“While a glut of alleged ‘iPhone 6’ mockups have suggested there will be lines cut out toward the top and bottom of the back panel on Apple’s next handset, a new report claims those are just placeholders for small glass panels that will be included, in a design much like the iPhone 5s,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.
“When Apple switched to an aluminum back panel with the iPhone 5, and kept that design for the current flagship iPhone 5s, the company needed to use glass at the top and bottom to serve as ‘windows’ for the device’s internal radios,” Hughes reports. “A series of mockups out of the Far East claiming to show the design of Apple’s anticipated “iPhone 6″ have suggested that the company might simply have straight lines across the back, where those glass windows would be, made of an unknown material.”
Hughes reports, “But a new report on Monday from Japanese newspaper Nikkei, first spotted by G for Games, claims that those lines only mark the places where the glass panels will eventually go in the final product. That would suggest that the back panel will look largely similar to the iPhone 5s.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jax44” for the heads up.]