Chinese discussion forum Weibo has been the source of several high-profile leaks over the years, often providing us with a glimpse at future Apple products before they are released. That trend continues with user Dreamer Jimmy posting new pictures of what appears to be front and back panels for the iPhone 6, a device that Apple is beginning to ramp up production of.
The leaked photos show a side-by-side comparison of the purported iPhone 6 next to the current iPhone 5s, which provides a good look at how much larger the rumored smartphone will be. The next-generation iPhone is expected to have at least a 4.7-inch screen, akin to several Android-based smartphones like the original HTC One. We’ve also heard rumors about a 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Despite Apple trying to “double down on secrecy,” several details of the iPhone 6 have been leaked over the past few months. These photos summarize pretty much everything we’ve heard about before: a larger screen, thinner bezels, rounded edges, less space surrounding the home button, an all-aluminum finish with a better grip, the possibility of a relocated power button and more.
Dreamer Jimmy has leaked photos of both the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c in the past, prior to both devices launching, so it is safe to say that he has a good track record.
The third image was published by the French blog Nowhereelse.fr, showing the inside of the back panel, offering a good look at how much thinner the next iPhone might be. Overall, the smartphone still retains generally the same design as Apple has used since the iPhone 4 was released in June 2010.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 in September.