Plethora of alleged 'iPhone 6' parts show Apple logo, cables & camera ring

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in Future Apple Hardware edited August 2014
The latest series of leaked parts show a number of components claimed to be for a future "iPhone 6," including more evidence of an embedded rear logo, along with an assortment of internal cables, and what could be a closer look at the ring that will cover the device's rear camera lens.


Photos via Nowhereelse.fr.


The long list of parts were revealed on Monday by Nowhereelse.fr. Most notably is a single flat metal piece with the Apple logo emblazoned on it, suggesting that the logo will be its own embedded component on the new device.

Also included is what appears to be an external camera ring, though the likelihood of the next iPhone featuring a protruding lens seems suspect. It's possible that the component -- or all of the parts -- could actually be for a next-generation iPod touch, as the current fifth-generation model does feature a protruding lens.




The other parts appear to show mounting brackets for Apple's future device, whether it be an iPhone or iPod. They include a headphone jack hole, support around a home button, as well as a space for a Lightning connector, all of them lacking any electrical components.

While minor, many of the parts pictured on Monday are the closest look yet at some of the smaller components expected to be found in Apple's next iPhone. Purported "iPhone 6" parts have been regularly leaking online for weeks, as Apple is believed to have begun ramping up production of the handset ahead of an anticipated debut next month.



Most recently, images showing what was claimed to be an assembled 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" display were leaked over the weekend. They showed the screen complete with cover glass, mounting structures and flex cables.

Apple is expected to hold a media event on Tuesday, Sept. 9 where it will debut the so-called "iPhone 6" to the public for the first time. Rumors have pegged Apple as launching two models with larger screen sizes: a 4.7-inch model, and a jumbo-sized 5.5-inch variant.

If Apple holds with its usual annual release pattern, the next iPhone would become available to own the following Friday, Sept. 19. But some recent rumors have suggested that the 5.5-inch model may be facing production issues that could lead to a slightly later debut for that version.
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  • Reply 1 of 44
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member
    Take notice leakers- that's how it's done. With rulers.
  • Reply 2 of 44
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 4,599member

    If the apple logo is part of the phone, it suggest to me that phone is plastic, you do not have logo insert like that for a metal phone.

  • Reply 3 of 44
    allenbfallenbf Posts: 993member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Maestro64 View Post

     

    If the apple logo is part of the phone, it suggest to me that phone is plastic, you do not have logo insert like that for a metal phone.


     

     

    Why not?  The iPads have this insert...why would it affect the phone any differently?

  • Reply 4 of 44
    adrayvenadrayven Posts: 460member
    Likely the protruding camera ring is only on the 5.5" model.. thats the one that showed this ring in the 3D rendering leaked months ago..

    It does look like the 5.5" will have the OIS, Sapphire, and more storage (64/128GB) and a few other hardware 'perks' over the 4.7"..

    I have a sneaky suspicion they are going the way they have with the Mackbook line..

    We used to have
    - Macbook Classic (White plastic)
    - Macbook Air
    - Macbook Pro

    I think we're going the below with $50 bump between storage versions
    - iPhone Classic (4", 16/32GB) $99/$149
    - iPhone Air (4.7" 32/64GB) $199/$249
    - iPhone Pro(5.5" 64/128GB) $299/$349

    I say the $50 bump because they just did that with the iPod Touch line a month ago.. plus a $50 premium bump to get into the next size (64GB 4.7" vs 64GB 5.5")

    With the 128GB 5.5" only, and premium features like OIS (Ring kind of proving it) and Sapphire rumors.. Plus iPod storage price changes.. The rumors are lining up to look like this anyway...
  • Reply 5 of 44
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by Andysol View Post

    Take notice leakers- that's how it's done. With rulers.

     

    I was going to say something similar.

     

    “Finally a ruler! But on parts whose sizes we couldn’t in a lifetime care about.” <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 6 of 44
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    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Adrayven View Post



    Likely the protruding camera ring is only on the 5.5" model.. thats the one that showed this ring in the 3D rendering leaked months ago..



    It does look like the 5.5" will have the OIS, Sapphire, and more storage (64/128GB) and a few other hardware 'perks' over the 4.7"..



    I have a sneaky suspicion they are going the way they have with the Mackbook line..



    We used to have

    - Macbook Classic (White plastic)

    - Macbook Air

    - Macbook Pro



    I think we're going the below with $50 bump between storage versions

    - iPhone Classic (4", 16/32GB) $99/$149

    - iPhone Air (4.7" 32/64GB) $199/$249

    - iPhone Pro(5.5" 64/128GB) $299/$349



    I say the $50 bump because they just did that with the iPod Touch line a month ago.. plus a $50 premium bump to get into the next size (64GB 4.7" vs 64GB 5.5")



    With the 128GB 5.5" only, and premium features like OIS (Ring kind of proving it) and Sapphire rumors.. Plus iPod storage price changes.. The rumors are lining up to look like this anyway...

