From China with love: iPhone 6 video preview, or is it?

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 [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]