iPhone 6 video shows possible final build of rear cover

Nate Swanner - Jun 26, 2014, 3:21pm CDT
iPhone 6 video shows possible final build of rear cover

The first iPhone 6 rumor video has been released, showing what appears to be a finished rear cover straight off the production line. the video also shows mock-ups of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models for scale and comparison, with the cover looking to have come from the 4.7-inch variety. This is not the first leak we’ve seen, but is the first video.

It also excites the rumor mill a touch. Previously, we heard the Apple logo would actually be a cutout, allowing for the possibility of wireless charging and an IR blaster. This leak shows that cutout in place, lending credence to a previously suspect rumor. Interesting little tidbit of info, there.

The rear cover also doesn’t look damaged in any way — something we heard was happening on the production line. The anodizing process was said to be damaging the metal where it meets plastic (on the edges). While it’s not known just what those issues were/are/could be, the model in the video doesn’t seem to be compromised at all.

The interior of the case looks as convincing as any we’ve seen. There are various connection points and cutouts for interior parts. The inside is also raw in appearance; shiny where the outside is matte and colored. There are also some back parts, which could be buffer zones or padding.

As convincing as it is, there’s enough reason to doubt it. Conflicting rumors lend themselves to cancel each other out, leaving us all in the dark. It’s also possible this is a crafty fake, made from those leaked schematics we saw not long ago. Either way, it seems more than certain the new iPhone will look a lot like a small iPad/big iPod.

Thanks, Dean!

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