What Could This Possible Buyout Mean for Apple's iPhone 6?

Apple's potential buyout of chipmaker Renesas could mean good things for its coming iPhone 6

Andrew Tonner
Andrew Tonner
Apr 12, 2014 at 11:00AM
Technology and Telecom

Tech giant Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 is coming out later this year, but you wouldn't know that from the way it's being talked about today.

To be sure, the bar is set about as high as it ever has been for Apple -- and for good reason. As investors everywhere await Apple's promised new products to usher in an entirely new era of growth for the tech giant, the iPhone 6 is undoubtedly the most concrete possible growth driver for Apple in the months ahead.

And if a recent report surrounding the iEverything maker turns out to be true, it could mean great things for Apple's iPhone 6.

Lower power, more screen
One of the main trends in the global smartphone market has been surging screen sizes among many of today's best-selling devices. And, in that same vein, Apple's recently rumored buyout talks with power-efficient chipmaker Renesas could mean Apple is planning to up the ante when it comes to the iPhone 6's screen size, as well.This would be a classic Apple move, as the tech giant is famous for its use of targeted acquisitions or investments to gain control of difficult-to-replicate technologies.

As tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner discusses in the video below, this storyline could also tip Apple's hand for its plans for the upcoming iPhone 6, as well.