The first photos of Apple's next generation iPhone have surfaced on Twitter, thanks to Australian writer Sonny Dickson and Twitter user Mornray886.
According to Dickson, the photos were shared by someone in China who claimed that the device is the iPhone 6. One analysis done by Virtualpants estimated the screen size of the iPhone 6 to be 5.25-inch. It seems to have an edge-to-edge display too.
The device in the photos appears to have a width of 2.6-inch while the current iPhone 5S has a width of 2.31-inch. It also retains the biometric fingerprint sensor and comes in gold.
It's hard to tell whether these images are fake or simply development prototypes. Nonetheless, the latest leaks line up with Bloomberg's report that Apple is developing two larger iPhones this year.
Apple typically refreshes its iPhone portfolio in September although sources told DigiTimes that Apple is planning to unveil the bigger iPhone in May. The iPhone 6 is also alleged to have a 10-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and improved filter.
Apple CEO Time Cook recently shared with The Wall Street Journal that the company will not "cross the line" until the technology is ready for a bigger iPhone. He also stated that Apple would not rule out the possibility of doing a bigger iPhone.