These are the first images of a fully assembled iPhone 6

The images are reportedly from the 4.7-inch variant of the iPhone 6.

It's less than a month until the announcement of the rumored iPhone 6 and we finally get our first glimpse of a completely assembled unit. Although we have previously seen the screen, the casing, and other components, this is the first time that we are getting to see all these parts fully assembled.

While these images come from a fairly credible source, luxury iPhone and iPad accessory creator Feld & Volk, since some of the components shown are in prototype form, it's very possible to see changes from this unit and the final launch product.

Top view of the 4.7-inch variant.

Regardless of the imperfections, the iPhone 6 is looking quite svelte, with similar styling to the current generation iPod Touch. Perhaps what is most eye-catching is how the screen melds into the frame thanks to its curved edges, giving the device an organic appearance. This is in stark contrast to the current flagship, the iPhone 5S, which has a more industrial design thanks to its hard lines. 

Side view.

Although, the iPhone 6 has been leaked fairly heavily, we still have yet to see much information about its larger sibling, the 5.5” device (possibly) known as the iPhone 6L. For those eager to get their hands on an iPhone 6, Apple will hold an event announcing the device on September 9th, with a rumored shipment date in October.

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Source: Feld & Volk via MacRumors | Images via Feld & Volk

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According to Spanish website Movilzona (http://bit.ly/1rnYV5r) the 4.7" 16GB will go for 750 euros, the cheapest 5.5" model for 950 euros. Considering taxes, and assuming those prices are real, in Italy the 4.7" will start at at least 780 euros and the 5.5" at 980 euros.

If those rumors are true by the time we get the iPhone 6s a Vertu phone will be cheaper.

Even the metal casing looks wonky. If you look carefully it looks extremely unprofessionaly finished. Unless this is a mock up of the real thing.

Pretty drastic with the words don't you think? I can show you a few "dreadful" looking phones if you want. It may not look good to you but it ain't dreadful. However, I agree that the HTC One looks nice.

JHBrown said,
Pretty drastic with the words don't you think? I can show you a few "dreadful" looking phones if you want. It may not look good to you but it ain't dreadful. However, I agree that the HTC One looks nice.

No, I honestly think that. It can't be the final design surely.

ive liked the iphones 4 and 5 but not this! if they need to go back to the original for inspiration every five years, they are clearly out of ideas

some may like the curved design of this device, but i hate it, i like something more edgy, with more corners and sharp edges

Looks awful but people will buy it anyway and claim it's a wonderful piece of design. They can do no wrong with their loyal fanbase

-T- said,
Looks awful but people will buy it anyway and claim it's a wonderful piece of design. They can do no wrong with their loyal fanbase

Design preferences have always been subjective. Common sense.

Nope. That's terrible. They really had something with the iPhone 4/4S/5 design. I really wished something like the iPhone 5 would come out with Windows Phone. But obviously with a much larger screen.

Really does remind me of the first iPhone. Especially the second image. I'll wait until my friend gets his to pass any judgement.

Meh. I'm not a fan of the design. I really liked the iPhone 5S. It was the first iPhone that I wanted to have. The design it too 'rounded' for my taste. It reminds me of the first iPhone and those fugly 90's Macs Apple used to make. The sort of 'futuristic' design, which I thought we left behind in the last century. Seems to me this sort of hardware doesnt even fit their own OS anymore.

While I feel that the old iPhone design was getting stale, I really don't like this design either... I think I preferred the older design...

I usually really like Apple designs but I'm not impressed at all by this, assuming it's the real deal. 5s looks much much better in my opinion.

It could look like a boxy satellite phone from the 80's with half the features and would still be hailed by the usual tech sites (engadget, verge, arstechnica, anandtech) as the best thing ever, and there will be a million articles about Apple 'inventing' various features available on other platforms for years and how its a must upgrade.

Apple will claim in its keynote how its the first 'usable' big phone and how Apple has magically given us larger screen sizes with some hogwash about screen size and finger reach (the same bs they used for 5) and the masses will swallow it up and cheer.

