Foxconn has long since been Apple’s main ally in production of iOS devices, and with the iPhone 6 set to be announced in just a few weeks, Foxconn’s manufacturing plants must be swarming with evidence. Of course, as part of the agreement to prepare the smartphone for mass distribution, Foxconn is obligated to keep everything under wraps, but every now and again, something slips through the net. Today, we have what appear to be precise iPhone 6 measurements sourced directly from Foxconn, and although these details have been scattered around the blogosphere for quite some time, it’s nice to finally have something a little more concrete.
Throughout the past couple of months, plenty have doubted the existence of the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone said to be accompanying the 4.7-inch variant, but with this very plausible leak from Foxconn detailing both alongside the current-gen iPhone 5s, there’s little question that Apple has two devices in the works for release. Whether the more sizeable edition – apparently beset by delays – will manifests itself any time soon is still up for discussion, but next month on September 9th, expect to see two different versions of the iPhone 6.
The new Foxconn leak, meanwhile, arrives to us via French blog iGen.fr, and clocks the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s dimensions in at 158 mm x 78 mm x 7.1 mm, with the protruding camera adding an extra 0.6 mm bump. It’ll weigh 184.6 grams according to the data, which unfortunately, doesn’t actually list the weight of the 4.7-inch variant.
Speaking of which, the smaller iPhone 6 will supposedly measure in at 138 mm x 66 mm x 6.9 mm, and so while it will be marginally thinner than the 5.5-inch model, the 0.2 mm difference will scarcely be noticeable.
Still, with the iPhone 5s offering a 7.6 mm depth, both should feel noticeably sleeker than the current flagship, and given the improvements that have reportedly been made to the internal hardware, Apple’s design team appears to have been well and truly on its game.
As aforementioned, the Apple event is unofficially slated for September 9th, so until we hear differently, mark it down in your calendars. In the meantime, we’ll keep you updated on all the very latest iPhone 6 rumors and reports, so stay tuned!
(Source: iGen.fr [Google Translate])
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