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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:53 PM   #1
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Alleged iPhone 6 Rear Shell Shown From Multiple Angles in New Photos




Back in late May, a single photo of an alleged rear shell from the iPhone 6 surfaced, showing what appeared to be a thin metal part with cutouts on the rear for not only the camera, microphone, and flash, but also the iconic Apple logo.

A new photo set shared by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] now shows a similar part from various angles, with its apparent high quality bolstering speculation that this may indeed be a genuine iPhone 6 shell.

Interior (left) and exterior (right) of alleged iPhone 6 rear shell
Side views of the shell show the now familiar cutouts expected for the iPhone 6, including the standard mute switch and elongated volume buttons along the left side. The right side features a SIM tray toward the middle and what has been reported to be a relocated power button, with Apple perhaps moving the button from the top edge to the side to make it more accessible on the larger device.

Left and right sides of alleged iPhone 6 rear shell
The report mentions that the cutout for the Apple logo points to the possibility of a lighted logo that could be used for notifications, but we believe this to be unlikely. Shell cutouts for the Apple logo are not uncommon for iOS devices, although they have not been seen on the iPhone before. But for iPad models, Apple has traditionally preferred to use a shell cutout with an embedded Apple logo rather than printing the Apple logo on the shell, in some cases such as in the original iPad placing antennas in the region to help overcome the shielding effects of the metal casing.

For the iPad mini, the Apple logo was printed on the first-generation models, but for the current generation the company has shifted to an embedded logo. As a result, we expect an embedded iPhone 6 logo to similarly be for aesthetic or perhaps antenna reasons rather than for illuminating the logo itself.

The iPhone 6 is expected to debut around the September timeframe, perhaps initially with the rumored 4.7-inch model while an even larger 5.5-inch model arrives up to several months later. Apple should also be releasing iOS 8 to the public at around the same time based on past patterns, and Apple's iWatch is tentatively targeted for an October unveiling.

Article Link: Alleged iPhone 6 Rear Shell Shown From Multiple Angles in New Photos
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I think it's a big watch.
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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Please, just please, give me one thing.


Give me a power button on the side. I don't care if it's 4.7in or if its made of paper, I just want a side power button.
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:55 PM   #4
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after all the excitement of wwdc, back to iPhone rear shells and mockups for 3 months!
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:55 PM   #5
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wow the thickness of those separators on the back, ugly... Apart from that looks nice

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Please, just please, give me one thing.


Give me a power button on the side. I don't care if it's 4.7in or if its made of paper, I just want a side power button.
why?
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:56 PM   #6
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I like that curved edge coming out from the side of the phone. Please Apple, don't make us wait until September.
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Is it just me that thinks that the back would look much better without those breaks?
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:57 PM   #8
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It's a rounded rectangle. Who would have thought?
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:57 PM   #9
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Please, just please, give me one thing.


Give me a power button on the side. I don't care if it's 4.7in or if its made of paper, I just want a side power button.
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why?
Having a phone (My Moto X) that has the power button the side is so much more comfortable, esp. if the phone is going to be 4.7in/5.5in. No matter which hand you grip the phone in either your thumb or finger is right there on the button. Imagine having a large phone and having to stretch to hit the power button.

Go try an HTC One M8. It's power button is on the top. You really have to stretch to hit it.
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 12:59 PM   #11
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The design of iOS 8 and the hardware of iPhone seems to be getting uglier. I think Jony has lost his touch. Those breaks on the back make the iPhone look cheap.
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 01:00 PM   #12
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Yeah...Ill have a 32 GB in Brown please...Kidding I know its the photo and its probably the gold model. Cant wait for this phone!!!
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 01:01 PM   #13
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This doesn't look like it was taken with a potato camera. Suspicious at best.
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Is it just me that thinks that the back would look much better without those breaks?
I agree, but I highly doubt it'll end up looking like that...maybe the top/bottom will be painted?

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I like that curved edge coming out from the side of the phone. Please Apple, don't make us wait until September.
September is when my iphone 5 two-year contract ends. If they release it sooner, it's going to be an even more painful wait for many of us on that schedule.
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Is it just me that thinks that the back would look much better without those breaks?
Nope, they look ghastly. To be fair, iPhone leak pictures have often looked kinda nasty only for the final product to look nice, but those do look pretty bad. I'm not a fan of that aspect of the iPhone 5 - I think it looks cheap and amateurish (as do the big breaks on mobile-ready iPads), and this looks worse!

But if the rumours about size are true then I don't need to worry about it, as I won't be buying a new iPhone anyway (too big)
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People are taking the most incredible pictures with their phones ... but yet they seem to be unable to take a decent photo of an immobile object they hold in their hands.

This is the 10.000.000.000 mockup for case makers ... or a cheap clone.

If Apple even uses these stripes, they would make them prettier than this.
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I like how the color of the antenna breaks matches the color of the back. In the mock-ups, it was plain ugly. This looks way better.
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Is it just me that thinks that the back would look much better without those breaks?
It's not just you, nearly everyone feels the same way.

Even if this is just an elaborate render, I can't see any reason why people would knowingly continue to fake such ugly connections.

It's looking more and more likely that my next iPhone will be a "C" variant instead.

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The logo looks small to me.
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I like the look so far. Can't wait to get my hands on one!
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It's a rounded rectangle. Who would have thought?
Yeah, I was expecting a rectangular circle. Apple just can't innovate anymore.

Smiley face added for those who can't tell I'm joking.
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It's nice to know that the next iPhone will come in its own ugly case, so you don't have to buy one.

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The logo looks small to me.
Dude, do you know anything about growing apples? By the time it's released, those apples will be bigger and ripe!


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Old Jun 8, 2014, 01:04 PM   #23
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Disappointed, I keep seeing "leaks" with these massive separators, guess this is real...
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Old Jun 8, 2014, 01:05 PM   #24
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So no dual led flash? I really got used to it, hopefully they don't go back to the old mono flash
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Is that a headphone jack in the bottom left of the shell (insides) photo?
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