Images of the alleged near-final iPhone 6 assembly have leaked online, showing some of the smaller design tweak for the next-gen iPhone.
Straight out of Taiwan, the latest iPhone 6 images show the front and back of the phone’s display panel.
Following the supposed retail packing leak over the weekend, we’ve now got the iPhone 6 assembly to take a look at. The front side shows that Apple has slimmed down the side screen bezels from that offered with the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Although you can’t quite tell from the images, the sides of the panel are supposed to taper into the body to make the overall design appear more seamless.
On the other side of the panel, you can see the cutout where the TouchID fingerprint sensor will sit, and some QR codes apparently used for quality control purposes.
The flex cables are at the top of the assembly, which will be partly where the panel connects to the iPhone 6’s interior hardware.
This is allegedly the 4.7-inch panel, but there’s nothing to confirm or deny that claim from these images. There is also a purposed 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model to launch later this year, perhaps as the iPhone 6 Air.
What’s interesting is that the iPhone 6 panel is missing the electromagnetic shielding that has usually been placed there in previous iPhone models. It could be that it simply hasn’t been attached yet and could be added at a later manufacturing stage, or that Apple has redesigned the interior set up for the iPhone 6 thanks to its larger size and modified form factor.
The iPhone 6 is expected to launch on September 9, with a release date landing sometime around September 26.
It should feature the enw Apple A8 processor and a larger battery for enhanced battery life. No doubt it will run Apple’s new iOS 8 operating system out of the box too.
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