More rumors are rolling out for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. But they are not about to disclose any rumors regarding their product, of course, until they release the handset this fall. It is expected for Apple to strap in a faster processor, better camera, and other items that are generally refreshed each year. A major change might be on the cards though, like the iPhone 5s brought Touch ID fingerprint scanner, a new rumor hints towards iPhone 6 solar charging capability.
Seeking Alpha analyst, Matt Margolis, states to have found evidence that the sapphire glass panels which Apple is going to use in iPhone 6 will incorporate solar panels, allowing the users’ handset to harness the sun’s energy to charge their smartphone’s battery.
He also believes that Apple will use the same display technology in the 2014 iPod touch as well, though it remains to be seen if that product comes out since Apple’s quarterly earnings set them with 50 percent decline in the iPod lineup. Apple already has a large number of patents related to the use of solar power for charging batteries, having recently seen a patent being awarded to the company for solar-powered MacBooks.
There has been another rumor that Foxconn had already produced 100 prototype units of the next generation iPhone covered with sapphire glass instead of the usual Gorilla Glass. The information feedback is hinting towards a solar-powered iPhone, which is normal given the recent changes. It is certainly too soon to say that solar charging capability will make its way into the next iPhone.
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