iPhone 6 "dummies" show up in multiple colors

Many of Apple's followers have been busy thinking of how the new iPhone will look; if it will be redesigned or if there will be any new features. Despite Apple trying it's best to stop it, there has been a number of posted images and leaks concerning the unconfirmed device over the past few months.

Another image was tweeted from the well known iPhone 6 leaker, Sonny Dickson, the same person that posted other photos of the unconfirmed smartphone via his Twitter. His most recent tweet shows "dummies" of the iPhone 6, which are the same colors that are currently offered on the iPhone 5s.

This image backs up several leaks that were reported in the past, many of which were tweeted by Dickson, like a curved display panel, as well as the movement of the power button. The unconfirmed addition to the iPhone family seems to be taking many design cues from HTC's smartphones, such as the combination of a metal body with rounded edges that is featured on the HTC One M8.

 

 

The "NotReal" hashtag may have been used to show that this is not the final product, due to the absence of the usual Apple logo on the back of the device, or it could have been used to show that they are simply non-functioning dummy models of the unconfirmed smartphone. The smartphone is rumored to be released between Q3 and Q4 of 2014.

Source: Sonny Dickson (Twitter)

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Astra.Xtreme said,
Here's a refill of tinfoil...
For what?

Here lets do some number. Lets use Samsung since they sell more phones as a whole vs Apple. Samsung has one Flagship the "S". Between the S3, S4 and S5; Samsung has well sold over 100M as a single model. We know for a fact the S3 sold over 50M and the S4 sold over 70M and its still selling. Now, last I heard or didn't hear in this case, there has never been short supply of the Galaxy S EVER!

This and the fact that Samsung makes several other models and I am not talking the spinnoffs of the S and Note. I am speaking of all the other Galaxy and non-Galaxy branded phones they sell. FACT - Samsung sold 350M+ phones for 2014 and will sell over 400M this year alone. How is it, Samsung Electronics which is a very small division of Samsung manage to sell phones in more models, more countries and through more carriers than Apple, and yet there is never a shortage of phones?

How is it that when Samsung releases a flagship, I can buy it on the same day as launch with no problem, but with all the money Apple has, I can't?

Maybe its you who need the tinfoil refill.

I already read and I am sure you have too, that the supply is expected to be short due to the claim the display was going to be harder to produce which is just media bull. It's gonna be in short supply because that is how Apple gets the high pre-order counts for phones they aren't going to have ready.

I don't know how many phone can be produced in 30 days. But we do know this. Foxconn is increasing staff by over 100,000 employees. Lets just say each can build 10 in an hour. That's 1M phones per hour for a company that has people working 24hours a day. So how is it on release day, pre-orders are barely filled and the stores never have extras and you have to camp out to get a phone that all of a sudden, 90 days later is available everywhere?

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Jul 7 2014, 4:42pm :

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
For what?

Here lets do some number. Lets use Samsung since they sell more phones as a whole vs Apple. Samsung has one Flagship the "S". Between the S3, S4 and S5; Samsung has well sold over 100M as a single model. We know for a fact the S3 sold over 50M and the S4 sold over 70M and its still selling. Now, last I heard or didn't hear in this case, there has never been short supply of the Galaxy S EVER!

This and the fact that Samsung makes several other models and I am not talking the spinnoffs of the S and Note. I am speaking of all the other Galaxy and non-Galaxy branded phones they sell. FACT - Samsung sold 350M+ phones for 2013 and will sell over 400M this year alone. How is it, Samsung Electronics which is a very small division of Samsung manage to sell phones in more models, more countries and through more carriers than Apple, and yet there is never a shortage of phones?

How is it that when Samsung releases a flagship, I can buy it on the same day as launch with no problem, but with all the money Apple has, I can't?

Maybe its you who need the tinfoil refill.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:0059935) launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5 on Friday. The first day sales of the device are reportedly outstanding as it has already sold out in several markets around the world.

Most Galaxy new model releases were sold out in a lot of markets. Opinions are not facts, I figured you would have gotten that by now. Apple also destroys Samsung in first day sales.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
For what?

