Could this be Apple’s next iPhone? The iPhone 6?

iPhone 6

We’ve heard numerous amounts of rumors about Apple’s next-gen iPhone, the iPhone 6. We’ve gotten our hands on some great photos of the iPhone’s rear casing in Space Grey– and just as always, it looks absolutely astonishing.

As some rumors suggest, the screen will in fact be bigger. The design will be like a cross between the current iPad Air and the iPod Touch. As shown in the pictures below, it will be definitely thinner than the current iPhone 5S.  I’m not 100% sure this is the real back housing, but I’ll be updating it as I get more information regarding it.


  • Cool77

    Sonny please remove the backplate pics, this is definitely aluminium with no radio transparency for cellular antenna transmission. You can see the CNC machining marks standing out, hinting that the chassis material is aluminium. If it was liquid metal it would be moulded not machined.

    • ɑղժɾҽա

      What about the plastic apple logo?

      • Cool77

        Plastic cutout in Apple logo would only be enough for a simple wifi / bluetooth antenna (eg. iMac & Macbooks). Complicated radios such as 2G,3G,LTE,GPS require space and advanced antenna configuration.

  • Cool77

    Good question Shameer. I will keep my response simple and not too technical. Liquid metal is basically what is known as “metallic glass”. It’s an amorphous Alloy made of zirconium, beryllium, titanium, copper and nickel among other stuff which can be moulded in any shape . Its atomic structure is closer to the properties of glass thus the radio transparency. The beauty of liquid metal is that you can fine tune the exact amount of individual materials so you can adjust it to the properties you seek (more radio transparent, more durable, etc). The backplate in the pics is just fake. I don’t think Apple will go for liquid metal just yet.

    • Clemente
      • Clemente

        They already own a liquid metal company.

        • Cool77

          Yes of course, it is well known. Apple acquired Liquidmetal exclusive rights back in 2010. What am saying is having the rights to use liquidmetal is one thing and perfecting mass production of something that hasn’t been done before is another. Apple is not ready to release liquidmetal cases in 2014. They are still working on exact composition and moulding precision.

  • http://antonra.com/ AntonRa

    Fake)

  • Dimitris Mantikas

    I am a Telecoms Engineer specializing in cellular networks. Unless this is not an aluminum case, it is impossible to make metal parts radio transparent. Also it is forbidden by international regulations to integrate antennas at the front of the device (presumably hidden below the glass substrate). This would make antennas radiate straight to your face with high gain. Personally I think this is either fake or the material is some sort of ceramic or liquidmetal composition. If that was true, then the antennas would attach on the back plate similar to 3GS plastic housing.

    • Shameer Mulji

      how radio transparent is liquid metal? I keep reading conflicting reports regarding that material.

  • http://ipears.com/ jan van iperen

    Interesting. It seems that we will enter a new era regarding antenna integration for this particular model… if it is the real deal.

    • Dimitris Mantikas

      I am a Telecoms Engineer specializing in cellular networks. Unless this is not aluminum case, it is impossible to make metal parts radio transparent. Also it is forbidden by international regulations to integrate the antennas at the front of the device (presumably hidden below the glass substrate). This would make antennas radiate straight to your face with high gain and all. Personally I think this is either fake or the material is some sort of ceramic or liquidmetal composition. If that was true, then the antennas would attach on the back plate similar to 3GS plastic housing.

      • Abhishek

        Just a question, how do HTC manage an all aluminum back on the HTC One in that case?

        • Cool77

          Good question, easy answer. Next time you are near a demo HTC One phone, get it in your hands and notice the horizontal and vertical white plastic stripes running between the aluminium case at the back. That’s the antenna configuration.