Sonny Dickson, the blogger who has recently become the go-to guy on getting leaked parts from new Apple devices before they ship, drew attention today to some photos shown on Twitter that claim to show off parts from the new iPhone 6. The photos show a larger phone that appears somewhat thinner than current models, consistent with rumors. In addition, the images show that Apple has shrunk the bezels surrounding the display and rounded the back a bit, like the curved edge on the new iPads. This should make the phones easier to hold even with the larger screens and might well limit fears among those who are fans of the status quo that Apple has gone too big.
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In the past, when Dickson himself has gotten the parts, the reliability of his information has been nearly perfect. In this case, it comes from a Twitter account belonging to “monrray886“, so take it with a grain of salt. It’s also worth noting that the tweets come with no dimension information, so they can’t yet be used to confirm any rumors about screen size, where numbers like 4.7 inches diagonally have been tossed about. The Wall Street Journal also reported Apple might be working on a phablet-sized phone with a 5.7-inch display. While it’s certainly possible Apple could deliver two brand new models this year, the Journal’s own timeline suggested the larger device has only just entered development. If that’s true, it’s not a 2014 product. The larger iPhone 6, however, might well be. While some sites are suggesting an earlier-than-usual June release, Apple has become consistent of late with September rollout. As these leaked photos might be nothing more than Photoshop fakes, which has happened in the past, or test past, it’s hard to determine whether anything has changed for this year.
With that, here are the images: