iPhone 6 Shell Plastic Bands and Protruding Lens Theory

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kolax, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007

    My theory explaining the antenna bands is that the iPhone 6 will have glass on the top and bottom antenna bands, just like the iPhone 5/5s.

    The image above shows protruding lens, and the rather ugly looking rubber band filling in the gap around the top and bottom antenna gaps.

    The reason for the cutout gap - which the rubber band like material fills in most photos - is so the glass can be glued securely without glue appearing on the underneath of the glass (hence why it continues around the very edges of the phone). The rubber band material looks like it’s protecting the shell gaps from dust so when the glass is added it sits flush.

    This means that the protruding camera lens will actually sit flush with the glass and so the complete back of the iPhone 6.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I do not think this is a real iPhone 6.

    That is my theory;)
  3. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
    I don't really follow... the back appears to be a uni-body design with grooves cut where the plastic is.

    There has been ZERO evidence of glass in those spaces on the i6.

    Even assuming you're right.. the glass would be flat and the camera would still protrude. If the glass was raised to match the camera width, the entire top of the phone would protrude.

    Just not seeing it...
  4. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    This is a prototype and not the final product.

    However, I think the back will be pretty much all metal and the bands will be necessary due to cellular/wifi function issues.

    I'm sure everyone crying about how "ugly" this is will drool over the final product. Just relax.
  5. sviato, Aug 12, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014

    sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    The bands just seem out of place if there's no glass, like they're going around what? Should be along the sides if anything, this is an odd design choice :confused:

    Edit: the black one actually doesn't look bad at all, the white with white bands looks awful in my opinion. Luckily I wanted the black one :)
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. I'm sure that Apple will tidy it up before it is released.
  7. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Maybe the top and bottom are unnoticeably recessed for the glass to sit flush. That's a beat-up looking back cover, so who knows.
  8. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Why would you put glass on top of the aluminium?

    The glass is there on the iPhone 5 instead of the aluminium to allow the radios to work more effectively.
  9. Daniel3102 macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2014
    For some reason I dont see glass being there. If you look at the shell of the iPhone 5/5s, you see that it is cut into the shell where the glass goes.
  10. marvz macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2012
  11. juanrp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2014
    I've said it before, and I'll say it again.....

    Wait till September for apple to announce it.

    It's less than a month away. That's it.
  12. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Interesting thought, but not buying it. I think this is the final design. We've heard zero part leaks about additional glass on the back and it just wouldn't make sense to put glass on top of aluminum. Serves no purpose, not even aesthetically.
  13. pakal77 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2014
    Wrong theory :)

    It's terrible now, I'm really disappointed for this ****** Design
  14. Praesto macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2014
    You revived a dead thread, but looking back its amazing that this was in fact a real Iphone 6

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