London: Pictures of what is believed to be parts of the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 have been leaked on the Internet, a report has said.
The photos, which the editor of French tech blog Nowhereelse.fr said he found ''while browsing the web'', show speaker components, which are similar to ones used in the iPhone 5.
The leaked images come as rumours began circulating that Apple is readying a new version of its iPad with 128GB of storage, a potential direct challenge to Microsoft''s Surface Pro.
According to the Daily Mail, the images were apparently leaked online by an employee of the Far Eastern company, which manufactures the parts for the Silicon Valley tech giant.
The rather fuzzy images purport to show the block speaker parts which will be used on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, the paper said.
Both parts appear to be similar in design to the part currently used in iPhone 5s, but the one thought to be for the iPhone 6 is slightly smaller, it added.
The report also said that it is speculated that this could actually be designed for the as-yet hypothetical 4.8in iPhone, an iPhone Mini or a possible budget iPhone.
The latest report matches the predictions of a recent analyst''s report, which said production of the upgraded version of the iPhone 5 will begin in March for a June release.