Defcon said,
It could look like a boxy satellite phone from the 80's with half the features and would still be hailed by the usual tech sites (engadget, verge, arstechnica, anandtech) as the best thing ever, and there will be a million articles about Apple 'inventing' various features available on other platforms for years and how its a must upgrade.

Apple will claim in its keynote how its the first 'usable' big phone and how Apple has magically given us larger screen sizes with some hogwash about screen size and finger reach (the same bs they used for 5) and the masses will swallow it up and cheer.

Do you have any proof of your "claims", or are you just speaking from your imagination?...

The problem with this supposed design is that it reminds me more of smartphones from other manufactures than of the iPhone, and that's not a good thing if you're Apple. This design could have been the next high-end Nokia, as much as it could be the iPhone 6.

Andrea Barbera said,
The problem with this supposed design is that it reminds me more of smartphones from other manufactures than of the iPhone, and that's not a good thing if you're Apple. This design could have been the next high-end Nokia, as much as it could be the iPhone 6.

"This design could have been the next high-end" China whatever!

Introducing, the iphone One ®. One device that replaces your iphone, ipad and ipod.

This changes..... everything.

vcfan said,
Introducing, the iphone One ®. One device that replaces your iphone, ipad and ipod.

This changes..... everything.

Magically! Revolutionary! Haha!

meh, realistically with android about to push 90+% smart phone marketshare, will this turn the tables? unlikely. disruption is the name of the game and copy catting the big phones is just going to weaken their ipad which is already in decline.

Starchild said,
Good luck trying to put a screen protector on that.
How is it different than any modern smartphone? I just hate putting on screen protectors to begin with. I also haven't used a screen protector since my Zune HD. If you take care of your phones, you shouldn't need one.

tsupersonic said,
How is it different than any modern smartphone? I just hate putting on screen protectors to begin with. I also haven't used a screen protector since my Zune HD. If you take care of your phones, you shouldn't need one.

Agreed. Gorilla Glass and the equivalents are resistant enough that keys and coins won't do any damage. Then again, if people are okay with tripling the size of their phone by putting an Otterbox on it, then a screen protector is probably a must-have for them too.

Because the screen curves away at the edges, unless the screen protector is applied perfectly, it will easily lift no matter what case is on the phone. Also, the area where the screen curves will not be protected.

Gorilla/sapphire glass has a hardness of 9H. Some sand particles can have a hardness of 10H. You're telling me your $600+ device will never encounter sand? Yeah right.

Using a screen protector to protect probably the most crucial component of your investment is just smart. Even if it's just a $1 plastic screen protector; I'd rather replace a scratched $1 screen protector that have to look at a scratch while I'm using any device and also hurt it's resale value. That's just me.

FYI: they have tempered glass 8-9H screen screen protectors that are 0.15 mm thick.

Edited by Starchild, Aug 21 2014, 2:20am :

Starchild said,
Because the screen curves away at the edges, unless the screen protector is applied perfectly, it will easily lift no matter what case is on the phone. Also, the area where the screen curves will not be protected.

Gorilla/sapphire glass has a hardness of 9H. Some sand particles can have a hardness of 10H. You're telling me your $600+ device will never encounter sand? Yeah right.

Using a screen protector to protect probably the most crucial component of your investment is just smart. Even if it's just a $1 plastic screen protector; I'd rather replace a scratched $1 screen protector that have to look at a scratch while I'm using any device and also hurt it's resale value. That's just me.

FYI: they have tempered glass 8-9H screen screen protectors that are 0.15 mm thick.

Pictures only tell so much. You can't judge if it's any more difficult to install a screen protector on the iPhone 6 vs. any other smartphone. The ones I have installed in the past have lifted off the edge on most devices.

Sadly, no my phones don't encounter sand (mostly because the only "beach" is by the lake). Like I said, I care for my devices, and if I'm going to the beach or an environment with water, I simply don't use my phone (goes into a sealed bag). This just depends on the individual and how you treat your phone/how clumsy you are. Accidents happen, but in the all the phones (5-6 smartphones, and other dumb phones) I have owned, none of them had a screen shatter or had any sort of defects.

