Purported photos of iPhone 6 metal housing surface; reveals thinner design, larger screen

Chinese site CTech has posted photos of what it claims is the metal housing of the next-generation iPhone, that is widely rumored to feature a larger screen.

The photos show a frame that is very thin, and is much larger than the current iPhone’s 4-inch screen.

A major portion of the iPhone is taken up by the battery, and with a larger screen, the battery could be spread over a wider area, allowing the phone to become even thinner.

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Rumors claim that the iPhone 6 could be as thin as 6 millimetres, as compared to the iPhone 5s’ 7.6mm thickness, and the iPhone 5c’s 8.97mm thickness. The screen size is said to be somewhere between 4.7 and 5.7 inches, with some rumors even saying that Apple could release two iPhones with completely new sizes.

If these photos are indeed accurate, do you think the next iPhone is big enough?

[Weibo via 9to5Mac]