The next iPhone will likely be unveiled in two short months. It comes around so quickly. Doesn't it?
Although it seems like just yesterday Apple was on stage unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company is already in the process of manufacturing its next pair of iPhones, thought to be called iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus. We know this because images of the new smartphones have already surfaced online, including a set of leaks straight from the production plant.
French publication Nowhereelse has published images from a source who appeared to have complete access to Apple suppliers as they're actually assembling the iPhone 6S from various components, such as the front panel. From the leaked images, for instance, we can see someone prepping iPhone 6S front panels. If the leak is legit, this is what the phone's face will look like.
As you can see, it'll look just like the iPhone 6, which aligns with previous reports about Apple sticking to the same design for its next iPhone. It isn't unusual for Apple to use "S" upgrades for internal changes and performance improvements rather than complete design overhauls; the iPhone 6S's biggest feature is that it'll reportedly have Force Touch built into the display.
Nowhereelse's source couldn't say whether the front panel pictured has Force Touch components or even whether the display is made of sapphire crystal or Gorilla Glass, but we should know more when Apple debuts the new iPhone models in September.
The iPhone 6S is expected to be a 4.7-inch device, while the iPhone 6S Plus will be 5.5 inches Both are rumoured to feature faster A9 chips, 2GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Check out the gallery above for more leaked images.