“iPhone 6” Smuggled from Foxconn China Factory and its Photos Posted on TMZ

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If these photos are real, you could be looking at the new bigger screen “iPhone 6”.

We are just weeks away from the official launch of the next generation iPhone which is speculated to be called “iPhone 6”. Plenty of leaked photos of different parts of the new smartphone from Apple have been shared on the internet and tech blogs.

TMZ just posted some photos of the new “iPhone 6” and saying that the iPhone was smuggled out by an ex-employee who used to work at the design department at Foxconn’s factory in China.

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The owner of the phone says the smuggler is his friend — an ex-employee — who worked in Foxconn’s hardware department designing the outer casing for the new model. As for the inner workings — we’re told it’s not running an authentic Apple IOS, which is SOP during the development stage for security purposes.

Based on my years of experience handling, fixing and dismantling iPhones, these photos are very convincing. One of the reasons why is because the curved touch screen panel which looks extremely similar to the leaked photo that was shown on this website a few days ago:

… and here’s an extremely close-up photo of the curved corner of the touch screen panel:

Here are more photos showing the “iPhone 6” that was posted on TMZ, showing the back panel. Looks like the sleep/wake button is now placed on the right hand side of the phone, instead of on the top.

This guy is comparing the old iPhone 5 and the “iPhone 6”:

There are simply too many rumors floating around at the moment so although these photos are very convincing (at least for me), it’s better that we wait for the real deal when it’s launched next month. The folks at Gizmodo are mocking TMZ for posting these photos and saying that it’s a clone.

I do like how Apple made it simpler to replace the screen based on the second photo from the top. All you need is a suction cup to lift the display panel very much like the iPhone 3GS.

So, do you think this is the next generation iPhone?

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