I have a 9H screen protector (0.33mm thick) for my iPhone 5S that I have not opened yet. I actually got a refund and the seller didn't want me to return it. Got it right after I bought my phone, but just didn't want to bother with it.

tsupersonic said,
Pictures only tell so much. You can't judge if it's any more difficult to install a screen protector on the iPhone 6 vs. any other smartphone. The ones I have installed in the past have lifted off the edge on most devices.

Sadly, no my phones don't encounter sand (mostly because the only "beach" is by the lake). Like I said, I care for my devices, and if I'm going to the beach or an environment with water, I simply don't use my phone (goes into a sealed bag). This just depends on the individual and how you treat your phone/how clumsy you are. Accidents happen, but in the all the phones (5-6 smartphones, and other dumb phones) I have owned, none of them had a screen shatter or had any sort of defects.

I have a 9H screen protector (0.33mm thick) for my iPhone 5S that I have not opened yet. I actually got a refund and the seller didn't want me to return it. Got it right after I bought my phone, but just didn't want to bother with it.

You can clearly see from the top and side views that the screen is embossed and curves away. It's obviously no harder to apply the screen protector, but unless it's aligned perfectly or the screen protector is significantly smaller than the flat portion of the screen itself, the protector will lift eventually; and the latter case leaves much of the screen unprotected, in addition to area where the screen curves away. The other option is a wet application screen protector that can bend to accommodate the curve, but those eventually lift where they bend as well.

Sand is not only at the beach. Sand is everywhere, including grass and asphault. If you stick your hand in your pocket, there are tiny particles; those particles are sand.

Anyway, it's ultimately your decision if you don't want to protect a $600+ device with a $1 screen protector, let alone a tempered glass screen protector that you got for free. Seems like a no brainer to me.


Starchild said,
Good luck trying to put a screen protector on that.


I am completely at your side. A lot of devices on which I didn't put a protector mask did see scratches, even they're gorilla glass. And those scratches, once they are there, they are there forever. Something I cannot stand. A screen protector is however changeable, which can make ones phone constantly at its best. There are drawbacks, like less smooth touches, but I prefer the protector offer. Even for my surface pro I put on a protector, which is made of glass and which won't add to the frictional resistance between the pen and the screen. The point is, touchscreen is vulnerable, very vulnerable. Those of you repeating 'no keys and coins won't leave a mark on the screen' you are lucky, and I'm not. Scratches come from everywhere as well as coins in your pocket.

Starchild said,

You can clearly see from the top and side views that the screen is embossed and curves away. It's obviously no harder to apply the screen protector, but unless it's aligned perfectly or the screen protector is significantly smaller than the flat portion of the screen itself, the protector will lift eventually; and the latter case leaves much of the screen unprotected, in addition to area where the screen curves away. The other option is a wet application screen protector that can bend to accommodate the curve, but those eventually lift where they bend as well.

Sand is not only at the beach. Sand is everywhere, including grass and asphault. If you stick your hand in your pocket, there are tiny particles; those particles are sand.

Anyway, it's ultimately your decision if you don't want to protect a $600+ device with a $1 screen protector, let alone a tempered glass screen protector that you got for free. Seems like a no brainer to me.

The part that curves away isn't part of the screen. It's basically a curved bezel.
If the goal is to keep the phone in absolutely pristine shape, then I'm sure some sort of case will take care of it.

I used to have a screen protector on my previous phone, but it was softer than the screen glass, so it scratched up after some time. Eventually I got sick of it and ditched it. Haven't had a single scratch since then or on my current phone. Though I always put it in a pocket with absolutely nothing else.

The mute switch on the size looks wonky. I think the iPhone 6 will look like this but I don't think this is the real deal.

ChuckFinley said,
I don't think those screws on the bottom are Apple's "Style"
Um have you not seen the iPhone 5/5S? They have similar (if not the same) type of screws.

Apple changes their screws on each iteration of iPhone to prevent average people from disassembling them. It's Apple's way of screwing you.

LOL !!

Enron said,
Apple changes their screws on each iteration of iPhone to prevent average people from disassembling them. It's Apple's way of screwing you.

