Well, this pretty much settles it. Ahead of Apple’s scheduled Sept. 9 iPhone 6 event, a working model has been leaked by Feld & Volk, the same folks who have been leaking out parts over the past few months.
The above video provides what appears to be a complete, fully functioning 4.7-inch iPhone 6 built from parts, though it doesn’t get past the “Connect to iTunes” screen. We do, however, see that the camera does indeed protrude slightly, while the entire device is most definitely made of a single piece of aluminum, with no glass slits on the top and bottom. The rear Apple logo, meanwhile, doesn’t appear to glow, which will no doubt disappoint some folks.
The screen does appear to taper at the edges, just as previous pictures suggested, while the power button has been moved to the right side for easier access; the volume buttons are also elongated, more closely matching Apple’s other mobile devices.
The video ends with a shot of the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sitting beside the 4-inch iPhone 5s, and it’s obviously larger—not only is it taller, but it looks slightly wider as well. That tapered design looks much different from the iPhone 5s, like we’re almost staring at a Moto X. If this is what Apple unveils on Sept. 9, I’m sure it’ll please quite a few people.
We have just over a week until Tim Cook and company reveals the iPhone 6 onstage. Where’s the 5.5-inch model? Perhaps that will leak out over the next few days.
Update: 9to5Mac astutely points out that the iTunes logo featured in the video is blue, not orange, which is featured in iOS 8. This device could very well be running iOS 7, which features the blue and white iTunes logo. However, when the alleged iPhone 6 is plugged in on video, a gear appears onscreen, which isn’t present when setting up any official iOS 7 devices. The cable graphic is also located in a weird position, suggesting the device in the above video definitely isn’t what it seems.