If you see us on the street and ask us which smartphone was 2014's most hotly rumored and leaked, we'd answer "the iPhone 6" with no hesitation whatsoever! Although Apple somehow did fine with keeping the iPhone 6 Plus and Watch at bay, it couldn't achieve the same level of secrecy with the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. Basically, by March 2014, the smartphone's design was leaked in entirety. We just had no way of knowing it for sure.
Our list of rumors and evidence grew longer and longer, until we could finally stop with the guessing games, draw the line, and go back to see which rumors were for real, and which missed the mark.
iPhone 6 - 7 rumors that came to be true (or didn't)