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Rumored iPhone 6 backplate appears in new photos

The photos were published by Sonny Dickson, a noted Apple leaker who proved quite accurate last year leading up to the iPhone 5S.

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Photos have surfaced showing what could be the iPhone 6's rear backplate.

Sonny Dickson, a noted Apple leaker who has made a name for himself for producing typically accurate leaks and information related to the notoriously secret firm, has published photos of what could be the backside of the iPhone 6 .

The first photo shared on Tuesday shows the entire iPhone 6 backplate, complete with a metal chassis and deeply defined lines to accent its design. The second image shows a closeup of the holes for the device's camera and flash.

iPhone 6 rumors have been flying for months. Reports suggest Apple will launch both a 4.7-inch version and another 5.5-inch model that will feature improved specs and run on iOS 8 at launch. The latest rumors suggest Apple will hold a special event in early September to unveil the new devices and launch at least the smaller version this fall. The rumor mill has said that the 5.5-inch model could launch later this year.

Dickson, who hails from Melbourne, Australia, came to prominence last year after revealing images of both the iPhone 5S and new iPads that proved accurate.

Of course, like any Apple handicapper, some of his leaks have been off, including a recent rash of alleged iPhone 6 photos that have been identified as fake. Still, many of the leaks he shares are credible, which makes this one a little more believable than others that might come along.

The trouble, of course, is trying to figure out exactly what Apple is up to. The company keeps its plans close to its chest and will never provide details on new products until it holds its special events.

Apple also never comments on rumors or leaked images, making determining the accuracy of leaked photos impossible to verify. This latest leak, therefore, should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.

CNET has contacted Apple for comment, nonetheless. We will update this story when we have more information.

(Via 9to5 Mac.)