iPhone 6 hands-on - YouTube 2014-08-29 13-12-42 2014-08-29 13-12-44

Following photos that surfaced this morning showing much more subtle antenna breaks on the back of a supposed production model iPhone 6, a video of a device based on the upcoming flagship has surfaced thanks to Feld & Volk, an association of designers and engineers who create luxury custom versions of Apple’s most popular handsets. But what’s interesting about this device is that it seems to actually be built from working parts, and can be seen booting and asking the user to connect to iTunes.

Although many will likely spread this video under the assumption that it’s a fully-working model of the iPhone 6, it’s worth noting that Feld & Volk don’t outright claim this to be the case (although they obviously want us to believe it works). To further prove that this is Feld & Volk’s own work and not simply a leak, we can see plainly that the device—while obviously built from leaked iPhone 6 parts—isn’t running iOS 8. Instead of the blue and white iTunes logo from iOS 7 (that you can see in both devices in the video), iOS 8 features a red/orange and white logo as seen below:


It’s worth noting, however, that it may or may not be actually running iOS at all. When the device is plugged in, the screen comes to life and for a second you can see a gear on screen that doesn’t look familiar and definitely doesn’t appear when setting up any of the current iOS 7 devices. Futhermore, the cable graphic on the screen is located far above the home button indicating that they may not be using a full-size 4.7-inch screen, either.

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