With less than a month to go before Apple Inc.’s Sept. 9 media event where the company is widely expected to unveil two models of the iPhone 6, a new report hit the Internet Friday, showing photos of what are claimed to be parts of the 5.5-inch version of the upcoming iPhone. The purported iPhone 6 parts, showed in the photos, included a display, a logic board and a battery.
According to the report from Taiwanese blog Apple Daily, all the three components showed in the photos will be incorporated into the rumored 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6. The report, which cited “reliable sources”, also referred to the next iPhone as the “iPhone 6L.”
A report from Apple Insider questioned the authenticity of the leaked photos, saying that the display and the logic board displayed in the photos are very similar to some previously leaked photos that were claimed to be of the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6. According to Apple Insider, many parts like screw bosses, circuit board anchors and flex cables showed in the newly leaked photos are placed in the same position as the supposed 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
In addition, the logic board in the photos also appeared identical to a recently leaked component, claimed to be of the smaller version of the iPhone 6.
However, the photo of a 2,915mAh battery, included in the Apple Daily report, does trigger some fresh speculation. The photo shows that the battery has an Apple part number of 616-0675 and that it runs at 4.35 volts.
Although the legitimacy of the battery cannot be confirmed, its markings appear to be similar to those of other Apple batteries, while also carrying necessary capabilities to support the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, MacRumors reported, adding that with previous rumors suggesting that the 4.7-inch model of the new iPhone could feature a 2,100mAh battery, a 2,915mAh battery for the bigger version seems to be plausible move by Apple.
Other likely features of the iPhone 6 include a thinner design, Near Field Communication technology, more secure Touch ID Fingerprint scanner and iOS 8.