Many design compromises have been made with Apple products in order to enhance usability.
Did any of those involve anything protruding?
Not to me, that one looks way too thin to house much of anything other than the display.
That's exactly what I thought upon reading this article. The lack of the true-tone flash, in and of itself, would lead one to that conclusion. having said that, it's considerably wider than the current iPod touch/iPhone. Doing some rough on screen measurements by scaling the image so that the lightning connector on my iPhone 5 matches the size of the lightning connector in the image, the width is about 0.5" wider (discounting the rounded edge of an iPod versus the flat edge that my iPhone has). Adding 0.5" to the width and assuming all of that goes to the display and not to wider side bezels, that implies a height increase of 0.5"/9*16, or about 0.875", again, all given to the display. This would result in a display with dimensions of 4.42" by 2.46" with a diagonal measurement of 5.06", close enough to 5" given my crude measurement of the onscreen image in this article. Interesting.
Amen. The 4/4S had the perfect amount of heft. The 5/5S feels too insignificant/insecure in the hand. Please don't make the 6 even thinner!
Could be a Windows machine at a workstation in a chinese plant. Ive doesn't do ALL the manufacturing alone, I hear.
I call BS on this, or at least iPod Touch, but not because of XP.
Also... MS is the worst D&D player in the world, so many years spent farming XP only to gain a useless level in Vista. Sad.
A iPod Touch with phone capability is an iPhone, by definition.
A larger iPod Touch with phone capability is a Phablet iPhone, by definition.
I don't think "with phone capability" fits here.
I have no better idea what the iPhone 6 will or will not look like than anyone else here. I am sure we will have a dozen more purported leaked and fuzzy photos prior to the actual release. I like the design of the 5s as I did with the 4, 4S, and 5 since they are essentially all the same design more or less with a few minor tweaks. But after 4 generations I would be happy if they can make it look different. Now I am the first to say that change just for the sake of change is not a good idea so if they make changes I am betting that there will be good reasons to do so. The 3GS actually felt better in the hand to hold to me so perhaps a little more attention to ergonomics with the design. I think HTC got a few things right like dual front facing speakers. How many of you have to cu your hands over the iPhone speaker to increase the volume sometimes. I also prefer the tapered back over the flat one of the iPhone since that slides in and out of pockets easier and is more comfortable to hold in my opinion since those angular edges of the iPhone can cut into your hand if you hold it a while. The iPhone looks premium and is premium with build quality, but there is a lot they could do to make holding it more comfortable.
In addition to a larger display I hope the bezel especially on the forehead decreases. I think the 5s is already extremely thin so I am not clamoring for one any thinner version but I sure hear a lot of people asking for better battery life. If they kept it the same or even made it thicker and explained that would give an extra 50% battery life I don't think too many would complain. I have been forced to but battery cases for my 4s, 5, and now 5s to be able to use my phone all day so I hope the iPhone 6 will be the first that allows me to skip a battery case and instead by a translucent clear case that will show it off for a change. So count me in for someone that hopes for a completely new design. The 4-5s design worked well but 4 years with essentially the same design is long enough.
Why is it so hard to believe?
Looking at my 5s right now...in its leather case that Apple made for it....
If the camera extruded a millimeter or two, I would never notice, nor would it affect my usage at all. I know Apple bloggers supposedly don't put their phones in cases (whatever)...but seriously, it would not affect me (or most) iPhone users in any way.
It certainly wouldn't affect sales of the device.
So really...where is the all the anxiety over it coming from? It is nothing but a silly pet peeve on the part of designer wannabes.
Sure, I'm not "Engrish" native speaker and typed this on a phone, so misspelling was expected. Still, you understood it, didn't you? That matters. This forum is not only for native "Engrish" speakers, but everyone else. BTW, I earned my graduate degree and make 6-digit salary in the US with this "Engrish" too. So what? You native tongue sounds good in your native "Engrish", so you're proud to troll other non-native speakers? What is your education level, under-high school grad?