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A video published on Wednesday compares a case supposedly built to wrap Apple's next-generation iPhone with Google's LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 phablet, offering new perspective on the device's possible size.


Source: Unbox Therapy via YouTube


After pictures of purported "iPhone 6" cases made the rounds online last week, YouTube channel Unbox Therapy got its hands on the product for a closer look.

As seen in the clip, the case is substantially larger than Apple's current iPhone 5s, which boasts a 4-inch screen. According to Unbox Therapy's Lewis Hilsenteger, the dimensions imply the product was made for a device with a large screen, including a much-rumored 4.7-inch display format.

In comparison to the Nexus 5 and Galaxy Note 3, the supposed iPhone 6 case and paper mock-up is closest to Google's handset in terms of screen size and dimensions. The Note 3 expectedly eclipsed the case in both width and height.

The pink case also reveals potential handset thickness. Comparing it to the iPhone 5s, Hilsenteger found the entire case to be thinner than the current phone's 7.6-millimeters chassis.



Other notable features include a sleep/wake button positioned on the side of the device rather than the top, a major departure from Apple's always consistent physical control layout. In addition, the volume buttons seem to be more in line with the iPad lineup than the round chiclet-style parts used in the most recent iPhone models. Prior to the iPhone 4, Apple's handset sported rocker buttons for volume control.

The side-mounted sleep/wake button was first suggested in a research note from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In the same document, Kuo said Apple will likely release two iPhone models this year, with a 4.7-inch version expected in early fall and a 5.5-inch iteration pushed back to the end of quarter four.

The video backs up rumors that Apple is planning to shift the iPhone's design toward a rounded edge casing first introduced with the iPad mini.
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Same rumor, different video.

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post #3 of 29
It looks like they are going with a case that is more reminiscent to the iPads, iPod Touches which has that more rounded edges on the back, which would make sense.

I hope it comes out in June!!!!!!!
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Where are the teardrop rumors from last year
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Where are the teardrop rumors from last year
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Weren't those 2 years ago? I remember those rumors being about the iPhone 5
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Weren't those 2 years ago? I remember those rumors being about the iPhone 5

My bad, wow time goes by fast!
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My bad, wow time goes by fast!

Sure does, seems only like yesterday that Gizmodo was showing off the ill gotten iPhone 4.
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Boom

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hope they leave existing 4" size as an option. If they do, I'll likely stick with it at my next upgrade cycle.  Not sure what I will do if they don't offer it.

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First, there are rumours about 4.7" iPhones, then someone build a case based on those rumours, then the analyst who had predicted the rumour, will take this case as evidence to his prediction!!

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1) He's incorrect about the size of the Nexus 5. It's bigger than the case and the case is bigger than what would fit inside it. If you were put the device it's made for next to the Nexus 5 it would be much clearer.

2) If they use the same PPI as the current iPhone (which I think is more than acceptable) the new resolution will about 1336x750. I'm thinking if they go with 4.7" they'll probably use a new PPI.

3) That's looking pretty large to me. I'm not sure I'd want to go that route. At least in the following 4.7" device comparisons, I am also not liking the symmetrical bezels when going to a device that large.



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I hope it comes out in June!!!!!!!

If that happens it'll have to come out with a version of iOS 7 since iOS 8 won't even introduced and given to developers until June.

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hope they leave existing 4" size as an option. If they do, I'll likely stick with it at my next upgrade cycle.  Not sure what I will do if they don't offer it.

Do you mean an updated 4" iPhone with new, 2014 components, like an A8 and M8 chip? I hope that is the case but if they don't I think they'll still keep the 4" regardless just as they (oddly to me) have kept the 3.5" iPhone 4S.

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First, there are rumours about 4.7" iPhones, then someone build a case based on those rumours, then the analyst who had predicted the rumour, will take this case as evidence to his prediction!!

We've seen case leaks in the past. Apple seems to leak specs for case makers early on but this seems extra early for the standard Autumn release.

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Rumor has it samsung will sue for design infringement.
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We've seen case leaks in the past. Apple seems to leak specs for case makers early on but this seems extra early for the standard Autumn release.

 

Exactly!

