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More High-Quality Photos Show 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell with Colored Bands

New high-quality photos said to be of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6's rear shell have been shared by Nowhereelse.fr (Google Translate), showing us what may be a finished back from the device. Notably, this newest component appears to have its rear bands colored in to fit with the rest of the device, perhaps suggesting that the different color options of the iPhone 6 will feature a similar treatment.

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Besides its colored bands, the rear shell shown in the photos appears to be consistent with previous looks at the component, displaying a rounded chassis, embedded rear logo, and more. The shell also appears to adopt redesigned speaker holes and a rounded True Tone LED flash, which join the typical Lightning port, headphone jack, and rear camera.

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Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 at an event on September 9, where it will also likely unveil its wearable device for the first time. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will likely launch a week or so after the event, while the bigger 5.5-inch version of the device may be held back due to production issues. In addition to a larger screen, the iPhone 6 is expected to feature a faster A8 processor, a revamped camera system, iOS 8, and near field communication (NFC) technology for mobile payments.

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3 weeks ago
So the antenna bands are real? Damn it. It is disgustingly ugly. It's extremely disappointing to see that Apple couldn't figure out a better design for the antenna. It is not pleasing aesthetically at all.
Rating: 43 Votes
3 weeks ago
I think it looks alright. I'm sure whatever professional pics Apple throws at us, along with Ive's intro video in his soothing accent, will get me to buy it.

And I'm okay with that.
Rating: 40 Votes
3 weeks ago
Hipsters aren't going to like this phone now that everyone has already heard about these bands.
Rating: 38 Votes
3 weeks ago
They had 2 years to figure out where to put the antenna bands and this is the best they could do? Seriously disappointed.

The other features sound great and I'm sure it'll be a great phone, but the back is ugly.
Rating: 31 Votes
3 weeks ago
i dont know why people hate on it. it looks a lot better than the ugly back of the iphone 5/5S with its different colored bits

cant wait
Rating: 26 Votes
3 weeks ago
I really don't like the bands :(
Rating: 25 Votes
3 weeks ago

Taste is subjective. I dig 'em. Your language speaks to your life being extremely shallow.

You just said taste is subjective then called me shallow. For real, bro? If taste is subjective then why are you commenting on my subjective feelings for the design of the back of the phone?

I apologise for wanting the phone to look nicer. I hope I can live your life where ugly things are preferred to beautiful things.
Rating: 22 Votes
3 weeks ago

So the antenna bands are real? Damn it. It is disgustingly ugly. It's extremely disappointing to see that Apple couldn't figure out a better design for the antenna. It is not pleasing aesthetically at all.


Taste is subjective. I dig 'em. Your language speaks to your life being extremely shallow.
Rating: 20 Votes
3 weeks ago

Maybe they have done it because they've created these special bands that no matter where you are in the world (middle of the Atlantic) you'll get full reception!

There better be some special purpose to these bands because they're uncharacteristically ugly.
Rating: 17 Votes
3 weeks ago
Now this is starting to look more like a finished product. Beautiful :apple:
Rating: 16 Votes

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