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Leaked iPhone 6 Rear Design Can't be Real

Aug 20 2014, 8:24am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Leaked iPhone 6 Rear Desing Can't be Real

I am still not getting over this. I can't believe that the leaked iPhone 6 rear design is representing the final product.

The leaked iPhone 6 photos have been very consistent over the last weeks. They all show the same very thin design with rounded edges and minor adjustments. Now there also fully assembled iPhone 6 photos that are supposed to give us the idea of the final look thanks to Feld & Volk. The luxury iPhone accessory maker has leaked iPhone 6 parts over the last weeks like several others have. The leaked rear shell of the iPhone 6 is where the big problem lies. There are bigger isolation gaps than on the iPhone 5S. This would still be ok, but what is a total no go are the isolation gaps along the corners and upper and lower edges. This looks horrible. Just compare the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S rear side in the above image.

The iPhone 5S is extremely elegant and clean. The iPhone 6 looks like a DIY welding project. I cannot and will not believe that Sir Jonathan Ive is allowing this design. I believe the talk about the technical necessity, but there must be another visual design solution for this.

It even gets worse. Macrumors posted a schematic of the iPhone 6 rear side that again features the ugly isolation gap lines, but on top of that a rear camera that has a ring that is sticking out. The protruding ring is 0.67-0.77mm high. It is less than a millimeter, but that is going to a very noticeable. This would mean the iPhone 6 cannot lie flat on its back. Something like that destroys the slickness of the device. I again cannot imagine Jonathan Ive is putting up with that.

I am still hopeful that we get pleasantly surprised on September 9 with a stunning iPhone 6, but I am getting scared.

Find more Apple News and Rumors in our Apple News Hub and on our new real-time Apple news site Apple Balla. What will Apple release in 2014? Read all the latest Apple rumors to find out. Current hot rumors include iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

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