Apple’s iPhone 6 will be announced officially on September 9. Yesterday, French website NoWhereElse.fr posted images of the leaked iPhone 6 quick start guide. It confirmed the release date and added that Apple’s new phone will also have 128GB internal storage model. That report came from the “most trusted and loyal Chinese sources.” Note that NoWhereElse.fr has an exceptional track record of revealing features of Apple’s products ahead of their launches.
iPhone 6 to have bigger internal speakers
Now, the French website has obtained images of internal components of the iPhone 6, showing SIM trays, speakers, home buttons and vibrator motors. Pictures of the SIM card trays suggest that the device will come in three colors: gold, silver and gray. That’s no big surprise because the iPhone 5S is already available in the same three colors. It looks like the gray color in these images has a slightly darker shade than the iPhone 5S’ space gray, reports 9to5Mac.
The SIM tray has curved edges, which will make a seamless line with the smartphone’s curved edges. Apple fans must be happy that the iPhone 6 will also be available in gold color. The gold iPhone 5S was a huge success. It sold out quickly; supply was limited for a long time. NoWhereElse.fr’s photos suggest that the internal speaker in iPhone 6 will be bigger in size than in previous devices.
Apple will launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models of the iPhone 6 at an event on September 9. The smartphones are expected to go on sales a couple of weeks later. The new device will have the iOS 8 operating system, scratch-resistant sapphire display, HealthKit, HomeKit and 10MP main camera. Apple is also expected to announce the iWatch (or iTime) along with the iPhone 6.
iPhone 6 production would require 66,000 ounces of gold
Users love the gold color iPhones, going by the success of gold iPhone 5S. But few people know that most smartphones use gold in their internal components. The yellow metal’s strong conductive properties and malleability are the reasons it plays an important role in smartphones. Sims Recycling estimates that American users dump $60 million worth of gold every year from used smartphones. According to Kitco News, Sims Recycling last year recycled 167 ounces of yellow metal from mobile devices. That’s equivalent of 790 Olympic gold medals!
RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani estimates that Apple will sells more than 75 million iPhone 6 units by the end of this year. That would require about 66,000 ounces of gold.