Alleged iPhone 6 Backlight Panel Depicted in New Photos

While there have been a multitude of iPhone 6 mockups and case leaks, actual parts said to be from the iPhone 6 have thus far been in short supply. We've seen what might be the front panel of the device along with possible batteries and a manufacturing mold used for creating the phone's chassis.

What is said to be a backlight panel for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has now appeared on Chinese Twitter-like site Weibo (via Nowhereelse.fr) [Google Translation]. There is no way to verify the legitimacy of the images, but the backlight design does appear similar to the backlight panel of the iPhone 5s and the 5c, with a few small differences -- the connector has been relocated and the pins themselves have a different design.

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Little new information about the iPhone 6 can be gleaned from the images, legitimate or not, but previous rumors have suggested that Apple will take advantage of advancements in LED backlighting technology to shift to thinner components for the iPhone 6, shrinking the thickness of the device considerably. Current rumors and design schematics have suggested the iPhone 6 might be between 6 and 7mm thick, considerably thinner than the existing 7.6mm iPhone 5s.

While today's part appears to be for the 4.7-inch iPhone, Apple is expected to release the iPhone in two sizes: the aforementioned 4.7-inch version and a larger 5.5-inch version. While the 4.7-inch iPhone is expected to launch in the fall, possibly as early as September, the 5.5-inch version has reportedly experienced production issues that may push its launch back several months.

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Along with new backlighting technology that may result in a thinner design, the iPhone 6 is also expected to feature an A8 processor, camera improvements, and 802.11ac WiFi.

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84 months ago

I'm glad they doubled down in security...


Not this again :rolleyes:
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84 months ago

Yawn - these leaks are ruining it all for us:mad:


Who is forcing you to click?
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84 months ago
Wow! A backlight leak. :D
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84 months ago
I don't know what people are expecting visiting a website with a name that ends in rumors. Posting leaks is a job well done by site staff, i don't understand all the frustration every time a new article comes up that talks about the iPhone 6, it's been that way a long time ago, get used to it. :rolleyes:
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84 months ago

Indeed it is slave wages.


technically slaves don't get wages...
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84 months ago

Wow! A backlight leak. :D


Somebody had to shed some light on the subject...
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