“The rumour mill is abuzz today as photos of an alleged iPhone 6 prototype have surfaced online, showing what appears to be an iPhone with an edge-to-edge curved display and no Home button,” Ashleigh Allsopp reports for Macworld UK.
“The photos, which were shared by GSMArena on Thursday, closely resemble an Apple patent application that was published by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week, detailing an iPhone with a wraparound display,” Allsopp reports. “It doesn’t look like the display technology is currently present in the prototype, suggesting that Apple could be finalising ways to successfully implement the edge-to-edge screen into the device.”
Allsopp reports, “The lack of a Home button in the photographs could indicate that iOS 7 will have more advanced gesture control functionality. The authenticity of these photographs is questionable, though, and even GSMArena’s source said that he couldn’t swear that they are genuine.”
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