More iPhone 6 leaks, this time it's the frame of the device

There has been a slew of information coming out about the rumored iPhone 6, which may have a moved power button, as well as larger screen options. Just the other day, it was reported that a sapphire display for the device had undergone a torture test. Most recently, an image of the front frame of the device has been leaked online, but no display is attached to it.

The image of the front frame has been leaked online, courtesy of Apple.club.tw. This component will supposedly connect with the back plate, which had images leaked around this time last month. You can see the metal shielding which is made to keep the LCD out of contact with the other parts inside of the smartphone. It is still unclear if this component belongs to the 4.7 or the 5.5 inch model, but it definitely does seem bigger when compared to the previous model's front frame, which is also pictured below.

Most of the recently leaked images, and information concerning the unconfirmed device has been consistent with each report. It could be safe to speculate that all the parts of the iPhone 6 puzzle are finally being pieced together, which could mean that the product is on track to be released later on this year.

Source and images: Apple.club.tw

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I wanna see articles of frames and glass and home buttons that have fingerprint readers for other phones. I wanna see the frame of the Galaxy S 5 or the Note 3.

After all, if this is so exciting; let's do this for all top end phones.

I like these so-called leaks. Gotta build up the hype. Other devices don't need this to sell in high numbers

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
Exactly, because without hype the phone probably wouldn't sell.

Of course not. Look at Samsung, they need the worlds biggest advertising budget to sell less Galaxies than iPhones. That's called failure. They could sure use some "free" hype.

stevan said,

Of course not. Look at Samsung, they need the worlds biggest advertising budget to sell less Galaxies than iPhones. That's called failure. They could sure use some "free" hype.

Running a commercial is not hype. So what about how much money they spend.

AMD once complained back in the 90's that no matter how much money they spent on ads, they would not be able to over come the Intel Inside campaign that Intel was running.

You keep dismissing facts to stick to those fanboish lame arguments you keep tossing up. Apple is a US company, Samsung is not. I mean after all, look at Korea. Apple products are not the top selling products in their country. There is a such thing as homefield advantage.

It obviously has help tremendously. Example, lots of TV shows now use Samsung products and not Apple products, Samsung has more carriers and more countries where it sells its products, which means you will have to spend money to advertise in those locations.

Anyone who would ever buy a phone based on any ad is fairly dumb to begin with. The only true advertising is walking into a store and picking the device up and using it for a few minutes to see which offers the best for what it cost, based on what you need. Its the best almost free advertising.

Carriers push whatever device they need to clear stock. The iPhone is pushed more simply because carriers spent the most money to get them and they want their money back. When VZW finally got the iPhone every time I walked in the door that was what you saw the salespeople pushing. If a consumer doesn't know what is the best option, they simply trust the salesperson to know and really they don't know crap. All they know is which device is going to pay them the highest commissions.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
Running a commercial is not hype. So what about how much money they spend.

AMD once complained back in the 90's that no matter how much money they spent on ads, they would not be able to over come the Intel Inside campaign that Intel was running.

You keep dismissing facts to stick to those fanboish lame arguments you keep tossing up. Apple is a US company, Samsung is not. I mean after all, look at Korea. Apple products are not the top selling products in their country. There is a such thing as homefield advantage.

It obviously has help tremendously. Example, lots of TV shows now use Samsung products and not Apple products, Samsung has more carriers and more countries where it sells its products, which means you will have to spend money to advertise in those locations.

Anyone who would ever buy a phone based on any ad is fairly dumb to begin with. The only true advertising is walking into a store and picking the device up and using it for a few minutes to see which offers the best for what it cost, based on what you need. Its the best almost free advertising.

Carriers push whatever device they need to clear stock. The iPhone is pushed more simply because carriers spent the most money to get them and they want their money back. When VZW finally got the iPhone every time I walked in the door that was what you saw the salespeople pushing. If a consumer doesn't know what is the best option, they simply trust the salesperson to know and really they don't know crap. All they know is which device is going to pay them the highest commissions.

