Images of a dummy edition of the iPhone 6 appear to have shown up online, offering what may be conclusive proof that larger smarties are part of Apple’s plans for this year.
Unearthed by iphone-store.ro, the snaps show a gleaming white edition of the handset next to a digital measuring gauge which reveals it comes in at 4.7-inches. That’s exactly in line with long-standing rumours emanating from Apple’s supply chain.
The photos also apparently disclose that the iPhone 6's 4.7-inch variant (there’s supposed to be a 5.5-inch phablet edition incoming too) will feature screen resolution of 960 x 1,704. That's 50% more pixels packed in than the current-gen model, fact fans.
Impressively, it also comes in at just 7mm thick. That’s 0.6mm thinner than the iPhone 5S. And very much in evidence too are the rounded edges (compare and contrast with the iPhone 5S below) that have seen the iPhone 6’s design garner comparisons with the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch.
The latest leak comes after cases for the mooted 5.5-inch version of Apple’s next-gen phone surfaced online last week.
The larger phone is set to be the gadget-purveyor’s first-ever phablet and is intended to take the fight to the current wave of gym-buffed Android superphones.
It’s thought that the 4.7-inch phone will land in September, in keeping with Apple’s annual refresh cycle.
However, its larger stablemate may not drop until a few months later, purportedly because of problems replicating the iPhone’s high-density Retina Display’s resolution on a bigger screen.