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New photos of an alleged ‘iPhone 6‘ dummy unit surfaced this afternoon. The images depict a device that is noticeably larger and thinner than the current iPhone 5s, with rounded corners, and an overall design that matches up with previous information.

There’s no word on where the physical mockups came from, and there’s obviously no way to determine their validity. But our friends over at Nowhereelse.fr say that the snapshots were published by a long-time member of a well-known Chinese forum…

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Nowhereelse.fr’s Steve Hemmerstoffer has more on the photos:

Published by a member of a well-known Chinese forum indiscretions cabbage lovers , the three photos that I propose to examine in this article are meant to introduce the physical model of one of the future iPhone rumored ad with a lot of leaks for several months already . Prototype for reference molding to prop in mobile telephony. Silicone skin cases that I presented earlier this month (read: iPhone 6: New hulls stock … ) have also been designed using a prototype of the same kind .

Again, the dummy unit matches up with many of the leaked cases, renders and other intel we’ve seen up until now. Note the elongated  volume buttons and the rounded flash on the rear of the device (below) — both of which were mentioned in previous reporting.

Unfortunately, the device’s measurements weren’t made available and there are few points of reference in the photos to try to make any sort of guess. It’s believed that Apple is building two new models: one with a 4.7-inch display, and one with a 5.5-inch.

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Other alleged details we’ve heard about the handset so far include a higher resolution display panel, a faster A8 processor, 1GB of RAM and an improved 8MP camera. It’s also believed that the phone will feature new types of sensors for tracking various data.

Apple is excepted to unveil the iPhone 6 at a media event some time in September. The 4.7-inch model is said to be going into production next month, with the 5.5-inch beginning a few months later due to manufacturing delays caused by Apple’s in-cell tech.

  • George Kunnath

    can’t wait

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Word

      • MHCsk

        This.

      • White Michael Jackson

        That.

  • ✯Mike✯

    Might be the ugliest unit Apple has ever created, if it is a true leak

    • Anthony Snyder

      It’s a plastic dummy unit… But it’s quite early for leaks so I it’s possible these are the same kind of leaks as the iPhone 5 ones that we were sure were real but turned out to be fake. Then the iPhone 5 was released and it was really really good looking.

      • ✯Mike✯

        I understand it’s a plastic model, not the real thing. Apple is known for it’s class. Not going out on extremes and pushing the limits. They perfect the little things and let the other manufacturers get criticized for their faults. This phone is not the Apple we’re all used to.

      • Anthony Snyder

        How do you know? All you see is a curved piece of plastic with little indents here and there. There isn’t even a home button indent.

      • ✯Mike✯

        Because it’s obviously a bigger phone by the way the hand is holding itZ

      • Anthony Snyder

        There’s been leaks of this phone that has been leaked as a 4.7″ screen when the math shows it was a 5.1″ screen. I would not at all assume this is the final product or even a real one until it’s unveiled in the fall or another design is leaked.

      • blastingbigairs

        Well no sh** it’s bigger!? Where have you been guy?

    • felixtaf

      If this is true, then its the second ugliest (according to ur logic). It looks like iPod Touch 5G!

    • Antzboogie

      You must have thr ugliest taste Ive ever seen because its looking oh so sexy to me!!

  • Anthony Snyder

    PROTRUDING CAMERA AHH. I don’t even notice it on the iPod touch and with a case on you won’t even notice it at all.

    • Rak S

      Case-free… That’s the only way to go 😉

      • XboxOne

        No.

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Yes…

      • Rak S

        You buy a pretty nice, elegant, finely crafted piece of machinery, then stick a $5 plastic, orange bumper on it… Nice 🙂

      • mickey

        I don’t personally use a case but you can do anything you want with something you spent your hard earned money on.

      • Jonathan

        Cases are horrible. They’re thick and bulky. What’s so hard with not dropping your phone? I have 2 iPod Touches, 4th and 5th gen, and I got them within the month of release and neither of them are cracked or anything.

      • mickey

        Some people are clumsy, some want to be unique, some want better ergonomics/grip, etc… I’ve used all my phones naked for the past 15+ years and have never cracked or broken a screen. I’ve certainly dropped many and have just come out lucky. But I’ve seen plenty of people who unfortunately aren’t. I have a couple friends that are very busy repairing them for a living. Sit at the apple store for a day and count how many come into the genius bar for a cracked screen. It simply happens.

  • Chris Holden

    ew that camera

  • angry3

    that is hideous. hard to believe Apple would do something that huge.

    • Anthony Snyder

      All you see is a chunk of curved plastic and all of a sudden it’s ugly… just wait an see.

      I though the iPhone 5 was going to be hideous based on the leaks and rumors but instead we got a gorgeous piece of aluminum & glass.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Fck’n idiot

  • Rak S

    Hmmm… Not passing judgement yet but not exactly bezel-free.
    Looks like a big iPod Touch.

  • Batman

    DAT Bezel!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vipal Desai

    Well if this is the real plastic model, the rumors about the camera can be put aside. It looks like its going to sick out of the body like some people have theorized.

  • Jonathan

    The flash is round, so it wouldn’t be a double flash. Unless they combined it. So I wonder if this really is the real thing.

  • Batman

    Why can’t they have a directly front shot.
    Anyway, here you go.
    DAT bezel!

  • Rowan09

    On all the leaks it appears as if there is no dual flash.

    • Anthony Nguyen

      That wouldn’t make a sense though, since the iPhone 5S have it already. The dual flash is probably mixed together, or maybe Apple found something than dual flash that makes pictures better. I don’t know.

  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Expected not excepted

  • chris125

    Either they have really small hands or that’s going to be a large device for 4.7″ screen size

    • sorrento

      This is exactly what I thought after seeing those pictures… LOL !

  • Ваше Онтатиле Масвибилили

    The LED flash says a lot. its FAKE at least if they used a true tone flash(dual LED) i would be believable.

  • MagicDrumSticks

    I really hope they don’t use 8 MP on the next camera. They need to keep up with the higher resolution of other manufacturers.

    Inb4megapixelsdon’tmatter

    • Dani Hayes

      I hope they use 60mp!!! 8mp to 16mp is too mainstream.

      • why not 120mp :O

      • MagicDrumSticks

        It’s foolish sheep like you that allows them to get away with the same low res camera. Mega pixels DO make a difference, you can clearly see the sharpness from a phone like the galaxy s5.

      • Dani Hayes

        I was being sarcastic you dumbass.

  • ProfessorX1®

    Yuck, Written all over this.

  • sorrento

    Hope they will make it waterproof too or like a bigger screen size they will be in late 🙁
    Anyway, I can’t wait to get the 4.7′

  • ProfessorX1®

    Only one gig of RAM? C’mon Apple.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Ikr, so sad.

  • ProfessorX1®

    iPhone Air – The definition of Innovation.

  • amazingrugs

    I’ve been concerned about the size of the iPhone 6 for a long time. Their reliance on the home button and love of symmetry puts them into a position with little options.

    Hopefully when the real thing is shown, they’ll have figured out how to get it as small as possible.