New photos of alleged iPhone 6 shell surface

By , Jun 8, 2014

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A new set of photos has appeared online this weekend, showing off an alleged iPhone 6 shell. We’ve seen 1 or 2 similar components in the past, but these images give us—by far—the best look at the part, and the best indication of what the device could look like.

In terms of design, this shell appears to match the one we saw back in May almost detail for detail. Note the thick antenna breaks towards the top and bottom of the part, as well as the cutouts for the iSight camera, the round flash, and the rear-facing Apple logo…

The images come from Nowhereelse.fr, which believes that this shell might just be the real deal. The site points out the high quality of the part’s metal, which looks very similar to the materials used by Apple in other products, as well as its distinct shade of gray.

The site also notes that the logo cutout could suggest that Apple is working on a lighted logo for notification use, but it’s more likely for antenna purposes. MacRumors says Apple has done this in iPads before to overcome the shielding effects of the metal casing.

iphone 6 side

Side views of the shell also match previous leaks and reports. There are cutouts for elongated volume buttons down the left side, and the relocated power button on the right. It’s believed Apple is moving the button to make it easier to access on the larger device.

The iPhone 6 is expected to come in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch flavors, with higher resolution displays and a faster A8 processor. It’s also said to feature a new iPad-like case design with an ultra-thin profile of just 6mm (the current iPhone 5s measures at 7.6mm).

It was initially believed that the 5.5-inch model would launch several months after the 4.7-inch version due to battery issues, but recent reports suggest that the problem has been resolved and the phablet-handset is back on track for the rumored September debut.

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  • regkilla

    #NoMoreLeaks

    • Dumb ^

      I don’t like ice cream…*smashes face into ice cream tub*

    • Christian Mejía

      Don’t have to click on the article.

      • regkilla

        Who says I click on it? It still shows up idiot.

      • Brian 

        You’re commenting on it. You obviously clicked on it.

      • regkilla

        Yeah to comment for no more leaks. SMH.

      • Antzboogie

        You had to click on it in order to comment you fool.

      • regkilla

        I did now after seeing all the leaked pictures in front, fool.

      • Brian 

        So you were forced to click on it? LOL, poor you. Coming to Apple rumor websites and being forced to click on articles that you dont want to see.

      • regkilla

        It’s on the front page of iDownloadblog kid.

      • Brian 

        Who told you to come to come to this website then? Where they OBVIOUSLY consistently post about the iPhone 6 and all if its leaks, kid.

      • regkilla

        Are you slow?

    • Chris

      .com lol

  • Gate

    I really like this design
    Can’t wait to see the real deal :]

  • AnArcticMonkey

    Reminds me of the HTC One, love the design! I hope they create a flip case / smart cover like they did for the iPad, would be perfect on an iPhone.

    • Tobias9413

      There was an unofficial one made for the 5 though it didn’t wake the phone like the Smart Cover

  • andrew

    There is one thing I have noticed with all the “leaks”, why is the apple logo cut out? Backlight like the MacBook pros? Let’s hope!

    • Maxim∑

      because the polished metal component is actually a separate piece from the shell. Its fused together later on when its anodized.

      At least with iPad, not 100% sure with iPhone though

    • Yehya Mansour

      I was thinking about the same thing lol

    • highNiggaPie

      That would be the most amazing shit ever I want this more than quick reply

    • Brian 

      Why? How about you read the article before jumping straight to the comments.

  • :/

    …the lines are terrible. Can’t believe Apple is going with this. It looks tacky also it resembles plastic.

    • Tobias9413

      You don’t know what rumors are do you

    • https://twitter.com/onesimpleclik onesimpleclik

      The whole design is terrible.

      • Peke Went

        Rumors are terrible.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      You can always put a case on it…

  • http://batman-news.com Jason Baroni

    The curved design is beautiful, but though these antennas are a need, I don’t like the way they look…

    • édith Dupont

      Lol , how would you make a call if they aren’t a need

      • Cameron Nelms

        He said they are a need

      • http://batman-news.com Jason Baroni

        Thanks

    • GuyWithTheThings

      You can always put a case on it.

      • http://batman-news.com Jason Baroni

        Yeah, true. The industry for case is doing great, and Apple has it covered too, literally.

  • Gróf Attila

    I wouldn’t mind if it was a bit thicker and had a long lasting battery life.

    • Tobias9413

      Exactly my thought. Make it as thick as the 5/D but bigger which means bigger battery and great battery life

  • Fevostone

    Would be nice if the apple logo was a notification light would look cool.

