4.7-inch iPhone 6 front panel compared with iPhone 5s in new photos

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We’ve seen plenty of physical mockups showing what the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 could look like, but new photos of the iPhone 6’s front panel reveal a lot more interesting tidbits about the device’s design.

9to5Mac was sent photos of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6’s front panel both in black and white variants by its source, likely from Apple’s Asian supply chain. The first photo shows the white front panel compared to the black variant. The second one compares the device’s 4.7-inch front panel to the current 4-inch iPhone 5s’ front panel.

The photo above shows the panel with a gloss finish and tapered, rounded edges, leading credence to Bloomberg’s last year’s report that said the iPhone 6 would feature “glass that curves downward at the edges.”

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The photos also show a relocated front camera, that is now to the left of the earpiece compared to the iPhone 5s’ front camera that is located above the earpiece. The last iPhone with a similar front camera placement was the iPhone 4.

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Apple is widely expected to release two variants of the iPhone 6 this year, one with a 4.7-inch display and the second one with a 5.5-inch display.

iPhone 6 is also expected to include Apple’s new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera. In addition to the obvious difference in display sizes, analysts expect the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to also come with optical image stabilization, which would be another differentiating feature between the two models.

[via 9to5Mac]