iPohne 6 (backplate, NowhereElse 001)

Following a steady stream of leaks of purported iPhone 6 components shown off on numerous photographs and depicted in video clips, French publication NowhereElse.fr Friday morning published a set of high-quality images of a claimed production model of the handset.

The curious shots offer a better look at the antenna breaks visible on the model’s rear casing. Also, the casing itself appears to be a variant of Space Gray finish of the iPhone 5s while the antenna breaks are colored to match the rest of the shell.

NowhereElse.fr notes [Google Translate] that the images, originally published on Weibo, offer the best look yet at what the handset feels in one’s hand. For those wondering, the photos appear to be for a 4.7-inch device.

As you can see for yourself, the controversial antenna breaks at the top and the bottom of the rear shell — right where glass would normally be found on an iPhone 5/5s — look much better compared to the earlier leaks and blurry shots we’ve seen to date.

iPohne 6 (backplate, NowhereElse 002)iPohne 6 (backplate, NowhereElse 003)

Other than that, the images of this claimed production model of the iPhone 6 don’t reveal anything we didn’t know from prior leaks. It’s interesting that the antenna breaks are color-matched to the subtle Space Gray-like appearance of this particular casing.

iPohne 6 (backplate, NowhereElse 004)

If this is indeed a design feature, than Black, Space Gray and Gold iPhone 6 models should all have color-matched antenna breaks. These gaps are said to allow the transmission of radio signals through the otherwise all-metal casing of the handset.

Of course, the final iPhone 6 version coming out of production lines should look even better and be more shiny than these shots thanks to Apple’s famous fit and finish.

Yesterday, Apple issued invites for a media event scheduled on September 9, 2014 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino at 10:00AM PST. According to Re/code, the firm will also debut a wearable device alongside a pair of new iPhones.

Here are some additional images from the Chinese web forum Wei Feng.

iPohne 6 (Wei Fang 002)

iPohne 6 (frontplate, Wei Fang 001)

iPohne 6 (Wei Fang 003)

What do you think about these thick bands? Are they just an eye sore? Note that it’s entirely possible that these ribbons actually are placeholders that would be replaced with glass parts in the final model.

And while we’re at it, how do you like the iPhone 6’s design in general?

I don’t mind the antenna breaks and think it’s terrific that the handset is harkening back to the days of the original iPhone in terms of the looks.

[Weibo via NowhereElse.fr, Wei Feng]

  • Kenneth Lin

    I still don’t like those bands

    • La Cucaracha

      They didn’t make the new iPhone for you to like bruh

      • Kenneth Lin

        Yes they did, otherwise they would have made it out of cheap plastic and sold it for half the price. Go be a troll somewhere else.

      • La Cucaracha

        Even if the new iphone was made of dirt we would still buy it. It’s an addiction. Nobody really cares if it’s ugly

      • Manuel Molina

        Speak for yourself, I wouldn’t. And the bands are fine. Function makes the most sense. The first iPhone look like utter crap, though, the functionality was amazing.

      • Kenneth Lin

        Actually I think the first iPhone looked beautiful.

      • Manuel Molina

        Let’s agree to disagree on that one. But I think the iPhone 4 looked beautiful from top to bottom, though it was a shatter magnet. The 4 is also where Samsung found their start from. 🙂

      • VictorMartino

        OMG ho wcould you say the first iPhone wa ugly??????? It was the most beautiful piece of hardware I had ever seen back in 2007!

    • nonchalont

      I’m sure Steve Jobs wouldn’t have liked it either, however it’s not a Job’s company anymore 🙂

      • Kurt

        Go back to the iPhone 4 look. This is ugly and not durable.

      • nonchalont

        My opinion agrees with you. I4 has a beautiful design vs these leaks. However, others in the world may prefer the i6 design vs the i4.

      • VictorMartino

        It’s funny how people always complain. When the iPhone 4 leaked everyone thought it was ugly. Then when Apple announced it, it was suddenly beautiful, and then when Apple released the iPhone 5 some people complained that it looked too similar to the iPhone 4 (which I strongly disagree), and now that they are finally completely ditching that look, people complain yet again.

    • Bob

      But bands will make her dance.

    • Jamessmooth

      But, if I remember correctly, I believe it is in fact the bands that make her dance?

      • Bob

        Yeah, you just copied me in a shittier way. Be original.

