The iPhone 6 could have a glowing Apple logo on the back

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Take this with a grain of salt, but an Australian iPhone repair site with a proven history of leaking upcoming iPhone and iPad parts early has posted what they are claiming is our first look at the aluminum rear shell of the upcoming iPhone 6.

MacFixit‘s part is ostensibly the rear shell of the next iPhone. Due out in September, the leaked shell confirms reports that the next iPhone will be much larger than its predecessors — 4.7-inches instead of 4-inches — and that it will be a return to the design of the original iPhone 2G, in that it will be completely enclosed in aluminum. But like the iPhone 5 series of phones, Apple is building two “windows” into this shell so that the antenna can get a clear reception.

Also note that the Apple symbol on the back of the shell is completely clear. Could this imply a glow-in-the-dark Apple logo on the back of the next iPhone, like on the MacBook?

Is this legitimate? We’d say so. The next iPhone is only four months away, which may seem like ages, but on the timetable of Apple’s vast supply chain is actually really close to launch. Not only that, but this shell matches many of the other cases and renders that have been leaked. At this point, we’d say you can consider it confirmed: the iPhone 6 will be larger, thinner, made largely of aluminum, and possibly have a glowing Apple logo on the back.

And if that doesn’t get you excited, just think about what we don’t know yet.

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