Just before Apple’s event next Tuesday, China Telecom is offering pre-orders for the next iPhones. To compliment the pre-order, the carrier is providing some details on the upcoming devices. Whether they are true or not is yet to be seen, but it’s safe to say that the carrier probably has some inside knowledge to prepare for launch day.
China Telecom claims that new iPhones will have a 3-megapixel front facing camera, improved Touch ID, a quad-core A8 processor, a 416 PPI display, and a 2100 mAh battery. The only other detail is that customers can select a 4.7 or 5.5 inch model.
Judging by several part leaks, there should be more differences between the two sizes. However, for the 4.7 inch model, these specs seem appropriate.
A photo leaked from China Unicom, another carrier, indicates model names, storage sizes, and prices. According to the photo, iPhones will come in 16, 32, and 64 GB storage sizes.
The 4.7″ model is called iPhone 6 Air (starting around US $861 unsubsidized), and the 5.5″ model is called iPhone 6 Pro (starting around US $1,024 unsubsidized).
Although the 4.7″ model is over $200 more than in the United States, that is the current price of an iPhone 5s in China. It looks like the 4.7″ and 5.5″ models will start at $650 and $750 respectively in the United States.
Although I’m disappointed to see the same storage sizes, it’s also possible that the carrier is assuming these details. What part of this news is most important to you? Would you be willing to pay $100 more for the 5.5″ iPhone? Leave your thoughts in the comments.