Yet more snaps of a front panel allegedly intended for the next iPhone have surfaced online, adding fresh fuel to rumours it will feature a larger, four-inch display.
Unearthed by Chinese site MyDrivers, the component apparently packs enough room for a touchscreen that is 30 per cent bigger than the 3.5-inch display that has stayed unchanged – other than switching to Retina resolution – since the first iPhone dropped back in 2007.
A larger screen has long been a staple of the rumour mill, but the frequency of these ‘leaks’ suggests they might have some weight to them. MyDrive also regurgitates reports that the new display will be of an ‘in-cell’ variety, which is thinner than the on-cell panel on current models, meaning we could be in a for a slimmer device, too.
Other industry whispers suggest a quad-core processor may also be on board the sixth-generation refresh, along with 1GB of RAM, Near Field Communications (NFC) and 4G LTE for markets that support it.
Analysts' forecasts suggest the handset will launch sometime in September or October.
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