Leaked Foxconn Images Appear To Show iPhone 6 Chassis [Gallery]

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New leaked images purportedly taken inside a Foxconn plant show the iPhone 6 chassis and a handful of manufacturing molds for Apple’s upcoming smartphone.

The photos, posted on Chinese microblogging website Weibo over the weekend, appear to confirm that Apple will increase the size of the iPhone.

If true, this would show that Apple is listening to consumers. In a recent survey conducted by ChangeWave, as many as 40% of prospective smartphone buyers claimed they were chomping at the bit for a bigger iPhone.

Current reports suggest the iPhone will come in two sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. According to a recent rumor, the smaller version will ship in Q3 this year, while the larger version would be slightly delayed due to production challenges.

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  • adam

    iPhone 6 designed on windows XP ;-)

  • Justin Mahone

    Using a 13 year old OS to design a iPhone 6, classic

  • Tim Dawes

    if the software works on XP, why update? doesn’t look like something a pc would struggle with exactly

  • Brychan

    It was designed my Apple in California. It was manufactured in China…

  • Scott

    It’s not being designed on windows. The CAD programme they’re using to create the manufacturing mold is running on windows, that’s all.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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