As if we needed any further confirmation that Apple is planning on releasing two versions of the iPhone 6, new images of cases for both models have just appeared on the web.
There was a time when Apple was able to keep most of the details of upcoming devices a well-guarded secret. The company was famous for threatening to sue any website that posted images or details on unannounced devices. All that changed when Gizmodo purchased an iPhone 4 prototype for $5,000 in April 2010. The prototype had been lost by an Apple employee and somehow made it into the hands of the editor of the website and images were published for the world to see. Needless to say, this infuriated Steve Jobs and Apple, which led to police breaking down the editor's door and seizing all of his computers even after the prototype was returned to Apple. The investigation was ultimately closed and no charges were filed and since then every subsequent iPhone has leaked before Apple's official unveiling.
Now that we're getting closer to the release of the iPhone 6, many of Apple's secrets for the next-generation device are making their way to the web. We recently posted about iPhone 6 renders that were created using leaked schematics of both the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch smartphones. A new set of images has leaked that are reportedly clear plastic cases for both iPhone 6 models.
MobileFun received the above images, which it claims are cases for the 4.7 and 5.7-inch iPhone 6. The case designs match the schematics that were leaked and also back up another claim that the iPhone 6's power button has been moved from the top of the smartphone to the side to make one-handed use easier on the larger devices. On the bottom of both cases there are cutouts for the iPhone 6's Lightning connector, 3.5-mm headphone jack, and speakers.
As usual, there's no way to confirm that these images are fully legit and we'll only know for sure when Tim Cook takes the stage in September and officially announces both iPhone 6 models. So stay tuned for more iPhone 6 leak coverage as it happens.