iPhone 6 leaked photos show alleged backlight panel

A backlight panel for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been published on Chinese microblogging site Weibo [via Nowhereelse].

The images suggest that the new panel is identical to the one used on the iPhone 5S.

However, the connector shown in the picture looks smaller and in a different location than on the current smartphone.

Apple is expected to take advantage of advances in LED backlighting technology to start working with thinner parts for the iPhone 6 in order to achieve a significant reduction in the thickness of the handset.

Recent reports have claimed that the next iPhone will have a definition of 1704 x 960 pixels, suggesting that the screen is larger.