iPhone 6 rear shell (5.5 inch, NowhereElse 001)

French publication NowhereElse.fr today published a purported video which seemingly shows off an alleged rear shell thought to be for the bigger iPhone 6 model, giving fans a good look at how the rumored 5.5-inch handset might feel in one’s hand.

The publication adds that the bigger iPhone has inherited the ‘Air’ moniker, first used in respect to iOS devices with the release of the iPad Air.

The iPhone maker is expected to announce the iPhone 6 alongside a wearable device at a media event scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, at Cupertino’s Flint Center for the Performing Arts.

Here, check out the video.

Like a flurry of leaked components of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, this alleged rear shell exhibits the same design features spotted on the 4.7-incher.

Specifically, these includes a rounder all-metal appearance, the elongated volume buttons, a cutout for the Apple logo, a circular hole for a redesigned True Tone flash and, of course, the famous antenna breaks across the top and bottom.

According a Google Translate version of the report filed by NowhereElse.fr editor Steve Hemmerstoffer, the 5.5-inch handset should be marketed under the ‘iPhone Air’ moniker.

This would fall in line with Apple’s iPad naming scheme, where the full-size edition of the tablet goes under the iPad Air moniker, as opposed to its smaller 7.9-inch counterpart, the iPad mini.

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is rumored to be entering production in September.

The rumor-mill speculates that even though Apple will show off both 4.7 and 5.5-inch versions of the handset, only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will go on sale later in September, with the larger model ostensibly scheduled to arrive later in the year.


  • Lurker22

    I can’t wait till next week so the endless iphone rumors will stop for a couple months!

    • Jason Baroni

      A couple months? iPhone air/ 6 rumors started out a day after the 5s launch.

    • But it is next month.. wait unless your not in the U.S… Im with you though. However even after the iPhone 6 comes out it will only take a few days/weeks for rumors of the next gen device start spreading…

      • Peter

        No it’s next week. Today is September 1 and the announcement is September 9

    • Shakur Ali

      And me

    • Osama Muhammed

      Ok let me start this.. iPhone 7

      • Dennis Cimmino

        Just leaked, the iPhone n (Egyptian symbol for 10) in 2016

  • Tommy

    Another rubbish rumor. I can buy that on Taobao (China’s eBay equivalent) at about 10 dollars. I even have the iPhone 6 4.7 inch dummy which I bought for 5 dollars. It looks like the real deal but iDB is going all crazy over it. And yes, I know cuz I live in China. Specifically Guangzhou where imitation crap are the norm.

    • I keep trying to get my hands on one or two of those devices but can’t find anywhere that sells them cheaply. I just want to tinker with them.

      • Tommy

        It should be really cheap by now as it’s nearing the date of announcement. A month back it cost about 20 dollars. It’s less than 10 now but availability may be an issue at your country.

  • Xxx

    8 days

  • Khan Rulzz

    shut-up and take my money !!

  • GuyWithTheThings

    Am I the only one who’s stopped reading these articles…..?

    • therealjjohnson

      Yet you left a comment…

      • CS

        Most people that comment on iDB don’t actually read the article -_-

      • Kurt

        Where’s the article?

  • Christophe

    I dont like the antenna breaks

    • Kurt

      HTC One does them better

  • Sohail Wahab

    Hope Apple do something incredible inside, cause I’m tired of these rumors. Though I like the design, big screen & I always love Apples silver & diamond look.
    But we already seen the famous next gen iPhone(s).

  • David Hvilivitzki

    looks 3d printed