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Apple News: iPhone 6 Case Photos Leaked

Say "Bonjour" to the next iPhone, perhaps, thanks to French website NowhereElse.fr. The site has published photos of the alleged metal case for the next iPhone, with room for a 4.7-inch screen. Additional changes include moving the lock button from the top to the side. Apple has, to date, shied away from larger iPhone sizes because of concerns about usability in one hand. This change might be to address that concern.

The sides of the rumored iPhone 6 appear to be rounded, similar to the current iPod nano. This gives the appearance of the phone being even thinner, and it should be comfortable to hold. The back is all metal, with a few spacers for separation. Presumably, Apple has learned a lot from "AntennaGate" and this design should ensure that the metal doesn't block Wi-Fi and cellular reception.

iPhone 6?

My French is a little rusty, but they seem to be claiming a 12-megapixel camera will be built-in. While Apple has made many advancements in flash, focus, and slow-motion recording, the megapixel ratings have lagged behind Microsoft and Android devices. 12-megapixels will be welcome, but it wall also eat up memory quicker. Perhaps now is the time for Apple to make a 32GB version the minimum? Then again, overseas at least, Apple recently released an 8GB version of the current iPhone in order to lower costs.

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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.