Partially assembled iPhone 6 leaks ahead of September keynote

At this point we’ve seen pretty much every nook and cranny of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but a new leak gives us the best look at the device yet.

Luxury accessory maker Feld & Volk has shared images of what appears to be an assembled front panel and rear shell for the iPhone 6. While plenty of these parts have already leaked independently, this is the first time we’ve seen them together.

Feld & Volk shared a couple more images with MacRumors, including this shot of the device’s new volume buttons:


Partially assembled iPhone 6 leaks ahead of September keynote

After placing the iPhone 6’s display under a microscope, Field & Volk suspects that the device’s resolution will be 960 x 1704. The current iPhone display resolution is 640 x 1136.

While a 960 x 1704 resolution would mean less work for developers because content would just scale up to fill the display, 9to5Mac has found evidence of Apple testing other resolutions. A sharper 414 x 736 resolution could increase the display’s pixel density and give more screen real estate for apps to utilize.

With Apple expected to unveil new iPhones on September 9th, the increasing number of part leaks falls in line with mass production beginning overseas in the supply chain. Everything down to the device’s logic board has leaked. What’s interesting is that significantly less parts have leaked for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone, which supports rumors that Apple could release that model later in the year or even in 2015.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6, on the other hand, is very likely to come out in mid-September. Chatter among U.S. carrier employees indicates the launch date could fall on Friday, September 19th.

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