iPhone 6 Touch ID (NowhereElse 001)

With Apple’s assumed iPhone 6 launch in September about two months away, supposed device components continue leaking out of China almost on a daily basis, so much so that one will soon be able to reconstruct the entire device from leaked parts.

This is entirely expected: as the launch day draws nearer, resellers in China and third-party repair shops are finding it easier to obtain genuine parts from Apple’s component suppliers.

Today, we’re taking a look at multiple components such as the sleep/wake button, a pair of Home buttons suggesting Touch ID for both upcoming new iPhones and iPads and more…

Shared by the French blog NowhereElse.fr [Google translate], the high-quality photographs included in this article were first posted by the Japanese blog ASCII.jp [Google Translate].

The images appear to limn an alleged iPhone 6 flex cable, sleep/wake button, SIM tray, rear shell, Wi-Fi module and Home button.

iPhone 6 SIM Tray (NowhereElse 001)

The SIM trays (above) match up nicely with the previously leaked trays – again, proving the iPhone 6 is likely to come in same Space Grey, Gold and Silver finishes as its iPhone 5s counterpart.

And this is the flex cable.

iPhone 6 Flex cable (NowhereElse 001)

The Wi-Fi module with an antenna looks genuine, too.

iPhone 6 Wi-Fi (NowhereElse 001)

Also, the rear shell image clearly shows a cutout for the Apple logo that some people think will use screen backlighting to glow when you receive a phone call or an important notification (see our related poll here).

iPhone 6 Rear shell (NowhereElse 001)

The image top of post showing a pair of slightly different Home buttons tells us that – shocker – both 2014 iPhones and iPads (including a supposed iPad mini Air) will likely be outfitted with Touch ID. A week ago, ASCII.jp first leaked images of Apple’s more durable next-generation Touch ID sensor.

As you know, the sophisticated fingerprint scanner debuted as an iPhone 5s exclusive last September. Touch ID is widely expected to expand to 2014 iPhone and iPad models. Contract fabricator TSMC is said to be already building a more durable variant of Touch ID that uses tin for module packaging.

If you can glean additional information from these images, post in comments and I’ll update (and credit) the article accordingly.

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  • Manuel Molina

    Didn’t Tim Cook say that Apple would be making sure public leaks would be limited, and that they would be planning to provide more secrecy for future products?

    Things like this never happen on Steve’s watch (iPhone 4 exception).

    • VictorMartino

      Of course they do. We had some full iPod Touch leaks.

      • Manuel Molina

        Funny enough, I still have my friends assuming that this really isn’t the iPhone and it’s a leak for a new iPod Touch.

      • BloodBornstein

        If you believe that this is a genuine Apple product leak, then you shouldn’t think that it’s the newest iPod Touch.

        iPod Touches don’t have sim trays.

      • Manuel Molina

        I am aware of that, but as I mention in my post above, my friends don’t think that way.

      • BloodBornstein

        Oh lol my bad. I thought I read that you and your friends were assuming…

    • Nathaniel Lewis

      When you run a corporation as big as Apple, and have literally dozens of different component suppliers, keeping everything under wraps is pretty difficult. I’m guessing they do as best they can. The only real worry I get though is what happens to the poor man/woman who leaked this stuff. I’m guessing these blogs aren’t run by the people who got the parts, but damn, remember that Foxconn guy who killed himself to avoid the investigation? I hope that was an isolated incident…

      • Manuel Molina

        I think it’s almost impossible for him to ensure that they can keep things under the wraps, but I also wonder at times if this is made to tell people “oh, hey, our product is coming and here our the pictures to show you where we are in the progress.”

        I think as Apple got bigger, so did leaks on their products.

    • Rowan09

      Once a product is released its hard to keep upgrades a secret, but once it’s not released it’s easier. Look at the iWatch or whatever it will be called, we have no leaks yet.

