Latest iPhone 6 leak shows near-finished back panel in silver and black

Latest iPhone 6 leak shows near-finished back panel in silver and black
Ready for your daily recommended dose of iPhone 6 leaks? From Russia (with love) comes the next clue about Apple's big September reveal. Moscow-based seller of luxury iPhone variants, Feld & Volk, managed to source the upcoming iPhone's rear cover. Allegedly, it came straight out of Apple's supply chain, and there's a pretty decent chance it might be so, as F&V has been getting iPhone parts in advance for a good six years.

The cover looks extremely authentic. It's made entirely out of metal and it looks very thin and sleek. As seen in previous leaks containing the familiar iPhone dummy, the edges are rounded, while the volume rocker and power button are elongated. Notably, the Apple logo is now a cut-out, which might have something to do with wireless charging and NFC. Embedding a durable logo like that of the iPad will let Apple get another radio-transparent area on the iPhone surface, which would improve reception and allow additional connectivity.

It seems the cover is not the finished part, as the camera, mic and flash holes are missing. Additionally, some screw holes and other details will be removed once the part is sent for mass production.

A different source sent out photos of what appears to be the same part, only dressed in black. It appears much darker than the "Space Grey" version of the iPhone 5S. Has Apple's color selection been reduced to just black & silver? It's too early to tell, but given the success of the golden iPhone 5S, odds are good there will be a golden iPhone 6 as well.

Last we heard, the iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch will be entering mass production any moment, with Apple aiming for the usual September reveal.

source: MacRumors



1. greatoneiw

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

is it me or this is just ugly ?

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

IMO it's not, though I'm not sure at all how final product will be.

12. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

simply fugly...

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Apple leaks all this fugly stuff so that when the phone finally comes out, people are relieved that it is not nearly as fugly and they will think it is more attractive than it really is. Basic psychology, i.e. expectation setting.

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That's the hope for most everyone, but chances of it being true are slim at this point. If Apple really is going to put Sapphire glass on the front panel then it needs to have begun production of that months and months in advance. The final iPhone chassis would have to confirmed at that very time because they have to make the screen and everything else work perfectly with each other. So likely the ugly rounded models we have been seeing are final designs. The polishing and final touches might make it less ugly, but it will still be uglier than the 5s.

13. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Don't you think that if it was intention to leak this stuff, they would even officially comment on that, release specs or so ? Nope, it's just kind of impossible to protect tens of millions of phones going into mass production from leaks.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Do you believe in the tooth fairy and the easter bunny too?

5. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

It looks like a cross between an iphone and the ugly old plastic macbooks.

6. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

So people will be getting excited for a phone that has a 4.7" screen and widgets....... lol

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

But not as excited as Apple shareholders who see that little hole at the top of it... they know that's where Apple's precious iPee goes into it.

8. Sreddy unregistered

its apple, people get exicited for everything they release!

9. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

But apparently this will have the new retina+ screen with 1870 x 670 resolution which coupled with the extra large top and bottom bezel allows the phone to double as......... errr....... a really long phone that is playing catch up?

10. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Trying to remember where I have seen that rounded, smoothly integrated look between two materials acting as a 'joiner' that Apple seems to have adopted for the iPhone 6 case - it was well before HTC. And finally realized it: from the watch world, specifically the Omega Seamaster of the 1980s...

14. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

WOW the thinnest superphone on the planet, by far !

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31052; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Looking forward to seeing the final released device, should be a nice phone.

17. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

It looks exactly like the dummy units we've been seeing for weeks and that apple or some other sources claimed was not the final design.

18. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

It wasn't the final design, the dummies were way thicker at around 7 mm.

19. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I'm talking about the back design, it looks exactly like the ugly dummy units.

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