What serious power do you need in this smart phone? The current iPhone does everything just fine for what users need in a smart phone. Just curious.

I mine bitcoins on my phone, calculate new precision digits of pi, and just want great power and specs because it's expensive technology and I don't want just "good enough"

Enron said,
I mine bitcoins on my phone, calculate new precision digits of pi, and just want great power and specs because it's expensive technology and I don't want just "good enough"
LOL!

JHBrown said,
What serious power do you need in this smart phone? The current iPhone does everything just fine for what users need in a smart phone. Just curious.

Well Apple may as well scrap this handset altogether if their current device is all the phone an iUser would ever need.....

20legend said,

Well Apple may as well scrap this handset altogether if their current device is all the phone an iUser would ever need.....

Nowhere in my post did I say "it's all the phone a user would ever need". Paraphrase fail on your part! I said the current phone has enough power for what users need in a smartphone today.

This must surely be a fully assembled prototype or something. I can't see this going past quality control with those scuffs on the metal.

Something about the pics just doesn't look right, there are far too many "flaws" almost like it's been overly used already and beat up in testing... which it might of been who knows

The material is crap, this is nothing that would compare to the iPhone 5s' aluminum build. Apple wouldn't go that low to produce something so skewed off, even if trying to have the same type of build as the iPod touch, it'd be way better than this. I hate rumors.

Mr.XXIV said,
The material is crap, this is nothing that would compare to the iPhone 5s' aluminum build. Apple wouldn't go that low to produce something so skewed off, even if trying to have the same type of build as the iPod touch, it'd be way better than this. I hate rumors.

Maybe it's that new liquid metal Apple bought years ago than can self repair scratches and small dents.

it looks like every other slab of metal and plastic that connects to the internet over wireless radios and makes phone calls. they need to fix the O/S. iOS is infuriating as currently designed.

iOS is infuriating to design for? Really? From every developer I've read on iOS 8, they're really excited to get a lot more freedoms that they've never had before.

I have an iPhone 5s for work. Compared to Windows Phone 8, it's utterly horrid. The email client sucks beyond belief. Constantly having to unlock the phone is tedious. No back button. I just hate the look and feel of it. I was psyched about getting one, but after having used it, I'd never touch an iPhone with my own money. Bluetooth connectivity with my Plantronics headset is crap, while the same headset is flawless with my Icon. Only difference is the phone. The apps I use for travel are garbage on the iPhone. Horrible connectivity to sharepoint docs, random account lockouts with AD when changing passwords on Exchange. Yeah, not a fan.

shastasheen said,
I have an iPhone 5s for work. Compared to Windows Phone 8, it's utterly horrid. The email client sucks beyond belief. Constantly having to unlock the phone is tedious. No back button. I just hate the look and feel of it. I was psyched about getting one, but after having used it, I'd never touch an iPhone with my own money. Bluetooth connectivity with my Plantronics headset is crap, while the same headset is flawless with my Icon. Only difference is the phone. The apps I use for travel are garbage on the iPhone. Horrible connectivity to sharepoint docs, random account lockouts with AD when changing passwords on Exchange. Yeah, not a fan.

How is the unlock tedious? It's a simple swipe sideways. Windows Phone is a swipe up, so I don't see how it's a big deal. Also I don't understand what you mean about there not being a back button in the Mail app. From what I see, there certainly is one. I'm also curious what travel apps you use that are worse on iOS than in Windows Phone. My experience has been the exact opposite.

Astra.Xtreme said,

How is the unlock tedious? It's a simple swipe sideways. Windows Phone is a swipe up, so I don't see how it's a big deal. Also I don't understand what you mean about there not being a back button in the Mail app. From what I see, there certainly is one. I'm also curious what travel apps you use that are worse on iOS than in Windows Phone. My experience has been the exact opposite.

He obviously doesn't own an iPhone.

Astra.Xtreme said,

How is the unlock tedious? It's a simple swipe sideways. Windows Phone is a swipe up, so I don't see how it's a big deal. Also I don't understand what you mean about there not being a back button in the Mail app. From what I see, there certainly is one. I'm also curious what travel apps you use that are worse on iOS than in Windows Phone. My experience has been the exact opposite.

