Glowing Apple logo could serve up alerts on iPhone 6


Picture: uSwitch

The iPhone 6 could include a MacBook-style light-up logo, according to new photos uncovered by renowned Apple leaker Sonny Dickson.

The photos show an apparent iPhone 6 case, with a thin plastic space that would allow for a light to shine out. While nothing concrete suggests this, if true the light could be used to indicate at a glance what type of notification a user was receiving at any moment — perhaps pulsating white for a call, or flashing blue for a text message or Twitter update.

According to website uSwitch, who first posted the photos, the clear plastic logo could also be an opening used for NFC transmission, while the rest of metal on the rear of the case would block signals.


This isn’t the first time we’ve heard reports that the iPhone 6 could feature a light-up logo.

A leaked iPhone case back in May showed a similar gap, while this news was later backed up by a report from the Japanese site Nikkei, which cited supply chain sources.

The latest images leaked line up with a lot of what we’ve previously heard about the upcoming iPhone 6, although it’s worth noting that the ugly antenna breaks seen in these images will likely be replaced by glass for the final release.

The iPhone 6 is expected to arrive in September, possibly on September 19.

About the author

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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