    • Ian Leon

      Maybe when sept 9 comes they show a design that looks completely different and it’s beautiful. Maybe these are decoy leaks lol. And they will be all like ” aahhhh we got you guys, you thought we were actually going to make that ugly phone … But nah “

  • leart

    Don’t believe that this will be the final look, don’t know there’s something that don’t match in that lines, they are to thick

    • La Cucaracha

      Nobody asked you to believe it bruh

      • leart

        Are you high

      • La Cucaracha

        Who asked you?

      • leart

        Why do you care?

      • La Cucaracha

        Go suck a duck

      • leart

        You are dying to duck one ,, haha that’s why you are so angry hahaa, poor troll

      • R4

        Do you really have to hate on everyone? People have opinions, don’t like em? Ignore them.

      • Guest

        Why don’t you ignore him too?

  • JulianZH

    the ugly camera pop out….. why apple why!!!!!!!!!

    • What are you talking about it doesn’t stick out in any of these pictures.. Don’t assume from what you saw in the past because anything can change before its release…

    • Delis Encarnacion

      even if the camera those pop out wether it’s by a lot or just a little, I’m sure mostly everyone will slap on a case on this phone thats looks nothing but fragile, so you won’t even notice the camera popping out. I’m sure even if the camera does pop out you’ll still be getting the phone, like the rest of us here, so stop complaining.

      -this is to all people complaining about the camera not just you homie

      • R4

        I’m pretty sure there are a lot of people (including myself and half my friends) who hate cases.

        The camera does look awful, but i guess people wont mind if its significantly better than the ones in previous iphones.

  • La Cucaracha

    I want a real antenna like the ones from the old cellphones. Or better yet they should release a retro iphone (1st gen) with upgraded internal parts. Cause im a motha-effin hipster yaheard?! Lol

  • Blaqheart

    Finally.

  • Justice and Malice

    So many people said they didn’t like the look of the iPhone 4 when it came out because it was dramatically different. Those same people will say they don’t like this either. Then shortly thereafter they will love it, like I do now

    • Kurt

      haha…NO ONE said they didn’t like the iPhone 4 haha

      It’s the iPhone 5 many of still hate

      • André Williams II

        You must not have been paying much attention four years ago, then. Everyone and their mother initially hated the leaked iPhone 4 pictures.

      • Kurt

        It was iPhone 5. No one complained about it’s look, just about it being fragile (which it wasn’t). You must not have remembered much from four years ago then.

      • André Williams II

        They did it for both, buddy. People hated the metal antenna being on the outside, at first look. Also, using the same line about four years ago is pretty lame. 🙂

      • Kurt

        Perhaps I remember wrong.

        iPads have the same look since iPad 2. Apple is notorious for never “thinking different” Until when will they stop making OSX? Jony Ive produces the same ol’ same ol’ every year. He bores me to death. Change is good.

      • VictorMartino

        No. It was the iPhone 4. When Gizmodo leaked it EVERYONE HATED IT! Just find the posts and read the comments and you’ll see.

      • Kurt

        http://www.idownloadblog (DOT)com/2010/04/19/the-next-iphone/

        On this post and another one I looked at it shows about 50/50 like/dislike. I like some comments about the front facing camera. I agree it’s pretty much useless (but not for the selfie loving girls) but it is funny seeing complaints about it. I always say I’d rather have features that I use once in a while then not having it at all.

        I bet iPhone 5 had more dislikes. I and many others never changed after the introduction of the iPhone 5. I remember it clearly because people like you would say how people don’t like it now but they will after its released. I remembered that and noticed so many people like myself never changed. But iPhone 4 turned out to be a big hit after it was released.

        Thanks for the reply it was fun to go back and read the comments from 4 years ago

      • Justice and Malice

        Incorrect. Many people said they didn’t like I4.

  • Gagan Dhanjal

    iPhone 6 Sucks! -_- Why Apple Is Copying Samsung? Lock Button Is On Right Side -_-

    • SkyFall

      The up votes on my comment are the down votes for Gagans comment. Begin.

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        iPhone 6 Sucks Totally!

      • SkyFall

        Oh I know. Imagine how much 6s will suck. Yuck, even the 6s sounds terrible.

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        Go And Swot!

      • SkyFall

        Swot?

      • La Cucaracha

        Everybody knows what Swot is idiot

      • La Cucaracha

        The down votes on my comment are the up votes for SkyFalls’s comment. Begin.

      • SkyFall

        Shut up and bend over.

      • Gagan Dhanjal

        I Don’t Give A Shit You MotherFucker _|_

      • La Cucaracha

        That’s what i said to your mom last night

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Gimme one mthrfcka!!!!

