August 1, 2014
Newly leaked images purportedly show parts for Apple's long-rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch “iPhone 6” devices. They show key design differences, from each other, and from the iPhone 5s, according to Nowhereelse.fr. The current iPhone 5s features a home button cable that is looped. By contrast, the cable on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is straight. On the 5.5-inch model (called the “iPhone Air” in this example), the cable is curved. Another set of images claims to show the difference between the induction flex cable on the iPhone 5s and the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The images suggest the photo sensor is no longer attached to this cable. As usual, there is no way to confirm the legitimacy of these images. If they are real, they would confirm that screen size isn't the only difference between the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models. Earlier this week, a YouTube video leaked purportedly showing the housing on the iPhone 6, as it compares to the parts found on Apple's gold-colored iPhone 5s. Also in recent days, Brikk began accepting preorders on Lux iPhone 6 models. Available in 14 styles ranging in price from $4,495 to $8,795, Lux models feature 24K gold, diamonds, and other expensive goodies. Apple is likely to unveil the company’s next-generation iPhone in September or October, as a recent rumor suggests. See also: New video shows off leaked 'iPhone 6' housing vs. Apple's iPhone 5s, A new report says the 'iWatch' and 5.5-inch 'iPhone 6' might not arrive until December, and Apple Stores will soon offer carriers' early iPhone upgrade programs.