Grey hull of the iPhone 6 shows off striking new antenna design

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When you start to see assembled iPhone 6 devices basically powered on, you know it’s getting late in the rumor mill cycle. Basically every part imaginable for Apple’s forthcoming smartphone has leaked ahead of its September 9th unveiling.

Now hi-quality shots of what looks like a near finished iPhone 6 hull have surfaced. They show the defined antenna lines on the back as seen in previous parts, but this time they’ve been colored to look more at home on the phone.

French site Nowhereelse.fr found the pics on Chinese site Weibo, where many Apple part leaks have originated over the years. The rounded edges, embedded Apple logo, and True Tone LED flash holes all line up with previous leaks.

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To accommodate the larger design of the 4.7-inch display, it’s clear that Apple is changing up at least the aesthetic look of its antenna design. Earlier leaks of rear shells showed cruder lines across the back of the device, though now it looks they will be painted to match the appropriate color.

As always, this could be an earlier prototype and not exactly what Apple is going with, but this late in the game, it’s probable that is is a near-finished shell.

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