Apart from the bigger size of the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 the leaked images also unveil rounded edges and a slimmer frame. The photos were reportedly taken by an Apple beta tester but their authenticity can’t be verified.
The iPhone 6 will be unveiled at a “big” media event on September 9, sources familiar with the matter say.
The highly expected device is predicted to be released in two different sizes – 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches – the smaller one will be available first.
Both versions of the upcoming novelties will reportedly use in-cell touch panel technology and like its predecessor the new model is expected to come in silver, gold and space grey.
Last month saw the photos of a back panel of the highly expected smartphone which showed the new, all-aluminum “iPhone 6″ back panel, triggering speculations that the Apple logo on the back of the next generation smarthone might light up.
USwitch had look at some supposedly “market-ready” rear panels that feature a thin plastic layer covering the previously exposed Apple logo.
“This could potentially be used to shine a light through for the iPhone 6, in the style of Apple’s laptop models, the MacBook Pro and MacBook Airranges,” writes Trusted Reviews. “There’s the potential that Apple could use a light up logo to notify the user of incoming emails, texts or other alerts.”
Instead, they suggested, the stripes are likely to appear a placeholder to let manufacturers know where to replace the aluminum with glass.
The surfaced picture depicts the expected all-aluminum exterior of the new Apple’s next generation phone, along with cutouts for the device’s camera lens, flash and microphone.
The current iPhone 5S’s back panel is made mostly of aluminum. Still, unlike the future version, the 5S features a thin strip of gorilla glass that runs along the top and bottom of the casing as well.
“Another major difference between the supposed “iPhone 6″ and the current iPhone model involves the Apple logo on the back. While the logo on current iPhone models is a glossy plastic overlay on top of the aluminum, the logo on the new model appears to be embedded in the aluminum itself,” The Huffington Post revealed.
“USwitch speculated that the new Apple logo might even light up when the owner gets new notifications. A photograph of the panel’s interior, also obtained by uSwitch, shows a thin piece of plastic where the Apple logo would be, which could let light shine through the logo on the outside of the phone.”
However, a post on MacRumors can’t agree with uSwitch’s theory, suggesting that providing the logo in such a way could appear an aesthetic choice, and that the thin plastic panel could simply be necessary to let wireless signals travel through the metal casing.