iPhone 6 rumors: features, leaks, release date and others

Local telecom expert Xiang Ligang cited sources from the Foxconn that claimed the smartphone has entered the PVT (Product Validation Test) stage which detects any potential faults that could affect the assembly process.

Mass production of the device can start if no issues are discovered.

Digitimes reported that Pegatron was assigned half of the production of the 4.7-inch model, while Foxconn is responsible for the other half.

The same publication wrote that sales of at least 3 Apple suppliers have increased last month and will continue to rise in the coming months.

The July revenue growth is said to be in connection to iPhone 6 orders and sales of the three suppliers are expected to increase in the third quarter.

Also this week NBTC secretary Takorn Tantasith tweeted about the existence of two versions of the smartphone, with model numbers A1586 and A1524, a move that didn’t please Cupertino.

Thailand’s Thai Rath newspaper reported that a meeting between Apple and the officials took place in order to clarify the issue.

MacRumors noted that during the meeting Apple said that the two new models of the device may not be named “iPhone 6.”

The past week has also been extremely prolific in terms of leaks concerning the two devices.

The white assembled display of the 4.7-inch version was shared by Apple.club.tw.

Rumors alleging that the Apple logo could act as Notification Light were refuted by the same Taiwanese publication that posted a leaked image showing several Apple logos most likely aimed to be implemented in the iPhone 6.

The Apple logo, the camera ring and the True Tone flash were part of a set of photos posted by Nowhereelse.fr that revealed several new features of the device.

Renowned Apple leaker Sonny Dickson japed on the bandwagon with two photos of the backplate of the iPhone 6 on Twitter.

Luxury retailer Feld & Volk added to the pile by publishing a batch of photos of the components for the iPhone 6, revealing ad detailed look on the front panel, the power button and a SIM card tray with a silver metal finish.

A fully assembled logic board was posted online by Chinese repair firm GeekBar.

The 1,810 mAh battery of the 4.7-inch model was allegedly shared by Nowhereelse.fr, while photos of a 2,915mAh battery and the motherboard of the 5.5-inch version were published by Chinese site Apple Daily.

Finally, we present 3D renders of the device’s packaging created by designer Martin Hajek.

The release date of the next-generation iPhone is expected to take place on September 9, with a possible launch in stores on Friday, Sept. 19.