Apple May Drastically Revamp iPhone Charging Method for 6th Generation Model
Although most clues we've received so far regrading the forthcoming launch of the iPhone 5 suggest few major design changes for the next-gen model, the Wall Street Journal and sources within the tech space are already picking up on the scent of a possible major revamp in the works for next year's iPhone release (yes, the iPhone 6).
Naturally, it seems beyond premature to begin speculation about the 6th generation handset before the 5th arrives, but the technology that could be employed for next year's iPhone refresh may be such that work is already underway on the new charging mechanism that will accompany that particular model.
"People briefed on Apple's plans said the company is planning a major iPhone revamp then, with one person saying the company has been experimenting with features such as a new way of charging the phone," the WSJ reported, while not elaborating on the nature of the suspected changes or how a new charging method would impact the basic design of the device.
As it presently stands, this fall's release of the iPhone 5 will likely see few major cosmetic shifts, although analysts and components suppliers largely concur that the device will be thinner and lighter than its predecessors. Additionally, a 8MP camera is believed to be built into the 5th generation model of which 25 million units are now expected to be produced before the end of 2011.