Wednesday, 2 July, 2014 | 1:01
We've seen many, many mockups of the purported iPhone 6 over the past half year — tons — and even though all of these mockups are just that, as time progresses, they may actually be getting closer to what the final end product could be.
As we get closer to the manufacturing start date of Apple's next smartphone, supply-chain leaks tend to become more accurate. We saw it with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and the iPad Air.
That's why it's worth looking at the latest round of iPhone 6 mockups, this time from Japanese newspaper Nikkie. As pointed out by 9to5Mac and translated by GforGames, these mockups offer a "rough idea" of the final product.
The mockup, which clearly isn't of Apple quality — is reportedly missing "key details," but some of the images align with what we've seen elsewhere. For instance, the screen is thinner and rounder. The display, which may actually be curved, will also reportedly fit into the aluminum shell perfectly, eschewing the diamond-cut edge on the iPhone 5S.
As for the white stripes on the back of the device — those aren't supposed to be antenna markers. Instead, they're supposed to be for glass on the back panel.
Rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 say that it will potentially come in two larger sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. Although it's unlikely that Apple will maintain four different phone sizes (including the 4-inch iPhone 5S/5C and the 3.5-inch iPhone 4S), it seems the company may release a bigger phone.