     

    Like your prediction.

     

    heres mine:

     

    iPhone 5C - $400 unlocked (only in China, India, ect)

    iPhone Color  $99/$149 - 16/32 GB, A7, Touch ID, 4 inch (basically the 5S in plastic)

    iPhone $199/$299/$399 - 32/64/128, A8, 4.7 screen

    iPhone Pro $299/$399/$499 - 32/64/128, 5.5 screen

     

    I don't think Apple will ditch the $100 increments for memory. 

    Its such a cash cow for them.

     

    I think they will get rid of the number designation for the iPhoneC.  They will just use the last generations internals throw it in a plastic shell and call it iPhone Color.


     

    Only if they wish to rile their English masters by using the US version of 'colour.'

  • Reply 7 of 44
    formosaformosa Posts: 261member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    Like your prediction.

     

    heres mine:

     

    iPhone 5C - $400 unlocked (only in China, India, ect)

    iPhone Color  $99/$149 - 16/32 GB, A7, Touch ID, 4 inch (basically the 5S in plastic)

    iPhone $199/$299/$399 - 32/64/128, A8, 4.7 screen

    iPhone Pro $299/$399/$499 - 32/64/128, 5.5 screen

     

    I don't think Apple will ditch the $100 increments for memory. 

    Its such a cash cow for them.

     

    I think they will get rid of the number designation for the iPhoneC.  They will just use the last generations internals throw it in a plastic shell and call it iPhone Color.


     

    I really hope Apple keeps as many features the same between the alleged 4.7 and 5.5. Don't pull an HTC "One vs. One Mini" stunt and offer a slower processor and worse camera for the physically smaller phone. I realize the 5.5 can have a much larger battery and perhaps more interior space for better camera, speakers, etc. but don't intentionally degrade it. I won't go for the 5.5 after playing with my friends' Samsung Galaxy's, Notes, etc.

  • Reply 8 of 44
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,191member
    Why are you people insistent there will be a 5.5"? Nothing supports this theory.
  • Reply 9 of 44
    allenbfallenbf Posts: 993member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    Why are you people insistent there will be a 5.5"? Nothing supports this theory.

     

    Agree.  Have we seen any credible leaks of a 5.5" iPhone?  None that I can recall. 

  • Reply 10 of 44
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by formosa View Post

     

     

    I really hope Apple keeps as many features the same between the alleged 4.7 and 5.5. Don't pull an HTC "One vs. One Mini" stunt and offer a slower processor and worse camera for the physically smaller phone. I realize the 5.5 can have a much larger battery and perhaps more interior space for better camera, speakers, etc. but don't intentionally degrade it. I won't go for the 5.5 after playing with my friends' Samsung Galaxy's, Notes, etc.


    Agreed. The only specs that are better on the iPad Air vs the retina mini are slightly faster processor and display with better color gamut. I don't think Apple should artificially limit either device. But I'd be curious to know what hardware technology (besides battery) would be suitable for a phablet but not the 4.7" device. Some rumor suggest the phablet would get better camera. Why? iPad Air doesn't have a better camera than the retina mini. It would be a shame if Apple did that.

  • Reply 11 of 44
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    sog35 wrote: »
    Two lines of proof:

    #1 Samsung has sold 100,000,000 phones that are 5 inches or bigger the last 3 years.  The phablet market is too big to ignore, especially in Apple's #1 growth market = China

    #2 Proof of the 4.7 phone shows that Apple is stepping away from 1 handed use.  The 5.5 is just the next step
    So basically no proof at all. ;)
  • Reply 12 of 44
    sog35 wrote: »
    here we come....

    5.5
    5.5
    5.5
    5.5

    He said, headphone "jack hole" teheheheehehehehe
  • Reply 13 of 44

    Something very strange news! Though I am very curious to know about these pieces claimed to be of iphone6.

  • Reply 14 of 44
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    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    I don't think the internals will be very much different.  Maybe slightly faster chip to move more pixels

     

    I think the $100 premium will be for a larger screen and possibly sapphire


    5s and 5c had significantly different internals.

     

    Given that we've never seen a 4.7 and 5.5 set of parts side by side, I'm inclined to think that one of them will have lower specs.   I strongly sense that the larger one will be that lower specced device, and will have a 'c' set of colors. 

     

    And I don't think Sapphire for the larger screen.   I think the 4.7 will be the flagship, and the 5.5 be the replacement for the 'c' series, and there be a 4.0. version fork for a couple of releases.  (we'll see one more turn of the A series chip crank on these next year).

