By Stephen Schenck | January 8, 2014 5:50 PM
If you’re a big Android user, or a Windows tablet fan, CES is a truly great place to be: like a kid in a candy store. Apple enthusiasts, on the other hand, have a lot less to look forward to. Some new accessories – sure – but accessories come out all year round, and Apple’s not about to launch a new iPhone or anything at one of these expos. However, while the CES is the big news now in the States, Apple’s manufacturing partners may be up to something of their own in Southeast Asia, and we’ve just gotten our hands on what’s purportedly an image of a metal frame for the iPhone 6.
Right away, two things scream out at us: this guy is big, and crazy thin. How big, though? Well, hands are pretty unreliable for using as a sense of scale, but we’d guess this device might be north of five inches. For what it’s worth, the last rumor we heard talked about 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch sizes; could this be the latter? The source seems to think that this is just the 4.7-incher, but that’s a little hard for us to swallow.
Presumably we’re looking at this upside down, with that headphone jack actually on the bottom edge, but even flipping this around leaves us with concerns. Will the camera really see through that little opening in what here is the bottom-right?
In the end, we’re not feeling super confident about this really being an iPhone 6 component, but with new sizes and all, who can really tell? When Apple’s thinking outside the box, all bets are off. For now, we’ll just have to see if more hardware matching these shots shows up in the future.