Photo claiming to show front panel of the Apple iPhone 6 reveals new bezeless look, larger screen

Photo claiming to show front panel of the Apple iPhone 6 reveals new bezeless look, larger screen
A photograph claiming to show the front panel of the Apple iPhone 6 gives away a few clues about what we might expect from the next iteration of  Apple's iconic smartphone. First of all, look at those side bezels. Can't find them? That is because it would appear that Apple is eliminating the side bezel and has sharply reduced the size of the top bezel. This allows Apple to increase the size of the screen without greatly increasing the size of the phone itself.

Obviously, with a story like this, we suggest that you keep a cynical eye when you view the pictures. The cut out for the home button does not appeared to be centered which actually could have allowed someone to obtain a discarded panel, or it could be indicative of a fake. And the bezels could have been scraped off.

Considering the number of leaks we saw last year prior to the unveiling of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, we also should not dismiss the legitimacy of the panel so quickly. Compared with the panel for previous iPhones, you can see the larger screen and how the bezel work contributes to it.

The latest speculation is that Apple could be moving up the introduction of the Apple iPhone 6 to July. And there is still the matter of that rumored iPhone phablet with a 5.5 inch screen.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: NWE (translated)

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42 Comments

1. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

Fake.....

4. Feanor

Posts: 1389; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Defo... I mean, I don't see how they would make the power button touch the display. Someone just took an iPhone 5 panel and scraped off the ceramic paint.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is definitely fake, a phone that size would require your thumb to stretch out completely to reach the other side. Doing that is already a problem because your Palm then registers as a touch, but on a no bezel screen that would be a problem all the time. That would just be an ergonomics disaster.

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Apple fixed it a year ago with the ipad where it wont register as a touch when you are just holding the ipad on the sides of the screen. So it is definitely possible.

25. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Apple has had software to make sure that's not an issue since the introduction of the iPad mini. It's not an issue on that device. Or the iPad air. It won't be an issue on the iPhone 6.

12. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I have always said, the company that puts out the first bezel-less phone will truly win over the peoples hearts... i just hope it inst apple lol p.s. pretty shocked on of the gazillion android makers hasn't done it yet

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No It's a real panel,.................................But it's not iPhone 6 panel.

18. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Meh. May be fake. May not be fake. Apple is going to have a larger screen for the iP6. As Alan wrote, if they can reduce the bezel size, that is more real estate that is available for increasing the screen size without increasing the overall size of the phone. The iP6 will have a larger screen. The question is how do they deliver the larger screen. They will probably do it through a combination of reduced bezel size plus stretch the physical dimensions of the phone. This type of incremental approach can result in a 4.7-ish screen size in a slightly larger phone.

39. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Agreed... 1. Every LCD screen has a frame hence will have some sort of a bezel. 2. Physical buttons like volume are usually located on the sides adding tiny thickness to the bezel. 3. A screen without bezel means it will easily damage. Even OLED screens would suffer and LCD would simply crack.

2. CaptYolo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

DAT NO BEZEL

10. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Don't be silly..it will have a bezel...more likely metal casing...still looks good. I really hope the 2014 One will somehow look better than the leaks..

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Screen cracked.

19. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

goophone panel probably ,lol

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I guess. Lol

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

If this is the real deal, Apple will have to revise its patent diagrams as all of them show a bezel lol

3. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Hummmm... Don't know about this.. I have high expectations for the next iPhone, and this isn't what I've been thinking.... We'll see...

5. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Look at the bottom circle it isnt propetly cut,uts fake 100 %

6. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Yeah that home button is not even center out..

11. lukkiristi unregistered

Exactly, it also doesn't seem big enough to be 4.7 inches in diameter.

7. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

totally fake , the home button is not perfectly aligned besides the home button is getting into the way of the screen

22. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Did any sherlock like you think that this may be an early prototype?

8. Dante216

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

This is obviously fake. PhoneArena, you don't have to post EVERY rumored leak. Some you can tell they're not legit by looking at them.

23. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

And some could just be real but early prototypes that actually look like fake.

26. stealthd unregistered

When everyone wants to come in and give it their 2 cents in the comments, they most certainly DO have to keep posting these and keep generating those ad clicks.

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Even I could make a more realistic looking front panel...

15. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

go to the source of the image Front camera hole is smaller

16. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

This is a garbage post phonearena. Looks like someone took a piece of plastic, cut a hole at the bottom and added black stickers. What a terrible hack job.

17. phatmanXXL

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Fake, its gonna have bezel.

24. untouchable

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 04, 2010

Here we go again. It has officially started. From now on we will read articles about iPhone 6 leaked this leaked that. It will go on untill iPhone 6 is officially announced.

27. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If you measure the center back panel on an iPhone 5/5s, it is indeed 4.7 inches. This could be possible, but that home button is a dead giveaway.

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