iphone 6 front

As production for the iPhone 6 begins to ramp up ahead of next month’s unveiling, we’re starting to see more and more part leaks for the highly anticipated handset. We’ve seen several over the last few days, and this afternoon, new photos of alleged components surfaced.

This latest batch gives us a close-up look at what is said to be the front panel and display assembly for the 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6, with its very clearly tapered edges. The photos also show the new Power button, which is expected to be relocated, and its Mute Switch…

We’ll start off by talking about the front panel, which you can see in the image above. This is obviously the inside of the component, and it looks like some pieces have been pulled apart to show off the digitizer, LCD flex cable, light sensors and the cubby for the Face Time camera.

iphone 6 side

These two photos give us a nice side view of the panel, where you can see that its edges are far more tapered than those on current models. Now imagine these edges sitting nearly flush with those from the rear shell leaks we’ve seen, and the design should be nearly seamless.

Finally, we have photos of the iPhone 6’s Power button and Mute switch, which are both covered in a nice metal finish. The consensus is that Apple has moved the Power button to the side of the handset for easier operation, and this new Mute toggle looks a bit different as well. iphone 6 mute power

The photos come from luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk, courtesy of MacRumors, who has been responsible for several part leaks over the past few weeks. The firm claims it has a relationship with Apple suppliers, which enables it to get a head start on modifications.

Most of what we’ve seen thus far, in terms of leaks and reports, matches up fairly nicely. The iPhone 6 is expected to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions with A8 processors, new sensors and more. Apple has reportedly scheduled its iPhone event for Tuesday, September 9th.

  • Im changing a 5S display right now and that LCD and other parts are 100% Apples style. Now if only they can get the back housing and just place it inside..

    • Tim Farris

      ?
      what do you mean?

      • If only they could place that front LCD assembly into those leaked back housings we keep seeing so we can finally see what it looks like.

      • BoardDWorld

        They can’t because those back housings aren’t the real thing.

      • Lets just wait ad see them in the same photo. Those back housing match up with just about every small part that has been shown even one of the Logicboards screw holes were an exact fit.

  • JulianZH

    im praying and hoping that the camera lens doesnt stick out.

    • Matt

      Me too! (Crossed fingers)

    • It’s going to actually, but it’s not going to be as bad as people are making it out to be.

      Give it a few months and people will be applauding it and wondering why it wasn’t done sooner.

      • Jeffrey Feuerstein

        I doubt that lol.

      • ImLouis

        The problem is that when you put the phone down it will always have contact with the lens or the screen, to fix this design they have started to use sapphire which should project the lens and screen from common surfaces. All that we know for sure is that apple have spent a long ass time coming up with this new design.

    • 정연승

      So do I…. I will hate that sticking out camera lens really

  • halacoglu

    I’m in love with the front panel after these shots. Would be nice to see sapphire crystal on the iPhone 6. Also, the mute switch’s connection parts hints at the one on the 3GS which had a rotation-like movement. And a nice color for a supposed logicboard. These parts seem legit to me.

    • Tim Farris

      just get a 3rd party replacement screen with sapphire crystal on the iPhone 6 so you can have your wish

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    Jesus Apple, annouce the media event already!

    • Michael Fluharty

      they did, its the ninth. but the delivery and order date will be later.

      • curtis

        No they didn’t, The media has said it is the 9th. No confirmation from Apple and no media event emails have been sent yet. Get your facts right.

  • DroidGuy360

    Samsung phones have the power button on the side. Now apple is moving theres to the side.

    But apple never copies anyone else, lol.

    • Jason Jones

      And iPhone volume rockers have always been on the side, so I guess Samsung copied that by your logic.

    • Jonathan

      Actually, they’re doing it out of logic. With taller iPhones, it’ll be harder to turn the iPhone off with one hand. You’d have to wiggle it down in your hand, then stretch your finger and turn it off (1st world problems, lol). With it on the side, It’s no problem.

    • Sorry DroidGuy your burn is fAIL.

      *no typo

    • Tim Farris

      you don’t know that for sure the device is not out yet you can’t say anything till it comes out it might not be so that might just be the volume you just never know

    • curtis

      Apple released first touchscreen phone, Everyone who has made a touchscreen device since has copied Apple as they were the first. Get the hell over it.