It's just fanboy rant. I'm sure you've seen plenty around here.

Astra.Xtreme said,

How is the unlock tedious? It's a simple swipe sideways. Windows Phone is a swipe up, so I don't see how it's a big deal. Also I don't understand what you mean about there not being a back button in the Mail app. From what I see, there certainly is one. I'm also curious what travel apps you use that are worse on iOS than in Windows Phone. My experience has been the exact opposite.

I think 'no back button' was a separate point. He was saying that there's no physical/dedicated back button like you find on Android and probably windows phone devices. No idea about windows phone.

Wall-swe said,
This must be fake. The build quality looks really shoddy, just look at all the scuffs and the crooked mute button.

I was kinda thinking the same...

That's why I'm hoping that it is merely a prototype and the final design will look much more elegant. At least, that's what I'm hoping anyway.

AmazingRando said,
They certainly wont ship with exposed screws on the bottom.

My nokia lumia 635 doesnt have screws on it ;).

I mean, its a plastic shell... But still... =)

Yep. The way the screen curves to the case is the identical to the Lumia 92x screens. It definitely looks and feels good.

Entirely possible. I didn't like the iPhone 5 update (as minor as it was) either until I had one in my hand, like you say. Likewise I detested iOS 7 but quite like it now!

I'll be honest, I really didn't care for the rounded edges, until I saw these photos.

I believe it's supposed to be thinner too, so it might make more sense when you have it in hand.

I have to say, that does look VERY nice (ex iPhone 3 and 4 owner, now on Lumia 925). But I will most likely move to Android if I don't want to continue on with WP when I plan to upgrade next. (not before end of year). So atm that just leaves the "HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 and Updates" that I find appealing.

Edit: That volume rocker looks like a slider, not a bad idea.

If you're happy with your 925 just wait till Oct/Nov of this year. While it's just rumors at this point I have good reason to believe a couple of flagships will be coming from Nokia/MS. Likely the 935 and 1030.

The WP8.1 GDR1 (aka 8.1 update 1) was just released at the end of July. Nokia/MS will be launching the 730/830 in September also using this latest version.

In Oct/Nov WP 8.1 GDR2 (aka 8.1 update 2) will be released and the most noted adjustments are for additional resolutions and support for the Snapdragon 805 SoC. It's these features Nokia/MS are likely waiting on to launch new flagships.

While the 1020 with it's 41MP is a bit of a niche market the 805 SoC is the first to officially support camera sensors up to 55MP (800/801 only officially supported 21MP). The 1020 made due with an older Snapdragon S4 Plus SoC but a 1030 refresh using the 805 SoC makes sense.

935 I also suspect because well the 930 never really came to NA other then in the form of the Icon. If they want to capture more market they need to be on all carriers. Everyone I've talked to with a 925 loved it, a refreshed version would make sense.

Steven P. said,
I have to say, that does look VERY nice (ex iPhone 3 and 4 owner, now on Lumia 925). But I will most likely move to Android if I don't want to continue on with WP when I plan to upgrade next. (not before end of year). So atm that just leaves the "HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 and Updates" that I find appealing.

Edit: That volume rocker looks like a slider, not a bad idea.


Grrr, why Android?

SVG said,
Grrr, why Android?

Why not?

I've got a friend of mine who's grown tired of waiting for WP to happen. Doesn't hurt to explore your options; it's what being a tech enthusiast is all about...

Steven P. said,
I have to say, that does look VERY nice (ex iPhone 3 and 4 owner, now on Lumia 925). But I will most likely move to Android if I don't want to continue on with WP when I plan to upgrade next. (not before end of year). So atm that just leaves the "HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1 and Updates" that I find appealing.

Edit: That volume rocker looks like a slider, not a bad idea.

And I have to say it seems very much like my iPod touch 5G and I love it!

a1ien said,
Indeed, it looks much better than the 5. I'm on a Lumia 925 myself and the edges look inspired by that phone.

IMO The iPhone 5 is much better looking than this one. The shiny beveled aluminum edges on the 5 are much more high end and high tech than this rounded look.