A set of photos of round-shaped dual-LED flash units and other parts claimed to be of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the upcoming iPhone, were published by a Chinese electronics wholesaler, amid ongoing rumors that Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next phone, presumably called the “iPhone 6,” could feature a redesigned “True Tone” flash.
The photos, published by ElekWorld, show various parts, including purported iPhone 6 power flex cables with round-shaped and multi-colored flash assemblies. The cables are shown to be offered for both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the phone, and also apparently feature a dual-LED flash.
The images of the round-shaped flash also lend credence to a series of recently leaked images of iPhone 6 rear shells, which are shown to feature a circular opening for the rear camera's flash unit. Various reports speculated at the time that the spherical opening was a placeholder for the pill-shaped port, which is found on the iPhone 5s, Apple Insider reported.
The True Tone flash was introduced with the iPhone 5s last year. Apple had said at the time that the dual-LED flash helps balance color temperature while taking photos in low-light situations.
The latest set of images also show that the "sleep/wake actuator," or the Power button, is located on one end of the flex cable, which suggests that the button could be relocated to the side of the iPhone 6 as rumored in earlier reports.
ElekWorld also leaked photos of what is said to be the loudspeaker assembly of the iPhone 6. The photos suggest that the new speaker is a slightly redesigned version of what's found in the iPhone 5s.
The appearance of leaked components for both versions of the iPhone 6 is another indication that Apple could announce and release both models at about the same time, 9to5Mac reported.
According to rumors, the iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled on Sept. 9 at a media event. The iPhone 6 is likely to feature a faster A8 processor, an improved camera, a more secure Touch ID Fingerprint scanner, iOS 8, Near Field Communication and a stronger battery.