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iPhone 6 Latest Images: Is This What Apple's Next Phone Looks Like?

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The iPhone 6 is nowhere near being released, as far as we know. Judging by Apple's regular-as-clockwork pattern of product releases, we won't hear anything for sure until September - or June at the earliest, at WWDC, if you count iOS 8 as 'iPhone 6' news.

Regardless, that hasn't stopped virtually everyone with a passable CAD qualification having a go at designing their own concepts of the future-phone.

We've already seen a few very good examples, most of which stick pretty rigidly to the established formula.

Now Techradar are having a go, with the above concept and its blend of full-metal bodies with an iPhone 5C approach to buttons and switches.

Take a look. Meanwhile here's everything we know for sure about the iPhone 6.

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Release Date?

The iPhone 6 will almost certainly be announced at an Apple event in September 2014, and released at the end of October or early November.

Software?

The iPhone 6 will run a new version of iOS - presumably named iOS 8 - which will expect to be announced at the WWDC conference in June 2014.

It is expected to enhance the fitness tracking and health-focused features of the device, and refine elements of the radical iOS 7. We may also finally see live-updating homescreen widgets, but don't bank on it.

Specs?

Other than an A8 chip - the next evolution of Apple's own customised processors - and associated performance bumps, we don't know any specifics.

The camera will likely receive a bump from 8 megapixels up to around 13 megapixels, but again the focus will be on quality and not sheer megapixel jumps.

We could also see a move to 128GB storage space on the highest-end phones, though that again is just speculation at this stage.

Screen size?

This is one of the big questions. It's thought that the main iPhone will move to 4.7-inches. Some sources suggest the screen could be powered by a giant Retina+ IGZO display with a 1080P, full-HD resolution. It has also been reported that a larger 'phablet' style device with a 5.5-5.7-inch screen could be on the way.

We'll also be hearing the word "sapphire" more - either as the material out of which the entire display will be built, or as the basis for more features like the iPhone 5S' fingerprint scanner.

On a related note it is also possible the iPhone 6 will be water and dust resistant like the Samsung Galaxy S5 - though again that's just conjecture.

Wireless charging?

Some sources suggest the iPhone 6 could finally have built-in wireless charging, though that feature hasn't exactly set the world alight when built into Nokia or Nexus handsets.