While there have been a lot of rumours about the upcoming iPhone model, there have been very few evidences about the device's existence. Now, technology website Stuff has revealed that it received an image which shows that the next Apple smartphone will be called iPhone 6, not iPhone 5S.
The report says that the image is of Vodafone UK's till system, showing an inventory that clearly names the model as '4G iPhone 6'.
Recently, French website Nowhereelse.fr released the image of an internal document of Japanese telecom operator KDDI. This document states that the upcoming iPhone will be announced on June 20 and hit the stores in July. This internal document states that the device will get an upgraded 13MP camera, as compared to the 8MP unit used in its predecessor. The phone will run on iOS 7, it states.
A Chinese website previously leaked what it claimed to be the first photos of the next-generation iPhone in production. From the photos, it appears Apple will retain the design theme it introduced with iPhone 4 three years ago.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, citing supply chain sources, said the upcoming smartphone will feature a 13MP camera, snappier processor, fingerprint recognition sensor and more powerful LED flash. Various analysts, including Kuo, Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster and Peter Misek of Jeffries, expect Apple to launch the device in the third quarter of 2013.