iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s (hand 001)

Following yesterday’s batch of videos featuring an alleged iPhone 6 booting to iOS 8, a new footage has surfaced Sunday morning offering what appears to be the most detailed video overview of Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 6 ahead of Tuesday’s keynote.

Shared by French blog NowhereElse.fr [Google Translate] and running seven minutes and seventeen seconds long, the interesting clip found after the break is not of Gizmodo’s iPhone 4 magnitude.

That being said, it does offer a series of comparisons between a device which appears to be an iPhone 6 and the current-generation iPhone 5s, including stock apps like Camera and more.

Here, give it a watch.


My Mandarin is a little rusty, but here’s what I was able to glean from comments.

  • The unit shown on the vide has Touch ID, but some of the plentiful Android-based clones also come with a Touch ID of sorts which, however, doesn’t incorporate the actual fingerprint reader and instead takes you to the Home screen immediately when you touch the Home button.
  • The reviewer says that the iPhone 6 is noticeably faster versus the iPhone 5s while noting its thinner and a lot lighter appearance.
  • the purported 4.7-inch unit can still be operated comfortably with one hand due to the skinnier side bezels.
  • The rear camera protrudes from the shell like on other leaked photos and the stock Camera app feels a lot faster, though the reviewer could’t determine the image resolution
  • The Health app “may” connect to an iWatch.

I’m sure everyone will have their own reasons to dismiss this as an Android-based clone.

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s (hand 002)

For instance, although the stock Passbook app with rumored payment functionality is present on the device, he never opens it. Maybe because it’s the only app they couldn’t fake? Also, there appears to be an LED indicator between the volume buttons that seems to blink (mark 0:48) and the Home button looks plastic whereas the iPhone 5s’s Touch ID is covered by sapphire-strengthened glass.

The fact is, we don’t really know anything about this particular unit as the identification number is obscured — for all we know, this could be just a shell assembled from leaked iPhone 6 parts with an iPhone 5s motherboard inside.

Last but not the least, I’m perplexed that recent video leaks show leakers’ faces. As a rule of thumb, you’ll never see the face of a guy leaking a real upcoming product.

Wrapping up, I find it hard to believe that at least two separate groups from China would obtain a working iPhone 6 unit. We’ll know for sure next Tuesday whether the iPhone 6 is going to file as the most leaked iPhone yet.

What do you think?

Is this the same unit as the other one doing the rounds?

Feel free to post your own observations down in the comments.

[YouTube via NowhereElse]

  • jack


    • Jason Duong

      The animations of that device were pretty fluid to me.

      • BoardDWorld

        The finish of the volume rocker is the big giveaway pointed out in the image at the twitter link above, completely fake.

      • Consider the fact they could have gotten a nick/ding on it before recording.. Don’t be so quick to rule it out on that. Not to mention the iPhone 5’s that shipped and had scratches straight from the box..

      • jessie

        nobody cares what you think jay

      • Shadowelite123

        well if this was an iPhone made on leaked parts which are very much available, I’m sure building an iPhone of which we have no idea how it would look, was made perfectly.

      • rockdude094

        Could be an early prototype. If this is a real thing then god help apple.

      • jack

        We’ll talk on tuesday!! lol

      • Jason Duong

        Are you asking me out on a date?

      • jack

        you wish !!

    • Abi Manyu

      it’s the real deal, no way that much details are fake…
      lets make a bet and we’ll be back here on tuesday…

    • Your right its fake. Its not a real device he’s holding and using. Just a hologram and CGI… Not!

      Its a real phone and most likely the finished iPhone 6. Way to many signs of that fact.. There are more videos showing it even moves and loads faster than the 5S thats pretty much all the proof needed. I doubt a clone would have a faster processor than the real thing.

      • Shadowelite123

        yea and its not even about the processor. On paper, the galaxy S5 is supposed to be faster than the iPhone 5S yet it lost multiple speed tests against the 5S

    • Abi Manyu

      jake, i’m back collecting my winning, where are you???

  • Rares

    I am really sorry about the off topic but did anybody recently get an email from youtube saying that your youtube account will be suspended 3 days?

    • David Gitman


    • rockdude094

      Copyright ?

      • Rares

        No, the link takes me to a survey.

      • rockdude094

        I don’t think you’re on youtube. Its some fake site probably, just change your password asap.

    • Kenrick Fernandes

      bro thats phishing. You should never open such emails 🙁 People like you fall gullible to this. Go right away and change your password. Make it a really really strong one.

  • Ara Rezaee

    I hate the looks, I would be very disappointed if this turns out to be the real deal

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Yes the white looks not fun but the space gray from the Russian video looks ok I think.