Here lets do some number. Lets use Samsung since they sell more phones as a whole vs Apple. Samsung has one Flagship the "S". Between the S3, S4 and S5; Samsung has well sold over 100M as a single model. We know for a fact the S3 sold over 50M and the S4 sold over 70M and its still selling. Now, last I heard or didn't hear in this case, there has never been short supply of the Galaxy S EVER!

This and the fact that Samsung makes several other models and I am not talking the spinnoffs of the S and Note. I am speaking of all the other Galaxy and non-Galaxy branded phones they sell. FACT - Samsung sold 350M+ phones for 2014 and will sell over 400M this year alone. How is it, Samsung Electronics which is a very small division of Samsung manage to sell phones in more models, more countries and through more carriers than Apple, and yet there is never a shortage of phones?

How is it that when Samsung releases a flagship, I can buy it on the same day as launch with no problem, but with all the money Apple has, I can't?

Maybe its you who need the tinfoil refill.

I already read and I am sure you have too, that the supply is expected to be short due to the claim the display was going to be harder to produce which is just media bull. It's gonna be in short supply because that is how Apple gets the high pre-order counts for phones they aren't going to have ready.

I don't know how many phone can be produced in 30 days. But we do know this. Foxconn is increasing staff by over 100,000 employees. Lets just say each can build 10 in an hour. That's 1M phones per hour for a company that has people working 24hours a day. So how is it on release day, pre-orders are barely filled and the stores never have extras and you have to camp out to get a phone that all of a sudden, 90 days later is available everywhere?

What are you blabbering about? The newest iPhones sold 9 million of them on the opening weekend? The GS5 took a month to get 11 million sales. How exactly does that equate to a "shortage"?

Provide us some proof of your shortage "theories". Common sense would say otherwise...

Anybody that submits a preorder will receive it on their doorstep on launch day. That's how it's been when I ordered the 4S and 5S. Camping at the store is nothing more than a novelty for people and has nothing to do with any sort of "shortage".

stevan said,

Most Galaxy new model releases were sold out in a lot of markets. Opinions are not facts, I figured you would have gotten that by now. Apple also destroys Samsung in first day sales.

Like I said, I hadn't heard.

But you plled up ONE example when Samsung makes literally 100's of phone models.
Again since you are so smart ANSWER the question.

Apple knows how high the demand is for their single model. Yet with all the models they have sold so far, they NEVER have enough. NEVER is not even close to the one single example you found.

Please try again. There have only been 3 models of the Galaxy S. Apple has way more money and way more demand for their single model. How is it, that the only chance of me getting a new model is if I pre-order early? I am speaking from experience. Because we have upgraders every year. Everytime a new model comes I pre-order 15 replacements. There has only been one time I received my pre-order before the official release day. And yes, I am one who has to get up early and pre-order as soon as ordering goes live. The iPhone 4S was the only model I received 2 day before the official retail availability date. Every model I have order which so far has been the 3GS, the 4 and 4S and 5 and 5S, all the others didn't arrive until retail availability. I received out of the 15 5S' I order, I got 5 2 weeks after pre-order and I got the other 10 almost 3 weeks after that.

SOME places selling out stock is common, doesn't happen everywhere. For the GS5, I walked into Verizon on release day and was able to pickup 3 for people on my account with no problem.

Since I have worked in manufacturing, I am aware of issues can happen. But, Apple knows by now that one release day they need to have 10M of their toys available for sales and they never are.

I could give 2 craps in a toilet about Apple having larger pre-orders than anyone. Again looks at the facts bro. PREORDERS are sold phones that no one has in their hand. Which means by the time those have shipped, Samsung will have at least close to 10M already in peoples hands.

Oh and since sights like Neowin and Engadget gave the S5 bad reviews, Samsung may have expected sales to be low and simply didn't overstock many of the retailers with them. That doesn't mean they didn't make enough.

