iPhone 6 mockup (Space Gray 003)

Earlier this morning, we showed you new photos of a meticulously designed iPad Air 2 dummy unit with Touch ID incorporated into its Home button.

And now, a fresh batch of purported iPhone 6 manufacturing mockups has surfaced, depicting what a Space Gray variant of Apple’s upcoming bigger and thinner iPhone model could look like.

Credited to sources in Japan and Korea, the images show the purported mockup next to an iPhone 5s and HTC’s One smartphone…

Published by Japanese publication ASCII.jp and Korean blog Seeko [via GforGames], the photos appear to depict a 4.7-inch variant of the iPhone 6 featuring a noticeably thinner appearance.

That round flash hole on the back never ceases to puzzle me.

iPhone 6 mockup (Space Gray 002)iPhone 6 mockup (Space Gray 001)

As you know, the iPhone 5s has a pill-shaped opening for Apple’s new Tru-Tone dual-LED flash. Now, I have a hard time believing they’ve switched back to a single-flash design out of the blue.

That being said, I think it’s fairly safe to speculate that Apple’s engineers have found a way to combine the two separate flashes into a single unit.

iPhone 6 mockup (Space Gray 004)

The round-shaped flash hole is consistent with previous leaks.

Pictured right below: a nice comparison between the 4.7-inch dummy unit, the four-inch iPhone 5s and the five-inch HTC One.

iPhone 6 mockup (Space Gray 005)

If Apple is indeed sticking to the existing dual-LED flash design, then either all of the leaks showing a round flash hole are inaccurate or represent an abandoned iPhone prototype.

Could Apple have been taking us all for a ride all this time?

I guess that’s a viable possibility given Tim Cook’s promise to double-down on secrecy and the fact that no one was expecting such a flurry of surprising WWDC announcements.

Rumors have it that the iPhone 6 could feature a 2K resolution Retina screen and have NFC and wireless charging, with a bigger 5.5-inch model possibly commanding a $100 premium.

With all these legitimate form factors being under consideration, Apple reckoned it should make developers’ life easier so it’s made a brand new Adaptive Display framework to give apps intelligence to respond to screen size changes properly.

September can’t come soon enough…

  • Thanh

    Retina scan to unlock

  • Ath Ey

    Dis one is totally amazing… compared to 5s,dis is mch btr.. I jus lov dis:D

    • Eni

      dis is dis dis is is dis

  • Mario Carbajal

    i like it! is the same design of the ipad mini! 🙂

  • James

    Off Topic but I think it’s interesting to discuss. The way Apple changes sizes is the right way. I think in regards to Android. Google should take charge and issue standards of screen size (resolutions?); and force manufacturers to follow them. For example with every major update of Android, Google should issue instructions and enforce 2-4 (maybe 5) different sizes. All manufacturers will HAVE to stick to these set sizes (resolutions?) when designing their phones. This will stop Android’s fragmentation problem and persuade more developers to produce for Android. I think a lot of devs, I’m not an expert in any of this just my own thoughts by the way, avoid Android because they don’t want to deal with the nightmare of all the different types of phones.

    Apple has opened up to the idea of changing sizes and it works since Apple only produce one phone. As time goes on the older versions get dropped out which is fine and therefore fragmentation doesn’t happen.

  • No no no no no no,
    These thick lines cannot be Apple’s design for antennas.
    Oh god no.

    • Framboogle

      People said the same for the iPhone 5

      • gary

        I don’t think they did… the plastic/rubber lines for the antennae on the 5/5S aren’t big at all… Not to mention wayyy different than these rumored iPhone 6 dummies, because of the fact that there are glass pieces on the 5/5S at the top and bottom, not just more aluminum.

      • Jeffrey

        They did, and not the lines, they complained about the glass strips on the top and bottom of the back. They stated it was ‘ugly as hell’. Now everyone loves the design.

    • Tony

      Yeah those lines on the back look absolutely awful, the side not so bad. But I’ll be putting mine in a case as always so I won’t notice them. Those who don’t use a case or usually go with a clear bumper will probably think twice.

    • Jeffrey

      ‘Thick’

      • Domodo

        Thick. Also ugly.

      • Jeffrey

        Nahh

    • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

      And watch when it is that comment would be flip with “GOOD IDEA APPLE!”

    • White Michael Jackson

      Everyone will get used it too. Watch.

  • o_o

    Why do all these mockups and leaks not have the Apple logo on the back?

    • Technocrz!

      Mockups

  • Osama Muhammed

    OMFG SEXY

  • Technocrz!

    Now this mockup is getting my attention, its wide and tall, not just tall, i must say this is going to be very awesome iPhone since iPhone.

  • Tony

    Hold up, around the camera and flash…a metal ring or just reflection?

  • JulianZH

    battery will be my priority for the next iphone/phone.

  • Jason Baroni

    Beautiful.

  • zzzz

    This is what the iPhone 5 should have been. Don’t know why we had to go through this weird oblong phase…

  • Dan

    not really liking the design, I prefer the 5/5S. Anyhow, if I upgrade, it will be the 6S

  • Jeffrey

    This ‘Space Gray’ leak of the iPhone 6 looks more like the original black iPhone 5’s colour. Previous leaks really showed Space Gray instead of the old black. I personally prefer the iPhone 5’s black colour above the new Space Gray colour though…

  • Stefano

    I like it

  • mlee19841

    I can see this selling out way faster then the iPhone 5s. Either get in line early or get up early to order online.

  • ɑղժɾҽա

    It’s really sexy. I’m not sure if I like the gold or white, but the space gray is really sexy.

  • White Michael Jackson

    I love this design. All I wanted was a bigger screen. Was really close to switching to android but iphone 4s is still chugging.

  • Jucosky

    I still think that the iPhone 5/5s design looks more “premium”. And, personally, I think it’s too early to change [again] screen sizes: the original 3:2, 3.5″ display lasted 4 to 5 years (2007-2011); and the new 4″ just 2 years!? Better than that, I think that 1 year to develop a brand new product, with new processors, more RAM, better camera and thousands of new features is just… well, too little. I would love to see Samsung’s face if Apple announces: “our priority always were design and build better products, not just to get more money, but to make people’s life better. So we are announcing that next year we won’t release a new iPhone – now, iPhone, iPad and iPod we’ll last 2 years!”…

  • @dongiuj

    Black

    • @dongiuj

      Yes, I know…..”that’s what she said”

  • Rodney Coleman

    Shut up and take my money

  • Technocrz!

    Crave

  • Clinton Braun

    Everybody-” uuuurgh! i really hate this design! Apple have really gone a step in the wrong direction! I’m switching back to Android when this comes out!” … 4 months later….”Hey guys check out my new iPhone 6!!!!”

  • Jayy

    I like, I want it!!