3 New Apple iPhone 6 Rumors: Component Leaks, Launch Dates, and Names
September, the traditional month for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone launches, is only two months away, but the number of rumors about the so-called iPhone 6 doesn’t appear to be tapering off. While most industry watchers seem to agree that the iPhone 6 will be made available in two larger screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, almost all other details about the next-generation devices seems to be up for dispute. Since the iPhone 6 information that is leaked by unnamed sources in Apple’s overseas supply chain is unconfirmed and often contradictory, Apple aficionados should always take these rumors with a grain of salt. Keeping that in mind, here is the latest batch of rumors and supply chain leaks that is feeding speculation about Apple’s next-generation iPhones.
1. Alleged Front Panel of Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Highlighted in New Video
The source: Chinese blog iFanr recently posted a video that purports to show the front glass panel for a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The video was first spotted and shared by Nowhereelse.fr’s Steve Hemmerstoffer. As seen in the video above, the leaker compares the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 glass panel to an iPhone 5S glass panel. Besides demonstrating that the larger iPhone size can still be operated with one hand, the video also appears to confirm that the iPhone 6 screen will feature slightly curved edges. The glass panel for the iPhone 6 is noticeably thinner than the iPhone 5S glass panel, which aligns with rumors that the next-generation iPhones will be even slimmer than the current iPhone 5S.
The background: While the authenticity of the alleged iPhone 6 front panel shown in this video cannot be confirmed, most industry commentators have noted that it appears to be a genuine Apple component. Along with previous leaks that showed alleged LCD backlight components for the iPhone 6, this latest video seems to offer further proof that the next-generation iPhones will be available in two larger screen sizes.