It looks like the successor to the Apple iPhone 6, which is expected to be unveiled this fall (September-October), may not be very different from the current version of the phone.
Pictures allegedly featuring the iPhone 6S’ front panel have appeared on French website Nowhereelse.fr, which has a good record when it comes to Apple related leaks and rumours. The pictures feature close-ups of the phone’s front panel and the panels on assembly line.
The website mentions that the images depict the front panel of the Gold and Silver variants of the iPhone 6S which is currently in production. The website credits a person close to the development as the source of the information. It’s not clear if the panel features a sapphire crystal display or Force Touch, first seen in Apple Watch.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen leaked images of the iPhone 6S. Earlier this month, 9to5Mac had featured images of the phone’s rear shell. It was reported that though the design of iPhone 6S does not have any tweaks, it’s expected to come with a different internal mounting structure for the new logic board and components. The leaked images cleared the rumours that said iPhone 6S will be equipped with a dual-lens rear camera system, since the cut-outs for camera, microphone and LED flash on the rear casing were the same as the ones on the iPhone 6. Like its predecessor, iPhone 6S will sport the same design at the bottom for the headphone jack, speaker holes, microphone and Lightening port.
It’s worth pointing out that the ‘S’ variants of iPhones are usually incremental upgrades with no major design changes. The phone is expected to sport an improved 12MP camera, Apple’s A9 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage variant and Force Touch.