Via GforGames, China Mobile is listing specs for the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 on its website. Whilst some of this information is obvious at this point, like screen size, other information is very specific. The site ostensibly claims the iPhone will use a quad-core A8 processor, will have some level of waterproofing and have a screen resolution of 1334×750. It also claims the device will be 7mm thin.
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What’s questionable here is whether China Mobile is reporting ‘fact’ or simply guessing. Carriers have a track record of making up specs pages for future Apple devices, to hype demand before the actual specs are unknown. China Telecom pulled such a stunt a few days ago, using fan-made mockups and rumored technical details, to encourage preorders.
Whilst some of China Mobile’s quoted specs are likely to ring true (the iPhone 6 leaked over the weekend does indeed appear to have a 1334×750 screen resolution), other elements seem very far-fetched.
For instance, to be waterproof, devices usually have to include port covers so water cannot enter through the holes. This seems like something Apple wouldn’t do — and is not supported by past leaks.