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I’m sure most of you are as tired of iPhone 6 concepts as I am—between rumors of a redesign and the constant barrage of part leaks, designers have had more to work with than years past—but these new mockups from Thomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino are worth noting.

The images depict Apple’s handset with all of the rumored hardware changes, including the thinner profile, rounded edges and relocated Power button. But there’s one major difference between this design and all of the others we’ve seen thus far: no ugly antenna break lines

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It’s hard to trace the exact origin of the antenna breaks that continue to pop up in iPhone 6 physical mockups and concepts, but the earliest reference I could find for this odd design was in this March set of images that allegedly came direct from Foxconn’s iPhone production line.

The breaks, which resemble grout lines between tiles, have since been a mainstay detail in nearly every iPhone 6-related image we’ve seen over the last few months. The reasoning behind the design choice is it ensures the handset’s antennas aren’t hindered by the metal case.

But it’s possible that these breaks are merely serving as guidelines for accessory manufacturers, outlining areas similar to those found on the iPhone 5 and 5s. In a report earlier this week, Nikkei called them “placeholders,” and claimed they wouldn’t be present in production models.

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That being said, it’s also possible that the lines are part of the final iPhone 6 design. Remember that many folks were skeptical of the iPhone 5’s two-tone design exposed in pre-announcement leaks before it became official. But if you ask me, the above look is far more plausible.

Anyway, in addition to the redesigned case, the new iPhone is expected to feature larger 4.7 and 5.5-inch display options, faster A8 processor, improved camera, and various other enhancements. And the consensus is that Apple will both unveil and launch the handset in September.

What do you make of this antenna break-free concept?

[Behance]

  • Johnny

    I would buy the gold and white or the black and space grey. I have no idea yet.

    • Matt

      I have a gold 5s — ain’t never getting another gold phone

      • Brian 

        “Aint never” means you are 🙂

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Lololol

      • Matt

        Lol I just thought about it

      • Macdemon

        What’s wrong with the gold iPhone??

        I think it looks rather smart.

      • Matt

        Don’t get me wrong! The gold color looks fantastic, it’s just that to me it doesn’t look good with most cases. So I was saying that I will only get a gold one if I don’t wear a case however if I do choose to wear a case if have the black one.
        But that’s just me.

      • Antzboogie

        Get a full screen body protector and a bumper case been doing this for years it keeps my phone dent free and scratch free.

    • john4lakes

      hey john boy.. what’s good nigga?

  • Willie

    I actually kinda like the lines at the back.

    • ins0mniac1

      Me too. I’m trying to decide whether that’s just because I’ve gotten used to them (I’ve seen so many renders with the lines its insane!) but I’m pretty sure I liked the design when I first saw it. I’ll buy it regardless 🙂

    • Osama Muhammed

      i can tell it will be a trend for future phones.. apple does and everyone follows

      • Domodo

        Yeah, like with bigger screens.

      • Josh

        Lol

      • @dongiuj

        That’s right because apple never follows anyone….ugh

    • Domodo

      Me too, now that the images show them being one millimeter, instead of half a meter thick.

    • Wassim Omais

      Yes, and I also like how they changed the font for the word “iPhone”

    • TonyVee73

      I thought I was the only one that liked the lines. Nice to know I’m not the only “freak” here. LOL 😉

    • john4lakes

      hey willie.. you free yet nigga?

  • Still ugly :c

    • Arsanny Lintang

      Then don’t consider to buy. Wait for iPhone 7.

  • Daniel Beecham

    i will go with the gold and the black one!!! i hope the real new design are like the one’s above!!!

  • Daniel Ted Millan

    beautiful!

  • Christian Mejía

    So the antennas are where?

    • Biscuit

      It’s a separate accessory

      • Christian Mejía

        Damn Apple would charge $49.99 for it.

      • Biscuit

        Hahaha

    • Ashton Nile

      They’re still there. Just a more subtle appearance. You can see them clearly in the side shots.

    • quitcherbichinn

      Behind the glass plates just like 5 and 5s.

    • Probably where the glass is on the back like on the iPhone 5/5s.

  • Jeremy

    I prefer the lines on the back. The glass windows on this concept are meh, not the best. But I know Apple will get it right when unveiling time comes along.

  • Ali

    I actually prefer the uni-look (like he iPhone 4/4S).

  • Chris Rijos

    Beautiful

  • Mikisa Ackerman

    Looks best in BLACK

    • Noaaahh

      Agreed. Gold and silver look weird with a little white space.

    • john4lakes

      you know what they say nigga… once you go black, you never go back.

  • Tobias9413

    What if it’s the other way around :O the metal part is actually glass and the glass is metal. Most likely not buy hey, who knows right?

  • Matt

    This looks SEXXXY!

  • Richard

    i love,love,love Apples hardware on phones. but i cannot stand ios. its so far behind android.

