Dummy Unit of Apple iPhone 6 Leaked, Shows Power Button On the Side of Device
Another photo of a dummy unit seems to confirm that Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 will sport a new design and bigger display.
Italian site Macitynet.it managed to take a photo of an alleged iPhone 6 dummy unit which is used by a case manufacturer to design its case accessories. As the photo is clearer and of higher quality than previous leaks, we now have a better look at the design of the phone.
Falling right in line with recent leaks and reports, the power button is shifted to the right side of the device. This is implemented by most Android vendors for their smartphones with large displays as it is easier for consumers to reach for the power button on the side.
The dummy unit also reveals that the iPhone 6 may come with a slightly protruding camera module. We've noted in our reviews of phones with protruding cameras that such implementation would leave the lens vulnerable to scratches, and we wonder if the next iPhone will suffer a similar fate although the use of sapphire crystal may minimize the problem.
Based on the back of the dummy unit and the new location of the power button, it is likely that the iPhone 6 will be equipped with a bigger display. Bloomberg reported in November 2013 that Apple is working on two iPhone models - a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch model - for release in the second half of 2014. Rumored specs of the iPhones include an ultra slim chassis of 6.1mm, a 10-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, an "Ultra-Retina" display and a 2.6GHz A8 processor.