uSwitch Tech has sourced exclusive, unseen images of the iPhone 6’s rear housing, as the Apple smartphone leaks continue to come thick and fast ahead of the handset’s arrival in September.
The photos add more weight to rumours surrounding the iPhone 6. Notable from the outset is a cut-out Apple logo, which it seems could light-up for notifications. Or it could house an NFC antenna, should Apple finally opt to bring contactless payments to its handset.
The snaps, which we were able to track down with the help of Lord of Leaks Sonny Dickson, also add ballast to reports that the iPhone 6 will feature rounded edges.
If so, this would see Apple moving away from the squared-off look it has favoured since the iPhone 4 in favour of an altogether friendlier design that recalls the iPhone 3GS.
Our leak comes amid the appearance of separately sourced images on Chinese site Weibo, brought to our attention by Nowherelse.fr, showing what are claimed to be parts for the new version of Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
This is purported to be more robust and hard-wearing than before.
Unfortunately, from the images it’s hard to tell too much about how Apple plans to do achieve that. But, intriguingly, the noticeably shorter ribbon on show could be evidence that the internal components layout has been rethought.
That might mean that the motherboard and battery have been moved, so that the motherboard sits in the lower portion of the phone, with the result that inputs from Touch ID have less far to travel.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is set to land in September alongside a larger 5.5-inch phablet model.
Both models will run iOS 8, but the 5.5-inch effort will feature a better camera, a brawnier processor and is already being touted as the world’s slimmest-ever smartphone.