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hope they leave existing 4" size as an option. If they do, I'll likely stick with it at my next upgrade cycle.  Not sure what I will do if they don't offer it.

 

4"? Hell, my Wife has a 4S on a 3 year contract that will be up this October... and she doesn't want to give it up. Still loves her 3.5" iPhone. lol

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Boom

The stock will be $100 by december

 

And you are correct, since there will be a 1:7 stock split in june. :)

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Ear pod jack?
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Looks perfect in size! I want one...
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Rumor has it samsung will sue for design infringement.

Joke or not I'm unsure what that comment is meant to mean.
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Ear pod jack?

Very nice catch. It sure didn't exist on the bottom of that case, and we didn't get to see the top.
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Rumor has it samsung will sue for design infringement.

Joke or not I'm unsure what that comment is meant to mean.

There's a group of people who want Apple to make a large iPhone saying they are behind and if it happens, they'll mock them for copying Samsung's lead in making larger screen phones. Not everyone who wants a larger iPhone thinks like that but it's mainly the Windows/Android guys who are desperate to validate their opinion that Apple needs to catchup to innovative Samsung or Google or some other Apple competitor. Larger screens and notification panels are all they have to go on.

The design shown here doesn't look too bad but there have been cases put in production before that were wrong such as the wedged/tapered iPhone:

http://www.wired.com/2011/08/hot-hot-iphone-5-mockups-based-on-leaked-case-designs/

Rounded edges would avoid the chipping that shows on the chamfered edge but it wouldn't have the glint from the sunlight. It might also be more susceptible to dents like the original iPhone with the rounded edges:



I suppose they could do it like the 3GS and curve it at the back and then have a flatter edge at the front to catch the light. The curved sides are more comfortable to hold. I'd expect a unibody design again and some mockups show a flat full metal back separated from the surrounding band. If they went with a full metal back, separating the top and bottom antennas while maintaining the curve doesn't seem very easy to do unless the entire top and bottom are split off like one of the leaked photos showed.

The Nexus 5 has a 5" screen so it's possible that the iPhone there would be 4.7" but they've pushed the screen out quite far and the bottom bezel especially looks too small. They might have opted for 4.5", which is like the following:




That still looks a bit bulky to me and I think they'd have to pull the side bezels in.
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Heh, I forgot how busy the top edge of the iPhone used to be.  I wonder if it's been a conscious effort in Apple to separate that stuff out, given how the SIM card slot is now on the side, headphone jack on the bottom and the rumours of the sleep/wake button moving too.  Would be quite sensible, seeing how the top edge is the least accessible as it's furthest from your hands when the phone is in portrait orientation.

 

It'd be quite strange to have the top completely smooth, there hasn't been a totally bare edge since the 3GS.

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Rumor has it samsung will sue for design infringement.

I'd rather Apple copy the HTC ONE -- but I don't really expect much of a change, iterative refinement with bigger screen and thinner phone.    Jon Ive send out another 5c and they'll have to take his knighthood away.   

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At last a worthy phone from Apple. I am glad I waited to upgrade my 4s.
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Weren't those 2 years ago? I remember those rumors being about the iPhone 5

 

Three? Remember the iPhone 5 was ABSOLUTELY CERTAINLY going to come out alongside the iPhone 4S.

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Three? Remember the iPhone 5 was ABSOLUTELY CERTAINLY going to come out alongside the iPhone 4S.

Actually yea. I'm finding some from 2011.
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post #26 of 29
If Apple goes "large phones" i'll snag a cheaper 5s and wait 5 more years.

Then smartphones might be gone, replaced by some iWTF.

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post #27 of 29
Man, I really hope they keep the sleep/wake button on the top. I hated it being on the side when I had to use a Samsung GS3 for work.

I was always hitting it accidentally.

I love that it's on top now, easy to hit and out of the way when you don't want it.
post #28 of 29
When Apple releases specs to case makers prior to a product debut, Apple gives them several "dummy" mock ups along with the actual mock up of the new product. The manufacturer then prepares the tooling for all the possible mock ups. Then on release day, the manufacturer can immediately begin producing the case for the actual product. Any "leaked" case design you might see may end up being only for one of the dummy mock-ups not the actual final product.
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Looks like an Samsung GS2 in disguise.
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