The folks over at MacRumors have today obtained a handful of new high quality photos as well as a video of an alleged 4.7″ iPhone 6 rear shell via Feld & Volk, a Russian company selling modified luxury versions of the iPhone. The source claims that it has been working with the same factories that make spare parts for Apple products for over 6 years, allowing it to “get a head start on modifying the device for its customers”.
The Moscow-based company has been using sapphire crystal on its modified iPhones for past few years, and says that its sapphire suppliers are the same ones Apple has begun working with more recently. The newly leaked part is shown on video and in a series of higher quality images, showing detail of the complex internals of the rear shell to accommodate the various features of the device.
“The part is not quite complete, with some features such as the full set of camera/mic/flash holes yet to be punched out of the shell, and Feld & Volk notes that some of physical features such as a number of screw holes shown on the part are actually from the manufacturing process and would be removed in later steps of production as the part is cleaned up.
As seen on previous leaks, the Apple logo is cut out of the shell, unlike on current iPhone models. Some have speculated that Apple may looking to incorporate a lighted logo, but more likely the company is simply planning to use a durable embedded logo as it does on its iPad models.”
Another unnamed source has also shared a near identical rear shell with MacRumors (shown below), show the shell in a darker gray than the Feld & Volk part, and even darker than the current space gray color used on the iPhone 5s. Take a look and share your thoughts with us in the comments section.