New iPhone 6 rear shell photos show protruding camera lens and round True Tone LED flash

iPhone 6 (backplate, Sonny Dickson 002)

Although everyone’s favorite parts leaker, Australia-born Sonny Dickson, has remained mostly mum in terms of iPhone 6 component leaks this year, Tuesday morning he took to Twitter to share high-resolution photos of an alleged iPhone 6 rear shell which seem to match up nicely with the leaks we recently saw.

In addition to the antenna breaks at the top and the bottom replacing the glass cutouts seen on the iPhone 5/5s, the images appear to depict an iPod touch-style protruding lens for the device. Also clearly visible on the photos: a circular dual-LED flash module that Apple calls ‘True Tone’ flash…

Shared on Twitter, a pair of images seemingly depict an all-metal backplate. For what it’s worth, the scuffed-up part appears virtually identical to the photo and video of the assumed iPhone 6 rear shell that luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk shared recently on its Instagram account.

Standard disclaimer applies here: take the image with a truckload of salt as Disckson has been wrong before. And unlike previous pre-production components, this particular part lacks any brand name or regulatory information.

iPhone 6 (backplate, Sonny Dickson 001)

The round rather that pill-shaped dual-LED flash can be clearly seen on the image. Also, it appears that the lens will indeed protrude from the chassis rather than being flush with the device.

The circular True Tone flash first surfaced along with a plethora of various alleged iPhone 6 components highlighted yesterday by French blog

The new iPhones should be unveiled at a media event reportedly scheduled for September 9.

The 4.7 and 5.5-inch devices are widely expected to sport a redesigned and thinner enclosure and include an Apple-designed A8 chip (said to be clocked at 2GHz, or more, per core), a Sony-made 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, three new sensors and more.

Though both handsets are likely to be formally announced at the event, the bigger 5.5-inch variant may arrive later in the year as Apple and its suppliers solve purported production issues with the device.