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A new set of alleged ‘iPhone 6’ renderings surfaced online yesterday. The images come from Ukrainian website UkrainianiPhone, and the device depicted in them matches up with most everything we’ve seen thus far on the handset, including its relocated Sleep/Week button and circular iSight flash.

There is one noticeable difference, though, between this iPhone 6 model and the ones that we’ve seen in the past, and it has to do with the rear shell. Up until now, all of the renderings we’ve seen have shown a solid back cover. But these new shots suggest that Apple is leaving breaks for the antenna…

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If legitimate, these images indicate that the iPhone 6 may feature a similar backplate design to the iPhone 5s. Note how the chassis breaks at the top and bottom. It’s believed that these gaps could be for glass antenna windows, meaning the shell would not be solid metal as we had previously thought.

Obviously, there’s no way to verify the authenticity of these renderings, but UkrainianiPhone (via Nowhereelse.fr) says they were sent in by a trusted case manufacturer who is using them to produce iPhone 6 covers. And aside from the great teardrop fiasco of 2012, case-makers aren’t usually very far off.

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Additionally, the drawings show that the phone is just 6mm thin. That’s much thinner than the current iPhone 5s, which measures in at 7.6mm. It’s also 138mm long and 67mm wide, or roughly 5.4 x 2.6 inches, versus the iPhone 5s which is about 4.87 x 2.3 inches. So we’re not talking about a big difference here.

For those who haven’t been keeping up with the rumors, Apple is expected to unveil both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 this September. The internals will be beefed up, of course, and the consensus is that it will look a lot like the device you see in these photos: sort of a cross between an iPad and an iPod touch.

  • Gróf Attila

    6 mm WTF?:D

    • Nicolas Cage

      iPod Touch 5g is 6mm to.

  • Iphone5sandsgs3

    Sometime it’s just too thin idk how it feels in the hand but I hope it won’t be too thin

  • Ara Rezaee

    I’d rather have iPhone 4 thickness with a better camera…

    • Jeffrey

      LOL

      • Anmol Malhotra

        3rd best comment 😀

      • Jeffrey

        hahah:P

    • Husam Hamed

      and battery

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Haha… seriously @ararezaee:disqus ???

      Instead of better camera you should have written better battery life.. come on dude iPhone 4 is almost 4yrs old.

      • Ara Rezaee

        It would be nice to have a phone that lasts longer but I’m okay with the current situation, on the other hand I always greet a better camera with open arms. Oh and what does the age of iPhone 4 has to do with what I said? I was only referring to its thickness nothing else

    • ¶_ØßÓ·

      and better battery life…

    • Anthony Snyder

      So the 5s camera in a iPhone 4 thickness? lol

      • Andy

        No, he means an even better camera like a 13 megapixel with f/2.0 aperture with 6 lenses. But that’s not going to happen because Apple only likes thinning their products.

      • Anthony Snyder

        But apples current camera is really good already if not the best

      • Ara Rezaee

        There is always room for improvement, a thicker phone has more room.

    • rockdude094

      With a better battery and an efficient processor

    • Guest

      More like amazing battery

    • Antzboogie

      iPhone 4 thickness Lmao sorry Im good the thinner the better.

  • n0ahcruz3

    I dont want to beta test this device. I’ll wait til someone reviews it and rigorously test the battery life. You wont fool me again Apple with your shitty battery life.

  • Vijay Panjwani

    So its gonna look like an iPod touch but slightly bigger… So this means we are gonna get that same shell, those same colours, and that same awesome premium feel?
    *Shut Up And Take My Money Apple*

  • Matt R.

    I don’t really like the fact that Apple is preoccupied with making the phone thinner and thinner at the price of battery life. My iphone 5 now goes from 100% to 50% battery life in under 2 hours; makes me feel like I bought a Sega Nomad with cellular capabilities! It can’t be ALL about aesthetics, Apple, it has to be functional as well. Having to walk around with a lightning able and AC plug after 14months(just past warranty too), doesn’t look very “cool” and functional!

    • Glorin

      the battery will be thinner YES… but much longer and wider… they have a lot of space now

      • Tobias9413

        Sure it’ll be longer and wider but also thinner and will have to power a bigger device with a bigger screen. So in the end, there will be little to no improvement in battery life.

      • I hate the idea of it being too thin. My Note 3 lasts forever because of the awesome battery. I really expected the same when Apple releases the iPhablet I have been wanting for years. If battery life blows I’m definitely not buying the 5.5″ and will stick with the Note series. Hopefully the battery will be as big as possible.

    • Anthony Snyder

      The battery will be thinner but much longer and wider. The phone is taller and wider than the current iPhone 5s.

  • Matt

    The iPod touch is way to thin. Seriously don’t make it an iPod touch -.-

    • Antzboogie

      Its better thinner.

      • Matt

        I’ve held the iPod touch and every time I pick it up I feel like I’m going to drop and break it because it’s so thin.

  • JulianZH

    hope there will be a double batteries, like the ipad.

  • Capirexz

    6 mm , Battery life is Dying ?
    Just asking.

    • rockdude094

      They’ll throw in an external battery soon enough if it keeps getting thinner

      • Capirexz

        External Battery with Great design .

  • blastingbigairs

    With a thin case on it, it’ll be perfect. Can’t friggin wait!!!!

  • jack

    6mm lol

  • sriram varadarajulu

    Don’t make so curvy in the edges!! That doesn’t look good on mobile phones!!!

  • chris125

    Wish they would stick a large battery in instead of being so focused on thinness. Would like the phone to actually be able to last all day with heavy usage

  • G-HaB

    I want a paper thin iPhone 6 with 5.5 inch screen

    • Just print it out and call it a day

      • G-HaB

        I would but I don’t think I would get the same experience

      • Jonathan

        I got my laugh of the day. xD

  • looks a lot like the HTC One. Cool

  • onebyone_

    I see an apple light in the back side like macbooks 🙂

    • David Villamizar

      That’s just the speaker 🙁

  • Domodo

    According to this, it will resemble the original iPhone. If this ends up being the case, I’ll have to switch. The original iPhone was awfully ugly.
    Please, Apple, apply the iPad’s design language to the iPhone…

    • Anthony Snyder

      The render here depicts just that.. Just remember you don’t see the chamfered edges, display and touch ID.

  • Moo

    It’s ugly I’m sorry apple if this thing is iPhone 6 I’m leaving

  • Andrew

    Uhm, logically it would be thinner….