By Brychan Humphries
It’s that time of the year again; the first alleged leaks of Apple’s upcoming handset have already surfaced, this time from Taiwanese site Apple Club, who claimed to have published photos of the backlight from the new iPhone. The only information we can ascertain from the photos is the position of the ribbon cables which is no breakthrough. However, the fact that Apple Club have these images to hand is rather exciting as the site had previously presented us with a leaked schematic of the iPhone 6 which showed protruding cameras, giving them a certain amount of credibility. Could this mean that other, perhaps more revealing, images will surface on the site? It’s a possibility; it would definitely be worth bookmarking the Apple Club (www.apple.club.tw/) in case of any future leaks.
Apple’s famously slow rate of change where iPhone is concerned may be about to change. With such moves as the iPhone 5C, Apple broke the trend of its rather conservative method of designing and releasing new iPhones. Will we see a 6C this year? Or perhaps a 7 & 7C? If so, how will their design differ from the previous model? With Apple said to be working on USB-C charging ports, Multi-3D-Touch and dual cameras, we can expect many changes other than the usual performance improvements to the upcoming iPhones. Long ago did the rumours regarding Apple’s shift to OLED screens start circulating. However, from these images it would seem as though this long awaited change could realistically be implemented in the 12th generation iPhone which is safe to assume will be called iPhone 8.