Several leaked pictures that were posted on Weibo from a supposed Foxconn factory presented the smartphone’s detailed design schematics and manufacturing molds.
The first three images apparently showed the detailed schematics of a very thin case and more rounded edges.
The molds in which the iPhone 6 will be placed were also pictured.
French blog Nowhereelse.fr posted a leaked photo, also from a Foxconn factory, that showed the old iPhone 4S compare to one of the molds in the assembly that is producing the iPhone 6.
The size of the body on the mold measures 138 mm in length by 64 mm in width, seemingly confirming the presence of a 4.7-inch screen.
The same French site published photos if of alleged cases for the iPhone 6, suggesting the device could have more rounded edges, a new form factor for the volume buttons and a relocated power button.
In addition, the front panel of the iPhone 6 surface in leaked photos posted by Weibo user jiezhixc (via iPhon.fr), placed in comparison to an iPhone 5.
The leaked display appears to be much larger than the current model, with thinner panel borders.
Finally, mockups and case designs of the iPhone 6 were displayed at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.
Metal iPhone 6 mockups that are allegedly based on the design of the smartphone were resented by a company at the fair.
Some of the features of these mockups included more rounded corners, a button on the side and a round camera flash.
In cooperation with designer Martin Hajek, French site Nowhereelse.fr published concept images of the iPhone 6 based on the leaked photos of cases that popped up online this week.
The Dutch designer imagined two versions of the smartphone, a 4.7-inch version and a larger 5.7-inch device, both in line with the latest speculation about Apple’s upcoming smartphones.
Reports by MacRumors and The Verge analyzed what iPhone apps could look like on a 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1134×750 pixels.
An image presenting the appearance of the home screen of a larger iPhone display and a mockup showing unoptimized apps on a 4.7-inch iPhone are presented.
Leaked photographs of the battery of the iPhone 6 made their way to Weibo, appearing similar to the batteries that are usually used in the iPhone.
A single detail, however, seems to distinguish them from their predecessors: a metallic section that is integrated along the side.
Finally, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek believes the iPhone 6 could cost an extra $100 as Apple is reportedly negotiating with carriers to increase the price of the device.