The highly anticipated next-generation Apple iOS smartphone, thought to be called iPhone 6, has again turned heads towards itself, with an alleged metal frame leaked in a couple of images surfaced online by a website called C Tech.
According to the images of the alleged iPhone 6 metal frame, the screen mounted on it is expected to be around 4.7-inch or even 5-inch in size as speculated by GforGames website. The images also show a thinner frame, which is approximately 6mm.
Surprisingly, the leaked metal frame is compared with an Apple iPhone 5s handset, showing the former to be slightly shorter and wider in size than the latter.
It is too early to jump to any conclusions, as the authenticity of the images and the frame itself remains to be confirmed. However, the website is considered as reliable as it previously leaked the specifications for iPhone 5c seen in the wild.
Other recent reports indicate that the proposed Apple iPhone 6 device will retain the 8 megapixel camera sensor like iPhone 5s, but with improved optical image stabilisation, reports Chinapost. Industry speculation in the past had hinted at the new iPhone sporting a 16-megapixel camera.
The rumour comes from Nomura Securities, a financial group, which cites Largan Precision’s falling shares. Largan Precision is one of the major suppliers for camera lens modules for smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other devices. The shares are said to be falling because of the rumours that Apple with keep its next version of iPhone limited to 8 megapixels only, and not Largan Precision’s new module.
However, the news should be taken with a pinch of salt as nothing concrete has been revealed till now. Apple may just give a bump to iPhone 6’s camera sensor, as it has maintained the 8-megapixel size for three generations, since the iPhone 4s.