These iPhone 6 mockups imagine the handset without ugly antenna gaps

Photo: Thomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino

Photo: Thomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino

As excited as a lot of people are about the forthcoming iPhone 6, one of the big sticking points has been the presence of ugly antenna breaks on the back of most of the models we’ve seen so far.

In mockups and alleged leaked production units, these antenna breaks resemble strips of tape, or grout between the line of tiles, and leave Apple’s next generation iPhone not as attractive as it could otherwise be.

Earlier this week, news site Nikkei claimed that these strips are placeholders only, and will be replaced in the final version by polished glass to make the iPhone 6 more aesthetically pleasing.

With that in mind, designers Thomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino have created some up-to-date mockups of Apple’s next iPhone, featuring everything we think we currently know about the device, including the lack of antenna breaks.

Is this the most accurate iPhone 6 mockup yet?

Is this the most accurate iPhone 6 mockup yet?

In my opinion it makes a world of difference, and suggest that with its larger screen, rounded edges, and (now) lack of thick lines on the back of the phone housing, this could be Apple’s most stunning iPhone yet.

The iPhone 6 is set to arrive in September, with several sources suggesting September 19 as the most likely release date.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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