Leaked information swirls as the impending launch of the iPhone 6 nears. Some of the unshakeable rumors surrounding Apple's latest handset are solidifying with the latest batch of rumored specs and snapshots of the smartphone.

It's been flattened, if the pics of what was said to be a smuggled iPhone 6 were in fact legitimate. The images of what appeared to be the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 had a thinner form factor than it's predecessors and, of course, the screen is bigger than the iPhone 5's 4-inch display.

The iPhone 6 in the images was said to have been secreted out of a Foxconn factory in China and the individual in possession of the device said it was handed over to him by a friend that once worked on designing iPhone casing at the plant. The phone was said to be much lighter than the iPhone 5 and features an undefined sensor on its front.

While the iPhone 6's rear camera was rumored to be flush with the handset's back panel, it's not the case with the smartphone in the latest set of images -- the rear camera protrudes from the back of the phone, ever so slightly. There was also no indication that the Apple emblem on the back of the phone would light up, but there was also an absence of contradictory evidences for the rumored feature as well.

The question of sapphire screens remains unanswered, as the individual in possession of the purported iPhone 6 likely wasn't prepared to conduct a sandpaper test on the device's face. There have been reports that Apple will only use sapphire on the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6, while others have indicated that the tech company will offer sapphire screens on premium versions of both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch variants of the smartphone.

While an industry monitor expressed doubt that Apple will be able to procure enough sapphire to use on any of the models in the first batch of iPhone 6 handsets, there have been reports that Apple's sapphire production facility in Mesa, Ariz., Is hard at work to meet the demand.

With Apple preparing for a media event on Sept. 9, at which many expect a reveal of the iPhone 6, there may not be enough time left for the tech company to bless its first batch of smartphones with the protection of one of the world's hardest crystals.

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