Photo of alleged iPhone 6 back cover surfaces

By , May 29, 2014

Back-Cover 2

While we’ve seen a number of physical mockups and case leaks for the iPhone 6, we haven’t seen very much in the way of actual components. There was the front panel, the tray full of batteries, and this recently-leaked backlight panel, but that’s pretty much it.

We’re adding another part to the pile tonight, though. Macfixit Australia says it has obtained what is believed to be the back cover of an iPhone 6. The site says that it belongs to a 4.7-inch model—one of two rumored to be released this year—and is silver in color…

Here’s the full image, again via Macfixit Australia:

Back-Cover

The cover appears to have a thin green film on top of it, but otherwise its design matches up nicely with previous intel. Note the cutout for the rounded flash and the iPad mini-like rounded edges, and the antenna breaks near the top and bottom also look familiar.

From what we’ve heard so far, the so-called iPhone 6 is going to come in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavors, and bring about higher resolution displays. It’s also expected to feature an improved A8 processor, a better camera, multiple new sensors and possibly NFC.

The consensus is that Apple will begin ramping up production on at least the 4.7-inch model over the next month, with a launch event slated for September as usual.

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  • Sean Clark

    Cool to see the apple logo cutout, but after seeing the LG G3, I’m getting sick of bezels.

    • Jeffrey

      The Apple logo cutout doesn’t mean anything…. It just means it’s made out of liquid metal just like the rumors said.

  • Willie

    It looks like apple removed the dual flash thing in the above dummy photo.

    • Yash Gorana

      It’s not necessary that dual flash should have slot for two LEDs. Nowadays you can produce various colours from a single LED itself.

      MAYBE Apple is using them. Also if you notice, the cutout for that LED is HUGE.

      • Sean Clark

        Just looking at my iphone 5 and the LED cutout seems exactly the same size.

  • Sokrates

    Loking good!

  • quitcherbichinn

    The antenna cutouts are hideous! If that’s what it looks like, mine will always have a case on it to hide the eyesore.

    • FrankensteinBlack

      Those 1/4 inc injected molded gaps cant be real! Heck even HTC did better on the old One let alone the new M8. If true, SJ would not have tolerated it and would have bust ballz to make it better.

    • Yash Gorana

      I guess it’s gonna be their marketing strategy.

      Apple :
      1) Make antenna cutouts for our flagship phone as pathetic as possible. (Cost : $300-500)
      2) Make a glorious bumper for our flagship phone.(Cost : $50-$80)
      3) …
      4) PROFIT.

  • Ваше Онтатиле Масвибилили

    well i doubt if that is the iPhone 6 housing judging by the lack of dual LED flash and poorly designed antennas

    • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

      And when Apple releases this you’ll be switching that comment with something positive

      • Elias Chao

        This happen every single year.

    • Guest

      Exactly! Those 1/4 inc injected molded gaps cant be real! Heck even HTC did better on the old One let alone the new M8. If true, SJ would not have tolerated it and would have bust ballz to make it better.

  • Jamessmooth

    I like it. So where’s this supposed 5.5″ iPhone hiding?

  • @dongiuj

    Clear/transparent apple logo? Lights up?

    • Bob

      hope so :D

    • Kurt

      And an even thinner battery then we are already dreading

    • Vipal Desai

      Most likely for the NFC chip though.

      • @dongiuj

        It’s possible but I’m gonna lean towards @jeffrey’s comment on the apple logo either being glass or liquid metal but I’m hoping, if it’s to be anything, that it will be an illuminated notification with class instead of the camera flash. Guess we’ll know soon.

  • GaugePrower

    Hmm im wondering about the cut out Apple logo too. Maybe it actually will be illuminated like a MBP. It would be a real flashy touch, and Apple is known for flashy.

    • Jeffrey

      Definitely not, 100% sure, the Apple logo of the iPhone will never ever light up, Apple wouldn’t do that, I’m sure of it.

      • @dongiuj

        Why?

