The latest iPhone 6 leak shows Apple’s upcoming smartphone in one piece for the first time - and it looks to have taken inspiration from the very first iPhone.
Appearing on Instagram, the images show what is claimed to be the 4.4-inch version of the iPhone 6, and although it isn’t switched on, this gives us the best look yet of the aluminium chassis and screen together.
The rounded aluminium edges are reminiscent of the very first iPhone from 2007, but flatter and much, much thinner. If rumours are to be believed, the iPhone 6 could be just 7mm thick, 0.6mm less than the already-skinny iPhone 5s - and 4.6mm less than the original handset.
The quality of the iPhone pictured here isn’t great, which we would suggest is due to this being a prototype and not the finished product.
Everything else about the phone is as expected, from the larger screen and rounded edges, to the relocated power button and a design similar to the iPod touch (and iPhone 5, regarding the speaker grill).
As with all leaks, we suggest yu take these images with a pinch of salt, however. There have been an awful lot of fake iPhone 6 handsets produced in China, plus mockups created to aid case and accessory manufacturers.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 at a media event tipped for 9 September, so there isn’t long to wait now.
Source: FeldVolk (Instagram)