     

    Im not getting into the pricing model, as it's crazy at this moment.   I can see a 5c 5s 6c 6s product line, or I can see the 5c dropping and the 6c (larger screen, A7(x) processor) as the 'middle product.' 

  • Reply 15 of 44
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    Two lines of proof:

     

    #1 Samsung has sold 100,000,000 phones that are 5 inches or bigger the last 3 years.  The phablet market is too big to ignore, especially in Apple's #1 growth market = China

     

    #2 Proof of the 4.7 phone shows that Apple is stepping away from 1 handed use.  The 5.5 is just the next step


    #1... I agree with.   Just like the iPad Mini, the market defines the form factor

     

    #2... I don't... totally, agree.   4 reasons

    1)  _MOBILE_ phones are pocket/portable devices.  there is still a premium on small/capable:1 handed grab and use mode.*

     

    2)  I don't see Apple trying to have 3 form factors in a device.  In every space they've evolved to 2.  (RIP 17" MBP).  Too many choices.

     

    3)  4.7 may be 'big enough'  given Apples' glass quality (sapphire), and small enough (in theory it could be only .2" wider, and .4" taller)

     

    4)  It's becoming more and more capable of "cutting the phone number 'cord'"  If you have LTE on a iPad Mini, and iOS 8 and beyond will drive more IP based voice communication through iMessage, and SMS gatewaying, it's a small step for Apple(Google/Skype) to offer iOS VOIP (heck, my guess is Apple could do it today, but the profits it gets from subsidies are greater than estimated iMessage VOIP subscriptions [and there is probably a long term non-compete with the carriers they are signing with... which will go away eventually, as we see with Skype and iMessage now able to make voice calls on LTE/4G networks without being blocked by some[Most?] carriers).  

     

    Apple is your radio station, your email provider, your TV provider, and by extending iMessage, could be our VOIP provider.

     

    *(although I see Siri, and touchID driving a large device to be much easier to use one handed.)

  • Reply 16 of 44

    Remember that the iPhone 5C was basically the iPhone 5 repackaged with a plastic casing and a slightly better camera.

  • Reply 17 of 44
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,831member
    Features = space. As such I would fully expect that the large phone would have more features.

    formosa wrote: »
    I really hope Apple keeps as many features the same between the alleged 4.7 and 5.5. Don't pull an HTC "One vs. One Mini" stunt and offer a slower processor and worse camera for the physically smaller phone.
    A faster processor and better camera is exactly what a larger phone could support.
    I realize the 5.5 can have a much larger battery and perhaps more interior space for better camera, speakers, etc. but don't intentionally degrade it. I won't go for the 5.5 after playing with my friends' Samsung Galaxy's, Notes, etc.
    Degrade it? By definition the new phines would be an improvement over old phones. Honestly I'm hoping Apple comes out with an iPhone 4 sized phine with an A7 or A8 processor. I don't need a huge phone but an updated processor would be fantastic.
  • Reply 18 of 44
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post



     But some recent rumors have suggested that the 5.5-inch model may be facing production issues that could lead to a slightly later debut for that version.

     

    No. No. No. They are not getting off that easy. Some recent liars have backtracked and are throwing the cop-out "production issues" line to cover the fact that they were wrong about a 5.5" device existing, at all.

     

    There never was a 5.5. I wouldn't put it past Apple to plant that info in the rumor mill on purpose, but all tangible evidence shows Apple is making 1 new flagship iPhone (like they have every single year since its inception) and its a 4.7". 1 new size, 1 new resolution, 1 new opportunity for developers.

     

    There is no 5.5.

  • Reply 19 of 44
    pmzpmz Posts: 3,433member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sog35 View Post

     

     

    Two lines of proof:

     

    #1 Samsung has sold 100,000,000 phones that are 5 inches or bigger the last 3 years.

     


    Where on earth did you get that number from? There is no such data anywhere that I am aware of.

     

    Samsung has not clearly reported that info, so its impossible to even know it, regardless of what your 'source' is.

  • Reply 20 of 44
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,831member
    rogifan wrote: »
    Agreed. The only specs that are better on the iPad Air vs the retina mini are slightly faster processor and display with better color gamut. I don't think Apple should artificially limit either device. But I'd be curious to know what hardware technology (besides battery) would be suitable for a phablet but not the 4.7" device. Some rumor suggest the phablet would get better camera. Why? iPad Air doesn't have a better camera than the retina mini. It would be a shame if Apple did that.

    Why? Nikon does it all the time, that is market cameras with different capabilities. Beyond that Apple has a lot of customers that are at best idiots and would get all bent out of shape if their precious iPhone sprouted a bump to support a better camera. Put a good quality camera in one model and people that understand the how's and whys will gravitate to it. Those that have an emotional problem over a bump on the back side can stick with the lesser platform.
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