by Brent Dirks
May 23, 2014
An apparent image of the backlight panel on the iPhone 6 has surfaced on Chinese social networking site Weibo and was first spotted by Nowhereelse.fr. The panel is designed to be affixed to a 4.7-inch screen, which lines up with previous rumors about the next-generation handset. As you can see, the design of the supposed iPhone 6 part is identical to the same panel found in the current generation iPhone 5s. Interestingly, the iPhone 6 connector is shorter and in a different position compared to the iPhone 5s panel. Here’s one more look at the part: With the iPhone 6 rumored to be released in September, it would definitely make sense that production has begun to ramp up. If you’re interested in seeing how a 4.7-inch iPhone compares to previous models of the handset, take a look at this interesting YouTube video we highlighted earlier today. Earlier this week, an analyst from investment firm Morgan Stanley said Apple is also planning to add near field communication technology to the new handset. It will reportedly be part of Apple’s mobile payment strategy. For other news today, see: Samsung Could Copy Apple Again By Releasing Devices With Sapphire Glass, Steve Jobs Almost Didn't Record One Of Apple's Most Iconic Ads, and Bubble Could Help Apple's iBeacon Technology Float To New Heights.