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No, China Mobile didn't really let slip a render of the iPhone 6 by mistake

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No, China Mobile didn't really let slip a render of the iPhone 6 by mistake
Literally hours ago, the English-speaking part of the web started picking up on a very interesting story of a deleted tweet from China Mobile's Weibo feed, apparently showcasing the new iPhone 6 in its full glory. With the iPhone 6 now considered to be weeks, not months, away, the appeal of such story is obviously great, but unfortunately the truth is different.

Say hi to Tomas Moyano and Nicolàs Aichino, two Argentinian design students, who are actually behind the official-looking (save for the punch phrase) render, that China Mobile simply re-used. The same, along with a number of others, can be found on the two's Behance project page, where it's made clear that these are simply renders based on leaks and rumors (like the numerous dummies of the phone). These are not official renders of the phone, even though we do expect the iPhone 6 to look much alike to what we're looking at here. 

Render posted by China Mobile (left) and the original render by Moyano and Aichino (right).

Render posted by China Mobile (left) and the original render by Moyano and Aichino (right).


Interestingly enough, the source of the image (Sina) never really made those out to be anything official from what our limited Chinese indicates. Instead, the piece (and tweet) simply talk about the fact that the iPhone 6 will be carrier unlocked across the big three in China (China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom). So, once again, these are not official renders sanctioned by Apple. Thankfully, word on the street is that we'll get to see the real deal as soon as September 9th, when Apple is rumored to hold and event and introduce at least the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

source: BehanceSina (translated) via Forbes, CNET

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posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:38 4

1. promise7 (Posts: 397; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Hope it looks like this.

http://www.spigen.com/media/wysiwyg/iphone6/assets/02.jpg

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:41 2

11. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Those ones are nice, but I fear it will look more like this one>
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/newsimg/14/08/apple-iphone-6-5s-live-shots/gsmarena_003.jpg

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:01 1

12. CreeDiddy (Posts: 242; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I still think this is a prototype. Apple would not release something like this. The Spigen render is more true to life.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:08 3

14. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Sadly both are ugly as sin and the first OP picture is just bloomed to hell + a computer render (which changes the material properties). There is no chance of this thing looking better than the iPhone 5/s which was only good in black anyway. If they keep the dual tone nightmare then they really do have no design skills whatsoever.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:38 2

15. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 429; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Looks like a iPhone but bigger! not more icons, BIGGER icons, that took awhile didn't it (Note 4 this year).

iOS now comes in incredible 10 different sizes, yes 10!!! iPod shuffle, nano, touch, classic, iPhone 3.5",4",4.7"5.5" and iPad Mini and Air!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:42 3

16. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 429; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Innovation at it's finest, same iOS... 10 different sizes to choose from, oh lets not forget about different colors, oh boy, the combinations are endless... how many ways you can buy the same product over and over and again iFans, how many i ask you!!!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 17:59 1

21. Teejay1100 (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Man, I've been trying to figure this out for years. How many times can you recycle the same phone and how many time can you buy the same product over and over again?!?! I've given up. It makes no sense whatsoever.

Am I missing something? What do the Applelites see that I don't?

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:58

17. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 60; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


I really don't like the colours though. I miss the old 5 black and white.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 11:44

18. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Hope it looks like this."

This is the same render as appeared for China Telecom. There are a bunch of other views floating around of it as well.

I think the iPhone 6 will look something like these renders, not the ugly-as-f**k protruding eyeball frankenstein that has been making the rounds for months.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 19:18 1

25. quakan (Posts: 1176; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Spigen is really betting their money on that being the final design. They already have 4 cases in different colors available for preorder.

http://www.spigen.com/brands/apple/iphone/iphone-6/iphone-6-4-7.html

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:48 3

2. SIGPRO (Posts: 438; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Damn this phone is totally overhyped, move on people!

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:03

22. Teejay1100 (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


This phone isn't even a contender anymore. It's basically nothing to see. We all know what Apple is doing: making the same phone bigger.Wowwwww.

I'm more interested in Motorola, Nexus 6, Asus, even Huawei. At least their announcements have something to look forward too.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:50

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 10968; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man, I want that gold one. Apple release this beast soon please.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:26 8

9. maherk (Posts: 891; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Beast? How? Sure it will be a top seller, but how can this phone with Android mid ranger's specs and Android ICS cloned OS be referred to as a beast?

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:36 6

10. promise7 (Posts: 397; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Because it's not running Android.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 12:53

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10968; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao good one.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 18:04 1

23. Teejay1100 (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


I bet you really believe that too. LOL Wowwwww

Apple's influence runs deep

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 12:54

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10968; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See post 10

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:53

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


The power button should be on top IMO.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:01 2

6. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Then it will be more obvious that Apple is copying HTC.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:12 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2586; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nope, they have power buttons on top in previous models also. See 4s, 5, 5c and 5s.

posted on 26 Aug 2014, 06:24

27. shamashu9 (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Howwwwww.

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 20:40 3

26. fzacek (Posts: 1580; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Side is much more practical for one-handed use...

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 08:57 2

5. nohatenofanboy (Posts: 351; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


even renders of china are fake lol

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 09:07 1

7. wilsong17 (Posts: 865; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Come on PA is real... the iPhone are made in china. . Any of those Foxconn worked will share secret for couple of bucks

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 10:04

13. AnukulVcool (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


elegance smartphonified

posted on 25 Aug 2014, 19:14

24. blackberry_Boy (Posts: 127; Member since: 27 May 2014)


That's a really sad design come on apple

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