Images Depict Possible iPhone 6 Lightning/Headphone Flex Cable, Rear Shell

With the 4.7-inch iPhone entering mass production this month, part leaks and rumors surrounding the device are beginning to pick up. Several different internal and external parts said to be destined for the iPhone 6 have surfaced and today, Apple.club.tw [Google Translate] has shared images depicting the flex cable for the Lightning and headphone parts along with another image of the iPhone 6 rear shell.

The flex cable said to be for the iPhone 6 includes the headphone jack on the far left, a microphone next to that, and the Lightning port located on the middle of the part. It looks very similar to the Lightning/headphone flex cable designed for the iPhone 5s, but the headphone jack has dual screw holes towards the top of the part, a variation from the iPhone 5s design.

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These two holes appear to accurately line up with the dual holes in the bottom left of the rear shell of the device, suggesting the headphone jack would fit correctly into the iPhone 6 rear shell and lending credence to the authenticity of the part.

As for the rear shell, it appears very similar to previously shared images of the iPhone 6 rear shell, including a near-completed rear shell with embedded Apple logo that surfaced yesterday. Like that shell, this one features an iPad-style embedded Apple logo, clear cutouts for the camera and flash, and very prominent antenna breaks.

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Yellow circle indicates two holes that match the holes on the headphone jack of the flex cable, red circle indicates the difference in screw hole location between iPhone 5s/iPhone 6.

Some reports have speculated that the embedded Apple logo is designed to light up, but it is more likely that the embedded logo is for aesthetic and/or radio transparency purposes.

As we creep closer to the prospective September launch date of the iPhone 6, part leaks may grow even more frequent. Thus far all part leaks have centered around the 4.7-inch iPhone, and this is because it is believed to be entering mass production ahead of the 5.5-inch version. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may enter production in August or September according to rumors, which means 5.5-inch part leaks could pick up over the next month or two as well.

Top Rated Comments

SMIDG3T Avatar
94 months ago
Rumors spoil the fun, even if its true :( . Same thing happened with i5 and i5s. Please enough with these rumors.

Are you actually serious?

What is this site called?
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dilster3k Avatar
94 months ago
<Insert comment about those terrible antenna bars here>
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
penajmz Avatar
94 months ago
Cannot believe those antenna bars...
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
94 months ago
i'm willing to bet it will not come out with those hideous bands. surly someone who was in charge of the design see's what we're seeing....right? :eek:

Just like how they got rid of the hideous half glass in the iPhone 5 everyone hated until it was announced, or the hideous lines on the side of the iPhone 4 that everyone screamed about until they announced it, or the disgusting plastic in the 3G that everyone screamed over until it's release.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JBaker122586 Avatar
94 months ago
All parts leaks have centered around the 4.7" iPhone because that's the only one that actually exists.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nagromme Avatar
94 months ago
Is there something actually wrong with the depicted antenna bars, or is that just a hilarious meme I missed out on, like "Safari is snappier"?

What should be different about them? I don't get it. Thinner? Thicker? Radio-opaque etal? Do people truly care? It's a line--it's the most minimal level of detail that a necessary part can have. The glass antenna bars on my iPhone 5 are massive in comparison. Which looks better? It's a wash to me. My only opinion, unchanged for years but highly subjective: black looks better than white.

If people do seriously mind those plastic bars, how did they not pitch a tireless fit over the way the iPhone faceplate has stuck out, asymetrically vs. the rear face, on every iPhone (except the 5C) since the iPhone 4? :p
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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