Phones are small. In a 24hour day, I would assume 1M of them can easily be made. Again, compare the number and explain how Samsung and you found only one case with one model, and Apple has this same model they've been making for what now 7 years and they still can't have enough ready?

Apple sold150M phones last year. How many is that per quarter? that is close to 40M per quarter. The phones have been going into production in July and released in September. In 90 days, you're saying Apple cant get at least 45M phones ready for initial demand? Samsung sold 50M GS4's in 6 months. So I am guessing in 3 months you can build about 25M+? Yet Apple can't even have 10M avail for pre-order?

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Jul 7 2014, 4:21pm :

stevan said,

Most Galaxy new model releases were sold out in a lot of markets. Opinions are not facts, I figured you would have gotten that by now. Apple also destroys Samsung in first day sales.

I never said my opinion is a fact. What I did mention as fact is a fact. IT IS A FACT that Samsung sold 350M phones last year. It is a FACT that They sell more than one model in a year. You found one model that happen to be in short supply from a company who in the same year release at least 10 already + tablets and everything else.

Why don't you actually read what I said. Congrats on you finding one model that was in short supply. GSMARENA already shows that Samsung has already release several phones this year, so far they don't seem to be in short supply.

But you can excuse Apple having short supply of one model, when they only make one model? Yet You found a short supply of one model when Samsung's make several? HTC makes several phones too, and yes the flagship model again was in short supply do to manufacturing issues. The downside to using things like unibody cases that must be cut right the very first time, display shortages and more.

Don't sidestep the question I asked. I want you to answer it.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
I never said my opinion is a fact. What I did mention as fact is a fact. IT IS A FACT that Samsung sold 350M phones last year. It is a FACT that They sell more than one model in a year. You found one model that happen to be in short supply from a company who in the same year release at least 10 already + tablets and everything else.

Why don't you actually read what I said. Congrats on you finding one model that was in short supply. GSMARENA already shows that Samsung has already release several phones this year, so far they don't seem to be in short supply.

But you can excuse Apple having short supply of one model, when they only make one model? Yet You found a short supply of one model when Samsung's make several? HTC makes several phones too, and yes the flagship model again was in short supply do to manufacturing issues. The downside to using things like unibody cases that must be cut right the very first time, display shortages and more.

Don't sidestep the question I asked. I want you to answer it.


Are you seriously asking me to answer why Apple has short supply? Ok, but I'm sure you won't get it:

They sell more iPhones than any other company sells single models.
They run into supply problems with individual components that they don't make.
They don't want to overproduce because write downs are bad. Ask MS.

It's simple an there's proof for it all.

Your explanation that they do it on purpose has ZERO proof,

stevan said,


Are you seriously asking me to answer why Apple has short supply? Ok, but I'm sure you won't get it:

They sell more iPhones than any other company sells single models.
They run into supply problems with individual components that they don't make.
They don't want to overproduce because write downs are bad. Ask MS.

It's simple an there's proof for it all.

Your explanation that they do it on purpose has ZERO proof,

First off, I never said they did it on purpose. After all, I did mention as a fact that it was said the latest device would have shortage due to display issues. Again I see it as media hype an BS.

Again, Apple is not new a this. This is the 7th phone. Apple knows how high their demand is. That fact they only make a single model is my point. If other companies who make several models of a single phone or even several phones can have pretty ample supply, why can't Apple have such with just one model? Is it on purpose? Its the only conclusion that can be drawn after 7 years of making a device. I just don't see it as an excuse. But even if it was Samsung, it is in excusable. Samsung has been making phones way longer than most companies making them now. They seem to understand supply and demand.

I know there are always going to be more people vs how much product a company may be able to yield. What I was stabbing at is this, you know you make a popular product. You demand on this product has increase year after year after year. I am not saying you will be able ot meet ALL the demand at one. I did say however, they should be able at this point to meet a much larger amount of demand.

I mean since you said I didn't state any facts. I did. Samsung sold 50M S3's, what supply short? No. They sold 60M GS4's in just 6 months, Does that sound like weak supply? The S5, as you found has some sell out. A sellout in some places can and will happen. But again look at the number. Samsung release the S in more countries, with more carriers and makes lots of different models both cheap and expensive and yet with their high demand they seem to have a fairly significant amount of quantities.

