The first images of the front panel of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6S have leaked, adding ballast to reports that the device will feature the same design as last year’s iPhone 6.
The snaps, apparently taken on a factory production line, show the same front–facing camera and Touch ID configuration as last year. The part is destined for a silver or gold model of the iPhone.
Apple is apparently plotting a fourth colourway for the iPhone 6S, with a rose gold edition to match its top–end Apple Watch.
The source who supplied the pics was not able to say If the part’s screen is made from sapphire crystal, as has been rumoured, or if it supports Force Touch.
The latter is expected to form a key part of the new iPhone, as Apple looks to expand the touchscreen tech already used in its MacBook and Apple Watch.
The insider says that mass production of the iPhone 6S is about to get underway, ahead of its anticipated due date in September.
Apple this week reported a 35% year–on–year rise in iPhone sales. The company is said to have ordered as many as 90 million new devices, with the expectation that it will sell even more iPhones than last year.