Jimmy Lin's iPhone 6 leak is genuine, claim Apple Hong Kong sources

Not that we've had any doubts about Jimmy Lin's connections, but now another source is confirming that the iPhone, which the ex-teen idol showed not long ago, is indeed an iPhone 6 Beta sample. The source has apparently been one of Apple's Hong Kong employees, who had been given several such samples for testing purposes. 

Jimmy Lin already outed the iPhone 5 two years ago, and that one turned out to be credible, so we have every reason to believe that what he is flaunting at the picture on the right, might indeed be very close to how the final iPhone 6 will look like. Interestingly enough, the Apple insiders from Hong Kong also mentioned to the source the upcoming iPhone will sport a 2K Quad HD resolution display, though it's not entirely clear if they meant the rumored 4.7" or 5.5" one. So far we've been hearing that the 4.7" iPhone 6 will sport a pixel-tripled 960 x 1704 resolution, with pixel density on about the level of the current iPhone 5s, despite the enlarged screen size. In any case, QHD might be just one of the resolution Apple has toyed with in the prototypes or testing samples, so we'll believe the 2K rumor when we see it.

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iPhone 6
  • 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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26 Comments

1. phantom_six_man

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

it looks like the HTC ONE on the back,well it seems like its too slim but too much bezel on the top and bottom,

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, iPod touch body with HTC One antenna bands The very top antenna band looks terrible, why not just two like the M8 4.7" screen like Moto X, but probably the size of the S4 which has a 5"

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

For me it looks like fusion of iPod Touch 5, HTC One with buttons from Nokia Lumia 925. Probably looks ok IRL as space gray (or black).

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The Touch has a 1-piece back. This sample has a multi-piece back. Personally, I think the iP5 looks cleaner, design-wise. This version of the iP6 just looks... uninspiring? The plastic/polymer that separates the back panels is just ugly and accentuates the gap. Ugh!

7. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

I agree, the screen-bezel ratio is around 66%, like the Galaxy S3 and just below the Nexus 4, both of which are 2012 phones. Design-wise, the iPhone 6 would have been more fitting 2 years ago.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just don't buy it.

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Tim Cook will be like 'this is the mother of all iPhones, the greatest, most beautiful, magnificent, slimmest, marvellous, awesome of all iPhones we have released to date'

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No he won't, he won't even be the one to discuss it.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice, but the white stripes are too bold. Shrink em down, and it's a winner.

10. Sid91 unregistered

The white stripes to me makes the phone look like its color has come off, hope this is just a demo or testing piece and the real phone is much better

27. Furbal unregistered

They need to shrink that front button, keeping things symmetrical is going to keep making the phone large-for-screen-size. The darker colors will probably look better, that shiny grey looks terrible with the white antenna strips (?).

8. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Looks very nice, like all iphones do. But like all iphones, it's the king of bezels! Apple, have you missed G2 and G3?

9. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Sorry but no iphones will have a QHD this year when they are so slow when it comes to current trends in terms of screen size and resolution.

11. FingerMyApple unregistered

Genuine and genius :)

14. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I like how the back looks, but the front is not that good looking or perhaps it's the angle of the photo? I'd have to see it in person.

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Please, no QHD. It's useless garbage on anything smaller than a 10" tablet. Ars Technica gigged the G3 in their review because of all the compromises. I honestly care nothing about the bezels, but do care about the screen being ridiculous and useless.

17. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Steve Jobs is rolling on his grave.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mean in it. Trust me, he's not on it dude.

26. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Lol did they just place him on top of the casket

18. tim123

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

What with the flash? iPhone 5s had duel flash but the iPhone 6 will only have single led flash?

24. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Now all we need is a video showing the firing and the new OS and bam we will know everything

28. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

If this is indeed the iPhone 6, the design looks a bit stale. It's like they phoned it in.

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