Is this the back panel of the iPhone 6?

As far as iPhone rumors go, it seems as if the iPhone 6 rumor mill is catching fire recently, as we have seen leaks of almost every single major hardware component of the rumored next generation iPhone. Today, a new image has surfaced that allegedly shows the back panel of the iPhone 6 covered in a green protective film.

iPhone 6 rear panel

The back panel in the image shows a very similar design to what we have been hearing about recently, with a larger shape likely to accommodate a 4.7-inch display around front. In addition, the device features a design and styling very similar to that of the iPad mini and iPad air, with rounded edges all around, departing from the more squared off design used on the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, and 5s.

There are, however, a few parts of this leak that make me suspicious about its authenticity. For starters, it appears as if there is now a single, much larger, flash for the camera. This seems very unlikely as Apple just introduced its two-toned “true tone” flash with the iPhone 5s, and I doubt the company would abandon the new flash so soon. In addition, it appears as if the Apple logo is either just cut out, or is transparent, as you can see by the shadow of the Apple logo that is present through the logo. This could be because this is an early back design and hadn’t been completed, or it could also be because this was a replica model and not an actual backing.

These two design choices seem strange to me, and something that isn’t very likely from Apple. However, there is still a chance that this rear panel is real, and to be fair, it certainly does seem to be matching up with all other leaks and rumors surrounding the rumored new device.

Do you like the design of the rumored iPhone 6 as it has been leaked, or would you like to see some changes to the final smartphone? Drop your comments and thoughts in the comments section below and let us know what you think!

Source: iDownload Blog

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  • RedGeminiPA

    1) I was reading a couple weeks ago that Apple used the current 2-piece flash because it was a stopgap until the single unit with multiple color temperatures was ready. It appears to answer the questions about the change for the flash.

    2) I’m not surprised at all about the cutout for the Apple logo. As with MacBooks, that is used for an antenna. My guess is at least one antenna needs the “window” of that cutout. Maybe this will be for the rumored NFC. It would be great if Apple finally used an extra antenna for CDMA-based phones to use simultaneous voice and data. I’m not holding my breath on that one.

  • Kevin Olson

    I’m wondering, if this is legit, if Apple has removed the True Tone flash that was introduced with the 5S?

    • RedGeminiPA

      Read my comment below.

      • Kevin Olson

        Must have posted at the same exact time! lol

        Good news, if true