Date: Friday, August 1st, 2014, 10:32
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Pictures
This could be what the upcoming iPhone 6 Home button will look like in both its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch incarnations.
Per French web site nowhereelse.fr and AppleInsider, a pair of parts claimed to be for both Apple’s anticipated 4.7- and 5.5-inch “iPhone 6” models were posted online Friday, showing very different designs not only from each other, but from the current iPhone 5s.
The images suggest that while the iPhone 5s home button cable looped around with a 180-degree turn, the 4.7-inch “iPhone 6” version will be a straight cable, while the 5.5-inch version may have a slight curve. The parts, if they are indeed legitimate, imply that Apple will have very different internal layouts for both of its anticipated upcoming “iPhone 6” models.
Identification numbers associated with the cables match up with previous leaks and parts from Apple, which bolsters speculation that the parts are indeed legitimate.
Another part pictured in Friday’s report is an “induction flex” cable claimed to be from Apple’s 4.7-inch model. This part suggests that while the photo sensor was part of the cable on the iPhone 5s, this may change with the “iPhone 6.”
Recent images of leaked parts suggest that Apple is ramping up its production in the Far East prior to the iPhone 6’s anticipated launch this fall. Parts include logic boards, various cables, rear shells, ports, batteries, and front panels.
For the most part these components have not given specifics about the capabilities of the “iPhone 6.” For example, one leaked logic board was lacking any chips, but was accompanied by mere claims that the next-generation iPhone will support ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled in both its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch incarnations via a media event this September.