But you're saying, one company that makes one phone, that it is ok for them to not have a reasonable amount of quantities?

Astra.Xtreme said,

It's pretty pointless trying to have a discussion with that guy. He doesn't have the slightest clue about how production of a product works. The theory behind the sourcing of a bill of materials completely goes over his head.

He also doesn't seem to even bother Googling information before he crafts his "theories".

On to more important things...

I've worked in production of things that are way more complicated to build than a phone. I worked for Ford here in Chicago for 10 years. I've worked in a production house that assembled TV's and Stereos. I know what issues that can arise. I've seen and dealt with them head on. So I am certainly not speaking over my head as you claim. ars are way more complicated to make than phones. I know what the potential there are for yield issues. That wasn't my point. My point was very simple.

The reason you guys resort to this trash talk, is because you can't think of a justified excuse for the simple question I asked.

How is it that some companies can have a relatively sufficient amount of product to release to consumers and they make multiple products, yet a company that only makes one product in said category can't? Can there we various reasons? Yes. Many of which are no fault of any particular party. But there are things you can graph, inflated shortage cause more demand because people expect an initial supply to run out, thus everyone tries there had at getting a piece of that supply if possible. But when you know you have a hot product, you know how high the demand is each time, you do try to have a significant amount available.

If I pre-order an item I should have to wait very time for it unless it is specially made. Not for something that has been in production a full 3 months in advanced for something this small. Yes there can be problems. Not speaking of those.

I for one as a single person can assemble an iPhone with all it parts by hand once every 15 mins. The assembler had already dedicated not one but several factories just to this one client to help increase yield. This client release product, to less of it own customers compared to the #2 competitor who makes not one but several different product in a single category and shortages are much more rare. What is the #2 company doing right that the #1 company is doing wrong?

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,

But you're saying, one company that makes one phone, that it is ok for them to not have a reasonable amount of quantities?

Of course it's ok. Apple doesn't make their parts, they have supplies to do so. More iPhones are sold than any other type of phone. Of course shortages are going to happen. And people are ok with it. Why do I constantly have to state the obvious to you? Astra did the same and you still don't get it.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
I've worked in production of things that are way more complicated to build than a phone. I worked for Ford here in Chicago for 10 years. I've worked in a production house that assembled TV's and Stereos. I know what issues that can arise. I've seen and dealt with them head on. So I am certainly not speaking over my head as you claim. ars are way more complicated to make than phones. I know what the potential there are for yield issues. That wasn't my point. My point was very simple.

The reason you guys resort to this trash talk, is because you can't think of a justified excuse for the simple question I asked.

How is it that some companies can have a relatively sufficient amount of product to release to consumers and they make multiple products, yet a company that only makes one product in said category can't? Can there we various reasons? Yes. Many of which are no fault of any particular party. But there are things you can graph, inflated shortage cause more demand because people expect an initial supply to run out, thus everyone tries there had at getting a piece of that supply if possible. But when you know you have a hot product, you know how high the demand is each time, you do try to have a significant amount available.

If I pre-order an item I should have to wait very time for it unless it is specially made. Not for something that has been in production a full 3 months in advanced for something this small. Yes there can be problems. Not speaking of those.

I for one as a single person can assemble an iPhone with all it parts by hand once every 15 mins. The assembler had already dedicated not one but several factories just to this one client to help increase yield. This client release product, to less of it own customers compared to the #2 competitor who makes not one but several different product in a single category and shortages are much more rare. What is the #2 company doing right that the #1 company is doing wrong?

You seem so convinced that since Apple has a large stockpile of money and access to a large workforce at Foxconn, that they can magically overcome any supply shortage. That's so incredibly laughable that it's proof that you don't have a clue how production works. Do you know of another tech product in the world that sells close to 10 million in 2 days? Do you have a clue on how massive the component orders are for a product that sells that massive of volume? That's an insane amount of money they risk, but it's all a carefully calculated plan. You also don't seem to understand that concept that underproducing is better than overproducing. Remember how Microsoft screwed themselves over with the Surface? Apple isn't stupid enough to make those mistakes. And this is just the tip of the iceberg, but it's not worth explaining since you don't even understand the basics.

