Images claimed to show the upcoming iPhone 6 have surfaced online, with rounded edges, a thinner profile and appearing to show a larger screen, as has been widely anticipated.
The images, which appeared on a Weibo page, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, show a computer screen on which images of a phone claimed to be the iPhone 6 can be clearly seen. Milled from aluminium, the rear case of the Apple smartphone has the familiar rear camera, Apple logo and iPhone name.
It is claimed the images were taken inside one of Foxconn’s factories, the company tasked with producing millions of technology products for Apple and others.
Thought to be announced in September or October, the iPhone 6 is expected to feature two screen sizes, both larger than the current iPhone 5s. Rumours earlier this week suggested a 4.7-inch model would be joined by a 5.5-inch version.
The images could well be legitimate, but could also be of a prototype and not the phone Apple will announce later this year. Either way, we expect to see the trickle of iPhone 6 leaks seen to date become a flood as the year progresses.
As 5-inch screens have become the norm - used by Samsung, Sony and HTC, Apple’s 4-inch iPhone 5s is starting to look too small; the company is widely expected to combat this with its next smartphone.