Here's how you may be able to differentiate a real iPhone 6 from a fake / dummy unit

Here's how you may be able to differentiate a real iPhone 6 from a fake / dummy unit
Lately, there’s been a huge amount of iPhone 6-related leaks - just like it happens every year months before Apple is getting ready to announce a new smartphone. While some of the leaked information is legit, many reports, images and videos have nothing to do with the real iPhone 6 (that’s why some people have taken this leaking thing to new, ridiculously funny levels).

Since we’re still one week away from Apple’s iPhone 6 and iWatch event, this whole madness will undoubtedly continue. But is there any way to tell a fake iPhone from the real thing, even though only Apple knows for sure what the real thing is? Well, there might be one.

Well-connected French blogger Steve Hemmerstoffer recently posted an image that allegedly lets us differentiate a true iPhone 6 from clones (like the GooPhone i6), dummy units, or fakes - based on the position and size of the front-facing camera and sensors. Of course, we’re well aware of the fact that fake iPhones which perfectly mimic the real handset can also show up. But this image - seen below - can still be helpful in navigating through the ocean of leaks until Apple finally puts an end to all this by unveiling the real iPhone 6.

As you almost surely know, Apple should announce two new iPhone 6 models, both larger than any of the company's previous handsets: a 4.7-inch model, and a 5.5-inch one. Different sizes aside, the two smartphones will likely have the same design.


source: Steve Hemmerstoffer (Twitter)

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22 Comments

1. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I think china clones itself in future

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

iPA is the only dummy around here

8. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 2012

...if you feel this why, why do you even bother coming here?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, there's several other tech sites to browse. +1

16. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No difference there, too. -1

19. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

PA sucks that's why we love it lol. Plus the super annoying community which we all love.

2. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

How motherfornicatilyng dumb do you have to be to accidentally buy a fake iPhone? Are you overpyaing on Apple's website? Are you overpyaing on Amazon? Are you overpaying from your provider's website or brick-and-mortar store or a national retailer like Wal*Mart or Best Buy? Then you're buying a real iPOS. If you're looking at aliexpress, eBay, or craigslist and the price is too good to be true, then it's a fake.

3. Florin.T

Posts: 315; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

This article isn't exactly about telling a fake iPhone from a real one when you'll be buying it, but about differentiating them now, before Apple announces the real thing.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

In that case, it's a good PSA for trigger-happy "journalists" and websites that are all too quick to post BS leaks and useless "concept renders" (PA included). There's entirely too much unsubstantiated "reporting" on stuff like the iPhone 6, Note 4, Nexus Shamu, and other devices by "journalists" that are either too lazy to check their sources and do research, or simply don't care and just want to make an article to generate views and advertising income.

9. Stagueve

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

200% agreed. That's exactly the reason why I decided to make this little guide ;)

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Thank you.

7. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

All I see is bezels. Yuck!!!! Lol

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Was wondering, could you explain in detail what it is you find ugly about bezels? They make sense to me and I don't really notice them on any of my phones, never understood this hate bezels thing people are using of late?

17. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

All is about increasing unnecessarily the size of the phone. Well, I agree that there must be some bezels, though. But those are HUGE!!!!!!!!!

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Good article... iOS users have been known to buy anything in a apple logo box lol

14. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

And sometimes they buy just the box.

20. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

They do? It all makes sense now...

22. ThomasWelty

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

LOL! Actually i liked the Apple`s design and logo but i do not like iOS, so i get my own copy :) xphonex. net

15. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Its been all about the logo, but people don't give a f¥€k anymore. The logo has lost its relevance, thank goodness the world is developing

18. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

If you can't differentiate the original iPhone, then you just born yesterday.

21. V.Lyman

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

Great comparison, I confirmed it with the clone I ordered from xphonexdotnet and I have no regrets except for not buying it earlier :)

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