While I’m never all that keen on paying too much attention to leaked images of upcoming devices, I found it difficult not to think of the early generations of iPhone – something between iPhone 3G and iPhone 5.
Yes, it’s obviously a little taller overall (as phones have grown over the years), but there’s a striking similarity for me between the leaked images from Evan Blass (AKA. ‘@EvLeaks‘) and the venerable Apple devices.
Credit: Middle Image: EvLeaks/Twitter
From left: iPhone 4, leaked image of rumored HTC (M) 10 and iPhone 3G
Admittedly, the angular edge and rear would be different to the rounded curves of the earlier generation iPhones – had it kept the curved rear of the previous M8 and M9 models, it would look even more like one though.
Don’t misunderstand, I like HTC’s handsets. The last phone I handed over money for was an HTC. I just hope that the images aren’t representative of the finished product. Obviously with leaked images, I’m drawing no conclusions just yet.
While its smartphone efforts have been lauded by critics but commercially questionable performers, the company is now looking to diversify into new areas, such as VR with the HTC Vive. Perhaps that’s its future.