Foxconn insider leaks photos allegedly showing the Apple iPhone 6
posted by Alan F. / Mar 31, 2014, 2:59 PM
Earlier this year, there was speculation that Apple would use design cues from the Apple iPad Air for its next handset. There was even some talk that the model would be called the Apple iPhone Air and have a thickness of under 6mm. As a comparison, the Apple iPhone 5s is 7.6mm thick. Also, note that the corners of the device in the photograph are a little more curvy than the iPhone 5s, and there are white lines on the back that could mark a new placement of the antenna to the back of the device. While it is too hard to see clearly, it would appear that there are changes to the true tone flash on the back of the phone. Either it has been reconfigured, or replaced.
Also, on the back of the phone, on the bottom right, you can make out a sensor. Considering that Apple has been rumored to be working on some new health care features in iOS 8, including the rumored Healthbook, this could be a sensor that measures a user's heart rate, or some other important health metric. There is talk that the rumored Apple iWatch will take some health-related readings using built in sensors, and send the information to the Healthbook where it can be recorded and passed along to the appropriate doctors. It is possible that some of these sensors will also be available on the next-gen iPhone.
Once again, we need to bring up the possibility that these are not legitimate pictures. It is okay to be cynical and to take stories like this with a grain of salt, especially with a high profile device like the iPhone. We also have to consider that if legit, it could be an earlier design that has been passed on by Apple. But don't worry, this is just the beginning of what will no doubt be a long stretch of iPhone 6 related leaks that will keep coming until Apple unveils the device later this year.
source: Weibo via GforGames, SlashGear
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To be honest, I prefer iPhone 5/s design ovee tj is design any day.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:04 PM 7
This is probably an iPhone 5 prototype or a complete fake. The white HTC One plastic-like lines look like indication marks for the glass components you can find on the back of the iPhone 5 and 5s. Furthermore, the device does not feature true tone flash and the ratio of the device does not really match up with a 4,7 inch screen.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:44 PM 2
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Nope, this is the next iPhone if I ever saw one. They previously said they were looking at the 5c and iPod touch as an example of what to do next with the iPhone line. Also, this standardizes the look for all their devices which is in line with their plan to have one uniform look across the board. This is probably 100% what the next iPhone will look like. They even have the ceramic top and bottom areas needed for making the whole thing cellular capable.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 4:52 PM 2
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Or maybe they think the TrueTone flash is bring not too much effect on photography... Tried better smartphone can actually adjust the white balance to suit with the flash while TrueTone just directly change the white balance of environment......
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 5:14 PM 0
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HTC one without a curved back ;)?
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:05 PM 17
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Potruding camera? Much like the ipod touch I guess. Apple rumor season is now official.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:05 PM 1
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What realy troubles me is why they would choose more thinness over battery! O.o
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:51 PM 2
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Because battery would cost them money, making it thinner does not.They know that their army of iFans will defend anything to the last breath no matter how useless it is, so why actually give them something useful? Also, they do not like giving numbers to their products so likely this will help them call it "iPhone Air" while looking less idiotic than usual and getting rid of the number problem forever.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 4:55 PM 5
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I wouldn't say I believe this. Com'on the Apple I know won't release a 5.5 phone just yet. If they do that goes against all the principles they set down.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 4:24 PM 0
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You mean when Jobs was their? Because that was the problem. Jobs is gone now. I don't see Apple making a 5.5" phone just yet either. They could. Eventually. AFter all, I don;t see to many phones goign beyonf 5.5. Thans to Ssmsung making almost every possible phone size, 5.5" appears to be the maximum for typicla usage. Anythign larger is a tablet. Even Samsung's own 6" phone is basically a tablet. So Apple going 5.5 would make them mainstream, which was set by Samsung. Apple is still copying. Even if they go 4.7", its copying. But the fans wont say it.
posted on Apr 01, 2014, 10:11 AM 0
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Looks like they are using the rear design of the iPod touch which isn't bad in my book. There was another rendering of a glass back design which really was nice. Either way, if they enlarge the screen then I will give it a try and see if I like it if everything else pans out to be nice.
posted on Mar 31, 2014, 3:07 PM 2
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