    • Tisstech

      lol ? I’ve never heard this one before. All the people which use iPhone’s nowadays it’s for the iOS. I know i prefer iOS instead of the Android any day, can’t stand the bug’s and how slow the android is. I had a Samsung S3 before and i really didn’t do anything to it except change wallpaper’s so i think i don’t care about the personalisation.

      • Richard

        This is why i love android. I make it mine. not just pages and pages of rows of icons. I prefer “choice”

      • Gate

        You know, you could make your iPhone look exactly like that.

      • Vordeck

        shut up!

      • Brian 

        Weather on lockscreen, gimmick. Tweets on lockscreen, pointless. Quick launch apps on lockscreen, possible on iPhone but ugly, I would never do it.

        Android=bloated software full of gimmicks

      • Richard

        weather on notification pull down isnt a gimmick? or how about stocks on notification pull down?

      • 空白

        Ick. Lol No offense.

      • 空白

        Here’s my setup. I don’t have pages. Just one.

      • 空白

        Why no wok?

      • 空白

        Wtf….

      • Richard

        Lol. U called mine ick. Yours is SO BORING!!! U have to jailbreak in order to do that. I don’t need to root my device to have my set up the way it is.

      • 空白

        Lol, I was just kidding with you. I like to keep it simple. I usually have Ayeris or Soft Remix running. And it’s actually kinda complicated how I did that jerk! Lol

        Edit: I jailbreak for other stuff.

      • Biscuit

        I use dashclock too. It’s awesome. And the infinite amount of extensions. Hopefully we see this in iOS soon. I love both OS’s equally, but would love a hybrid of the two lol

      • Guest

        look at mine bitch

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        Horrible layout. But, this can be done by jailbreaking. How far exactly is iOS?

      • Richard

        i don’t have to root my device to have this layout.

      • Mikasa Ackerman

        If you want to do any ‘real’ customization on Android. You will need root. So, does it really matter?

  • Razick Rilshad

    Wow this look real

  • Matt Taylor

    Wow, Sooooooo much better!

    • john4lakes

      Wow, nigga… you gay.

  • Stanislav Tokaryev

    What I can tell you: much better!

    • john4lakes

      What I can tell you: much better!

  • Dani Hayes

    “I’m sure most of you are as tired of iPhone 6 concepts as I am” than why report on it??

    • Dan

      click bait

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Apple might be testing reactions by faking leaks

  • Benjamin J Schwartz

    I totally prefer the lines from all the leaks. The glass in the mockup doesn’t align with glass bezels on the front and it looks awful for that. Maybe I’m in the minority.

  • leart

    Want

  • Jay Burgandy

    Finally..!.. 3d design concept.. Must buy same month it launched.

  • rosssimpson

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one! 🙂

  • Josh

    White/silver or black/grey..

  • I’m kindof torn between the lines on the back and this design, but in the end we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • iBanks

    I don’t think the final design is going to have as thick of lines as been shown in the mock ups but may still be there in the design. Either way…. I’ll get one.

  • QuarterSwede

    Finally I believe some nailed it. A modern look with a twist of the original. This coupled with the slightly curved front glass panel I think it’ll look gorgeous and feel fantastic.

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    I love it

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    but still with ugly round edges…thx but no

  • jack

    camera will be centered, mark my words

  • Freddie Webster

    I hope this is what it looks like lol
    My upgrade is next year though UGH

  • Freddie Webster

    WAIT HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE TRUE TONE FLASH or two tone I think that’s what it’s called

  • CG

    Best concept I’ve seen

  • Jeffrey

    Very very very sexy!!

  • Tom

    Much better.

  • Starman_Andromeda

    As an iPhone 4 user, still having problems with the “skyscraper” look of the larger iPhones–too tall and too narrow. For many uses, it simply doesn’t work very well–e.g., astronomy apps, where one doesn’t want a hallway mirror view of the sky!

    • 空白

      Sheesh, lol. I’d get an iPad if I were you. 3.5 is way too small after using a iP5 for two years.

  • Benjamin Lopez

    Hi guys, when is the WWDC of the iPhone 6’s presentation please ?

    • John Tremendol

      It will be in september.

  • William Melendez

    Now we’re talking ! Problem is I don’t know what color to get !

  • It looks like a iPhone 5 now…. just in a iPad Air back case

  • pizentu

    The black looks fine. The other two look like crap.

  • This concept design is so much better!

  • ថាន ហាំងស៊ា

    so good , just like that

  • ថាន ហាំងស៊ា

    i like 5.5″ + no antenna line + ios8 = perfect

  • Nick Hoggan

    I must’ve been living under a rock, what is the extra button / switch on the right hand side above the sim card slot?

  • Hussain Alsanona

    Well, I don’t like this concept that much, I like the old concept with breaks, however, I would love the breaks to be slimier!

  • Sohail Wahab

    If that’s the final design, I’m gonna buy it for sure!