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Apr 12, 2001

Chinese site cnBeta highlights a series of photos posted by Weibo user zzray showing what is claimed to be an official, functional, and activated iPhone 6. While the authenticity of the device can not be confirmed, it does have some interesting characteristics worth noting.

iPhone 5s (left) and claimed iPhone 6 (right)
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First, the overall design looks very polished and in line with previous iPhone 6 leaks. The tapered edges of the front glass can be clearly seen, and the round dual-LED True Tone generally missing in clones is present. The body also shows a recessed cavity for the volume buttons, as has been seen recently on a shell believed to be legitimate but also generally missing from clones.

Claimed iPhone 6 (left) and iPhone 5s (right)
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Photos of the home screen reveal a different icon for Passbook, adding a fourth horizontal stripe to the current stripes showing an airplane, a movie camera, and a coffee cup. This new red stripe appears to include an image of a credit card, likely indicating support for mobile payments through Passbook.

Claimed iPhone 6 (left) and iPhone 5s (right)
The home screen layout includes the possibility of a sixth row of icons (in addition to the dock at the bottom), one more than on 4-inch iPhones. The horizontal layout remains at four icons, with simply a bit more separation between the icons. Icons appear to be the same size on both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s, supporting the idea of a 1334 x 750 resolution.

App Store (left) and Settings "About" screen (right) on claimed iPhone 6
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The user has also posted a brief video showing the device being unlocked with Touch ID. Photos also show the App Store, as well as the About screen in the Settings app showing a 64 GB model running iOS 8.0 build 12A365, being accessed on the device.

While there is certainly a chance the device could be a fake or clone, there appear to be no immediate indications from the photos giving it away as fake.

Update 12:38 PM: A user on Chinese video sharing site MiaoPai has shared four videos of a "real" iPhone 6 (via The Tech Gadget), showing a variety of apps including Health, Settings, and Camera.

Article Link: Apparent Working 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Reveals Home Screen Layout, Passbook Icon With Payments [Updated]


macrumors 6502a
Jul 12, 2013
The icons look unnecessarily squished toward the top because they're not using the next row (if there is one)
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macrumors 6502a
Nov 20, 2012
Wow, look at all that extra space in the App Store. The potential for increased content on the screen looks great!


macrumors 603
Jan 8, 2009
Looks like iOS 8 GM will have a new icon for Passbook. The icons look unnecessarily squished toward the top because they're not using the next row (if there is one)

Good catch, and so will iMessage/SMS (if this is legit)


macrumors 68040
Jan 5, 2012
Looks massive compared to the 4" screen. The more I learn the more I think the 5.5 inch will be the perfect size for me. Web browsing and video watching aren't great on my iPhone, and reading is understandably awful. It would be nice to upgrade my phone, rather than purchase an additional device (an iPad mini).


macrumors 6502a
Nov 22, 2010
The phone looks like the real deal actually, the protruding camera doesn't look bad at all.

This looks like Apple's finish, the OS is sketchy though.


macrumors 6502
Mar 13, 2012
So no one has found any images on Flickr this year of an iPhone with better resolutions like years past?

Shocked...yet pleased it'll be a surprise
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