iPhone 6 (backplate, Sonny Dickson 002)

Although everyone’s favorite parts leaker, Australia-born Sonny Dickson, has remained mostly mum in terms of iPhone 6 component leaks this year, Tuesday morning he took to Twitter to share high-resolution photos of an alleged iPhone 6 rear shell which seem to match up nicely with the leaks we recently saw.

In addition to the antenna breaks at the top and the bottom replacing the glass cutouts seen on the iPhone 5/5s, the images appear to depict an iPod touch-style protruding lens for the device. Also clearly visible on the photos: a circular dual-LED flash module that Apple calls ‘True Tone’ flash…

Shared on Twitter, a pair of images seemingly depict an all-metal backplate. For what it’s worth, the scuffed-up part appears virtually identical to the photo and video of the assumed iPhone 6 rear shell that luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk shared recently on its Instagram account.

Standard disclaimer applies here: take the image with a truckload of salt as Disckson has been wrong before. And unlike previous pre-production components, this particular part lacks any brand name or regulatory information.

iPhone 6 (backplate, Sonny Dickson 001)

The round rather that pill-shaped dual-LED flash can be clearly seen on the image. Also, it appears that the lens will indeed protrude from the chassis rather than being flush with the device.

The circular True Tone flash first surfaced along with a plethora of various alleged iPhone 6 components highlighted yesterday by French blog NowhereElse.fr.

The new iPhones should be unveiled at a media event reportedly scheduled for September 9.

The 4.7 and 5.5-inch devices are widely expected to sport a redesigned and thinner enclosure and include an Apple-designed A8 chip (said to be clocked at 2GHz, or more, per core), a Sony-made 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, three new sensors and more.

Though both handsets are likely to be formally announced at the event, the bigger 5.5-inch variant may arrive later in the year as Apple and its suppliers solve purported production issues with the device.

  • ali_plus

    Apple can you please announce the date alreadyy!!! I can’t wait anymore.

    • Anthony Nguyen

      Didn’t Apple said that there’s going to be a conference on Sept. 9?

      • CS

        Unofficial sources have said that (and they have been correct before)

    • Warren L Shafor


  • Virus

    Ima need to use a belt-sander

    • Matt Taylor

      Or an angle grinder lol

  • Y4VIN

    This can’t be it. I could accept the white lines, i could accept the protruding camera if it was amazing. I can’t accept both. Why would you place so much effort on recessing the volume buttons just to have a protruding camera… It doesn’t add up.

    • JustReboot

      Seriously, is any of this going to matter, once a case is on the phone. I’ll most likely put a Spiegen case as it’s minimal and affords some sense of style (been using their cases for some time now). Once a case is on it – the lines, camera protrusions, etc. will be moot.

      • bigkev943

        not all of us use cases if i have never dropped or damaged my iPhones since the first one maybe luck but cases are nuts you are paying for design as well as the phones ability you cover it with a rubbery case. thats like buying a new car and putting a rubber case around it if i don’t do it for something i paid 50k for why do it for something you pay 400.00 for IJS

      • h4nd0fg0d

        Rite with ya, hombre.

    • Tom

      Look at the quality of the finish in the photo. This isn’t the finished article. This is a prototype at best. Don’t get all wound-up until the actual design is released. Has Apple ever let us down? iPhone 4 was an improvement on 3G, iPhone 5 was an improvement on the 4… HAVE FAITH!

  • Blaqheart

    My body used to be ready but damn….all of these leaks are taking the excitement out of it………….

    • Sokrates

      your body?

  • chodimz

    Why protrud

    • bigkev943

      agree something is off with these designs doesn’t seem like Ive at all with these protruding parts and crazy abstract lines everywhere.

  • Osama Muhammed

    ill just get a back cover

  • Anonomous.TECH.man

    I won’t Believe it till I see it. “Officially”

  • Broforce

    I love Apple! I really do! Loved all the iPhones they made so far. But if this is how the most anticipated iPhone 6 will look like … I don’t know what to say … I might wait for the iPhone 7 …

    • bigkev943

      agree might take a year off and try another brand you can’t go from nice to fugly looking like this not sure what they are drinking over there but it needs to stop.

    • Matt Taylor

      Completely agree

  • Jeffrey Feuerstein

    Torture test succeeded lol

  • Lost

    Not sure what I’m gonna do. I was looking to replace my i4 which has sevred me well these past 4 years but this mew iPhone looking hella ugly.

    • blastingbigairs


  • Whats up with the broken/missing plastic in those gaps. I hope that’s not something that can happen easily. Case or not thats just not good looking.

  • BoardDWorld

    Come on iDB, enough with parts from the knock off iPhone 6.

    • Too many parts too be from knock off units. Even knock off units don’t have this many parts to begin with.

  • ImLouis

    This camera could be a good idea if the lens extrudes out of the case when the camera is being accessed. This design would be very delicate and prone to damage.

  • n0ahcruz3

    The most fugliest iphone yet.

  • Youssef

    Friggin ugly lines..does Apple even read blog comments? They should already know everyone hates those lines…

  • Matt

    There’s an iPod for y’all.

  • Tobias9413

    Didnt Apple say they were doubling down on leaks? What if these leaks are done by them to mislead us! Also you people getting made cuz it looks ugly, these aren’t confirmed by apple.

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Crude images indeed.

  • Xee

    I’m sorry but that is not the iPhone 6. The design is too crude to be Apple.