iPhone 6 dummy video (NowhereElse 001)

Two days ago, French blog NowhereElse.fr passed along a batch of photos of an alleged iPhone 6 dummy unit that appear consistent with earlier mockups, photos of supposed cases, moldsfront panel partsschematic drawings and more.

“Evidence” – and I use the term loosely – seems to point to an ultra-thin device with a slim 6mm body with various physical changes such as a relocated sleep/wake button, redesigned volume buttons and so forth.

Give the video included after a break a watch and join us in the comment section…

The video below was first shared on the Chinese technology blog 86Digi and reposted by Steve Hemmerstoffer of NowhereElse.fr [Google translate]. It’s said to depict a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 variant with a thin 6mm profile, as evidenced before.

The biggest takeaway: a pair of antenna cut outs on the back.

According to a source, this is because Apple has adopted a three-stage aluminum design for the iPhone 6’s back, corroborating a recent Macotakara report indicating that the company is in fact getting rid of the current glass antenna windows found on the iPhone 5/5s.

Other things shown off in the clip seem to match up with previous reports. For example, the sleep/wake button has been relocated to the top right side, presumably to enable users to wake up the device easily while holding the phone in a hand.

The volume buttons on the left side are now rectangular rather than circular, matching up with a photo that was posting on the MacRumors forum on Monday.

iPhone 6 dummy video (NowhereElse 002)

Note that the model shown in the video has a circular LED flash on the rear rather than a pill-shaped design on the iPhone 5s, prompting speculation that Apple may have found a way to build dual-LED flash as a single component.

Also, the back camera module is flush with the chassis, versus the purported production images that have pointed to a camera bulge on the back.

The iPhone 6 is said to come in two sizes: a 4.7-inch variant that could have the same 640-by-1,136 pixel resolution as the iPhone 5s so all existing apps could run out-of-the-box and a 5.5-inch phablet with a full HD resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels – or higher.

The phones are expected to be powered by Apple’s in-house designed A8 chip and include an eight-megapixel camera on the back with a wider f/1.8 aperture and software-based image stabilization, in addition to the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a slimmer chassis and more.

The larger iPhone 6 was apparently pushed back into 2015 because Apple’s battery cell suppliers LG Chemical and Samsung are apparently having issues producing thin battery components measuring 2mm or less.

Again, the video shows a dummy iPhone 6 unit that spread across the blogosphere two days ago. It actually looks like a 3D printed model and should not be confused for a genuine Apple part so take it with a pinch of salt.

That said, what do you think?

  • Vipal Desai

    Love it!

    • Erny Carrillo

      Too long in my opinion. Id rather want a bigger display overal linstead of just “longer”.

      • grumpyfuzz

        they didn’t really cut down on bezels…

  • David Gitman

    I really hope it will be worth it to upgrade my 5s

    • Agru

      It’s never worth it

      • David Gitman

        well it did worth it upgrading from 4 to 5s

      • coLin


      • Agru

        I meant, it’s never worth upgrading to the immediately next gen iPhone.. I’d wait 6S (or 7!!)

      • blastingbigairs

        The iPhone 5 blew away the 4s by a mile.

      • Agru

        A mile? I’d say 0,5″

  • Prathik Nair

    That music was groovy

    • NaSty

      ‘groovy’ isn’t the word i’d use

  • Prathik Nair

    looks like a iPhone 5c

    • felixtaf

      Actually its a iPod touch 5 design. Since the dummy is in plastic, it imitates 5C more.

    • Jeffrey

      because of the plastic back, note that this is a dummy…

    • Vckmkr

      Was thinking that myself as my bro is stuck with a 5c that was a replacment for one he lost on a commute and when he received it he got a bootloop at last hurdle of JB 🙁 lol so is stuck with a plastic on 7.1 stock & he was saying “iPhones are sh** stock” etc lol and is buying a 4s tomorrow bcos he hates being non JB so much! I’ve a twisted sense of humour tho, so it raises a chuckle from me, not in a mean wat tho’ lol “honest” 🙂

  • Vince Reedy

    Looks like a plausible model. I think it will be a clone of the iPad mini when it’s all said and done.

  • Ahmed Karoui

    Not sure whether i like the back of the phone! i am actually still hoping they would change the design a bit! could they amaze us just as they did with the iPhone 4 ?

