iPhone 6 may not feature light-up Apple logo after all

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Aside from the larger phablet-sized display, one of the most visually obvious changes we’d heard about for the iPhone 6 was the possibility that the cutout Apple logo on its rear would enable LED-powered user notifications, or MacBook-style illumination.

Well, that may not be happening after all, according to newly leaked images from Taiwanese Apple blog AppleClub. The website has posted what appears to be a stack of Apple logos, ready to be fitted to the back panel of the next generation iPhone, featuring nothing in the way of LEDs or connectors.

The person who posted the image also confirms that the logo is not planned to emit light as previously speculated about.

The rumor about a light-up Apple logo came from leaked images, showing the case with a plastic space that would allow light to shine out.

The rumor about a light-up Apple logo came from leaked images, showing the case with a plastic space that would allow light to shine out. Picture: uSwitch

The basis for the previous rumors had been photos uncovered by Apple leaker extraudinaire, Sonny Dickson, showing an iPhone 6 case featuring a plastic space that would allow for light to be emitted. As it is, the clear plastic logo seems as if it will just serve as an opening for NFC transmission, since the rest of the metal case would signals.

It’s definitely a shame if true, however, as having your iPhone pulse with different colours to indicate at a glance a new tweet, text message, or phone call would be a handy (and visually striking) feature. At least there are third-party cases that do this job if that’s something you’re really concerned about.

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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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