Claimed 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Shown in Video With iPhone 6 Mockups, iPhone 5s

Japenese blog Mac Otakara today published a video showing what is claimed to be the rear shell from a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 alongside the iPhone 5s and several iPhone 6 mockups. Similar to earlier photos, the Mac Otakara shell includes a complex internal structure and cutouts for the camera, flash and Apple logo.


In line with previous rumors, the shell is significantly thinner than the iPhone 5s and has all of the anticipated cutouts for the iPhone 6, including a mute switch and elongated volume buttons similar to those on the current iPod touch. The shell also houses a cutout for a SIM card tray and possibly the power button, which may be moved from to the top edge to the side to make it more accessible when using the larger phone single-handed.

Apple may unveil both the 5.5-inch and the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 simultaneously, with September 19 as a possible launch date. Based on Apple's past releases, a media event to introduce the new hardware would come roughly a week and a half prior to that date. Both models are said to include a faster A8 processor and new camera options that may see the 4.7-inch version ship with an advanced lens and the 5.5-inch version exclusively use optical image stabilization to improve photo quality.

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luckydcxx Avatar
130 months ago
“ We're going to double down on secrecy on products. I'm serious.

[INDENT][INDENT]- Tim Cook, speaking at D10 conference, May 2012.[/INDENT][/INDENT]

I've never heard anyone say this before. very clever.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saintforlife Avatar
130 months ago
The music in the video makes this legit. I remember I saw a video last year with the same music and the leak turned out to be true, so I'm going by that.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hamble Avatar
130 months ago
Doubling down on secrecy...

To all those who continue to bring up Tim's "Doubling down on secrecy" statement a few years back now, I think you've missed the point of what secrecy he meant.

There's little point in attempting to keep the new iPhone models top secret in their 6th version, as they are simply iterations and never that different - in fact a little leaking here and there is good for Apple at this point, as it gets everyone excited and prepared to wait for larger screen iPhones instead of buying a big screen Android now. Other than the larger screen, there's still a lot we don't know about the new iPhone hardware. But even that is not the point...

The secrecy that he spoke of was for completely new products. Absolutely no-one outside of Apple has any real idea what the iWatch looks like or will do. THAT 'S the secrecy he meant and he's kept his word! Secrecy for completely new things - who knew about Swift? No-one. Who knew about Continuity? No-one. Leaking obvious things like the next iPhone is easy, not a problem and a handy distraction to keep people away from looking into Apple's REAL secrets...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
taptic Avatar
130 months ago
Anybody got tape? I wonder what it looks like on your wrist....?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
marvz Avatar
130 months ago
Mockuprumors.com?

First time it's NO mockup ;)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
D.T. Avatar
130 months ago
Next time instead of spending all the time selecting and mixing in music, generating captions ... take a couple of minutes and wipe all the fingerprints off the freakin’ phones.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)