The Apple iPhone 6 is set to be announced in September and it's widely accepted that it'll adopt a new form factor with a larger 4.7-inch display.
Apparently, it's not only the display size that is going to be increased because Apple are seemingly going to push up the price of their flagship smartphone.
According to Piper Jefferies analyst Peter Misek, the tech-giant are going to charge networks $100 (£60) extra for the iPhone 6. That cost will in turn be passed onto consumers, either as an upfront cost or an increase in monthly tariffs.
The SIM-free price of the iPhone 6 is also likely to rise from the iPhone 5S's current base price of £529. The price is expected to increase beyond the £550 mark, but it's still unclear at this time whether the onboard storage of the base model will be increased beyond 16GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and the Sony Xperia Z2 are priced at £579, £559 and £599 respectively. With that in mind the price increase seems fairly reasonable, especially when you also factor in the extra materials needed to produce the larger iPhone model.
Very little is known about the iPhone 6 other than it's expected to come with a larger 4.7-inch display that will run at a significantly higher resolution than the current Retina display (1136 x 640 pixels). It's also pretty nailed-on that it'll come pre-loaded with iOS 8, which is expected to introduce a range of new health features.
Apple's next smartphone is also set to pack a new quad-core A8 64-bit processor, which should be a vast improvement on the current dual-core A7 chip that already delivers great performance.
The TouchID fingerprint sensor is likely to make a reappearance, while the iSight camera is likely to be boosted from its current 8 mega-pixel incarnation. Everyone is hoping that the iPhone 6 will adopt a fresh new look and we wouldn't be at all disappointed if it looks like the concept design posted above.
A larger iPhone 6 model with a 5.5-inch display is expected to launch a couple of months after the initial release. The 'phablet' model is set to touchdown just in time for Christmas and will presumably cost more than the 4.7-inch version.
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