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Purported actual working unit of Apple's 'iPhone 6' shown off in new photos and videos

Purported actual working unit of Apple's 'iPhone 6' shown off in new photos and videos

September 7, 2014

We’ve seen photos and videos showing the “iPhone 6″ as assembled from various leaked parts. But now we get to see photos and videos of a leaked actual unit of Apple’s highly anticipated next-generation smartphone.

As reported by MacRumors, the Chinese site cnBeta shares a Weibo user‘s images of what is claimed to be an official and functional iPhone 6, particularly a 4.7-inch model, compared with the current 4-inch iPhone 5s.

The images corroborate previous leaks in that they show the long-expected design of the iPhone 6, including tapered edges on the front and a round True Tone flash and a protruding camera ring on the back.

Behold the "iPhone 6."

Behold the “iPhone 6.”

Perhaps most notably, the iPhone 6 is shown to have a home screen with a redesigned Passbook icon. The icon appears to have a new top stripe with a credit card symbol, hinting at the imminent launch of Apple’s rumored mobile payment platform.

As for the home screen itself, MacRumors notes:

The home screen layout includes the possibility of a sixth row of icons (in addition to the dock at the bottom), one more than on 4-inch iPhones. The horizontal layout remains at four icons, with simply a bit more separation between the icons. Icons appear to be the same size on both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s, supporting the idea of a 1334 x 750 resolution.

This same layout is shown in several short hands-on videos originally posted by a user on the Chinese video-sharing site MiaoPai. The videos specifically show the iPhone 6′s lock screen, Health app, Camera app, and Settings app:

If you can’t see the videos embedded above, please click here, here, here, and here.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6, which is said to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, at its special media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

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