So the biggest advertising budget in the world, more countries and more carriers and the iPhone still outsells it...and on top of that profits are down last quarter, right after the launch of their flagship that makes them the most money.

If you don't think that's a failure, look at their stock, a lot of investors do.

stevan said,

Of course not. Look at Samsung, they need the worlds biggest advertising budget to sell less Galaxies than iPhones. That's called failure. They could sure use some "free" hype.

Really? For the year 2013 APple sold 150M iPhone's based on 4 selling models. Is an older phone model still considered a flagship model 4 years later?

The same year Samsung sold 350M smartphones. That facts show that more than 50% of them were top end models that includes the Galaxy S 4, the Galaxy Note 3. How do we know this is fact? 6 months after the S4 was released it was announced 70M has sold. Nearly 40M Galaxy Note 3 models had sold buy year end, nearly doubling the sales of the Note 2. Just those to models sold right there over 120M devices. I haven't even includes other GS4 models or other Galaxy devices.

You also need to consider other facts. The iPhone is a top selling single model, it si not the only one. You need to consider in other countries, even th the iPhone is sold, it is not sold in higher quantities vs phones from Samsung. Even with China Mobile, Samsung has over 3 times the marketshare which means they sell 3 times the amount of phones in China vs Apple. IN FACT - In Asian countries, the iPhone is considered a luxury item and you are considered rich if you own one. It is not however the top.
selling device.

An older iPhone is still expensive in many areas. Remember Apple brought the iPhone 4 back last year just for India. The iPhone 4 is a toy compared to newer Galaxy phones at the same cost. A Galaxy Duos which is sold on Globe Telecom got way more sales vs the iPhone even with the most recent model.

The best option for a phone when you cant purchase an iphone is a Samsung Galaxy device. Fact show that the Galaxy Family has a whole outsells the iPhone. Even fi you dismiss the low end Galaxy devices, the top 3 models which include the S and the Note single handedly outsold the iPhone last year. That's 4 selling iPhone models vs 2 selling Galaxy models and Samsung still sold more phones.

It isn't 2007,8 or 9 anymore bro. In fact Sales of many Android flagships started killing iPhone sales as of 2009. Remember this fact. FOr 3 quarters of 2009, HTC with its Evo 4G which was nothing more than a Galaxy S II, was outselling the iPhone for 3 full quarters.

Edited by zhangm, Jul 15 2014, 9:02pm :

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,

Really? For the year 2013 APple sold 150M iPhone's based on 4 selling models. Is an older phone model still considered a flagship model 4 years later?

The same year Samsung sold 350M smartphones. That facts show that more than 50% of them were top end models that includes the Galaxy S 4, the Galaxy Note 3. How do we know this is fact? 6 months after the S4 was released it was announced 70M has sold. Nearly 40M Galaxy Note 3 models had sold buy year end, nearly doubling the sales of the Note 2. Just those to models sold right there over 120M devices. I haven't even includes other GS4 models or other Galaxy devices.

That's a lie, and why I call you a troll and contacted Neowin to have you banned.

Sure, Samsung's sold more than 38 million Galaxy Notes since late 2011, but its latest flagship puts that number to shame. According to a Korean publication, the company has sold 40 million Galaxy S 4 units worldwide, just six months after the device hit the market

40 million is a lot different than 70, isn't it? Why do you constantly lie. Same goes with the Note numbers?

Also:

SEOUL, July 15 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S5 saw its monthly sales fall behind Apple Inc.'s iPhone 5s in May, a report showed Tuesday, reflecting the market's dull reaction to the new Galaxy lacking cutting-edge features.

A much older iphone outsold a newly released galaxy. So much for what you're saying.

