Leaked Image Appears To Show iPhone 6 Front Panel [Rumor]


A single image showing what appears to be a larger iPhone screen has shown up on Chinese microblogging website Weibo.

The photo — posted by user jiezhixc on Tuesday — depicts what looks like a current generation iPhone 5s being held up as comparison, showing how significantly larger the iPhone 6 could potentially be.

While the iPhone 6 as shown seems to conform to the layout of the current Apple handsets, the most notable difference seems to be the slimness of the screen bezel. Back in February it was rumored that the next generation iPhone would come with a bezel-free display. Recent iOS devices have shown a continual slimming of the bezel in order to maximize screen size and viewing area.

Weibo has been responsible for a number of alleged leaked images as of late. Yesterday Cult of Mac reported on images apparently taken inside a Foxconn plant, which depict an alleged iPhone 6 chassis, and a handful of manufacturing molds for Apple’s upcoming smartphone.

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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