As the release of Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 quickly approaches, leaks are surfacing left and right. One of the latest shows purported closeup shots of the device’s back panel.
Tech pundit Sonny Dickson tweeted images of the supposed iPhone 6 back panel on Tuesday. While the component shown appears rather scuffed and beat up, the leak is believed to be authentic. Dickson said he obtained the component from an internal source.
â€” Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 12, 2014
From the leak it is projected that the iPhone 6 may include an updated camera; the circular True Tone flash module on the panel differs from the usual pill-shaped modules seen on older iPhone models. The images also depict an overall change in design for the iPhone 6. The handset appears taller, wider and to have more curved edges, which match many prior iPhone 6 leaks. In particular, a recent leak from Tech Radar reportedly shows the iPhone 6 retail box with an iPhone 6 handset inside. The handset appears similar to the recently leaked back panel in shape and dimensions. While many are excited about the prospects of these recent leaks, BGR reminds us that there is always a chance they are not real.
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— Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 12, 2014
The iPhone 6 is highly anticipated for its rumored increase in size; the device is expected to feature a 4.7-inch display. Additionally, Apple may implement sapphire glass into the iPhone 6 display.
Internally, Apple’s 64-bit A8 chip for the iPhone 6 is rumored to dual-core processor running at 2GHz or more. The device may include a more powerful battery, between 1800mAh and 2100 mAh. As for software, the iPhone 6 probably will run Apple’s iOS8 operating system, which was first showcased at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Apple is expected to host a media event on Sept. 9, where the iPhone 6 will likely be unveiled. The market release for the iPhone 6 may fall on Sept. 19.