Zhangm, how long until this guy is banned? He continuously posts lies and so called facts that he doesn't prove. I have proved him wrong time and time again. How can, whatever he is doing here, not be called trolling?

stevan said,

That's a lie, and why I call you a troll and contacted Neowin to have you banned.

40 million is a lot different than 70, isn't it? Why do you constantly lie. Same goes with the Note numbers?

Also:

A much older iphone outsold a newly released galaxy. So much for what you're saying.

Zhangm, how long until this guy is banned? He continuously posts lies and so called facts that he doesn't prove. I have proved him wrong time and time again. How can, whatever he is doing here, not be called trolling?

http://www.zdnet.com/apple-q2-...-by-the-numbers-7000014459/

According to this chart, on average; Apple sells roughly 30-35M iPhone per quarter. Apple's first quarter based on their OWN fiscal yea is the last quarter of the year. This si when they typical have their biggest sales thanks to the biggest shopping holiday of the entire year. After that the sale fall significantly over the nest 3 quarters.

According to the facts of S4 sale, Samsung had sold 10M+ of them on pre-order to carriers and distribution channels, But the time the phone was avail at retail they had sold another 10M+ and in 6 months on retail they sold another 40M+...That is nearly 70M phones in just 2 quarters of sales. Just Google the info.

How many times have you lied or in your case stretched the truth. I didn't lie about anything.

stevan said,

That's a lie, and why I call you a troll and contacted Neowin to have you banned.

40 million is a lot different than 70, isn't it? Why do you constantly lie. Same goes with the Note numbers?

Also:

A much older iphone outsold a newly released galaxy. So much for what you're saying.

Zhangm, how long until this guy is banned? He continuously posts lies and so called facts that he doesn't prove. I have proved him wrong time and time again. How can, whatever he is doing here, not be called trolling?

READ - http://www.forbes.com/sites/ti...all-of-apples-iphone-sales/

In the first quarter if the sales of the Note 3, they sold over 15M, which was 50% of all selling.

Forbes even mentions that the 2 models together were on par or even outselling ALL SELLING MODEL OF THE IPHONE WHICH AT THE TIME WAS 3- 4 models.

derekaw said,
If the screen really is sapphire it will be a great selling point that no one will be able to copy.

If the screen turns out to be Saphire then we know what Samsung will include in their next flagship.

stevan said,

If the screen turns out to be Saphire then we know what Samsung will include in their next flagship.

No we don't know. Also, facts show the larger the display is for using such material as the glass; the less durable it is against drops.

Quote...

"Another challenge Apple has to overcome with the 5.5-inch phone is related to the sapphire glass, rumored to be used in the company's first phablet. While harder than glass, sapphire is still brittle and the KGI analyst does not expect it to "easily pass the drop test near term."


Another quote

"We think the 5.5-inch model will also have issues with the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and color unevenness of metal casing. Indeed, these problems will likely be even more complicated with a larger size,” Kuo noted. “In addition, from a technical perspective, we don't expect sapphire cover, used for the first time on the 5.5-inch model, will easily pass the drop test near term. We are conservative about 5.5-inch iPhone launching by end-2014. Even if the product is launched in 2014, it is likely to take place after mid-4Q14, which is later than the September-October of consensus, with shipments being lower than consensus of 15- 20mn units."

Source #1 - http://www.phonearena.com/news...elease-date-to-2015_id58153
Source #2 - http://slumz.boxden.com/f244/5...ssues-2096923/#post31514074

Also consider these facts. Over 1.5Billion devices sport Gorilla Glass. According to facts, the Apple iPhon eis the only phone that has had significant phone with this glass that easily broke. In fact, an estimate $6Billion dollars has been spent replacing Apple devices that sport Gorilla Glass, while no other brand of device using the same glass has had such an issue.

Glass - Gorilla Glass in particular is rated as a 7 on the Mohrs scale. Sapphire is rated as 9. However Sapphire Glass costs more to make. 7 is high enough to deal with common things found to be in peoples pockets like maybe sand, keys or coins. Unless you carry diamonds in your pocket, the benefit of a more expensive option is what exactly? Bragging rights?