  • JulianZH

    he even show his face on the video… it’s fake or else, he would be already in jail by now.

    • Philip

      It’s China 🙂

      • rockdude094

        Yeah they all look the same anyway :p just like Americans seem to them

      • Gary LE

        From rush hour, Chris Tucker: “All ya’ll look the same!” Lol

    • Matt Taylor

      Grow up

      • jack

        stop being naive

  • Philip

    I wonder how they activated the iPhone.

    If it’s a lost phone, the tester would have reported and the phone will be disabled.
    If it’s a factory phone, it’s certainly not activated, and I doubt they could do it with internal authorisation.

    The shell might be real, the UI may not. Just my 2 cents

    • Well look at it from this point of view. The company needs to load an OS on it before shipping to most likely test is functionality. It can always be reset. Or maybe the Test OS does not have to be activated at all.

      • Shadowelite123

        or they could have the beta of iOS 8 but with changed internal settings. lol i really don’t know but its a guess

    • jp2002

      A very legitimate point. But bypassing those could also be possible.

    • Abi Manyu

      did you forget who made pangu jailbreak? bypassing all of that would be an easy task for them…

  • Ваше Онтатиле Масвибилили

    i still don’t buy it. like Steve Hemmerstoffer said “These finishes are not worthy of an #Apple product… #iPhone6”

    • The could have been clumsy and got nicks and dings on it already steve should know that…

    • avd98

      Agreed. I did not see one person that actually liked those finish lines. And a this point, probably this ugly things will be in the final produt. We did not see a single leak that did not showed the lined in the backplate.

      • Shadowelite123

        he wasn’t talking about the antenna lines he was talking about the volume buttons

      • avd98

        Oops, my fault. Still, they are ugly

      • Shadowelite123

        ehh they used to be for me but they have grown on me. I just hope they don’t do the rumored color matching thing because then it will be turn off all over again

  • Khis Ariasaif

    That’s one ugly a** iPhone. I hope it does not look like that. I might just switch to android.

    • So the looks are more important than how it works? You may have your priorities construed.

      • Ara Rezaee

        FYI, men don’t care about whats on the inside. #ForTheLoveOfGodGetTheSarcasm

      • You may have not understood mine.. I know no true fan would switch because of looks…

      • Ara Rezaee

        first of all, as I said before: for the love of god get the sarcasm!

        Second, one of the very important characteristics of Apple products are their smoldering looks, so if Jony Ive decided to not stay true to Apple’s promise why the hell should I stay a “true fan” ?

        Third: this is hypothetical, you should wait a couple of days then start throwing accusations at people!

      • First: The octothorp doesn’t throw me off, I can read…

        Second: Just because you don’t like a design doesn’t mean Ive isn’t staying true to Apples beliefs.

        Third: No accusations were thrown because my comment was sarcastic..

      • Ara Rezaee

        I’m not the only one who’s mad at this design, just use common sense…


        and perhaps you mean something else when you say sarcasm, because I’ve checked and let me tell you… I don’t see any sarcasm in your comments, and I’m the one who taught sarcasm to Sheldon Cooper.

        And brother that was sarcasm!

      • Not saying just you, just people in general. Even if a lot of people don’t like the the new design still doesn’t mean Apple is going back on their word. That my friend is common sense.

      • rockdude094

        It doesn’t work any better than android either. I just like it for the looks and simplicity of jailbreak tweaks, which are on top of the solid yet boring os.

      • I can agree with you about the OS being boring without the jailbreak but it is far better than android because of its simplicity. It seems like every android device is set up differently and very fragmented. Some simple tasks are hard to do on android.

      • rockdude094

        Much more variety don’t you think ? Every device is unique and you’d master your own device. However iPhone does have an outstanding os that is lag free and un-fragmented like you said

      • You’re right. Its good for the user, but some of our customers don’t know their own device and it leaves us to learn them all lol. Thats why I saw it as a bad thing.

      • Uhm, most of Apple’s stuff is mainly about the looks (at least that’s a reason many buy the iPhone; to look cool). If you actually care more about the official functionality than the looks, any Android phone is a bigger bang for the buck…

      • Did you read the part where this comment was sarcastic?

        By bank for you your buck what do you mea? Most of them are given away for free or at a very low price under a contract and don’t even hold their value for very long…

      • Nope, didn’t notice any sense of sarcasm in that post…

        By bang for the buck, I mean offering more for less or the same. There’s a reason we jailbreak; to get the most out of our iPhone and actually make it ours. Majority of the stuff I jailbreak for is officially doable on stock Android.

        As for holding of value, not gonna argue about that, but you could always install and advertise special pre-installed apps to increase the sale value.

