iPhone 6 Rumors: New Phone Will be Lighter and Faster Ahead of Fall Release Date, Insider Says

March 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The iPhone 6 is expected to be lighter and faster than previous versions, and that was reinforced after a Australian tech blogger leaked more information about the smartphone.

Sonny Dickson, who is said to have inside information, wrote on Twitter that the latest-generation phone could be 0.22 inches thick. The current iPhone 5s is 0.30 inches thick.

He said the iPhone 6 will also have an Ultra Retina screen, which could have a density of 389 pixels per inch. The current iPhone 5s has 326 ppi. 

And several days ago, Andy Hargreaves, an analyst at Pacific Crest, said the new phone will cost $635, about $100 more than usual, according to a report from Business Insider.

Apple, he said, will release a 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 sometime in the fall–a release date that is consistent with previous rumors and notes issued by other analysts. Apple released previous iPhone models during the fall. Some reports have claimed the iPhone 6 would come out as early as May or June, but that appears increasingly unlikely.

Hargreaves believes that consumers would be willing to pay more for the iPhone 6, noting that Samsung charges $299 for the Note, which is a larger, 6-inch smartphone.

“While many observers have chided Apple for a ‘lack of innovation’ over the last two years, we do not expect a linear path to commercially successful new product categories,” Hargreaves was quoted by Business Insider as saying.

“Instead, Apple is likely to choose its opportunities and timing extraordinarily carefully and release new products or services only when it feels it has the best chance to succeed, which does not mean it is not innovative, just that it is not dumb.”