With officially one week until Apple is expected to take the wraps off the highly-anticipated iPhone 6, we have one of the last internal component leaks that we are likely to see ahead of the official announcement. This time around, a leaked photo of a purported internal battery pack for the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has surfaced on the French website Nowhereelse. The alleged battery has a 2,915 mAh capacity, much larger than any other iPhone battery released to date.
Apple is expected to unveil the hotly anticipated next generation iPhone at the media event on Tuesday, September 9 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of De Anza College in Cupertino, which will finally put an end to the rumors and speculations.
We take a close look at all the new features, specifications and improvements coming to the new iPhone based on the rumors, speculations and leaked parts.
Up to this point, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been getting the majority of leaks, especially tuned towards the hardware. As we inch closer to the September 9 announcement date, though, the 5.5-inch variant has certainly begun seeing its fair share of time in the lime light. A new video has popped up, allegedly showcasing the larger device’s rear shell.
On August 29, the iPhone 6 was unofficially unveiled, piece-by-piece, from the inside out, based entirely on leaked images. While certainly not official by any means, it has revealed quite a bit about the unofficial handset. A newly surfaced image is now showcasing the iPhone 6’s A8 processor, along with a certain amount of RAM for good measure.
The reports regarding near field communications (NFC) functionality in the iPhone 6 have certainly picked up steam, and with each new report, it looks even more likely. On August 28, for instance, WIRED reported that NFC will be a “benchmark” feature in the iPhone 6 for their new mobile payments initiative. Now, a new image of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s logic board seemingly confirms those previous reports.
While there have been numerous leaks depicting what could be the rear shell for the upcoming iPhone 6, a pair of leaked photos this morning provide one of the more close up looks at the component. Unlike in previous leaks, the rear shell has a colored antenna band that matches the overall silver and grey design of the smartphone.
There hasn’t been a quiet time when it comes to NFC and the iPhone 6. The feature has been rumored for Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone on a pretty much constant basis over the last few months. John Gruber, another constant presence in the Apple ecosystem, has dropped another “joke” regarding NFC and the iPhone 6.
The iPhone 6 is going to be announced on September 9, thanks to Apple confirming the media event on August 28. At the event Apple is expected to unveil two new iPhones, the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. They may also introduce higher price tags, if a new report is to be believed.
Let’s count how many times the iPhone 6 has been rumored to feature NFC capabilities in recent months: one, two, three, four, five, six and seven times. But with so many iPhone with NFC rumors failing to materialize in recent years, there is still skepticism as to whether these reports are true. According to sources for Wired, they just might be.