Now that the WWDC and iOS 8 are out of the way it is time for our first 2014 rumor roundup starting with an alleged leak of the iPhone 6 shell. The purported images of the rear casing for Apple's next-generation handset were originally published on Nowhereelse.fr. The photos reveal cutouts for new pill shaped volume buttons and the rumored relocated power button.
Analysts are predicting that Apple will announce a 5.5-inch iPhone alongside the standard 4.7-inch model in late September. If true, it is expected that the power button will be moved to the side of the device to make it easier to access due to its larger form factor.
The iPhone 6 is also rumored to be getting NFC, a better 4G antenna and wireless charging, according to Venture Beat. The site's sources claim that the iPhone 6 will ship with a "much faster Category 6 LTE radio, which is capable of 300 mbps throughput speeds."
Other reports point to the next-generation iPhone shipping with Apple's new faster A8 processor and a higher resolution display.While everyone is still excited for the new iPhone, all eyes are on Apple's rumored iWatch. According to multiple reports, the company will release its first wearable device in October. It is believed Apple's newly announced Health app in iOS 8 was created to take advantage of the new hardware.
The iWatch is expected to retail for around $200 to $250 when it is launched.