Apple looks set to leave the rigid Gorilla Glass behind in favour of a front panel with a sapphire display. This material flexes a little when bent slightly, as showcased by the video that appears to highlight the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s front panel. This panel is lined up next to the iPhone 5s and measured, just to dispel any doubt.
The company recently invested more than $500 million into an Arizona facility that produces sapphire, but has remained quiet as to what it would be used for. The iPhone 6 may be bestowed with the honor of being the first product to utilise it.
The second rumour comes courtesy of Chinese site IT168, which outlines the battery spec of both the 4.7- and 5.5-inch devices. Apparently, the 4.7-inch model will have a 1,800mAh battery, while the larger model will come with a 2,500mAh battery.
However, it should be noted that this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get more battery life. The iPhone 6 is larger than its predecessor so it will need more juice to perform the same tasks. By comparison, the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 features a 3,200mAh battery, while the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5 has a 2,800mAh battery.
As always, it’s worth taking these leaks and reports with a grain of salt. Apple is notorious for remaining quiet on leaks and will reveal all in its own good time.