iPhone 6 backplate (NowhereElse 003)

A new video has surfaced Thursday, purportedly depicting an all-aluminum back of a forthcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model.

This follows yesterday’s video which compared a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 dummy to several jumbo-sized Android phones and last week’s photos of an alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 display panel.

The back part shown off in today’s video appears genuine although one can’t tell for sure whether it represents a finalized design that’s about to go into production or if it’s one of the early prototypes that Apple may or may not have abandoned…

The video was reposted from the rather accurate Japanese website Macotakara by French blog NowhereElse.fr [Google translate].

Here it is.

I for one am certainly glad that we’re finally starting seeing genuine-looking parts made of metal, as opposed to an avalanche of unconvincing 3D-printed plasticky dummies.

iPhone 6 backplate (NowhereElse 004)

The part is said to have been sourced from Australia-based MacFixIt, indicating Apple’s suppliers must have started ramping up production of the handset. Last year, the same source leaked several plastic parts belonging to the iPhone 5c which have proved genuine.

iPhone 6 backplate (NowhereElse 005)

It appears to have been designed to support a bigger 4.7-inch panel and features a slightly revised internal layout, indicating minor changes to the design of internal components such as the printed circuit board, the battery, supporting chips and more.

iPhone 6 backplate (NowhereElse 006)

So, what do you guys make of this?

If this part is genuine, what’s your take on the design tweaks Apple’s made to the next iPhone’s exterior? Do you like the changes or not?

  • Peke Went

    Why are all these mockups the same?

    • This isn’t a mockup, it’s a claimed production part

      • rmgt008

        But… but… the video says they are mock ups 🙁

      • Derp

        Watch the video again and this time try opening your eyes

      • iTopsy

        Hahaha, that made me laugh after one year.

      • Cheryl Justin

        The backing was removable. If the battery was swappable it would have been perfect as the two screws weren’t needed!

      • Mody

        hey, do you’ve phone number ?

      • rmgt008

        Hahahaha. I took your advice and almost rolled off my chair in laughter. Thank you.

      • jack

        I wanna see your face when Apple shows up with something totally different from this during their keynote

      • jack

        or you wish you could see mine if it’s the same design 🙂

  • David Gitman

    I am getting board of all these mockups..
    I wont believe it until its released

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      The same people leaked real iPhone 5c parts last year too!

    • Fede777

      bored

      • Kurt

        He’s Jewish, Hebrew is his first language. Cut him some slack. If he was a native speaker then by all means.

      • David Gitman

        lol it was auto correct I didn’t even notice but thanks anyways

      • Kurt

        :-p

      • David Gitman

        he did you know that I am Jewish tho? lol and that I speak Hebrew XD

      • Kurt

        Oh, a computer program I have installed says you are in Israel.

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        Just kidding. I remember you mentioning it a while back haha

      • David Gitman

        hahahh you scared me for a second there! XD

      • Kurt

        Sorry! Haha

      • Jonathan

        *virtual thumbs up*

      • David Gitman

        lol

    • King

      What kind of board are you getting of the mockups? A plastic one or styrofoam one?

      • David Gitman

        plastic one like the 5C

  • Matt Taylor

    Disgusting :-/ won’t be buying one of these without a decent case! A product Red plain old case should do the trick …

    • Kurt

      So no premium feel for you. I dislike metal. Wish they would go back to glass. That was best. Second best is non-glossy plastic-textured plastic. My ipad air is thicker because it has a case on it 🙁 My iphone 4S is nude and no scratches 🙂

      • mlee19841

        I loved the 4s for the glass feel. The 5s back just feels weird to me with no case.

      • Kurt

        4S is best. Metal scratches so easily. Metal is too soft of a material.

      • BugsBunnay87

        Just so you know Apple anodizes their aluminum iphones so that it can resist corrosion. Thing is its anodized too thin. I’m sure the thinkness can be controlled.

      • Sokrates

        Some years ago everyone wished for an aluminium finish. Now we got it!

      • Kurt

        Not me. But yes, most people wanted to go back to the iPhone 2G design. But I have always been a fan of the iphone 4/4S and always will be. The backing was removable. If the battery was swappable it would have been perfect as the two screws weren’t needed!

  • Blaqheart

    In my best Heath Ledger/Joker voice…

    ‘And here….we….go…..’

  • rmgt008

    The white looks so, so sexy.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      It’s too vomit enduring for my liking…

      • h4nd0fg0d

        U mean ‘vomit inducing.’

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Thanks for the correction Mr AutoCorrect 😉

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Wow they both look soooo sexy it makes me doubt which one I’ll get, the black or the white one… Either way I’m glad they got rid of the ‘Space Grey’ colour… Yuck.

  • Micky Ganon

    I do not know about you, but I think the iPhone 5S much more beautiful

    • Capirexz

      I just wanted to see it when its Official.

  • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

    Ugly

  • neo

    What I love the most about your blog is that I can read and understand a post without watching the video within (firewall policies at work). Thanks for your efforts.

  • ExcitedMuch

    The black one is the bomb!

  • siddique

    really not beautiful ..

  • Jerry

    Those lines are really ugly 🙁

  • CS

    I don’t know about the antenna. It looks strange. Black looks the best

  • Dan0

    That phone will be even bigger then a similar Android phone with a 5 inch display

  • Victor

    Am I the only one that saw that stupid shaving iphone thing?

    • Victor

      Some one deleted it lol it was funny though

  • @dongiuj

    Yeah, the black one is the bad boy to get.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Agreed, but proly very easily scratched and I go caseless. So, proly white for me.

      • @dongiuj

        Caseless…..you’re brave. I’ve always used a case and always had a black iPhone without ever scratching them. But I see your point about going caseless. I usually take the case off at home, so much better to use without those cases.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Looking sweeeeeet! Take my $$$

  • Matt

    I don’t like it

  • neoamaru

    My God..it’s gonna be so hard to choose sizes..

  • JayDee917

    My guess as far as pricing goes:

    4.7″
    16gb – $199
    32gb – $299
    64gb – $399

    5.5″
    32gb – $299
    64gb – $399
    128g – $499