iPhone 6 screen pictures leaked

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Photographs of the alleged iPhone 6 with an increased screen size have been posted on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site similar to Twitter.

iPhone 6 Front Panel Weibo

The images, which appears to have been taken in a factory, shows the leaked screen lined up next to an iPhone 5s. It is noticeably larger in every dimension and with the latest rumours that Apple is once again increasing the size of its flagship smartphone, this might just be what the final iPhone 6 looks like from the front.

From the pictures we can see that it has all the same characteristics of the previous generation iPhone including cutouts for the front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, ear speaker, and the TouchID home button.

iPhone 6 Front Panel Comp Weibo

The current size of the screen has been a common complaint for some iPhone users with the smartphone's nearest rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8 boasting larger and better quality screen. However others in the iPhone community prefer to be able to use their iPhone in only one hand, whereas the S5 and HTC One require two hands to navigate.

Apple doesn't usually comment on rumours and leaks, so the validity of this image won't be known until the smartphone is eventually launched. Leaks like this are very common at this time of year especially as Apple is ramping up production of the next iPhone before a likely September release.

Several analysts have predicted that Apple will release two models of its iPhone 6 later this year, one featuring a 4.7 inch display whilst the other will have a 5.5 inch screen. A Chinese website has also indicated that production for the 4.7 inch version began in July, but production of the 5.5 inch model has been delayed until September because of manufacturing problems. If this is true it will mean that the two models will be launched at different times.