As I showed you above, this item is still glass. The biggest issues with phones is not scratches, it things like cracks and breakage from drops. If glass is hit with a significant shock, like when dropped, its going to break. Since on most phones this is the most expensive part to replace; why replace it with a more expensive option that is still going to break and cost even more to replace? It's simply not logic and is nothing more than ad bate as much as "Retina Display" was no benefit whatsoever.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
No we don't know. Also, facts show the larger the display is for using such material as the glass; the less durable it is against drops.

Quote...

"Another challenge Apple has to overcome with the 5.5-inch phone is related to the sapphire glass, rumored to be used in the company's first phablet. While harder than glass, sapphire is still brittle and the KGI analyst does not expect it to "easily pass the drop test near term."


Another quote

"We think the 5.5-inch model will also have issues with the yield rate of in-cell touch panel and color unevenness of metal casing. Indeed, these problems will likely be even more complicated with a larger size,” Kuo noted. “In addition, from a technical perspective, we don't expect sapphire cover, used for the first time on the 5.5-inch model, will easily pass the drop test near term. We are conservative about 5.5-inch iPhone launching by end-2014. Even if the product is launched in 2014, it is likely to take place after mid-4Q14, which is later than the September-October of consensus, with shipments being lower than consensus of 15- 20mn units."

Source #1 - http://www.phonearena.com/news...elease-date-to-2015_id58153
Source #2 - http://slumz.boxden.com/f244/5...ssues-2096923/#post31514074

Also consider these facts. Over 1.5Billion devices sport Gorilla Glass. According to facts, the Apple iPhon eis the only phone that has had significant phone with this glass that easily broke. In fact, an estimate $6Billion dollars has been spent replacing Apple devices that sport Gorilla Glass, while no other brand of device using the same glass has had such an issue.

Glass - Gorilla Glass in particular is rated as a 7 on the Mohrs scale. Sapphire is rated as 9. However Sapphire Glass costs more to make. 7 is high enough to deal with common things found to be in peoples pockets like maybe sand, keys or coins. Unless you carry diamonds in your pocket, the benefit of a more expensive option is what exactly? Bragging rights?

As I showed you above, this item is still glass. The biggest issues with phones is not scratches, it things like cracks and breakage from drops. If glass is hit with a significant shock, like when dropped, its going to break. Since on most phones this is the most expensive part to replace; why replace it with a more expensive option that is still going to break and cost even more to replace? It's simply not logic and is nothing more than ad bate as much as "Retina Display" was no benefit whatsoever.

Your quotes come from guesses from analysts. The only fact is that no one has mass produced Saphire screens on such a scale and Apple now has the technology to do so. There are clear positives behind having a Saphire screen vs a gorilla one. Cost was a drawback but that goes down with mass production.

I asked you before to stop quoting opinions from analysts as facts.

stevan said,

Your quotes come from guesses from analysts. The only fact is that no one has mass produced Saphire screens on such a scale and Apple now has the technology to do so. There are clear positives behind having a Saphire screen vs a gorilla one. Cost was a drawback but that goes down with mass production.

I asked you before to stop quoting opinions from analysts as facts.

Again, you're so quick to cheerlead for Apple you fail yet again to comprehend the main point.

Sapphire glass has been use on smaller objects like watches. Watches are likely dropped less. also being smaller, a drop on such a small object will have less of an effect. That is why a Timex can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Again this is where you fail because unlike what one of your friends say, I know more about manufacturing than you.

So let me explain but I will be short. Plastic vs metal when it comes to drop. Metal is rigid while plastic is not. On drops, plastic can absorb the shock of an impact while metal does not. Now Apple is combining to rigid products that suck at dealing with shock.

