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

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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27 Comments

1. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

11. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2115; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

15. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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!!!

16. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 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!!!

21. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 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?

17. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 907; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

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

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

25. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Damn this phone is totally overhyped, move on people!

22. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

9. maherk

Posts: 6673; Member since: Feb 10, 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?

10. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Because it's not running Android.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao good one.

23. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I bet you really believe that too. LOL Wowwwww Apple's influence runs deep

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 10

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

The power button should be on top IMO.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

27. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

26. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

5. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

even renders of china are fake lol

7. wilsong17 unregistered

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

13. AnukulVcool unregistered

elegance smartphonified

24. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

That's a really sad design come on apple

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