Apple’s iPhone 6 is expected to be launched this Tuesday during Apple’s press conference but all the surprise can be spoiled when a Chinese site cnBeta posted a series of pictures and a video of an apparently working 4.7- inch iPhone 6, which was posted by one of the Weibo users. While there seems to be a huge doubt regarding the authenticity of the phone, some interesting characteristics of the device leaves no doubt that this could be the real deal.
Apple iPhone 6 – Unofficial Photos and Videos
The video showed an official, functional and activated iPhone 6. The new Passbook icon which features a magnetic credit card at the top to make payments can be seen in the video. It is assumed that one is going to be able to pay using the iOS devices everywhere you go.
The leaker has also uploaded a brief video demonstrating Touch ID on the device, suggesting this is, in fact, a legitimate iPhone 6. The images appear to depict a new iPhone with roughly a 4.7-inch screen. The overall design looks very polished. The tapered edges of the front glass can be clearly seen, and the round dual-LED True Tone generally missing in clones is present.
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. Photos also show the App Store, as well as the About screen in the Settings app showing a 64 GB model running iOS 8.0 build 12A365, being accessed on the device.
The body also shows a recessed cavity for the volume buttons, as has been seen recently on a shell believed to be legitimate but also generally missing from clones.
While these images appear legitimate, the truth will be officially revealed on Tuesday when Tim Cook is expected to take the stage and unveil the next iPhone and the “iWatch.” Alongside this 4.7-inch model, rumors suggest the company will debut a larger iPhone, 5.5-inch version as well.