5.5-inch iPhone to be called iPhone 6L and even more rumours

The iPhone 6 rumour-mill is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest gossip suggests that Apple will be calling the larger of its two new iPhones the iPhone 6L. The 5.5-inch model was previously thought to be called the iPhone Air.

By Alex Choros

The iPhone 6 rumour-mill is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest gossip suggests that Apple will be calling the larger of its two new iPhones the iPhone 6L. The 5.5-inch model was previously thought to be called the iPhone Air.

Other rumours have discussed the idea the USB cable included with the iPhone 6 will be reversible, in the same way that Apple's Lighting cables are. This is a similar approach to the USB-Type C connector we recently reported on, but will make use of standard, full-size Type-A USB connectors. These rumours are supported by a patent Apple filed in January. 

MacRumours reported that the iPhone 6 may only have 1 gigabyte of RAM – the same as in the iPhone 5, 5c and 5s, half of Samsung Galaxy S5 and just a quarter of the Galaxy Note 4. It was later suggested that this could refer to some aspect of the flash memory rather than its actual RAM.

A Chinese repair firm, GeekBar, has shared an alleged wiring schematic for what appears to be an NFC chip destined for the iPhone 6. The inclusion of NFC is supported by rumours of Apple working on a mobile payments system in partnership with Visa.

Both iPhone 6 models are set to have larger batteries, even if marginally so.

The 4.7 and 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 6 are expected to be announced on September 9 at an event held by Apple.

Source: MacRumoursMacRumours, MacRumoursSMH, GeekBar

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