New Images Leaked Show Water-proofed Apple iPhone 6?
Leaked images of Apple’s soon to be released flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6 have been doing rounds around the Web for a few weeks now.
These, it must be stressed, are pictures of mock-up versions of the phone with no hardware beneath the casing. But the pictures, from a site in China where the phones are being manufactured, give us a clear idea of how the phone looks in comparison to its predecessor the iPhone 5S.
They also give us an indication of what features to expect. One of the photos which shows the dummy phone submerged in water has lead analysts to speculate that the new iPhone will be waterproof.
We of course cannot be 100 percent sure that the image is of an iPhone 6 or if indeed, as the picture suggests, the phone will be water resistant.
But if that is the case this will be a first for the iPhone range. And it will see Apple try to keep abreast with competitors Samsung, LG and Sony whose flagship phones also boast this feature.
The Sony Xperia Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 are both water resistant to a depth of one metre and can remain submerged for up to 30 minutes.
When the LG G3 is launches in a few days’ time it is expected to have the same waterproofing as these other smartphones.
Besides being water resistant, the numerous images of the pre-production iPhone 6 indicate it will come with a 4.7 inch screen, bigger than the 4.0 inch display of the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 6 will also be significantly slimmer than its predecessor if the images are to be believed.
Reports suggest that the iPhone will be a super-slim 7.0mm when it is launched.
Also enhancing the portability and handiness of the device are the rounded edges which are smoother than the more angled ones of the 5S. But one of the images showing the unreleased phone beside the HTC One shows that the device is still less curvy than its widely acclaimed rival.
Another small but notable change is the shift of the lock button to the right side of the device, allowing it to be locked and powered on and off more easily. The pictures indicate a metal and glass exterior with the camera appearing on the top left hand side of the metallic back cover.