      • DroidGuy360

        Typical apple zombie. You think apple made the first touchscreen phone? The first iphone came out in 2007. The first touchscreen phone was made in 1993 by IBM. And there were many touchscreen phones since. Ever heard of Palm pilots? I even had a touchscreen samsung phone with a slide out keyboard before the iphone came out. Incredible that people can’t use Google in 2014. Oh yeah, you have an iphone, they use bing. Lol.

        And of course every touchscreen phone looks like an iphone. What the f else are they supposed to look like? All laptops look the same. Tvs look the same. Computer monitors look the same. I guess everyone copies of everyone, huh.

        It’s OK, I used to be like all of you, thinking apple was the best ever. And then I woke up.

      • Thiago Vaccaro

        You’re in the wrong neighborhood, motherfucker. Prepare to be raped.

      • DroidGuy360

        I’ll just assume you voted for obama.

      • DroidGuy360

        I like how I make a comment about how this guy voted for the current president and that gets deleted but this guy can call me a MF and that’s okay. Lol. Can’t talk bad about a black president.

      • Eqwan Syafiq

        I just want to say what Apple did is making it usable and beautifully simple. Why dont you post a picture and review the “first touchscreen phone” and compared it to Apple. I admit Apple is fall behind in term of new founded specs such as NFC and all the android flagship out there. But you also have to admit its like imperfect technology. When Apple using it, you will see how good it is. FYI, I’m Apple and Android user. Not a fanboy. But overall, Apple win.

      • Matt Taylor

        What like Touch ID that fails one in five times or Siri that constantly gets words wrong even with the plainest of accents!?

      • Eqwan Syafiq

        My Touch ID working just fine. You just need to make sure your hands clean. Comparing Siri and Ok Google, I admit that Google doing a better job. But I dont really rely on that. So not really an issue for me. Still for me Apple win.

      • Matt Taylor

        I’m an avid Apple user but I agree with you! Apple sue other companies because they make their phone look like a phone, and it vaguely resembles an iPhone, but apparently it’s so low when other companies sue Apple!

        Apple users are much like religious people, they can not be told, they’re very defensive and they preach and push it on everyone they can, all for little reward! I know because I’m one of them.

      • leart

        Are you born after 2007 or what?
        The whole world knows that samsung is big copycat and cheater.

      • Typical…

      • I’m an Apple guy but even I know they did NOT create the first smartphone nor Touchscreen phone. Now while they didn’t create the first one ever in existence its a well known fact that their first phone set a really high standard on what Smart Touchscreen phones should be. This is one reason why a lot of companies copies them. Apple does the same thing though they take certian features and aspects from other devices and even tweaks from the ‘Jailbreak community’ and incorporate them at an attempt to make them better. Most of the time its good but at the end of the day everyone copies off of each other. Samsung just seems to take it to a whole other level though I feel bad for their fans.

      • ImLouis

        Well said sir! Everything is a remix, Inspiration is observation and observation influences creation. Once apple created the first iPhone all the other mobile giants saw that it was the best and most efficient design. Apple chose to stick with efficiency and created iOS whereas Samsung went down the path of exploiting new technologies over design and usability which forced them to save money and opt of a cheaper OS “Android”.

      • Fuk Yuu Too

        You must be kidding?

  • Dexter SherloConan

    Hi all. Can someone please tell me what kind of iPhone that queuers buy on the launch day? Contract or unlocked? Thanks.

    • BreakingAwesome

      depends on where they buy from. If u go directly to apple than it is unlocked. However, if u go to like say rogers or something than it is locked with them. If they pre order in canada they do not have to choose a carrier. I think in america online it the same.

  • KsbjA

    I can’t believe Apple would make a 5.5″ phone. 4.7″ is the industry standard, that makes sense, but 5.5″ is ridiculously big and unwieldy. Do any of the leaks suggest a 5.5″ iPhone is coming, or is this another nonexistent “teardrop shaped iPhone with square home button”?

  • AJM

    “the iPhone 6′s Power button and Mute switch, which are both covered in a nice metal finish.”

    What a horrible euphemism for “it’s f….ing plastic”. That would be a first for an iPhone, which makes me hope that these pictures – like all recent ones from feldvolk posted here – are of the already available Chinese iPhone 6 fake.

    • They mean the paints color. ‘Metallic Paint’ to be exact. The buttons are still metal. If they were plastic however it would not be a first because the First very iPhone has black plastic buttons and the 5C has Plastic buttons also. Not to mention the home button is plastic on every iPhone except the 5S.

  • hkgsulphate

    EEW