Fresh iPhone 6 rumors surfacing over the weekend have brought us a couple of really nice manufacturing renderings, as well as reports that the iPhone 6 may be waterproof and shots of a gold iPhone!
Renderings of a 4.7-inch device were leaked onto a Chinese website, seemingly confirming certain changes and updates we’ve already seen in previous rumors. The diagrams below appear to show a move towards more rounded edges and corners, a move away from the sharper design of the 5s and more towards the iPhone 5c and the earliest generation iPhones. Also evident is the two-tone design at the top and bottom of the device on the real panel, which we’ve seen in a couple of other leaks.
The second shot also reveals larger volume buttons and the power/lock button, which has been moved to the side of the device to compensate for its larger size. There also appears to be a much larger hole for the iPhone 6’s camera, which certainly suggests an improvement there.
Alongside these leaked renderings come reports that the iPhone 6 will feature waterproof protection. These shots from Phone Arena appeared to show the iPhone 6 fully manufactured, with another shot showing the iPhone 6 totally submerged.
The models above seem fairly legitimate, but of course, any fool can throw an iPhone in the bath. The waterproofing rumor seems a little sketchy to say the least, however with Apple’s competitors increasingly making use of waterproof technology, it’s not all that unreasonable to consider that Apple might use the technology too.
The final leaks come from 9to5 Mac, who got their hands on 3 separate iPhone 6 devices, sporting the silver, grey and gold colors we’re now used to. This is the first time a gold iPhone 6 has made an appearance, and this leak would appear to confirm that the next iPhone will feature the same premium color line up as the iPhone 5s did. Some of the finer details of these devices seem a little off, and they aren’t all the same size. This means we have to treat this rumor with the same skepticism as the rest of the leaks we’ve seen, however this is the first promising sign of premium colors that up until now, hadn’t made an appearance.
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