Several new hi-res photos, and a video, surfaced this morning of what is said to be an actual rear shell of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The part looks similar to previous leaks, with a cutout Apple logo and thick antenna breaks at the top and bottom.
The photos come from Feld & Volk, a Moscow-based company that sells modified versions of the iPhone. The firm says it came across the shell thanks to its relationship with Apple suppliers, which enables it to get a head start on modifying…
The photos, first posted by MacRumors, offer a detailed look at the component, including its internals. It doesn’t look like the part is complete though, as you’ll note that holes for the speaker, mic and camera flash have yet to be punched out.
Feld & Volk adds that Apple has recently begun working with the same sapphire suppliers it has used for years in its modifications. It also speculates that the cutout Apple logo may be used for an NFC antenna, but the jury is still out on that.
Here’s the video of the part:
And here are photos, also from MacRumors, of a similar, darker-colored shell:
Leaked iPhone 6 parts have been popping up more frequently in recently weeks, as Apple presumably begins to ramp up production. The consensus is that the company plans to unveil the new handset at a media event sometime in September.
The device is expected to be a major upgrade over its predecessor, sporting a refreshed design and larger display. In fact, Apple is said to be introducing both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone this year with an A8 processor and other improvements.