With just over two months until Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6, we’ve looked at some of the best concept images produced so far. These are not from Apple, obviously, but give a good indication of what we expect the new handset to look like, and are based on rumours and gossip coming from Apple’s Chinese supply chain.
We're almost certain Apple will give the iPhone 6 a 4.7-inch display, 0.7in larger than the iPhone 5, 5s and 5c before it. Using this - and the expectation that Apple will stick with aluminium for the iPhone's chassis - fans have been busy creating some beautiful and lifelike renders of what they think the iPhone 6 will look like.
The first three images come from Martin Hajek, who is also responsible for some of the best renders of iWatch iHome, an Apple made home automation and smart thermostat.
1. This demonstrates how much larger a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will look compared to the iPhone 5s. Note also how this render's display goes to the very edge of the home, helping to keep the overall size increase as small as possible.
2. But on closer inspection you can see how the display actually curves around the edge of the phone. Samsung has produced concepts with this design quirk for some time, but Apple's has steered clear of curved displays for now. Note how the front (white) panel curves around the lower corner slightly.
3. This photo shows what the iPhone 6 might look like in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavours, compared to an iPhone 5s. The 5.5in handset is expected to arrive after the smaller one, but be here in time for Christmas. Again note how the screen goes to the very edge of the chassis to minimise how much larger the phone needs to be to make space for it.
4. And another look at that 5.5-inch model, which would be about the same size as the LG G3 - much larger than any iPhone that has gone before, and just 2.4 inches smaller than the iPad mini.
5. What about colours? This mock-up shows the iPhone 6 is dark grey (or Sacegrey as Apple calls it), silver and champaign gold. Here the screen doesn't wrap around the edges of the handset, and like other renders we've seen, the power button has been moved to the right edge, where it's easier to reach.
6. You can see the repositioned power button here, which also gives clearer look at the back of what the iPhone 6 might look like. Note the corners are more rounded than on the current model.
7. Finally, we go back to Hajek and his thoughts on a cheaper version of the iPhone 6 - namely, the iPhone 6c. We've not heard anything about this model yet, but it stands to reason that a colourful plastic model will be sold alongside the s. Hajek think it'll miss out on the 6's TouchID fingerprint scanner, just as the 5c does the 5s' currently.
So what do you think? Are any of these what you expect Apple to announce in September? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.