Claimed iPhone 6 Front Frame with LCD Shielding and Home Button Bracket Shown in New Photo [Updated]

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    Purported parts for the iPhone 6 are continuing to surface, with Apple.club.tw sharing a new blurry photo [Google Translate] of what appears to be the front LCD frame of the device, complete with metal shielding that would separate the LCD itself from the remainder of the internals, as well as a metal bracket covering the home button.

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    While it is not confirmed that this part is indeed from the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, it is consistent with similar parts seen on previous iPhones. Apple.club.tw claims that it is the proper size for the larger iPhone 6, and that certainly appears reasonable based on how it looks in the hand.

    The front panel seen in several recent photo and video leaks would attach to the opposite side of the frame shown in the new photo, covering the LCD and providing the smooth look of the device's front. That entire assembly would be fitted to the rear shell also seen in recent leaks, sandwiching around the battery, logic board, and other internals of the iPhone 6.

    Update Jul 24 4:30 PM: According to an iFixit teardown, this part was actually for the Amazon Fire Phone.

    Article Link: Claimed iPhone 6 Front Frame with LCD Shielding and Home Button Bracket Shown in New Photo [Updated]
     
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    It almost funny to see these leaks. They will never stop them.
     
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    Thats ****in`awesome!

    or not... Bring the whole phone allready. Some employee working at that "tequila lounge" that also serves lime-marinated shrimp ceviche in SF.
     
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    blurry=Legit.. I'd totally trust this news
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Now all we need is someone to put together the front panel, this part and the alleged back piece and we would get a real good idea of the look! :)
     
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    It's a fake. The fingernails are way too short.
     
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    ill save everyone the trouble before they make a joke about "blurry photo so it must be real". Kiss my :apple:
     
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    How long before we see a fully assembled iPhone 6?
     
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    Rehashing a line from the OJ trial:

    "Blurred pic, must be legit"
     
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    So where are the "iwatch" and 5.5 leaks ?
     
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    Stay tuned....
     
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    I don't think the 5.5 exists for the sole reason that we're only seeing leaks of the 4.7". The leaks can't be contained so we'd be seeing them by now if it was launching at the same time. It could be launching later as has been speculated but I'm really hoping that's not the case.
     
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    Looks like those are coming after the 4.7 iPhone.
     
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    It is possible that the 5.5-inch version isn't in production just yet and that the rumors of a later release date are true. If it isn't in mass production, there aren't going to be part leaks. Same for the iWatch. But for what it's worth, we've seen at least one 5.5-inch iPhone part.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2014/06/21/5-inch-iphone-6-backlight/
     
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    5.5 don't exist!! :mad:
     
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    Claimed iPhone 6 Front Frame with LCD Shielding and Home Button Bracket Show...

    So all that metal shielding will certainly add substantial weight to the device, right? Although weight has never been a deal breaker to me.
     
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    Not her day, another iPhone 6 leak
     
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    It's also possible that the 5.5" phone and the iWatch are being produced at another manufacturing partner which has tighter security, or they haven't hit mass production yet.
     
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    No more weight than usual. That shield is in previous iPhones too. This is a good idea of how it all fits together, with the display behind the shield (iPhone 5s from iFixit):

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    im guessing by the end of the month.
     
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    Anyone remember when we saw first fully assembled iPhone 5 leak?
     
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    Mass production must be in full swing!
     
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    This time last year, we had had a leaked PCB for almost a month. Either they're getting tighter about leaks, or I'd question that large volume order rumor that ran today.
     
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    My money is on it just not existing at the moment. Doesn't make much sense to stagger release dates for two diff but similar phone models.

    The iwatch doesn't need to go into production yet since it's a new product launch, much like what we saw with the ipad when it was first announced. Announce the product, build demand and then launch.
     
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    the iWatch has not made it to production supply chain yet.

    5.5" iPhone - sorry, not going to happen
     

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