September, but the 5.5 inch version won’t ship until up to a month later. This defies the rumors that said that Apple’s 5.5 version of iPhone 6 is delayed till 2015.

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VentureBeat also claims that Apple was working on the development of its own Wi-Fi chip with the help of engineers hired from Texas Instruments, but there hasn’t been any success. Both iPhones will support a faster flavor of Wi-Fi, 802.11ac. The report claimed that new iPhones will have a new A8 chip, which will run at a frequency of 2.0 GHz per core. The response time and graphics rendering will get a huge boost because of the A8 chip.

According to VentureBeat, Apple has designed a special chip that will authenticate Beats headphones with the help of Lightning connector. This step is to inculcate Beats’ technology in the iPhones and materialize the benefits of the Beats deal in front of the world.

“Our source adds that Apple has also been playing around with some technology that would form a special “handshake” between iPhones and Beats headphones. This consists of a chip that would authenticate Beats headsets on iPhones using the Lightning connector. Whether or not that feature materializes is anybody’s guess,” VentureBeat stated.

The report also said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 will have improved security in mobile payment and biometric features. The cellular modem of iPhone 6 will be the latest version of Qualcomm’s MDM9x35. VentureBeat also negated the rumors which touted that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will use Sapphire Glass screen for iPhone 6.

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