iPhone 6 images reportedly from Foxconn reveal larger body
The alleged images also show more rounded corners and a change in the position of the power button.
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One of the images shows the frame with a height of 5.4 inches (138 mm) and a width of 2.6 inches (67 mm). In comparison, the current iPhone lineup is 4.87 inches (123.8 mm) high and 2.3 inches (58.6 mm) wide.
The latest rumors contend that Apple will bump up the diagonal for its next iPhone screen to 4.7 or 4.8 inches -- from the current 4 inches.
Other features seen in the images include rounded corners and a rounded LED, as well as less-rounded volume control buttons. The power button itself has switched location from the top of the phone to the side.
For now, we'll have to view these images with the usual grain of salt. But with the iPhone facing heavier competition from bigger-screened phones, it's a safe bet Apple will bump up the display size. Rumors also suggest that we'll see an even larger 5.5-inch "phablet-sized" iPhone added to the mix.