    • Markus Hudobnik

      I would love this so much. A lite up apple just like th macbook. Man oh man I would be in love. Except the macbook uses the backlight of the display to light the apple up. This would not be the same case

      • Fevostone

        Would be sweet.

      • jake kneller

        For the iPhone 4 and 4s you can buy a kit that makes the logo glow it looks really cool I had it on my 4s daily driver before I upgraded

  • Gucciipad

    Iphone with dre beats lol

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    fuglyness is strong with this one….

    • Tobias9413

      Same was said about the 5 and look at it now. You don’t even know what it looks like in person. If this is what it really looks like I’ll look for your post when you praise how great it looks once Apple announces it. People say the same thing every year from these leaks

      • Frozen Bee .GFKS

        nah, i wont….i loved the 5’s design (except of the white stipes on top and bottom) but this will be bad for two simple reasons(at least for me): 1. bigger=bad…i wasnt happy about bigger screen on 5, but i got used to it, but even bigger? no thanks, im not that kind of person who wants to have phablet in his pocket. and 2. Apple would give up really unique design that 5 have, and that would be a mistake, because this so called “iPhone 6″ looks like a lot of mobiles from another brands…..so….i think ill stick with my 5S for a while….unfortunately

      • http://www.ideaprison.com/ ideaprison

        Exactly my thoughts, wish Apple could perfect their design somehow, getting rid of the non aluminum parts. Or at least TRY to make it look like faux aluminum so it’s less of an eye sore.

      • Frozen Bee .GFKS

        exactly!!

      • Antzboogie

        Dont fight it this iPhone is bigger, but still smaller then other phones.

      • blastingbigairs

        4.7″ is far from a phablet.

  • MrDnQ

    Can’t wait to see the real deal… Secretly hoping the iPhone 6 will be slightly different than all these leaks… No matter what happens, it will be my new best friend… ;-)

  • Gamer

    What about the flashlight? It isn’t dualflesh…

    • Chris Longden

      They could have both LEDs in the single cut out…

  • mlee19841

    Rumors are just that. Apple might not even release a 4.7 inch phone. If they do they might release a 4 inch with the same specs. Their are people that want a larger phone and their are people that are fine with the current design. Now that rumored 5.5 will be something to see if theirs any truth to that.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Most likely this will b our new iP6. It will fck’n rock. I wanna screw it! Just kidding, but seriously.

  • https://twitter.com/onesimpleclik onesimpleclik

    Not liking it at all. Looks terrible.

  • Di DON DEH YAH

    Don’t like the design so far

  • sosarozay300

    well the apple logo lighting up like the mac book is confirmed i just hate those 2 pieces in the back they look hideous

  • ImLouis

    I really hope they get as close to a edge to edge screen as they can.
    Cant wait to see how much they improve the camera,battery,connectivity (NFC)..

  • Creavite

    I’ve got this feeling they are going to stick with the A7 as the processor. It is still one of the best out there (not in terms of benchmarks but real life performance), and now with Metal designed for the A7. This will make the 5s the 4″ iphone option for those who wouldn’t like bigger screens but still want a powerful up to date device. Putting it like that, the 5s will not stay behind at all but will feature on stores alongside with the new bigger iphone as the smaller one.
    This also makes sense to me because the A7 can run the ultra high resolution of the iPad air, so it will have no problem running a 4.7″ display. Also, this will give apple another year (till the 6s or whatever) to work on a beast processor that will be as memorable as the A7 (which is known for it’s greatness, by far more than any apple processor ever was).

  • Chris Longden

    Maybe the Apple Logo cut out could not only be for preventing the shielding affects for the antenna’s but maybe also NFC…

  • Technocrz!

    why these ugly thick borders on the upper and lower back, so far its looking ugly, let the final version come then we will see.

  • Biscuit

    “I don’t like the design”
    – People who’ll end up buying the phone.

  • Alawyy96

    No more doubled flash ?!

  • Najib El Majjaoui

    if u see the first picture, on the left iphone there is a small circuit like the circuit used on the nfc.

  • Nate McKelvie

    $75
    I run a gadget store and we often but dummy phones to use to show off accessories throughout out store. We have all kinds of them, apple products like iPhone iPad, and iPad minis. We have galaxy products, all exact replicas of the real deal made of plastic. Well yesterday we got an order from one of our case makers in china that we also order some of the mockup phones from and when I opened the boxes to take out what was supposed to be mockup iphpne 5’s. Low and behold I pulled out dummy phones that look identical to the pictures in this article and to other leaks I’ve seen. It made me think that these photos are probably pretty close if the companies are already making the dummy phones and cases that size