Date: Monday, August 3rd, 2015, 08:26
Category: Hardware, iPhone, News, Pictures, Uncategorized
You can’t say image leaks of forthcoming Apple products don’t answer a few questions.
A set of photos leaked by Chinese repair firm GeekBar show the supposed front and back views of an “iPhone 6s” handset. The photos highlight a Force Touch implementation and appear to incorporate the same rounded glass edges and general shape, with no change to ear speaker or camera positioning. On the back, the LCD module and other internals are obscured by the usual protective metal shielding, though a few differences stand out.
The most radical change is an off-center rectangular cutout located toward the top of the screen. An unknown component can be seen poking through, though its exact purpose cannot be determined. It’s presently thought that this could be a grounding insert relating to the logic board and battery.
The alleged iPhone 6s shielding itself appears to be riveted on all four sides, a major departure from existing iPhone display backings which are held on by screws and clips. These black dots could potentially be related to Force Touch technology, a feature rumored for inclusion on Apple’s next-gen phone. The most recent reports claim suppliers are just now ramping up manufacturing for the pressure-sensitive components.
The next-gen iPhone is expected for this fall.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.