While most of the details surrounding the oft-rumored iPhone 6 have already been leaked, given that the smartphone is expected to launch in just a few months, new photos provide a closer look at what could be a light-up Apple logo for notifications on the back of the device. We’ve got a closer look at the photos ahead.
You’ll notice in the photo below that the inside of the rear housing now has a plastic panel that covers the aperture of the Apple logo. On previous iPhone models, this hole did not exist and the Apple logo was simply embossed on the aperture-free rear panel of the device.
These photos have fueled speculation that the Apple logo on the back of the iPhone could light up when you receive new text messages, phone calls, emails or other notifications. It is possible that Apple could extend the feature to developers to implement in third-party apps.
The plastic does appear thin enough for light to shine through the device, lending support to this rumor. Asides from this plastic covering, and a shinier surface, the iPhone 6 rear panel does not appear to have any major changes that haven’t already been leaked in the rumor mill over the past few months.
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 6 in September. We previously shared a detailed infographic that provides a nice visual overview of iPhone 6 rumors to date, including a larger display, rounder edges and slimmer design.
Update: As noted by multiple publications, a more likely reason for this design change would be for improved radio transparency.
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