iPhone 6 chassis potentially leaked
An image of the iPhone 6 chassis has potentially been leaked online ahead of the phone’s launch later this year.
The metal body certainly lines up with previously leaked schematics for the iPhone 6, but there are a few things that make us question its authenticity.
This is apparently the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 set to launch in September, with another 5.5-inch model expected to arrive a little later.
According to Australian blog, MacFixIt who obtained the image, this iPhone 6 chassis is from sources inside the supply chain and is covered by a plastic covering for protection. You can see a little bit of silver by the camera cut-outs though, which suggests this could be the Silver edition of the iPhone 6.
This shell features two distinct antenna breaks at the top and bottom and has the curved edges previously tipped by leaked dummies and the aforementioned schematics. These rounded edges are much more reminiscent of the iPod Touch.
What is rather odd is that this iPhone 6 chassis has a circular flash cut out, something that is found in the previous generation iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
The latest iPhone 5S model has a pill-shaped flash to accommodate the dual-LED True Tone flash, which allows the phone to produce more realistic profile shots.
It seems a bit strange that Apple could possibly revert back to a single LED flash as suggested by this case. There is always the possibility that Apple could upgrade to a xenon flash, but these usually require a much larger hole than that presented here.
There’s no way to authenticate this chassis at the moment, but it is slightly reassuring it matches up with previous rumours.
We’ll just have to wait until later in the year to see what Apple really has in store for us.
Until then though, iOS 8 might be just around the corner at WWDC 2014.
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