Again, glass is heat anodized. The chemical process that goes with it coauses it own problems. The process incases gas inside the glass. When you drop a phone any small crack causes this gas to be release which actually cuases the glass to shatter.

Making the glass bigger increases the problem. If you look on YouTube, there is a guy who smashes a glass with a sledges hammer but was unable to break the glass. Its still cracked. When you drop a phone from more than 36" above the floor, a significant shock is sent across the glass. If it doesn't break you are simply lucky.

The question then becomes this. When one immovable object hits another, what is the result? The answer is simple. Since the ground isn't going to move when a phone is dropped on it, the phone being the most fragile of the 2 is going to give.

Look at what I stated above. The size of the glass is the issue. IT IS STILL GLASS. ALL GLASS BREAKS NO MATTER WHAT IT IS MADE OF. The bigger it is, the more fragile it is. THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT. This is hate or fanboism. IT'S FACT. Gorilla glass has the same issue as far as size, A larger screen is simply more fragile vs a smaller one. Plastic phomnes help in that when you drop the phone, the shock that extends off the glass is absorbed by the plastic. This doesn't happen on metal phones. In fact, if you could see a drop in a wave pattern, you would see this - When the shock spreads across the glass, the it comes to the metal it actually bounces back across the glass. If the shock is significant enough, when those shock waves meet it causes a even bigger shock reaction which the glass simply cant handle and will shatter.

As I stated as a fact and it is a fact, Gorilla Glass rate at 7 on the Mohrs scale is more than enough to handles things like keys, coins, dust, sand and more and protect your device against scratches. Even if the screen was made from diamond dust, a significant drop will still break it. Breakage has nothing to do with scratches. Using a more expensive screen means exactly what I said, it means when it breaks it will simply cost more to fix.

Look how much it costs right now to have a glass replaced on things like tablets and smartphones. How much more expensive think it is going too be? Yes, production usually helps drive down costs. Here is what you also aren't considering. Sapphire is already in short supply for the amount needed to produce screens. Already they are saying the 5.5" iPhone could be delays due to this fact. If Apple uses all of the supply available to make large displays at 4.7", how much material do you think is going to be available for another company to make a equal quality replacement at a cheap cost? That cost isn't going to go down as fast as you think.

You need to stop living in your dream world. Gorilla Glass roughly costs only $3.00 to make a 4.7" cover on the display. Yet if you break it, you have to buy the display and the digitizer together and it simply isn't cheap. To replace the display with digitizer on the iPhone 5S is $120 average for someone to do it, to you can buy the part yourself for an average that is roughly $50 - $75. Which means a Sapphire display will cost way more than this.

That same analyst you dismissed already commented and stated as fact, a Sapphire glass of the same size of a Gorilla Glass that cost 3.00 to make, cost 30.00 for a comparable Sapphire one. That is 10's the cost dude. All as a fact, people that repair Apple devices price gouge and charge absorbent amount simply because its an iPhone or an iPad. That is not an opinion...it is fact.

You dismissed all those facts to stick to your fan rhetoric.

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Jul 15 2014, 4:46pm :

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
Again, you're so quick to cheerlead for Apple you fail yet again to comprehend the main point.

Sapphire glass has been use on smaller objects like watches. Watches are likely dropped less. also being smaller, a drop on such a small object will have less of an effect. That is why a Timex can take a licking and keep on ticking.

Again this is where you fail because unlike what one of your friends say, I know more about manufacturing than you.

So let me explain but I will be short. Plastic vs metal when it comes to drop. Metal is rigid while plastic is not. On drops, plastic can absorb the shock of an impact while metal does not. Now Apple is combining to rigid products that suck at dealing with shock.

Again, glass is heat anodized. The chemical process that goes with it coauses it own problems. The process incases gas inside the glass. When you drop a phone any small crack causes this gas to be release which actually cuases the glass to shatter.

