While this seems very obscure and hard to substantiate, Nowhereelse.fr reports about leaked photos of what is claimed to be iPhone 6’s LED backlight for the LCD screen. The only thing that hints at the possibility of the leak being an iPhone 6 part is the comparison to iPhone 5s’s LED backlight.
The leaked image was picked up over at Sino Weibo and posted via the French tech blog, Nowhereelse.fr. By way of specs, it doesn’t reveal much. However, this could be positive indication that a 4.7″ device is being produced, bolstering all our hopes and expectations further.
Rumors about iPhone 6 part leaks aren’t new but in the recent weeks, we have only been treated to boring old mockups of the iPhone 6 – spectacular though the mockups and dummy pieces were. Most recently, a video showed how iOS 7 would look on a 4.7″ iPhone 6, based on scaling factor. Note that the iPhone 6, when it’s released in September/October, would run iOS 8.
The iPhone features an LED-backlit LCD display. The side-by-side comparison of the leaked photo and the iPhone 5s backlight shows a similarity in the flex cable that pops out of the bottom. The difference, noted by AppleInsider, is that there are three contact pads on the new backlight instead of the two in iPhone 5s. That doesn’t lead to any solid conclusions though.
The iPhone 6 is expected to hit the stands sometime in September or October this year, in keeping with the annual cycle of iPhone upgrades. While a lot of speculation about the 4.7″ iPhone 6 has continued over the weeks, not much has been speculated about the other big device, the 5.5″ iPhone 6 which probably isn’t coming.
With the WWDC 2014 starting in less than a fortnight, all eyes are now fixed on iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 along with expected updates to the Mac hardware. The iPhone 6 will – probably – briefly go into limbo before coming up back again in a few days post-WWDC.