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The latest iPhone 6 leak offers clear glimpse of the 4.7-inch front panel

The alleged front panel of the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6
The alleged front panel of the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6
USed with permission by AppleClub

The rumored release date for the iPhone 6 is approaching fast, and as expected rumors and leaks surrounding the device are hitting the web at an astonishing rate, but a new leak that was posted to Taiwanese tech blog, AppleClub on Aug. 11 shows the alleged front panel of the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 in perhaps the clearest image to date.

The new pictures clearly show that the iPhone 6 will indeed have rounded corners just like previous iterations of the device, and that the ear piece and home button remain, but that’s about it. The image also shows that the iPhone has not undergone any radical changes in overall design, which will please many but also disappoint those who wanted Apple to innovate a little when it came to the iPhone’s aesthetics.

The iPhone 6 will supposedly be coming in two different sizes this year. Apple has listened to fans who wanted a larger screen to match devices offered by Android and Windows Phone manufacturers, and Apple have decided to try and steal away some of Samsung’s thunder by reportedly building a 5.5-inch phablet version of the iPhone 6, however little is really known about the larger version of the device, and confirmed images of the phablet have been few and far between.

There have been many leaks surrounding the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and of the new sapphire glass display that Apple will be using for the first time, but not much is known about the internal specifications of the device. Rumors state that the iPhone 6 will feature a new improved version of the 64-bit processor that was featured in the iPhone 5s, a more powerful (perhaps 13-megapixel) iSight camera, an enhanced version of the finger print scanner, and of course iOS 8. Recent rumors have also suggested that the new iPhone 6 will drop the entry level 16GB model and that the new standard internal memory size will be 32GB.

There is no confirmed release date for the iPhone 6 yet, but it is believed that Apple will start shipping the new smartphone around the end of September, or the early part of October along with the much hyped Apple iWatch (aka iTime) smartwatch. Prices are expected to be $299 for the 32GB model on a two year contract and $399 for the 64GB model.

The good news is that the iPhone 6 could be making its first public appearance at an event that is rumored to be scheduled for Sept. 9, which just happens to conveniently fall just a few days after Samsung’s event to announce the new Galaxy Note 4.

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