      • It’s okay you weren’t the only one, regardless though I kind of see what you are saying. I do jailbreak but its to get MY phone how I like it. No to make it more like an android. Im not an android user so I have no idea where the devs get there ideas from. If they originated from another OS then so be it. Lastly an iPhone doesn’t really need pre-installed apps to sell for more it just happens and Im not even sure why my self.

        Now I don’t have any articles for you to read but from my experience android WAS just not efficient enough. HOWEVER every version is getting better, if only there hardware would step up a notch then MAYBE I’d consider a switch.

      • I think their hardware is way ahead of the iPhone; especially with NFC (loads of use cases besides paymets, http://bit ly/1tDXfoT), Removable Battery, AC WiFi, True Multitasking (with higher capacity RAM), Deeper digital zoom (with high MP cameras) and expandable storage via MicroSD being readily available on majority of the flagship handsets.

        Software though, only thing missing (for a SmartPhone OS) IMO is Google moderating the PlayStore (hence loads of malware headlines). I can manage with it, but don’t think I’ll be jumping ship until my 4s is dead…got more stuff to do with my cash than buy a new phone each year.

      • I see, However none of those features are what I was referring too.
        The physical hardware chips that fail, and the charging port that fails commonly on an android are what I was talking about. Every time I turn around a jack needs to be replaced for one reason or another. IMO Samsung fixed this with the Note 3 but with the coming Note 4 they went backward and only uses the old style port.
        I hope iOS 8 doesn’t slow the 4S down as the updates normally do. Im with you on the upgrading every year, not everyone can afford that, and iPhones tend to last the longest in terms of keeping them for years. I know this because some customers still have the 3GS.

  • Gate

    The LED between the volume buttons turns on twice in a row, once when he moves his hand holding the phone at around 0:46 / 0:47 and a second time (more visible) around 0:48 / 0:49. Not sure what it’s for, but I like it :^)

  • David Gitman

    Damn with those leaks. In the end I will be disappointed from the iPhone 6

    • You only will be disappointed if you think these are real. Just imagine these are fake and be surprised when you see the same thing on the 9th.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Of course the iPhone 6 in the video is real same with the space gray in the Russian video. So the only news on 9/9/2014 will be release date and price but still there is time to leak about this info too

      • I still think there are somethings we don’t know about the don’t know about the device.. just my wishful thinking.

  • Matt Taylor

    That is one monstrosity of an iPhone. That thing needs a case on it more than a fat bird needs cloths. I would be so self conscious taking it out of its case.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Damn i still cant believe in this design. It does not look like apple. If not, i am sticking to my iP 5 or to HTC One m8..

    • WolfgangHoltz

      People said the same about iOS 7, so now both phone and iOS match each other.

  • Alex Smithson

    That purported ‘iPhone 6’ actually looks and feels like the real thing, because it operates exactly how the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod touch and iPad operate.

    That iPhone looks more like the finished product to me.

    • Khis Ariasaif

      Let’s all pray that you’re wrong.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Denial will not help you now.

  • Saeed Ghattas

    I have a friend that was in China recently and he saw the video and told me that they sell iphone 6 like this on the streets and they have also iPad mini 2.
    So I guess we have to wait 2 days till we really know

    • WolfgangHoltz

      The only information left to know is the release date and price.

  • Lagax

    “there appears to be an LED indicator between the volume buttons that seems to blink (mark 0:48)” you know that metal reflects light, right?

    • Tobias9413

      Why would they make only that area metal though? Wouldn’t it be two separate buttons like the other iPhones not one long button?

      • Lagax

        The iPhone is all-aluminium, so it reflects everywhere, but that part between the buttons seems very polished… That’s why it reflects!

  • Forlani

    The antenna bands are ugly but switch to Android I’d have to be on crack to do that.

  • Yehya Mansour

    Yet many might not find this beautiful but I think it’s the real deal:
    The design matches the older leaked parts.
    The animations seem to be fluid (it responds to Touch ID faster than the original iPhone 5s)
    It lines with the rumored 1334 x 750 resolution taking into consideration the row of apps added keeping ppi at 326.
    It appears to be running an eligible copy of iOS 8(it has podcasts app too).
    The recessed volume button holder was something that appeared in the leaks so no surprise here.

    He doesn’t go to the About tab.

    Let’s all hope this is not it, however I’m pretty much sure it is.

    Finally, it looks ugly next to the 5s, however I like it. I think iPhone 6 won’t be the master of the event, the iWatch will be.
    I’m willing for the 5.5 inches ( YES it exists ), yet I hope it’s not just a blown up version of the 4.7 one with ugly bezels.

  • benny001


  • DanielRojass

    Imagine all of these leaks are a product of apples marketing team, and they just there to throw you off, and on Tuesday theyll unveil something completely different and they’ll just blow our mind like the first iPhone !!