I'm still waiting for you to provide proof of these "shortages" you claim? Sure preorders sold out, but it only added a few days of waiting time for the people that ordered after that. Boo hoo... I'll say it again, Apple sells as many iPhones in the first 2 days than Samsung does in a month. It doesn't take a genius to understand where problems could potentially arise...

gold silver and black are multiple "colors" now? wow I guess i've been paying a bit too much attention to the nokia line as of late :p

The back looks like how the HTC Ones do but all and all still not much of a big difference based on all the other leaks we've seen so far. I think we all have a good idea of how the phone will look now so no need to flood to news with these same post over and over.

I probably wont get one until early next year, if then. I can't upgrade until January or February. I only went to the iPhone 5 because it was a little bigger, and it had LTE.

I'm one of those people who went to android for the bigger screens. HTC One, Nexus 5 and S4 but I didnt like android and back on iOS. I'm real happy about that 5.5 inch iPhone.

I actually don't like this new redesign. It seems they are going back to the 3G/3Gs era. I personally think they had it spot on with the iPhone 5 style except for the easily scratchable edge.

I can't say that I'm a fan of the new design. The lines on the back are curved and looked odd when compared to the straight lines on the HTC One m8. And the curve of the glass on the display looks to pronounced and thick. Maybe I am just picky, anybody feel the same way?

They looks great, I expect Apple will sell more iPhones this year than any previous years and I expect the bigger screens and better functionality of iOS 8 will get people returning from Android.

I know a lot of people who went to Android just for a bigger screen and these people are very interested to see what Apple delivers this year.

My wife's new E350 looks very similar to other cars on the road. How revolutionary of Mercedes! In fact, this IPS monitor I'm staring at looks so similar to my wife's NEC over there in corner. Damn you Asus!

dead.cell said,
Huh? These still look like iPhones, just bigger. How does it look more like the Nexus all-of-a-sudden?
QFT ^

Tha Bloo Monkee said,
^ You've assumed incorrectly. You know what they say about assuming, right? ;)
i guess it depends on who you ask, I do not see them as being the same. they are similar in the sense of size, but i see a clear and distinguishable difference.

I'm wondering where people went and how much it cost to have these 'dummies' manufactured.

If under $50 I wouldn't mind to use the services myself for personal projects.

68k said,
I'm wondering where people went and how much it cost to have these 'dummies' manufactured.

If under $50 I wouldn't mind to use the services myself for personal projects.

They're made for mainly for display purposes only by the manufacturer (provided to the buyers such as mobile phone companies). They are also made during the early development stage as a display sample for presentation purposes (for internal/external meeting). This type of mockup model is made by all phone manufacturers for every model released.

doh said,

They're made for mainly for display purposes only by the manufacturer (provided to the buyers such as mobile phone companies). They are also made during the early development stage as a display sample for presentation purposes (for internal/external meeting). This type of mockup model is made by all phone manufacturers for every model released.

I was referring to 'unofficial' dummies (ie. iPhone 6 variants).

"iPhone 6 "dummies" show up in multiple colors"

Wow, I wasn't sure if this article was about the iPhone 6 or the people wearing multiple colored shirts who are going to wait on line for it. :D ;)

Enron said,
You're right. It doesn't have an Apple logo on it yet.
Haha. Wouldn't look inviting with any logo on it.

It looks like a flatten HTC One/One (M8). Other than size, from the front it looks like any iPhone they've already made.

I guess this shows, the original leak, where the work sent a blueprint of the new phone was 100% on par and subsequent renders by fans were fairly correct as well.

I said once, that if Apple ever made a larger iPhone like these, I may consider buying it. Now that I see what they will look like, I will just keep my Note. AT the same cost I still get more and buying less isn't my style.