As Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) begins ramping up production for its iPhone 6, more part leaks continue to surface on the Web.
A new video published by Chinese blog iFanr on Thursday gives viewers a closer look of what may be the screen for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 parts first caught the eyes of Internet users earlier this week after 9to5Mac published photos of the purported parts on Monday. To put the size difference of the upcoming iPhone 6 into perspective, the video published by iFanr places the iPhone 6 glass screen alongside one typically found on the iPhone 5S.
Seen side-by side, the different design choices in the screen parts become more apparent. While the iPhone 5S screen cover has sharp flat edges all around, the iPhone 6 screen cover maintains a slight curve along all its edges.
Placed one on top of the other, the iPhone 6 screen is so large that it covers the entire iPhone 5S panel with room to spare.
While the iPhone 6 may sport a larger screen, it may be thinner as well. An image published by iFanr also show the parts from their side, with the purported iPhone 6 glass part noticeably thinner than the iPhone 5S part.
Also readily apparent is the large hole to the left of the iPhone 6 screen’s speaker. The iPhone 5S maintains a similar hole, but its placement is on top of the speaker. It’s not clear if the hole will be utilized for the iPhone 6’s FaceTime camera or other sensors in the next-generation smartphone.
Parts continue to leak as the Apple iPhone 6’s release date nears. While many have been dismissed as working models or fakes, the parts leaks have continued to give clues on where Apple is heading with the iPhone 6. The Cupertino, California tech titan is also rumored to be developing sapphire screens for iOS devices as it expands its partnership with Merrimack, New Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:GTAT). But it’s unknown if or when sapphire from plants established by the partnership will make it into Apple devices.
The iPhone 6 is expected to contain the successor to the A7 processor, the 2.8GHz A8, along with 2GB of RAM. The iPhone 6 is also expected to run Apple’s iOS 8, which is in beta testing by developers.
Several analysts including KGI Securities’ Ming Chi-Kuo expect the iPhone 6 will be available in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions sometime in September.