Likely Fake iPhone 6 Box Insert Surfaces

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While we've seen dozens of images depicting iPhone 6 elements that are likely to be real versions of parts that will make their way into the finished device, we've also been seeing quite a few iPhone 6 mockups, iPhone 6 clones, and other fake iPhone 6 parts as we creep closer to the device's launch date.

    French site [Google Translate] has today shared what it believes may be a genuine iPhone 6 box insert (or quick start guide) that "confirms" the launch date of the iPhone 6 as Tuesday, September 9, but MacRumors believes the insert to be fake based on several different design elements.

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    Nowhereelse.Fr compares the September 9 date listed on the fake insert to the "10" date on the calendar icon of the original iPhone 5s card as proof the iPhone 6 insert is real, but the site erroneously assumes that the date on the iPhone 5s insert referred to the Tuesday, September 10 unveiling of the iPhone 5s.

    The "10" date actually corresponds to the date when iOS 7 debuted, Monday, June 10. Therefore, the iPhone 5s card did not depict the phone's debut date, which means an actual Apple quick start card for the iPhone 6 would be unlikely to display "September 9" over the iOS default date.

    Additionally, the design of the card also lacks slashes between the Ring/Silent switch and Home Button/Touch ID sensor, and the font of the time is not quite in line with Apple's style. Nowhereelse.Fr claims that Apple has opted for a more simple insert design that does not show the actual device to explain its difference from the iPhone 5s insert, but it is unclear whether that is factual. Even when poised as a possible rough draft for a finished quick start guide, the glaring errors on the card continue suggest that it is indeed a fake and not representative of the actual insert card that will be included with the finished iPhone 6.

    Apple is expected to introduce its iPhone 6 on Tuesday, September 9 at a media event. The device is rumored to come in two variations, 4.7 inches and 5.5-inches, but it is unclear if both models will ship at the same time as production issues are said to be plaguing the larger iPhone 6.

    Article Link: Likely Fake iPhone 6 Box Insert Surfaces
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2014
    i wonder how much paid for that pic
  3. macrumors 68020


    Apr 6, 2009
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    Oh what, they really moved the lock button to the right side?
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    No. Just no. Here we are again with Myriad Pro Regular. The iPhone 5s uses Myriad Pro Light. Also, Apple would NEVER put the lock screen on the box because it shows an actual date. That dates the product right out of the gate. Why is this even posted??
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    Going to laugh if the bezel actually remains the same size.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Atomic Wasp

    Oct 14, 2013
    Probably so it can still be operated with one hand.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    Monterrey, Mexico
    Check the font

    If that was the actual insert packaging, they would've wrote: '> slide to unlock' not '>Slide to unlock' with a capital S at the beginning!!!

    Well... I know it may sound picky... but that's what I think guys!
  9. macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2012
    True, also, my turn to be picky.

    "Home button Touch ID sensor"?

    Shouldn't it be "Home button/Touch ID sensor"?
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
  11. macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2014
    I think its Fake!

    it should be "Tuesday, September 9"
    This photo don't have "," (Comma)

  12. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2014
    iOS 8 does not say "Slide to unlock" anymore but just "Unlock".
  13. macrumors 6502


    Aug 1, 2009
    Los Angeles
    You can operate the current lock button with one hand.
  14. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    Monterrey, Mexico
    That's so true!!! This is faker than a 3 dollar bill!!!
  15. Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    Yep, two more reasons this is likely fake. Good eye guys :)


    iOS 8 still says "slide to unlock" but as mentioned, it's not capitalized.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2006
    They point out every button and port and i guess this thing doesn't have a headphone jack? What a waste of time faking this crap.


    yeah i'm holding it in my hind right now and it says ">slide to unlock" no caps.
  17. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Macrumours this wasn't even worth posting.

  18. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2014
    My bad then, they dumped the "slide to" part in many languages including German and French.

    Thought they did the same in English.
  19. davidlmorrison, Aug 25, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014

    macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2013
    Dallas, Texas
    Lets see what I can come up with for this obviously fake insert.

    As MacRumors points out. It should read...

    1. "Ring/Silent Switch" not "Ring Silent switch".

    2. "Home Button/Touch ID Sensor" not "Home button Touch ID sensor".

    Other findings...

    3. It should also read "Tuesday, September 9" not "Tuesday September 9".

    4. No color.

    5. No headphone jack.

    6. No speakers.

    7. No proximity sensor.

    8. No front camera.

    9. Is it just me or does the graphic look slightly diagonal?

    10. 'iPhone 6" brand name font is thicker than previous used font.

    11. Clock font does not match font used on iOS 7 or 8.

    12. Bonus Point: I have all the original package and its contents from when I purchased my iPhone 5 in 2012. The iPhone 5 box does not include a insert. Instead the demonstration graphic is a inside the Quick Start Guide booklet. I doubt Apple would go the route of including more paper that most won't read for more than a few short minutes before ending in the trash if not required.
  20. macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2012
    And "Ring silent switch", should be "Ring/silent switch".

    100% fake!
  21. shanson27, Aug 25, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2014

    macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2011
    Looks exactly like the iPhone 4,4S, 5, 5S except the sleep/wake button !

    Attached Files:

  22. macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    I'm never convinced by these kinds of reasons; even if it's not the final design does it really take that much longer to get it correct grammatically?
  23. macrumors 68000


    Oct 1, 2004
    Mountains of Vermont
    In other news ten more fake pictures were released that MacRumors will be covering as if they were news stories...
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2011
    United Kingdom
    The word "exactly" does not mean what you think it means. Pretty important differences have been pointed out above.
  25. macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2011
    Tampa Bay
    This is embarrassing.
    Why even post this?

    At least I got a good laugh when I first saw the pic! :D

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