With the event of the big unveil of the Apple iPhone 6, we thought we just update you on the leaks of the gadget just before the big day!
Above you will see a video showcasing an alleged rear shell of the larger 5.5 inch variant of the iPhone 6 from Nowhereelse.fr. The site claims that the larger 5.5 inch will be named iPhone 6 Air and this video shows that the rear shell is consistent with what we’ve seen from leaks before. There are thick antenna breaks, a rounded opening for an updated True Tone flash, a cutout for the Apple logo, a space for elongated volume buttons and a side mounted power button.
In line of rear shell of the larger variant, photos have been leaked courtesy of Evasi0nJailbreak.com. As you can see, this rear shell image looks quite similar to what we see in the video before. Can this actually be what the real rear shell of the iPhone 6 will turn out to be like?
The New York Times report that the iPhone 6 will support an optional “one-handed mode” to make it easier for users on the larger-screened devices. Apple has touted the ease of one-handed use on its current lineup as competitors have moved to even larger displays, and this new one-handed mode will clearly serve as an answer to Apple’s own previous criticism of large-screen phones.
A set of schematics leaked in pieces over the past week and a half has included reference to various 16, 64, and 128 GB flash storage modules from several vendors for the iPhone 6, although it is unclear why there is no 32 GB option included on that list. Based on the Toshiba part number, as seen on similar modules, the “7” indicates that this is a 16 GB module, suggesting the low-end iPhone 6 will continue to offer that amount of storage.
In line with earlier reports, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will boost the internal storage of the iPhone to 128 GB. Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models will ship with this higher capacity option. It is unclear whether Apple will add the 128 GB as a fourth storage option or drop the lower 16 GB model, selling the iPhone 6 only in 32, 64, and 128 GB capacities, although a 16 GB module has been seen on a leaked logic board and the earlier leaked schematic had referred to 16, 64, and 128 GB options.
Above y0u will see a photo leaked by FeldVolk along with Sonny Dickson revealing what claims to be the iPhone 6’s logic board. It shows the board’s NFC chip from NXP. The iPhone 6 will include a near field communications (NFC) chip from NXP to potentially support a mobile payments initiative from Apple and the existence of the chip seems have been confirmed it. In addition, a new report from Bloomberg claims Apple will be teaming with Visa and MasterCard in addition to American Express for its mobile payments initiative, which will be unveiled at Apple’s media event on September 9.
GeekBar claims that the Cupertino company is working on a new version of the M7 co-processor for the upcoming iPhone 6. In this latest report, a new set of schematics allegedly showcase this new co-processor chip, which is internally labeled “Phosphorus.” The “Phosphorus” component however is actually a barometric pressure sensor, not a next-generation M7 chip. According to MacRumors forum poster leecbaker, who is clearly familiar with these types of components, the item depicted in the schematic is not a next-generation M7 and actually appears to be a barometric pressure sensor. “The chip pictured has the part number BMP282. I’m 99.99% sure this is a Bosch barometric pressure sensor, similar to this part BMP280. Variants of one part often have slightly different part numbers- if Apple got Bosch to customize the chip for them with different packaging, or a slightly different measurement range, that would explain the difference in part number.”
New photos shared by Nowhereelse.fr once again claim to show a 2,915 mAh capacity battery from the 5.5-inch model of the iPhone 6. The battery in these latest photos appears identical to one detailed in a leak last month from Chinese site Apple Daily. If real, this 2,915 mAh capacity is a significant jump from the 1,560 mAh battery included in the iPhone 5s and the 1,810 mAh rumored for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. It also places the iPhone 6 on par with other larger-sized phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8.
Above is an alleged schematic shared by Apple.club.tw once again shows a protruding camera ring on the back of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which is measured at 0.67-0.77 millimeters. The website also claims that the phone will be 7 millimeters thick, which lines up with the most recent leak showing off the device’s rear shell and front panel for the first time. It is rumored that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been given a codename of N56, while the 5.5-inch version is known as N61. This is in line with the code names of prior iPhones, as the CDMA version of the iPhone 4 was known as N92.
The above images shows the rear camera from the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 by FeldVolk. The module is thinner and otherwise larger than the one from the iPhone 5s, but with Apple shaving down the iPhone’s thickness, the company has needed to create a slight protrusion on the rear of the device to accommodate the camera. This is in line with the schematic that we see before this. Feld & Volk indicates the 5.5-inch camera module does not fit in the 4.7-inch rear shell the firm has on hand, suggesting the two iPhone 6 models will use different camera modules. Supply chain analysts have indeed predicted that OIS will be a differentiating factor for the larger iPhone 6 model.
We hope all these rumors and leaks finally get confirmed in the upcoming event by Apple two days away. Apple is finally getting set to launch the new iPhone 6 on Tuesday Sept. 9 in probably one of its biggest held events this year. The company is going to hold a big event in its headquarters in Cupertino, California at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts.