Another mock-up of the iPhone 6 is doing the rounds online today, as more and more tech sites work up ‘what-if’ devices based on the web of rumours emanating from Apple’s supply chain.
The aluminium mock-up, which comes to us from Italian Apple fansite Macitynet.it, is pictured next to the fifth-generation iPod touch, presumably to highlight some of the devices’ evident design similarities.
Although the iPhone 6 is predictably longer than the iPod in the snaps (in keeping with rumours that 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones are coming to market this year), they share rounded edges that recall the iPhone 3GS and Samsung's Galaxy S5.
As anyone who’s been paying attention to online speculation, Apple is expected to adopt a more rounded look for its 2014 handset. The iPhone 5S – and every iPhone since 2010’s iPhone 4S – has featured a boxier, squared-off design.
A rear view of the handset also shows a round aperture for the camera instead of the tablet-shaped hole that housed the iPhone 5S's dual LED True Tone flash.
Assuming this makes it to the finished device, it’s a sure sign that major changes are afoot with the iPhone 6’s camera ,after Apple opted to only tweak the iSight snapper last year.
That’s something that may be corroborated by Apple’s just-announced raid on Nokia that has seen it poach one of the men behind its rival's industry-leading PureView camera technology.
Either way, we’ve got a fair old wait until we find out. The iPhone 6 isn’t due to land until August or September, when it may or may not be accompanied by the hugely anticipated iWatch.