It goes without saying that the iPhone 6 will be one of the most exciting devices of this year. For the last few months our imagination has been fueled by countless rumors and leaked images giving us a pretty good idea of what to expect. Following today’s leak we can finally put our creative thinking to rest as the unannounced iPhone 6 was caught on camera right next to the iPhone 5. According to the latest reports, Apple’s upcoming smartphone should be released in September 19th.
4.7-inch iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5
The photos of the iPhone 6 appeared on the internet courtesy of Taiwanese celebrity Jimmy Lin who photographed the phone alongside the iPhone 5. If it wasn’t for the source, we could be tempted to treat the image with a dose of reserve. However, it’s not the first time that Mr Lin posted a photo of Apple’s new phone prior to its release. Similar situation happened last year when he took a selfie of himself holding the iPhone 5 weeks before the device went official.
The iPhone 6 is notably bigger than the iPhone 5 and Lin confirms that the handset indeed has a 4.7-inch display as earlier rumors claimed. The device appears refined in every detail, from silvery matte back to delicate curved corners. In fact, the design brings to mind the iPod Touch rather than the iPhone 5S. Near the top and bottom edge of the phone Apple placed white plastic strips that run across the back panel. Their purpose most likely is to help with reception. The iPhone 6 has the power button on the right side and no built-in antenna outside.
Apple traditionally releases its new phones in the first weeks of fall and this is when we should expect the iPhone 6 to make an appearance. German carrier Deutsche Telekom is even more precise in this matter and mentions September 19th as possible launch date. It’s unclear whether it’s a pure guesswork or the carrier has access to inside information, but second half of September certainly seems like a safe bet.
Rumor has it that Apple also has a 5.5-inch iPhone in the works which could be launched in October. It yet remains to be seen whether it is true or not. Either way, the next-generation iPhone is one of the most anticipated devices of 2014.