Making the glass bigger increases the problem. If you look on YouTube, there is a guy who smashes a glass with a sledges hammer but was unable to break the glass. Its still cracked. When you drop a phone from more than 36" above the floor, a significant shock is sent across the glass. If it doesn't break you are simply lucky.

The question then becomes this. When one immovable object hits another, what is the result? The answer is simple. Since the ground isn't going to move when a phone is dropped on it, the phone being the most fragile of the 2 is going to give.

Look at what I stated above. The size of the glass is the issue. IT IS STILL GLASS. ALL GLASS BREAKS NO MATTER WHAT IT IS MADE OF. The bigger it is, the more fragile it is. THAT IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT. This is hate or fanboism. IT'S FACT. Gorilla glass has the same issue as far as size, A larger screen is simply more fragile vs a smaller one. Plastic phomnes help in that when you drop the phone, the shock that extends off the glass is absorbed by the plastic. This doesn't happen on metal phones. In fact, if you could see a drop in a wave pattern, you would see this - When the shock spreads across the glass, the it comes to the metal it actually bounces back across the glass. If the shock is significant enough, when those shock waves meet it causes a even bigger shock reaction which the glass simply cant handle and will shatter.

As I stated as a fact and it is a fact, Gorilla Glass rate at 7 on the Mohrs scale is more than enough to handles things like keys, coins, dust, sand and more and protect your device against scratches. Even if the screen was made from diamond dust, a significant drop will still break it. Breakage has nothing to do with scratches. Using a more expensive screen means exactly what I said, it means when it breaks it will simply cost more to fix.

Look how much it costs right now to have a glass replaced on things like tablets and smartphones. How much more expensive think it is going too be? Yes, production usually helps drive down costs. Here is what you also aren't considering. Sapphire is already in short supply for the amount needed to produce screens. Already they are saying the 5.5" iPhone could be delays due to this fact. If Apple uses all of the supply available to make large displays at 4.7", how much material do you think is going to be available for another company to make a equal quality replacement at a cheap cost? That cost isn't going to go down as fast as you think.

You need to stop living in your dream world. Gorilla Glass roughly costs only $3.00 to make a 4.7" cover on the display. Yet if you break it, you have to buy the display and the digitizer together and it simply isn't cheap. To replace the display with digitizer on the iPhone 5S is $120 average for someone to do it, to you can buy the part yourself for an average that is roughly $50 - $75. Which means a Sapphire display will cost way more than this.

That same analyst you dismissed already commented and stated as fact, a Sapphire glass of the same size of a Gorilla Glass that cost 3.00 to make, cost 30.00 for a comparable Sapphire one. That is 10's the cost dude. All as a fact, people that repair Apple devices price gouge and charge absorbent amount simply because its an iPhone or an iPad. That is not an opinion...it is fact.

You dismissed all those facts to stick to your fan rhetoric.

You're forgetting that in 2007 Gorilla glass was nothing more than a failed experiment from 1969. According to Cornings own CEO, Steve Jobs pushed them to, in 6 months, build out a manufacturing process so that they may equip their future iPhones with it. Now Apple is looking at Saphire and everyone can see what's going to happen.

Also, using caps is against forum rules, you can make your point without essays or using Caps. The rest of your post is usual garbage.

I wonder what the battery life will be like for this. It's hard to see what the USP for this versus other devices (other than 'it's an iPhone') will be.

Extraordinary battery life (a phone equivalent of a MacBook Air) would be a good one.

May switch from Android for this. Not sure yet though, I want to see if iOS8 really has all the Android features I love...Extensions better be worth the hype.

Android itself always lags, its really sad. My nexus 5 takes 3-4 seconds to even launch an app now sometimes, or lags behind my typing.

Or maybe Android 5 will be the speed boost Google claims..gonna be an intense fall for competition.

Beyond Godlike said,
May switch from Android for this. Not sure yet though, I want to see if iOS8 really has all the Android features I love...Extensions better be worth the hype.

