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This week's rumours surrounding the iPhone 6 include a "super-resolution" camera, a curved screen and an August launch MacRumours

It's Apple. It's the iPhone. And that means one thing. Rumours. Many, many crazy rumours.

In order to distill the ridiculously crazy and off the wall rumours from the slightly-less bonkers rumours, we good people here at IBTimes UK put together a roundup of the week's most interesting stories about Apple's next and biggest (in every sense of the world) iPhone.

So sit back and enough the latest whispers, rumours and tittle-tattle emanating from all corners of the internet this week:

Curved screen on iPhone 6

Notorious iPhone leaker Sonny Dickson has tweeted photos of a dummy iPhone 6 that appears to show a curved screen.

Rumours of curved edges have already been circulating widely and were seemingly confirmed last week through leaked images of a device from a Chinese production factory.

Dickson's picture takes the curve rumours one step further by appearing to reveal a curved screen, with a distorted reflection on the display an indication that the glass is a convex shape.

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The reflection on the left of the screen has caused speculation that the screen might be curved. Sonny Dickson

August launch

Taiwanese media have reported that the iPhone 6 will be unveiled in August, one month earlier than previously expected.

A report in Taiwan's Economic Daily News (via Reuters) cites unidentified supply-chain sources in revealing that the 4.7in version of the device will be available in August, with a 5.5in or 5.6in model released one month later.

According to the Economic Daily News, 80 million iPhone 6 handsets will be manufactured this year.

Super-resolution photos

A patent published this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has revealed that Apple is developing new camera technology, potentially for the iPhone 6.

Last week a Chinese analyst claimed on social media platform Weibo that the new iPhone camera would feature more pixels and a better autofocus using electronic image stabilisation rather than optical.

In contrast, the latest patent shows that Apple is working on a form of "super-resolution based on optical image stabilisation".

A Super Resolution Mode is mentioned in the patent, meaning it could feature alongside existing modes like Panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR).

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The new patent hints at "super-resolution based on optical image stabilisation". USPTO