    • Rigs101

      I agree I like the 4 design this one ehhh not so happy about I guess I’ll hold off till next year

      • @dongiuj

        But next year will probably be the same design. Going by the iPhone history the design stays the same for 2 years. Maybe, I could be wrong.

    • Dani Hayes

      I’d like a 4.7 phone that has the same design as the 4/4S. The 5s feels really thin as it is.

  • Andre Grey

    what music is this?i need this

    • NekoMichi Kobayashi

      It’s 彩云追月 (pinyin: Cai Yun Zui Yue), it’s an old Chinese folk song. There are many different versions and covers of it, not sure which exact one was used in this video though.

      • @dongiuj


    • blastingbigairs

      Go to your local Chinese eatery and Shazam it, you’ll find it.

  • White Michael Jackson

    Damn I remember when Apple was super secretive…. But won’t wort sales at all.

  • jack

    pathetic mock up, pathetic music, pathetic video, pathetic article

    • Dani Hayes

      Pathetic comment.

      • ClaudieX X

        clever answer…

      • Dani Hayes

        I would have made my response more clever but I doubt you would have understood. Sorry about that.

      • ClaudieX X

        I really thougt that your answer was clever!! Chill out man! Stop being with your guard up all the ti me…

      • Dani Hayes

        I was just joking as well.

  • @dongiuj

    I’ll avoid the white one then.

  • GaugePrower

    I hope this is going to look differently, look at the 5S, look at all the little meticulous details, the chamfered edges for example, this mockup reminds me too much of the cheapy iPhone 5C. Doesn’t look like a premium phone to me by any means. Not that there’s anything wrong with the 5C, it has its purpose and place. Which is to bring the iPhone into the hands of more people who don’t necessarily care too much about the premium appearance, so they save 100 bucks or so. However, for the rest of us that want our phone to be an art sculpture, this isnt gonna cut it. I realize this is a mockup, but even if I imagine this phone completed and made out of aluminum and polished up in its current mockup state… nope, I don’t feel it. I can’t exactly put my finger on what it is that’s missing, but it’s definitely not right just yet. Let’s see what happens by September.

  • Micky Ganon

    iphone 5S

  • Nice;)

  • Jeffrey

    awesome music:)

  • arrontaylor

    im gonna be sad if the 4.7 inch variant doesn’t have a higher resolution than 640×1136 :l

  • Alwardy

    I think this is the new iPod

  • Chetan

    It is looking cheap like iPhone 5C

    • Jordan

      It’s a dummy unit… Did u even read the title? And do u really think apple will put a cheaper phone then the 5C? They will not because the 5C did so poorly.

  • diggitydang

    These guys leaking this stuff need to put it next to a 4s, 5s and/or 5c while they’re flipping their dummy unit around so we can see the relative size differences. The dude’s hands may be big or small, so it’s hard to get a read on how the larger unit will look/feel like.

    Man, this comment sounds all SORTS of WRONG… hahahahahaha… I mean it totally innocently though, I SWEAR!!!

  • TheShade247

    Jony ive in iphone 6 intro video “the iPhone 6 is beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”

  • Darryl Barnes

    Looks like a mini iPad mini. Can’t wait will definitely get one.

  • Jean Cristian

    I don’t think that Apple is going to release a bigger iPhone with the same resolution as the iPhone 5/s/c just so all the existing apps could run on it without the black edges. I mean Apple is not stupid. Obviously there’s going to be enough time between the announcement of the new iPhone, and the release to market for developers to update their apps. People wanted an iPhone with a bigger screen, and it looks like apple is on it. I think we have to do a little sacrifice, like we did when the iPhone 5 came out.

  • Forlani

    I love people bitching about something they won’t even notice. They certainly should release it with the same resolution as the 5s. I hated the black bars when the 5 came out. There r apps to this day with them.

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    I still dont know how ios will make use of such a big screen, hope it will not just display the same content but resized.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    So, no edge to edge display?

  • Too small. 5.5″ or nothing

  • Hermès Vainstar Chu

    still no edge to edge screen

    • Other phones I know of don’t have side bezels. Edge to edge is beautiful in person!

  • Arsanny Lintang

    literally looks like an iphone 5c but smaller…

  • Templar

    Looks slim love it cant wait

  • Vighnesh Manick

    Looks nice. Just the right size for me. Finally going to upgrade from my iPhone 5.

  • Rak S

    Looks just like a c. I guess the plastic back will be replaces but not exactly blowing the competition away in the design stakes here… Let’s see.

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