    • La Cucaracha

      Its for sale fthrscka!!!!

  • Guest

    Worst Look -_-

    • La Cucaracha

      Its gorgeous! This belongs in a museum!!!

    • VictorMartino

      That’s a fake one with huge bezels, which the real one won’t have.

  • Glenn DolFan Baptista

    I’m surprised AndroidGuy is not here trolling lol

    • La Cucaracha

      I changed my name cause they banned me

  • zustroy

    It’s ugly. They did not make good looking phone sice iPhone 4.

    • La Cucaracha

      So are you but your mom still loved you right?

    • VictorMartino

      I don’t know what you are talking about. The Gold iPhone 5S is the most beautiful phone I’ve ever seen in my entire life, and its sales agree with me.

  • TechLove

    Hell yeah! Its looking gorgeous! I knew the previous leaks were fake! And the people who are saying this is ugly should probably buy the gs5 and stop trolling.
    For now, IMHO, this seems to be the best looking smartphone out there…!

    • La Cucaracha

      If you love it so much why dont you marry it??!

    • Kurt

      Note 3 is better looking, iPhone 4S is better looking, some Lumia’s are better looking. Plastic (non glossy of course) and Glass are better material for the back than metal.

      • VictorMartino

        Note 3 is ugly as shit! What are you talking about?

      • Kurt

        It’s beautiful. The faux leather looks and feels good. But more importantly gives you access to the battery and to the SD Card. What’s Fugly is the iPhone 5/5s as most agree with me on that

  • jack

    fake & gay

  • That looks pretty legit. I can deal with these antenna breaks, now that they aren’t just white and contrasting.

  • Louis Cameron

    Where’s the dual flash like the 5S?

    • TJ

      it’s circular.

    • Jonathan

      A new technology (rumor, of course) combined them into one making it round again.

  • TJ

    Still don’t like those thick antenna lines, much prefer the mockups with the glass windows like we have on the iPhone 5/5S. Then again I’ll probably never see the back, if I choose to use a case it’ll never be seen, if I don’t then I always look at the front anyway when I’m using it and if it’s on a table it’s always face up.

    • Quang

      I remember when the iPHone 5 leak with 2-tone design on the back…everyone conplained like it’s the end of the world…but now…

      • Kurt

        Now, we still say it’s ugly. Stop saying we started liking the ugly iPhone 5/5s. We want a better looking phone that is durable, not less

  • Rahul Srivastava

    No dual tone flash?

  • Dao Sasone

    Apple can you just plz have 1080 resolution screen and atleast 3k mw batt. 1.9 ghz proc would be nice and at least 2 gigs of ram. And allow true multitasking in ios 8.

    • Phones don’t need 1080p screens, 40″ TV’s use that standard of resolution. High res screens use more energy and processing power. “Retina” is named that because the ppi is design for the human retina. id be more than happy if they went up to 380ppi

      • Kurt

        5.7″ @ 1080p is around 380ppi. so, the 5.5″ iPhone really needs 1080p. It’s great when the scaling is prefect to fit your 1080p tv screen. Hook up an iPad/iPhone to your tv, terrible experience for many applications.

        We will get at least 1080p this year I’m sure of it.

  • Fevostone

    Is it just me who thinks the top part of the front screen the gap is to big from the ear pice to the part there the screen starts…?? Doesn’t look right

  • Sohail Wahab

    Love it

  • Kurt

    So ugly they force you to put buy a case

  • n0ahcruz3

    Hideously ugly. Lmao

  • VictorMartino

    I don’t love the antenna breaks, but they aren’t ugly either. I’m buying it!
    P.S.: It isn’t Space Gray, it’s White & Silver.

    • Guest

      Just a copy of HTC One. Think different

  • JayDee917

    This one is ugly. The leak on the space gray iPhone, however, looks gorgeous.

  • TheBallsJohnsonDance

    im just tired of using my cracked screen iphone5 so ill take the bands. im getting black anyway so i prolly wont notice

  • HiGhGuY

    all the iP6 “leaks” are ugly. Unfortunately, as they have been in the past, they’re probably accurate. I challenge apple to actually surprise us (even mildly) for what a new iPhone looks like.
    Since they probably can’t realistically stop all leaks from happening, they could at least make an effort by “leaking” production quality decoys, so we don’t know which of many will be the real one. They could also use that as a strategy to gauge what customers like best… sort of like concept cars in the auto industry. Then they could incorporate those design features into future models.