      • Jeffrey

        Because Apple wouldn’t do that, I don’t know how I know that but I do and I’m sure of it.

      • @dongiuj

        You don’t know how you know it but you do and you’re sure of it?…..
        So please tell all of us what the cut out/transparent section on the case is. Or do you have know idea?

      • Jeffrey

        No idea*
        I do have an idea, it may be filled with another material like hard plastic or an other form of aluminum (since the back plate may be made out of liquid metal). If the back plate is made out of liquid metal, they can’t use more than one material, which means they would have to fill that gap with an other material. As an example, take the iPad 2, if you haven’t noticed, when it wasn’t released yet, the back plate of the iPad 2 also got leaked and it didn’t have a filled Apple logo either, but it was eventually filled with hard plastic. Also, IF Apple would make the iPhone 6′s Apple logo light up, there would be rumors about it.

      • Sean Clark

        They aren’t going to use liquid metal when stamped aluminum works just as well for a fraction of the price.

      • Jeffrey

        How do you know? We’ll just wait and see I guess, there are some pro’s on liquid metal, I quote:
        ‘Most notable amongst the alloy’s impressive abilities are high tensile strength, great corrosion resistance, wear resistance and an almost elastic quality allowing a slow release of stored energy.’
        So, Apple has had a contract with their liquid metal company since 2010 and they have recently expanded their contract with a lot more years than they did first, everyone in the Apple world says that Apple will eventually (which is now) use liquid metal for their iPhones. The iPhone 6 will be a lot more durable than previous iPhones assuming that it will come with a sapphire display and a liquid metal back plate. I say yay.

      • Sean Clark

        Definitely not, 100% sure, the iPhone will never ever be made of liquid metal, Apple wouldn’t do that, I’m sure of it. ;)

      • Jeffrey

        Lol then you really haven’t followed any Apple rumors, there have been numerous rumors of Apple using liquid metal for their new iPhones. Again, let’s just wait and see who’s right.

      • @dongiuj

        Haha, edited. Typing too many “knows”….
        You have a valid point. Anyway, I hope it’s an illuminated notification.

      • Jeffrey

        Well I actually prefer not, I do like the idea of a notification light but I’d only like it on the screen side. You can actually change your settings in the settings app so that if you get a notification your flash light blinks, I don’t like that though…

      • blastingbigairs

        Because his crystal ball says so.

      • Jeffrey

        Yup, you guys just wait and see and get surprised, we’ll see who was right then;)

  • David Villamizar

    WTF is that shit? It seriously looks horrible.

    • Palani

      I agree. Not the thing they were known for like the start, now its almost like everytime they make something.. We just “follow” :(

    • justme

      you mean the green plastic protection to prevent surface scratches before packing?

      • Jeffrey

        No he means all of it.

  • Daniela Margarete

    should I upgrade my golden 5S to 6 when it will be out ? thank you :-*

    • Decio Arruda

      probably not, unless it has some incredible exclusive software features.

      • Daniela Margarete

        thank you :DD

    • Rowan09

      I would. Just sell your 5s and it will help you to get the 6.

      • Daniela Margarete

        thank you ^^

      • Rowan09

        No problem.

  • Chetan

    Green film on it made it look like iPhone 6C where the C again stands for colourful (and cheap) :P

    • bloodshed

      you mean cheap..not.

  • Luke

    I didn’t get an iPhone because it’s better than android. I got it because I like it better.

  • SkyFall

    The Apple cutout logo could be a Notification Light indicator. It might also be a glass logo same as the iPad (1,2,3,4 don’t think the mini and the Air had cutout Apple logos).

  • justme

    that logo cutout means only one thing.
    light on apple logo like macbooks!!!

    being funny maybe we’ll use this light (LED or whatever)to put the apple logo on the sky like the batman signal directly to the iClouds LOL!

  • Ardit Dushi

    Where is the dual flash ?

  • Joe

    No dual LED flash?? Fake.

  • Stefano

    It’s the same exact thing we’ve seen but with a green film on it.