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Several new hi-res photos, and a video, surfaced this morning of what is said to be an actual rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The part looks similar to previous leaks, with a cutout Apple logo and thick antenna breaks at the top and bottom.

The photos come from Feld & Volk, a Moscow-based company that sells modified versions of the iPhone. The firm says it came across the shell thanks to its relationship with Apple suppliers, which enables it to get a head start on modifying…

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The photos, first posted by MacRumors, offer a detailed look at the component, including its internals. It doesn’t look like the part is complete though, as you’ll note that holes for the speaker, mic and camera flash have yet to be punched out.

Feld & Volk adds that Apple has recently begun working with the same sapphire suppliers it has used for years in its modifications. It also speculates that the cutout Apple logo may be used for an NFC antenna, but the jury is still out on that.

Here’s the video of the part:

And here are photos, also from MacRumors, of a similar, darker-colored shell:

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Leaked iPhone 6 parts have been popping up more frequently in recently weeks, as Apple presumably begins to ramp up production. The consensus is that the company plans to unveil the new handset at a media event sometime in September.

The device is expected to be a major upgrade over its predecessor, sporting a refreshed design and larger display. In fact, Apple is said to be introducing both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone this year with an A8 processor and other improvements.

  • Jonathan

    Dat Space grey.. 0_o

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Space grey..?

      • Jonathan

        Also known as dark/black. 😛

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Yeah that’s the right name, it sure doesn’t look like space grey

      • Jonathan

        True, but that’s what they call it.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Yeah iDB maybe but I’m sure that if this is the real iPhone 6 backplate, Apple will drop the name ‘Space Grey’ ad go on with the original ‘Black’.

    • Filip Juncu

      If I ever get an iPhone 6/6s, it’s definitely going to be black!

  • Ken

    i wondering what the apple logo cutout would be used for?..i wild guess led notification? shoot i wish.

    • Rowan09

      That would be great.

    • Maxim∑

      On the iPads they cut out the logo and then fuse a polished metal version on the cutout. Maybe they changed it for iPhone because its not the same backing material and can’t be polished? Idk

      • Ken

        True that. I’m guessing your right because they did take the same route of the design from the new iPads make sense to match it with there newer products.

      • dbraxt09

        or for bmi BLOOD PRESSURE INDICATOR

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        The amount of stupidity is crazy…

    • Capirexz

      I choose Glowing Home Button RING!!

      • Husam Hamed

        and the ability to customize each app to have it’s own unique color :'(

      • Capirexz

        Yes

      • arbnor.j

        that’s funny because im having this features on my rooted android since 2 years…

      • Husam Hamed

        Want a cookie?

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Congratulations *claps in hands*.

    • felixtaf

      Glowing Apple logo? LED notification? NFC? Or jus a cut out for black/white coloured logo part?

      • Jonathan

        iToilet? Time Machine? Keep on dreaming..

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        What Jonathan said.

  • Hasan

    The amount of leaks is ridiculous

    • Capirexz

      that 5ucks ..

  • using namespace std

    That black… it actually makes the antenna breaks look good.

    • Jad

      I totally agree!

  • JustReboot

    No camera cutout?….hmmm

    • Stefano

      it still has to be drilled out. if you can recall the recent photos posted of the iPad with no silent switch

      • Maxim∑

        No, the camera was removed on the iPhone 6. Its a feature (Samsung now will do the same)

      • PhoneTechJay

        Thanks for the sarcasm but this housing is not done and has a lot to be drilled/cut. Check the other photos from a few weeks ago.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        He was kidding smartass.

      • PhoneTechJay

        Which is why I said thanks for the sarcasm?

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Then why were you trying to explain it to him?

      • PhoneTechJay

        So others would know also. Not everyone sees the tiny details.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Yeah that’d be the reason.

  • ic0dex

    I hate these people they’re ruining me being surprised and being existed for the new iPhone. I mean I’m still excited but it would have been more better if they unveiled the iPhone 6 like they did with the iPhone 4 or even the originle iPhone. It’s like fireworks in your pants.

    • afra33

      what a moron! why are you here reading it?

    • JayDee917

      The iPhone 4? You mean leaving a fully functioning protype (that happened to be the finished product) at a bar to be sold to Gizmodo??

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Lol I guess you haven’t seen payed attention in 2010, the design of the iPhone 4 has been leaked months before the official announcement. Also, if you didn’t want to see the leaked design, you shouldn’t have searched for it on the internet. There will always be people who leak the design, always! The only way not to see the leaked design before the official announcement is to ignore iPhone 6 posts and not look for it on the internet.

  • A’s Network

    Looks like Slate is back. W00T

  • Bugs Bunnay

    to be able to stuff so many sensors and parts into an even more slimmer device… it’s totally breath taking. technology at it’s finest. it really is.

  • arvindb02

    Those antenna breaks look gorgeous on the black iPhone but not so sure about the gold and silver

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Silver looks gorgeous too, gold a little bit less, but it’s not ugly at all.

  • JustMeJip2

    i know isnt about the post, but, theres any version of foldericons working with 7.1.2 ===??????

  • n0ahcruz3

    Hideous.. But it matters not, as long as it gives great battery life.

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      And once again, you will be let down…

  • Mikasa Ackerman

    We also need to consider the fact (Death Note background music starts playing) that Apple planned this. They deliberately leaked these shells to companies to cover up the real design that will take shape this Fall.

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      Yeah right lol, like Apple would set up so many leaks, do so much effort into this ‘fake iPhone 6’ and prevent thousands of real factory workers to leak the real design just so that they could cover up the real design? Sounds a little impossible to me.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        I cant reply to you now so I’ll reply to myself. I don’t know Death Note so I assumed you were serious.

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    I don’t know how people could still think the Apple logo will light up… Why?! How could you ever think that??

    • Brandon Miranda

      It makes sense. It would also set the iPhone apart because then people can see your phone from 3 miles away. Just kidding but in all seriousness it could work in the same way the Mac does being that when the display turns on, the light shines through the back so they would have to use an LED. No battery usage there. Clever huh?

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        A light in the back of a phone makes no sense, it simply doesn’t belong in a phone. Secondable, it’s totally non-Apple, it’ll never happen.

      • Brandon Miranda

        That’s why they have it in all the MacBooks?

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        I know and I know you would say that but a laptop is very different. A phone and a laptop can’t be compared, they can’t share the same features. For example, Apple would never put an SD card slot or an HDMI/USB input, or a backlit keyboard on their iPhones. These examples may not be the best or the most convincing, but I believe with all my heart that Apple would never make their logo on the iPhone backlit.

      • Brandon Miranda

        OK. You nearly convinced me. But that cut out is there for something.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Yeah, it’s there to be filled up with either liquid metal or black or white plastic just like the Apple logo in the iPads

      • Brandon Miranda

        Your very adamant with all your beliefs.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        I know, it’s a problem…:( It’s just because I know I’m right (not trying to be super arrogant), I have experienced 6 years of Apple rumors which is how I leaned to think like Apple.

      • Brandon Miranda

        I’ve been here for 8 years. Before iDB existed.

      • Brandon Miranda

        Didn’t make an account until recently.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        Here..? Where do you mean?

      • Brandon Miranda

        Everywhere. I’m a ninja.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        awesummm

  • siddique

    no camera??? thats ipod 😛

    • Jeffrey Feuerstein

      The photo’s show a sim card tray. Also, the iPhone and the iPod lineup won’t share the same design.

  • Matt

    Did they tie it up to a car and drag it for 10 miles?

  • Matt

    It looks more like a Charcoal black not space gray.
    And this might be the first time I get a black iPhone.!