A device claiming to be a functioning and activated white iPhone 6 model with 4.7″ display has been shown in a series of videos and photographs coming out of China. In the images and video, you see what appears to be the standard iOS home screen, elements of iOS running in Chinese language, and what looks like a very refined and well built iPhone-like device. The big question of course; is this really an iPhone, or is it a fake?
While much of the iOS functionality looks legitimate and the images and video are high quality, there are also plenty of knock-off Android devices floating around in China that are modeled on iPhone rumors which can also look quite legitimate. Because of that, it’s really impossible to know if this is really an unreleased Apple product or not, but we’ll find out with absolute certainty on September 9 when Apple holds their event to launch the new iPhone and iWatch.
Regardless, enjoy the interesting pictures and don’t miss the videos either:
Some things worth pointing out, whatever the authenticity of the hardware shown:
- Onscreen elements and icons are not any larger than existing iPhone screens, despite the larger 4.7″ screen
- There is room on the Home Screen for another row of icons
- What claims to be iOS 8 shown on the device is build 12A365, which presumably would be the GM version if it’s real
- The Passbook icon shown on screen has been updated to reflect what could be the anticipated payments platform
- The camera appears to protrude slightly from the back of the device
You can watch all of the videos of the device here on a Chinese version of Vine. You’ll find at least six videos showing the iPhone-like device being used, and many cat videos too (yes kitty cat videos, this is the internet after all).
Even more pictures of the device can be found on two separate online galleries, found here on IMGUR and here as well, both uncovered by MacRumors forum readers. A big heads up goes to MacRumors for the compelling find.
Again, this could be a well made knock-off device, or it could be legitimate, we won’t know until Apple announces the next iPhone on Tuesday of next week.
What do you think, could this be the next iPhone? Is it well-made fake?