Alleged Images of iPhone 6 Chassis and Manufacturing Molds Surface

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    A new set of leaks showing alleged manufacturing molds and chassis sketches of the iPhone 6 have surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo [Google Translate, via GforGames].

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    The photos are said to come from a factory belonging to Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn, as the first set of images show very detailed drawings of the chassis for a smartphone-type device, while the second set images are said to be of the manufacturing die used for Apple’s next-generation iPhone.

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    While the validity of the images cannot be confirmed, the leak follows a number of others in the past few months. Last month, another set of images posted on Weibo depicted an alleged iPhone 6 model under development at Foxconn, while Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged design drawings of what appeared to be 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 models. This was followed by a photo reportedly showing cases designed for the larger next-generation iPhone that were consistent with the design drawings.

    Apple is expected to ship the iPhone 6 later this year, which has been heavily rumored to come in two different sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. Recent reports have noted that the smaller 4.7 inch version will ship in the third quarter of 2014, while the larger version may ship later this year or early next year due to production challenges.

    Along with a larger screen, both models of the next-generation iPhone are said to include a thinner design, new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, 1GB of RAM, and an improved camera with optical image stabilization.

    Article Link: Alleged Images of iPhone 6 Chassis and Manufacturing Molds Surface
     
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    Tim Cook: "We're going to 'double down' on secrecy"
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    Oh man. Based on this, tomorrow someone will already come out with a Case for it.
     
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    Blurry AND a very convincing mould? 2-for-1 there.

    (Ironic than since Cook said Apple was "doubling down", we've had around twice as many leaks!)
     
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    I guess you can say that they're tripling down on leaks :cool:
     
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    This A8 chip better be spiffy. I'm surprised this new phone will still have 1gb of ram.
     
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    So can anyone read any new information from this? I'm trying to figure out screen size or thickness but the pictures' quality is too low.

    It looks like the sides are angled rather than completely rounded like in the other supposed leak and the renders based on them.
     
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    I have to say i'm absolutely loving the validity of all these rumours, it's like they've undoubled down on security at apple.

    The larger iPhone looks like the absolute perfect size for me from the back and am hoping an edge to edge display is in the works.
     
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    Disappointed in the lack of scale reference :(
    But hey, beggars can't be choosers
     
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    Wait... molds for what? I thought the iPhone's aluminum body was fashioned from a solid piece of aluminum? So the 6 is going plastic on us?
     
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    I am like you regarding the 1GB RAM. My guess is they are either squeezing every ounce of battery life out of it or they have not been able to bring the power consumption down enough to allow more RAM.

    Either way, I believe power consumption plays a major role when deciding RAM.
     
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    They still use Office 2003 and don't seem to care about the "secrecy".
     
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    Liquid Metal?
     
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    This means absolutely nothing to me. Still better than the cases.
     
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    Much prefer the tapered edges over the previously reported 'round' ones. True 'air' style.
     
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    The 1 gig of ram was nothing more than a guess from an analyst, it means nothing.
     
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    now if only my eyes could make a virtual model out of that

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    If this was true, the iPhone won't have rectangular or rounded edges but rather something like 45 degree edges.
     

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