We now have our best look yet at the iPhone 6 until Apple officially launches the device onSeptember 9th. Russia-based YouTuber Rozetked has put together what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (hands on footage of the 5.5-inch model went online this morning) with several of the leaked components that we’ve seen all over the web the last several months. The comparison shows both black and white front plates, along with a space gray rear shell. The video compares the design to the existing iPhone 5s and gives a very close look at the overall design aesthetic. You can find the video along with some more still photos below:
The Apple iPhone 6 are starting to pour in frantically as the launch event nears. The latest one clings to the September 9 announcement date instead of the September 19 one and complements the statement with a list of the specs and a ton of pictures of the phone itself and the retail box.
By now we’re tired of repeating this but here goes – take these with a grain of salt as they could be just a clever hoax or a dummy unit or just a pre-production hardware that has differs from the final units.
There are enough clues in the images above to suggest this as just another fake device or phone with Android software made out to mimic Apple’s iOS. For starters the Calendar icon looks fake. Second the hardware looks awfully unpolished with a plastic-looking front panel and a protruding camera lens on the back and the single LED flash.
The source of the images has put forth some specs along with the hardware images. As we went through them we saw nothing new – a 4.7″ display of 960 x 1704 resolution, 2GB of RAM and dual-core 2GHz processor inside a 64-bit Apple A8 chip, 8MP camera with 1080p@60fps video recording, the lot.
The torrent of images and rumors isn’t slowing down, so it’s up to you to choose what to believe until Apple introduces the real thing on stage.
An alleged photo of what appears to be a front panel from Apple’s larger-screen iPhone 6 has surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo
The image appears to show an individual in a factory-type setting holding up an iPhone 5s next to a much larger front panel that contains similar characteristics, including cutouts for a front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, ear speaker, and home button. However, the front panel also features a notably thinner bezel, which is consistent with previous rumors about the iPhone 6’s slimmer design.
While the validity of the image cannot be confirmed, the leak is the latest among a number of others recently. This past weekend, several photos reportedly showed the details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6, which was followed by a photo yesterday that hinted at a 4.7-inch display.
Last month, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged design drawings of what appeared to be 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch iPhone 6 models, with a photo showing cases for the larger iPhone surfacing shortly afterward.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 later this year, which may ship in two different sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. Recent reports have indicated that the smaller 4.7 inch version will ship first in the fall, while the larger version may ship later this year or in early 2015 due to manufacturing challenges.
Along with a larger screen, both models of the next-generation iPhone are rumored to include a new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera featuring optical image stabilization. A report yesterday from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also stated that Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.