    • Ara Rezaee

      God I hope so…

    • jack

      Of course this is their strategy.. Been telling this for a while!! Fake dummies

  • Ben Rosen

    That doesn’t look like an Apple-finished product to me.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    The bezels are too damn ugly for a flagship being iintroduced in 2014. Hope this is a fake

  • O_o

    No one seems to ask what I thought is the obvious question. If this is real aren’t these guys in serious trouble? I meam they showed their faces and everything? Surely this is some kind of illegal?

  • Vatsal Manot

    Am I the only one who thinks those antenna bands look ugly?


    Did you notice when he went into the mail app to add a account everything was black and white…FAKE!!!

  • Lance Baker

    Some of the icons are off. The music app has a reversed gradient and the hands on the clock are much too long.

  • Merman123

    Look up @stagueve on Twitter. He’s the main guy at a website that has had real apple leaks. Look through his feed , he’s posted various reasons as to why he believes it’s a fake. To me , it’s really hard to tell.

    • mynamesuxlol

      There’s also no parallax when he turns on the screen or moves the phone. If reduced motion was enabled the phone wouldn’t do zoom in and out animations, LED notification light between volume buttons, clock hands are incorrect. There’s many telltale signs, even the status bar icons fade towards the center of the screen along with the camera slider aswell, instead of just fading out. it’s fake

  • Andres Corea

    Fake when he opens the phone app no voicemail icon is shown on the video instead the keypad is on its place

    • Chris Zhu

      Chinese iPhones are like that – once I plugged in a China Mobile sim card, and the voicemail button just disappeared; there’s no voicemail in China.

  • Proaxel

    Seriously, why is it always the Chinese having these “leaks” ? Why hasn’t some other country really done anything?
    One thing I know from China is that knockoff versions of popular electronics tend to come from there…..

    • WolfgangHoltz

      A Russian company have showed a space gray iPhone 6. And because the production is in China the most obvious place to find one in … yes you are clever that guessed China. So now the only news on 9/9/2014 will be release date and price but still there is time to leak about this info too

  • Kamil Tetido

    If that is a fake… It’s a pretty solid fake that could compare to iPhone’s speed and iOS fluid and smooth animation…

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Of course this is the real iPhone 6. So now the only news on 9/9/2014 will be release date and price but still there is time to leak about this info too.
    But we all new how it would look like some time now just the first video I see with a working unit.

  • Andres

    I actually like it and I don’t know why you people are hating

  • Im sorry correct me if I’m wrong, was the power button in the video on the side?

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Yes they moved it on iPhone 6

  • jessie

    Nobody knows how the iphone 6 looks like yet we just have to wait until tuesday so stop talking about it because no one cares about your opinion especially phonetechjay ones it releases we can talk about it in idownloadblog cool!?

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Of course many people knows how the iPhone 6 look like. And if you don’t know just look at the video. Denial is rather pointless now. The only news on 9/9/2014 will be release date and price but still there is time to leak about this info too

  • FCBKris

    Notice the position of the home button with Touch ID. It’s exactly in the same location as the 5s. I read many articles where they said the home button was going to be moved down a bit to help with the bigger screen. So I believe this is a total fake!

    • WolfgangHoltz

      Of course it’s a fake there is no home button on the real iPhone 6. The real iPhone 6 have nfc reader and in the box you find a surgery kit and a nfc chip. Just make a cut in your hand put the nfc chip inside and stitch. And you ready to use your new iPhone.
      And as a bonus the chip ID is synced with iCloud so easy accessible over internet.

  • Eikast

    Just remember, the cake is a lie.

  • Brian May

    Fake or not, I see NoDelay64 is still needed. Man, those antenna breaks really irk me. Jailbreaking is not dead yet

  • Shadowelite123

    to all the people that are complaining about the design, get a life. Apple doesn’t design their products to make one person happy so quit whining and get over it. I didn’t like the design at first but when i look at it from the view of other concepts based on the schematics, it started to grow on me. I actually like the design and despite what people think, i will buy it. This will happen to others as well. If there is one thing thats true, its that you can’t please everyone. like wow its people like this that give Apple fans a bad name.

  • I think this is real.

    • Jayy

      Me too!

  • mlee19841

    If that is real. Will u still buy?

  • Felipe Lopez

    wow, another great video from the production team behind blair witch project.blair witch iproject.

  • Nick

    Anybody else hoping that the design will be completely different than all these rumors

  • Haha, I sure can’t wait to see the flip of iSheep opinions when the product hits the market…my opinion has been firm since the iPhone 5s; not buying another iPhone after my 4S after the release of fugly iOS 7.