We’ve seen plenty of concept designs for the upcoming iPhone 6 and even a few alleged leaked photos, but today we may be getting our first real look at the device. Three new pictures reportedly taken at Foxconn’s facilities and shared via Chinese social network Sina Weibo reveal what appears to be the back of a partially assembled iPhone 6.
Unfortunately, today’s photos actually show a picture of the alleged iPhone 6 displayed on a computer monitor, rather than the real thing, though we still potentially learn a few things about the rumored device. It looks as though the next iPhone could potentially feature slightly rounded edges and a protruding camera, similar to the current iPod touch. The pictured device definitely appears to be metal, and it may be thinner than the iPhone 5s. Finally, it looks like Apple will keep the headphone jack at the bottom of the device next to the Lightning port should these picture prove to be authentic.
There’s no way to tell how big the pictured iPhone actually is, though it appears to share the same basic proportions as Apple’s current flagship handset. Persisting rumors claim the iPhone 6 will come in two different sizes, with Apple offering 4.7 and 5.5-inch options. The move from the current 4-inch screen to 5.5 inches would be a drastic one for Apple, but isn’t out of the question if the company hopes to catch up to a market that’s already pushing past 6-inch smartphones.
Based on a recent report from Sonny Dickson, who leaked more photos of the iPhone 5s last year than any other source, the iPhone 6 will offer improved specs and a thinner design compared to last year’s model. The device will allegedly come equipped with an “Ultra-Retina” display at 389 ppi, a 2.6GHz A8 processor, iOS 8 and added sensors for activity tracking. Of course, we won’t know anything until Apple makes an official announcement, and based on the company’s track record that may not happen until September of this year.