iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s backlight (NowhereElse 001)

To this date, we’ve seen a number of supposed dummy units, purported front and back panels, cases, batteries, manufacturing molds, technical drawings, volume buttons and numerous other alleged iPhone 6 parts.

Today, we show you another interesting leak. Coming straight via a post on Weibo (China’s version of Twitter), it’s a supposed screen backlight part. The part measures 4.7-inches diagonally and for the most part resembles its iPhone 5s/5c counterpart…

The images of the purported iPhone 6 backlight panel part seen top of post and below were first spotted in a Weibo post and republished by the French blog NowhereElse.fr [Google translate].

The top image shows the difference between the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 backlight panel (left) and the four-inch part currently used in the iPhone 5s (right). Photographed below: the said part in the poster’s hand (left) and multiple 4.7-inch backlight modules.

These parts are commonly used in mobile devices with displays that require backlight, such as iPhones and iPads that use LCD IPS screen technology (unlike Samsung’s mostly AMOLED devices).

iPhone 6 backlight (NowhereElse 002)iPhone 6 backlight (NowhereElse 003)

Take the shots with a few pinches of salt.

As NowhereElse editor Steve Hemmerstoffer notes, he couldn’t vouch for their authenticity because he absolutely couldn’t establish the reliability of the source.

The scuttlebutt is that Apple will release the next iPhone in larger sizes, one measuring 4.7-inches and the other filing as a 5.5-inch tablet.

Of course, Apple could also choose to keep the current four-inch smartphones (the iPhone 5/5s/5c) on the market – or even refresh them with better hardware – to make the inevitable form-factor transition easier on app developers.

Apple is believed to have shrank the thickness of the iPhone 6 down to 6mm or 7mm, dependent on whether or not its engineers are cool with a protruding lens on the back.

Various sources have indicated that the handset’s slimmer body has been realized by switching to thinner LED backlights and possibly using a lighter device frame.

  • jocastro

    not convinced!!!!!!!!

  • Sachin

    I hope it comes out with less bezels not those dummy’s horribly thick bezels.

    • Jeffrey

      probably, keep in mind that the dummies are mockups, so the dummies aren’t made by anyone in Apple’s circuit…

    • Personally, I find bezels really helpful in preventing my fingers from unintentionally interacting with touchscreen when holding the phone and navigating with my thumb. Without bezels OR raised edges (like the GS5), the phone becomes frustrating to use…

      • Maxim∑

        I have the LG G2 and never had that issue. The G2’s display does curve down near the edges which might be why

  • Mukund Bhatla

    All we can hope is, “Apple please don’t make it bad.”

    • Jason Baroni

      They won’t and this thing is gonna be sold out on the first weekend. It is always the same story.

      • Vince Reedy

        Wouldn’t be surprised if they were on months long backorder.

      • Mukund Bhatla

        It hurts to know that I bought an iPhone 5S 64GB, and Apple is already going to launch iPhone 6 soon, damn I can’t even convince my parents to buy me the new one

      • Jason Baroni

        Imagine you buying a brand new Samsung and two weeks later they launch the prime-better-must have version… Apple is still the one company that handles 2 models per year…

      • Mukund Bhatla

        I can’t imagine buying a Samsung smartphone in the first place itself *wink* *cough* thanks for the 1 year info though…

      • grumpyfuzz

        Wow, living with a 6 month old phone must be a pain.

      • Mukund Bhatla

        Are you being sarcastic or expressing deep sorrow for me, I’m confused :S

      • Ali

        Sarcasm. Understand it.

      • Carlos Gomes

        This. I believe the iPhone 6 will break records and there will be millions waiting for it to be restocked, because:
        + Larger display (a lot of people jumped ship because of the “tinny screen”
        + New – and huge – markets (Hello China!)

  • jack

    China…

  • JulianZH

    i only hope for better battery life.

  • mlee19841

    Long lines coming up!!!!

  • Paul

    Heh.. scuttlebutt.