Photos posted on a Chinese social network claim to show technical diagrams and manufacturing tools used to create the iPhone 6.
Published on a Weibo account - the Chinese equivalent of Twitter - the photos show production schematics on a computer screen and a metal die block, apparently used to hold the iPhone's aluminium chassis while it is machined into shape.
Apple is widely expected to announce two new iPhones later this year, one with a screen size of 4.7-inch and one of 5.5in, both larger than the 4in iPhone 5s and bringing Apple in line with both its direct flagship rivals and the growing phablet market of phones larger than five inches.
The photos have not been independently verified, but given the size of Apple’s production chain, images from factory interiors are all but impossible to keep out of the public eye for long. Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 in September or October this year, although recent reports claim the larger 5.5in model has been delayed until the end of 2014.
Source: Weibo, via 9to5Mac
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