iPhone 6 may hark back to original iPhone for design inspiration

Another week has passed and unsurprisingly a new iPhone 6 leak has emerged. Although this one is not as exciting as the sapphire crystal screen torture test, it still gives us a new glimpse at the next generation iPhone. While we have a good idea of what the next iPhone will look like as a whole, this new leak shows a couple of new details in regards to the volume buttons, the Apple logo, and the camera lens.

According to Feld & Volk, a luxury accessory manufacturer for Apple products, they have received some new parts that might indicate a couple of new style changes for the upcoming iPhone 6. From the looks of what they have obtained, the iPhone 6 might have low profile recessed volume buttons that will be surrounded by a bezel with chamfered edges. This is in stark contrast to the volume buttons on the iPhone 5S, but looks similar to the leaked next generation iPad Air we covered last month. 

We also get our first look at a purported embedded Apple logo. The logo looks highly polished in the pictures and harks back to the original iPhone released in 2007 that utilized the same two-piece construction. The source states that the polished logo is made from a highly scratch resistant material.

Lastly, the accessory manufacturer was able to obtain a iPhone 6 camera ring that fits snuggly on the back of the leaked back shells. This ring looks very similar to the ones that can be found on the current generation iPod Touch. While all of these parts could be completely off the mark, it won't be much longer before we get our first official glimpse of the iPhone 6. Apple is scheduled to have an event on September 9th, 2014 that will most likely mark the official announcement of the new iPhone. 

Source: Feld & Volk via MacRumorsImage via Feld & Volk

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

LG G Vista coming to AT&T on August 22nd

Next Story

Microsoft puts the focus on Xbox One multiplayer games in new ad

48 Comments

View more comments

Does "hark back to original iPhone for design inspiration" mean they can't think of anything new? Why can't they just do what they've done with the last two iPhones and "innovate" some more of WP8's features?

Major_Plonquer said,
Does "hark back to original iPhone for design inspiration" mean they can't think of anything new? Why can't they just do what they've done with the last two iPhones and "innovate" some more of WP8's features?

Apple's Anti-Innovation is 'Magical'!

Deyirn said,
im not a fan of apple, but a glowing back logo on the iphone 6 will be so badass

But you probably don't see the back of your phone 90% of the time, so it's going to be useless & use unnecessary battery. I'm sure Apple won't go for it

:: Lyon :: said,

But you probably don't see the back of your phone 90% of the time, so it's going to be useless & use unnecessary battery. I'm sure Apple won't go for it

you dont see the back of your macbook 90% of the time either, but the logo is glowing

I usually really like the design of Apple devices, I personally think the iPhone 5s is the best looking smartphone out there, we obviously still have to see the iPhone 6 as a whole, but if those details are real I can say I don't really like them, I don't find them elegant but rather tawdry. I'm also not a big fan of rounded edges, if all those leaks are real I find devices like Nokia Lumia 930 or Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 to be more visually appealing.

Gabe84 said,
I usually really like the design of Apple devices, I personally think the iPhone 5s is the best looking smartphone out there, we obviously still have to see the iPhone 6 as a whole, but if those details are real I can say I don't really like them, I don't find them elegant but rather tawdry. I'm also not a big fan of rounded edges, if all those leaks are real I find devices like Nokia Lumia 930 or Xiaomi Mi3 and Mi4 to be more visually appealing.

Agreed. The iphone 5/5S just screams premium and well-built. These leaks look like a step backwards.

I have to say I'm not too keen on what I've seen from these leaks so far.

IMO my iphone 5S feels damn near perfect. I think I'll be sticking with this for some time yet.

"iPhone 6 may hark back to original iPhone for design inspiration"

This sounds so pompous and yet all the iPhone variations look pretty much the same. What, they're going to bring back the square on the home button?

Pretty much all cell phones look the same. Is there suppose to be a new design every year? There is only so much you can do design wise to a smartphone.

agtsmith said,
"iPhone 6 may hark back to original iPhone for design inspiration"

This sounds so pompous and yet all the iPhone variations look pretty much the same. What, they're going to bring back the square on the home button?

Rounded sides perhaps? (Or do they call them something silly like chamfered edges?)

As long as don't get the black plastic strip at the bottom I'm OK with it.

I'd argue that they're not pretty much the same because each set of X/XS has enough variances that it's easy to tell them apart, and reference their design.

JHBrown said,
Wow! Can't stop those leaks now. Flood incoming.

People are saying they think it's fake because there's no health app on the front page, but seems to match most of the rumours so far.

agtsmith said,

My God! It looks the same! This changes everything!

You already posted this comment above. The Microsoft Phones also look the same since inception. They also will not make any drastic changes as the years go by, just minor tweaks. What's with the trolling?

JHBrown said,
You already posted this comment above.

And? Neowin posts this article every week.

Also, I resent that accusation. My posts are at least as diversified as the subsequent iPhone iterations.

The Microsoft Phones also look the same since inception. They also will not make any drastic changes as the years go by, just minor tweaks.

I don't see this level of obsession around every single "Microsoft Phone" (as you put it) that is going to be released.

What's with the trolling?

Nice try.

Commenting is disabled on this article.