Speaker components for the iPhone 5, 5S, and 6
So far Apple has been mum about the iPhone 6, but thanks to the French tech blog Nowhereelse.fr, we now have access to alleged photos of both iPhone 5S and 6 speaker components. The Daily Mail reports that the images originate from "an employee of the Far-Eastern company which manufactures the parts" for Apple. While the supposed guts of the iPhone 6 don't seem to hold any revelations concerning the next-generation of Apple's iPhone, this is but the first wave in a series of that will steadily precipitate as we approach spring.
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Nowhereelse's source, who has reportedly broken several accurate leaks in the past with other iPhone models, suggests that the iPhone 6 will launch later in the year, preceded by the release of the iPhone 5S in the second quarter of 2013. Anyone who has been following Apple for the past year shouldn't be surprised by this release schedule.
Other recent reports indicate that the iPhone 6 will launch alongside iOS 7 with up to eight color variations, offer a curved HD display, and feature Near-Field-Communication (NFC). Word has also spread that a budget iPhone is also in production, but details are sparse.
The current iPhone 5 model is feather light and sports the new A6 dual-core processor, with a 4-inch screen with Retina display. Consumers who opt for a two-year contract with Sprint, AT&T, or Verizon have the option of a 16GB iPhone 5 at $199, a 32GB at $299.99, and a 64GB at $399.99. Unlocked phones sans-contract cost $649, 749, and $849 for each respective size.