Ahead of tomorrow's announcement by Apple, a video has been posted online which claims to be a short review of the new iPhone 6. It's in Mandarin, it's far from definitely being real -- but this could, maybe, possibly be the phone that Apple announces tomorrow.
Obviously there's no way of telling for sure that this is the real deal -- at least, not until tomorrow -- but it seems fairly plausible. The device looks like the rumours we've heard so far, it's fully working, and appears to run iOS 8. 9to5 Mac has sourced a translation of the video:
One is an iPhone 5s and the other is, I'm not sure what it is gonna be called, probably the iPhone 6. You guys might be curious if this phone that I am holding might be a knock off or fake, but it does have an Touch ID, I (you) don't think so? Let's try and see that again.
My personal feel of the phone is that it is faster than the 5s. When I got the phone, I personally feel that it is very light, much lighter than expected when seeing the (leak) images online. It might be seen that the iPhone 6 is gonna be heavier, but it is not. Thus, I feel the iPhone 6 is much a lot lighter than the iPhone 5s. That is the first thought about the phone.
The second thought is about the screen size. One might think that it is gonna be too big and needs more than one hand to operate, and Apple has done it with only one hand usage. (Not sure: By making the screen size taller to achieve it). Still feels comfortable using the iPhone just like the iPhone 5s.
Thirdly is the 'radians' (according to Google Translate) or 'Bezel' on the sides, somewhat like the Samsung's I9300 (or SIII). Which makes it feels comfortably good with one hand. [Talks about technology of the screen with him mentioning "2.5".
On the back, it still retains the design of the iPhone 5 backing of the 3 parts. And still on the back, the iPhone 5s camera is within the body of the phone, but the one on the iPhone 6's camera is protruding outwards. Some may feel that it is ugly, but I personally feel that if the camera quality is better, it is something good too (or I don't mind either).
Since there isn't much apps or software running, the performance feels about the same. But if according to Apple, the internal specs would certainly be an increase. For that, we would only know after the event.
Let's open the camera app, this is the screen, (takes picture), taking pictures feels very fast, very fast, can't imagine that. *Goes on opening the Photos app* Photo still feels quite small.
And that is all.
*Shows the different apps on the phone*
Unsure of the megapixel of the camera due to the lack of information.
The health app may connect to the iWatch.
And that is pretty much it.
Speculation in the comments of the 9t05mac post make for interesting reading, too. According to some, the curved 2.5D screen may suggest that Apple still isn't using sapphire glass but a Corning Gorilla product instead. Elsewhere, speculation that the headphone jack is 2.5mm was swiftly shot down -- but it does look small, perhaps because of the bezel proportions. Someone has also spotted a blinking LED between the volume buttons -- which would definitely be a new addition.
Of course, there's no way of knowing for sure if this is real; we'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out that. But watching the video while reading the latest rumours sure makes it feel compelling.
In the meantime, what can you spot in the footage? How likely d'you reckon it is that it's real? And would you be happy if this is what Tim Cook announces tomorrow?