Alleged iPhone 6 shell snapped from all sides, shows larger, thinner metal handset

Alleged iPhone 6 shell snapped from all sides, shows larger, thinner metal handset
It's been a while since the we've seen a reclaimed iPhone 6 part straight from the jungle of the Chinese assembly lines, and we were starting to get weary. This latest leak shows us how the upcoming 4.7" iPhone is supposed to look from the rear, and coincides with what we've seen so far in the form of dummy units.

It indicates a larger handset, with two separated areas top and bottom. The upcoming iPhone seems to be made out entirely of metal this time, eschewing the glass/metal structure in the last couple of iPhone generations. The 4.7" iPhone 6 is expected to feature a pixel-tripled 906 x 1704 resolution with pixel density on about the level of the current iPhone 5s, despite the enlarged screen size. We are also expecting a faster Apple A8 processor, improved camera, which is unlikely to grow much in resolution, if at all, and the venerable Touch ID finger scanner below the screen.

As you can see from the frame's side looks below, the iPhone 6 is likely to get even thinner than the current representative of the line, and the rumored sub-7mm thickness might just turn out to be true. The slim handset is expected in September, followed by a 5.5" phablet of sorts, though the exact timing of this one is still controversial.

source: NWE (translated)

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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29 Comments

1. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

What?

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Greatness

21. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

fugly. Fail HTC M8 copycat

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is uglier than the M8, which I already found to be ugly. If any tech journalism website gives them props for the looks, I will then stop visiting that site for their obvious bias. I hope it is all a joke/misdirection and Apple secretly has a better design hidden away somewhere. I don't see anyone other than hardcore Apple fanboys liking what that thing looks like.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Seriously? This site will be slobbering all over it.

23. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Its nice and all but it looks alot like a HTC mixed with a nokia that went on a diet :p

30. steedsofwar unregistered

Not a great looking shell, Apple. Not cool.

2. ancellim

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Looks like they're ditching dual-flash for a single flash.

10. phljcnth

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Maybe they're ready to employ Xenon flash. And the Apple logo is cropped out too, maybe the logo will glow like those in Macbooks.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks like Apple is brining awesome back again

20. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

i dont like its back....should have used some glass on top and bottom,this lines on the back cant cover the fact that iphone 5 design was much better ....if it has waterproof body than i guess it is okay

28. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Did you see pictures no one else has?

5. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

yep. looks line 925 on the sides.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30674; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to see the finished product. I hope there's a bigger one too though.

24. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

i hope they have minimalized the bezels :p, cause it has a very low screen-to-size ratio from the design leaks.

7. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

looks like an HTC M8 back with an apple logo that's is what we called a clearly copycat. its a Chinese level of copycat

8. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Apple has to do that to incorporate the antenna into the full metal design! Would you rather have a phone without an antenna? All phones with all-metal designs will look similar to the One M8 because the One M8 was the first phone to do that.

13. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Dat excuse... did oppo find 7 looks similar to M8?

14. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

But i think this leaked image is closer to itouch 5th rather than m8

18. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The Oppo Find 7 isn't all metal! It's part glass, so it doesn't need the inserts.

15. cncrim

Posts: 1534; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Apple logo cut out fill with plastic, so the radio signal can go through, HTC will copy apple and cut out HTC logo on next gen, to get rid the HTC logo bar we complaint about on M8. Get your blanket ready to hide. Wait and see, I'm 99% sure htc will do that on M9 too.

9. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Im on the fence about this design. I personally loved the OG iPhone design and this is a thinner version of that. But Im hoping that top and bottom insert is actually glass. And those possible plastic lines can't be final production worthy. They don't have them on the 5 and 5S the glass butts directly to the metal so thats why I can't see a change in the construction on that front. And since we haven't seen any leaks of the larger 5.5" casting Im guessing thats never going to happen.

12. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

We HAVE seen some 5.5 inch leaks, but not that many, because the 5.5 inch model won't be released for an extra 3-or-so months.

11. g.davis17

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

With the Apple logo being cut out like that, which is wasn't on the 5/5s. Is it a possibility they will bring the glowing Apple logo from their mac to the iPhone? With it being so thin they could just use the backlight from the display. Anyone?

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The original source of this leak mentioned that it would be a indicator light. We will see if it's true. It would be cool if it lite up when your phone rings or got a message, but turns off after a few seconds.

22. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Only problem with that is who sets their phone face down? Indicator lights are best served being on the front.

19. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Wouldn't there be hardware between the backlight and cutout logo?

29. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That would be a bigger gimmick than anything Samsung ever put on a phone.

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

This looks much cleaner than the dummy unit. I also notice silver trim around the buttons.

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