The iPhone 6 is likely to be announced in September. And KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that it will come in two different sizes. A photo of a bigger iPhone front panel, rumored to be that of the iPhone 6, showed up on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The photo isn’t very high quality, but someone is holding the front panel of the iPhone 6 next to a 4-inch black iPhone 5S.
Will Apple maintain the 16:9 aspect ratio with the iPhone 6?
A closer look at the image suggests that, width-wise, the iPhone 5S would fit into the iPhone 6 display’s cutout easily. It’s still unclear whether the bigger display would have the 16:9 aspect ratio that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been using in its smartphones since the iPhone 5. The alleged iPhone 6 front panel image shows the home button cutout, holes for IR proximity sensor and FaceTime camera, and an opening for the ear speaker.
The bezels in the image looks slimmer than the existing iPhones on the market. However, the overall layout is similar to those of existing models. KGI Securities says that the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will be launched in September, followed by the 5.5-inch model in the next few weeks. Even if this image is not legitimate, it shows what the iPhone 6 could look like in comparison to existing models.
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Another iPhone 6 image surfaces
Another photo released by Nowhereelse.fr shows a mold, reportedly of the iPhone 6, with an iPhone 4S next to it. Calculations show that the mold could yield a display of 4.7 inches, which would be the size of the smaller iPhone 6. However, there is some uncertainty as the shape of the mold is tapered. But Nowhereelse.fr says that the image was taken before the additional pieces were attached to the bottom of the mold.
KGI Securities says that bezels of the iPhone 6 will be narrower by 10%-20%. The device is likely to have 1GB RAM, A8 processor, iOS 8, NFC integration, TouchID, 8MP camera with optical image stabilization, and a larger battery. However, sapphire glass will be used only in the high-end 5.5-inch iPhone 6.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares fell 0.28% to $520.21 in the early trading session Tuesday.