      • eXoguti093

        That’s probably ’cause it’s not close to entering production, I don’t know..

      • Rowan09

        It’s suppose to launch in October, so it’s pretty close. It’s hard to keep things from leaking now-a-days.

      • Andrew Roth

        Not anymore it’s not. It’s not supposed to launch until 2015, according to the latest report. Reports keep going back and forth on it, so who knows.

    • WOW

      I see you’re into necrophilia. How does a dead man’s cock taste?

    • Franklin Richards

      People working in the factory have to make money some how since they still don’t get paid enough.

    • Starman_Andromeda

      “Things like this never happen on Steve’s watch …” except that they did.

      Name any issue and something similar, some similar problem happened under Jobs! He did not walk on water and made gobs of mistakes.

      People have developed a collective amnesia relative to the disasters and problems under his watch, and their zealous paeans to him do Cook–and Apple–a major disservice.

      • Manuel Molina

        The Jobs reference was a joke. Shit always hit-the-fan under his watch.

  • Is the Wi-Fi module expected to use the 802.11ac standard?

  • VictorMartino

    Still prefer the design of the 5S. I think the Apple logo looks a little small and the white bands on the gold version don’t look good at all. The black one is kind of okay.

  • Michael Edwards

    The antenna bands are so disgusting!

    • Juni Mercado

      I agree

    • eXoguti093

      They could just be a guide for something =P Im sure they know they look like crap

      • Michael Edwards

        I really hope so 🙂

  • JayDee917

    Every time I see a new iPhone 6 leak, I cringe at that ugly back plate. Those plastic lines are hideous and way too thick.

    • C Mac

      Totally agree, I don’t think those plastic lines are the final product. No way that they would increase the thickness 3 to 4x over the iphone 5/5s. It just doesn’t make sense.

      • JayDee917

        I would hope so. But each time there’s a new leak it’s the same ugly backplate, and worse of all, they seem genuine. I’m starting to believe this could actually be legit. :/

      • C Mac

        This is Cook’s double down on product security! In the end, the plastic thickness is not a make or break. . . most people use cases anyway (although I don’t). More important is the overall quality and seamlessness (pun intended) between hardware and software.

      • Ryan B.

        You people are hilarious going on about how terrible the backplate looks.

        1: You’re probably going to buy it anyways. (And talk about how revolutionary it is.)

        2: How much time do you spend looking at the back of your phone. (Seriously, you’ll probably put it in a case and never think twice about it again.)

  • sosarozay300

    maybe apple is creating these “leaks” to throw everyone off

    • jack

      Really einstein. Only iDB tards believe this garbage is the final design.

    • Rowan09

      That would be hilarious and I wouldn’t mind them doing it either. It would make the September conference a lot better.

    • @dongiuj

      Maybe creates these leaks every year to try to stop people rushing out to buy the latest of other products. I know I would.

  • Technocrz!

    So its confirmed that we will see these ugly antina borders, Steve Jobs must be very uncomfortable up there.

    • Ryan B.

      Up where?

  • GaugePrower

    Man, I look at this phone and think, wow, it’s beautiful. BUT then there’s those damn antennae lines. :'( its like a fat ugly pinstripe on a Bentley

    • @dongiuj

      Don’t worry. Bentleys are fat ugly cars anyway.

  • jack

    They care more about “first week sales number” than total secrecy.

  • Robin Keanu Keim

    I hope someone finally makes a Lightning to Thunderbolt cable for the new iPhone! :3

  • Shady

    This might be my first iPhone 😀

  • Felipe Queiroz Drumond

    This is the ugliest device since the first Apple’s mouse 🙂
    At least we have the black one!

  • Andres

    I think maybe the logo cutout is for a chrome logo

    • Michael Edwards

      I think its for an apple logo that lights up

  • CtKiDd78

    Knowing the history of the quality of Apple products, I just don’t see them putting in those thick lines in the back…I am sure the finished product will look way better than this.