Apple's next iPhone is still months away from being announced but the rumor mill surrounding the device is, as always, going strong. This week tech blogs hit the jackpot as new details about the iPhone 6 and even photos of some of the device's components were leaked online.
Earlier this week a photo leaked through China's Weibo platform seemed to confirm that the next iPhone will be significantly larger than even the iPhone 5S. The image purportedly shows the iPhone 6's 4.7-inch screen in comparison with an iPhone 5.
Now another photo has surfaced showing what appears to be the battery for the iPhone 6. French website nowhereelse.fr today published a photo it claims comes from a Taiwanese website. The photo shows what appears to be batteries destined for the inside of iPhone 6 smartphones.
Judging from the date of the battery photo leaks for last year's iPhone 5S in relation to that smartphone's announcement, nowherelese.fr estimates that Apple could be ready to announce the iPhone 6 in as little as three months. The publication also points out that the batteries in the photo are slightly different in design from those found in the iPhone 5S, which could signal a significant internal redesign of the iPhone 6 compared to previous iPhones.
In addition to the new photo leaks, new hardware information about the iPhone 6 has also hit the web recently. Last week a KGI securities analyst revealed supply chain research showing that the iPhone 6 will have a 1334 x 750 "Retina" display, a newly-branded A8 processor, 1GB of memory, and a significantly slimmer bezel. Apple may also be including NFC in the device and could even offer a larger 5.5-inch version of the iPhone.
Of course, all of this new tech could come at a price. A Jefferies & Co. analyst this week weighed in on the issue, estimating that Apple is looking to charge mobile providers $100 more for the iPhone 6 than the company charged for other yearly iPhone upgrades.
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