Purported Apple iPhone 6 Renderings Reveal Design Changes
As the expected launch date for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) so-called iPhone 6 draws nearer, the frequency of information leaks from the Cupertino-based company’s Asian supply chain appears to be increasing. The latest leaked information is a series of renderings that purport to show the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6. China’s Wei Feng website — where the renderings were first posted — claimed that the images were obtained from “informed sources.” Although several industry commentators have speculated that the source of the leak may be primary Apple supplier Foxconn or one of its subcontractors, Wei Feng did not specify a source.
According to the measurements provided in one of the images, the device appears to be 138 millimeters (5.43 inches) long and 67 millimeters (2.63 inches) wide, which would give the device enough surface area to feature a 4.7-inch screen. Several media outlets have reported rumors that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 will be available in two larger screen sizes. Most rumors peg the screen size of the smaller model at around 4.7 inches, while the larger-screen model is believed to feature a screen size around 5.5 or 5.6 inches.
Besides aligning with previous rumors about the next-generation iPhone’s screen size, the renderings also show several other design changes in the iPhone 6. The corners of the iPhone 6 appear to be rounder than the current iPhone 5S, while the circular volume control buttons have been replaced with rectangular buttons. The renderings also show that the power button has been moved from the top of the device to the right hand side. According to Wei Feng, the power button was relocated in order to “allow users to adapt to a sense of grip due to changes caused by the big screen.”