Android itself always lags, its really sad. My nexus 5 takes 3-4 seconds to even launch an app now sometimes, or lags behind my typing.

Or maybe Android 5 will be the speed boost Google claims..gonna be an intense fall for competition.

I'd flip that, Android L looks like a big improvement. iOS 8 is the same as 7, they didn't even change the crappy icons.

Sly_Ripper said,

I'd flip that, Android L looks like a big improvement. iOS 8 is the same as 7, they didn't even change the crappy icons.

I don't know what beta you're using but there's a ton of nice new features in iOS8, especially if you're also an OSX user.

Change the icons? They just changed the icons for ios7. They're not even a year old.

Looks like this is just another drive by post with no actual substance other than to bash something that you don't use. Typical.

Beyond Godlike said,

Or maybe Android 5 will be the speed boost Google claims..gonna be an intense fall for competition.

Agreed. It's going to be an exciting time, no matter what platform you choose.

Beyond Godlike said,
.... Android itself always lags, its really sad. My nexus 5 takes 3-4 seconds to even launch an app now sometimes, or lags behind my typing.....

No it doesn't. all my Android friends tell me that Andoid lag was fixed back in Gingerbread. You must have some background stuff eating cpu resources.
Malwares maybe?

OK, just kidding. If you get this phone, it will lag once you get iOS 10 on it.

deadonthefloor said,

No it doesn't. all my Android friends tell me that Andoid lag was fixed back in Gingerbread. You must have some background stuff eating cpu resources.
Malwares maybe?

OK, just kidding. If you get this phone, it will lag once you get iOS 10 on it.

My god how do people like you function on a daily basis. I have a nexus 5. It lags. Its remarkably laggy considering its a quad core..I run the same amount of apps on my android device that I do on my ipad, and the speed difference is substantial...

And yeah, itll lag in 3 yrs, better than lagging now when its the current product!

shockz said,

I don't know what beta you're using but there's a ton of nice new features in iOS8, especially if you're also an OSX user.

Change the icons? They just changed the icons for ios7. They're not even a year old.

Looks like this is just another drive by post with no actual substance other than to bash something that you don't use. Typical.

the kid who colored the ioS7 UI wasn't a year old yet either.

Beyond Godlike said,

My god how do people like you function on a daily basis.

Windows Phone 8.1 on Lumia 625.
shhhh..... it lags too. Maybe not after cyan firmware update.

derekaw said,

Apart from Windows Phone.

WP 8.1 is a solid upgrade. Definitely worth going dev mode if you have any Lumia just for the upgrade.

Of course many phones had chassis and internal parts FOR YEARS. But Apple is the first one that got these right.

Right?

so it i going to be ######ing long again? wtf apple.

I remember back when steve jobs passed and the official statement was something to the likes of. "Steve left us wit ha 5 year roadmap" That was clearly ######. Apple is recylicing the same crap always. Let me guess 2 additional row of icons.

NEXT

FrankJL said,
No, i want an iPhone that does not look like the one i purchased 7 years ago. Not much to ask.

Exactly! How dare you, Apple, break with the tradition of releasing phones that look like the ones released the year before!

dead.cell said,
You don't even know the details, but are flipping out over a goddamn frame? It's just a phone man... sheesh.

For many Apple users, its also an accessory. If they wanted just a phone they could get anything else. But they want a phone that looks nice as well. And for the price they should =).

Before you accuse me of being an Apple fanboy, you should know I despise iOS. WP8.1 and Android for me for the foreseeable future =).

primexx said,
i don't like the roundedness, it harkens back to the original iphone

So they are reinveinting the original iPhone, which was already reinvented anyway.

primexx said,
i don't like the roundedness, it harkens back to the original iphone

Not sure what you mean, it's not like all the other iPhones had right-angled corners. They all have rounded corners, and I'm not sure what other aspect of "roundedness" you could be referring to, certainly nothing you can make out from these photos.