Alleged iPhone 6 Rear Shell Shown From Multiple Angles in New Photos

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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 [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
  2. macrumors regular


    May 14, 2012
  3. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    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.
  4. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    after all the excitement of wwdc, back to iPhone rear shells and mockups for 3 months!
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    wow the thickness of those separators on the back, ugly... Apart from that looks nice ;)


  6. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    I like that curved edge coming out from the side of the phone. Please Apple, don't make us wait until September.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Leeds, UK
    Is it just me that thinks that the back would look much better without those breaks?
  8. macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2013
    It's a rounded rectangle. Who would have thought? :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2013
    Low expectations.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    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.
  11. macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2012
    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.
  12. macrumors member

    Wild Warg

    Jun 6, 2014
    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!!!
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
    This doesn't look like it was taken with a potato camera. Suspicious at best.
  14. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    I agree, but I highly doubt it'll end up looking like that...maybe the top/bottom will be painted?

    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 23, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    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) :(
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2010
    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 mockup for case makers ... or a cheap clone.

    If Apple even uses these stripes, they would make them prettier than this.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    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.
  18. macrumors 65816


    Apr 28, 2003
    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.

    Oh well
  19. macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2012
  20. macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I like the look so far. Can't wait to get my hands on one!
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2011
    Yeah, I was expecting a rectangular circle. Apple just can't innovate anymore.

    :D Smiley face added for those who can't tell I'm joking.
  22. AngerDanger, Jun 8, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2014

    macrumors 68020


    Dec 9, 2008
    It's nice to know that the next iPhone will come in its own ugly case, so you don't have to buy one. :p

    Dude, do you know anything about growing apples? By the time it's released, those apples will be bigger and ripe!

  23. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2013
    South West England
    Disappointed, I keep seeing "leaks" with these massive separators, guess this is real...
  24. macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2014
    So no dual led flash? I really got used to it, hopefully they don't go back to the old mono flash
  25. macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2007
    Is that a headphone jack in the bottom left of the shell (insides) photo?

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