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After a supposed "leak" and comparison video, a case purportedly built for Apple's iPhone 6 has been tested against a current generation iPod touch with surprising similarities including near-exact thickness and correct volume control placement.


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As noted in last week's video comparing the rumored iPhone 6 case with the iPhone 5s, LG-made Nexus 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S5, the external measurements of Apple's rumored handset look to be surprisingly thin.

According to Unbox Therapy, which got its hands on the bright pink case, the shell itself is thinner than the current 7.6-millimeter iPhone 5s, suggesting the upcoming handset shaves off a substantial amount of thickness while expanding screen size. In addition, the case features rounded edges consistent with previous reports of a revamped chassis design.



The YouTube channel's creator, Lewis Hilsenteger, purchased a current-generation iPod touch to find out if the 6.1mm-thick device would fit in the purported case. As seen in the video above, the iPod's thickness is "exactly the same" as the case's internal dimensions. Further, the volume buttons also appear to line up perfectly with those on the silicone-like shell, suggesting the iPhone 6 may take on a form factor closer to the iPod touch and current iPad lineup.
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I said in the other thread that the 6mm case rumor (if true) is likely the new iPod touch. The current camera on the touch sticks out as is. They won't do a protruding camera on the iPhone. Dumbest rumor to date.

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 Further, the volume buttons also appear to line up perfectly with those on the rubber shell, suggesting the iPhone 6 may take on a form factor closer to the iPod touch and current iPad lineup.

 

No, what it suggests is that the ‘leak’ is a fake.

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Or maybe this is just a case for the next gen iPod touch, with a larger screen to match the next gen iPhone, as they did with the last iPod touch update. Sometimes the simplest solution is the right one;)
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I said in the other thread that the 6mm case rumor (if true) is likely the new iPod touch. The current camera on the touch sticks out as is. They won't do a protruding camera on the iPhone. Dumbest rumor to date.

I hope they do a protruding camera on the iPhone. It would be barely protruding and I don't think it's a deal breaker for any phone that does, but my real desire for that is it means it wouldn't be a big step to then get rid of the very large "forehead" that Apple feels needs to be the same size as the "chin" which houses the Home Button. I think the HTC phones look very slick with the thinner "forehead."

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post #6 of 30
The question for everyone who's saying this case is probably the iPod touch is:

1.) If it's indeed the iPod touch vs. the iPhone why would they put the power button on the side instead of the top. 1 handed operation isn't nearly as important on an iPod as an iPhone.

2.) Probably more significantly though is why are they now adding a mute switch on the iPad touch where none of the previous generations they deemed it important enough to do that? What's there to mute on the fly with an iPod touch? With the phone it's understandable; you walk into a meeting and quickly flip the button but on an MP3 player? Not sure if that makes any sense.
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This video could have been 30s long. This guy is a wind bag.
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I hope they do a protruding camera on the iPhone. It would be barely protruding and I don't think it's a deal breaker for any phone that does, but my real desire for that is it means it wouldn't be a big step to then get rid of the very large "forehead" that Apple feels needs to be the same size as the "chin" which houses the Home Button. I think the HTC phones look very slick with the thinner "forehead."

Do you think that an iPhone as a game controller, wouldn't it be better to have enough room to each side in landscape orientation to comfortably and equally have space for thumbs? I don't know, I don't have any of those sorts of games.

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Do you think that an iPhone as a game controller, wouldn't it be better to have enough room to each side in landscape orientation to comfortably and equally have space for thumbs?

That's a valid consideration. It's also a consideration I would not make (clearly) since I don't tend to play such video games. I am even having trouble remembering if I have any apps that I have to use in landscape mode with thumbs on each side.

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If it is for the iPhone it is a great engineering achievement.

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An iphone that thin and large would have a thinner battery, but considering the larger 2d area in conjunction with the thinner 3rd dimension, wouldnt the same volume of battery be accomodated as is in the current 5s?
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I said in the other thread that the 6mm case rumor (if true) is likely the new iPod touch. The current camera on the touch sticks out as is. They won't do a protruding camera on the iPhone. Dumbest rumor to date.

Sorry, but you're wrong. Apple is not making a 4.7" iPod touch. Sorry to disappoint you.

 

iPod touch sales are dismal compared to iPhone. The (reliable) rumor sites and sources are not getting all bent out of shape over an iPod.

 

Its for the next iPhone.

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The question for everyone who's saying this case is probably the iPod touch is:

1.) If it's indeed the iPod touch vs. the iPhone why would they put the power button on the side instead of the top. 1 handed operation isn't nearly as important on an iPod as an iPhone.

 

That could't possibly be make any less sense. The power button is moving because of how hard the button would be to reach. This stands to reason no matter what device it is.

 

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2.) Probably more significantly though is why are they now adding a mute switch on the iPad touch where none of the previous generations they deemed it important enough to do that? What's there to mute on the fly with an iPod touch? With the phone it's understandable; you walk into a meeting and quickly flip the button but on an MP3 player? Not sure if that makes any sense.
 
They are not adding a mute switch to the iPod. They are not even making a 4.7" iPod. People are stupid.
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The question for everyone who's saying this case is probably the iPod touch is:

1.) If it's indeed the iPod touch vs. the iPhone why would they put the power button on the side instead of the top. 1 handed operation isn't nearly as important on an iPod as an iPhone.

2.) Probably more significantly though is why are they now adding a mute switch on the iPad touch where none of the previous generations they deemed it important enough to do that? What's there to mute on the fly with an iPod touch? With the phone it's understandable; you walk into a meeting and quickly flip the button but on an MP3 player? Not sure if that makes any sense.

Notifications from games, iMessage, e-mail, etc.... I would be willing to guess.

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If it is for the iPhone it is a great engineering achievement.

No kidding. This is Apple, after all. 

 

Do people not think that when they made the iPod touch, SOMEONE inside Apple maybe thought for a minute: "Wouldn't it be great if we made the iPhone like this?"

 

They've probably been knocking themselves dead trying to do it for years.

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Notifications from games, iMessage, e-mail, etc.... I would be willing to guess.

Don't waste your time guessing. They are not putting this engineering into a device that sells barely a few million per quarter. The current iPod touch handles that just fine.

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Sorry, but you're wrong. Apple is not making a 4.7" iPod touch. Sorry to disappoint you.

iPod touch sales are dismal compared to iPhone. The (reliable) rumor sites and sources are not getting all bent out of shape over an iPod.

Its for the next iPhone.

Yeah, but so is the iPad with well under have the unit sales and I believe a lower ARP.

I have to assume most iPod types are much lower than the iPod Touch, especially the iPod Classic which lasted for years. The thing about the iPod Touch is that it really doesn't cost Apple much in R&D and production so I they have more than enough of the same components as the rumored 4.7" iPhone or manufacturing space available I don't see why it wouldn't likely be a net gain of several hundred million in revenue at 1 million unit ms at $300.

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Yeah, but so is the iPad with well under have the unit sales and I believe a lower ARP.

I have to assume most iPod types are much lower than the iPod Touch, especially the iPod Classic which lasted for years. The thing about the iPod Touch is that it really doesn't cost Apple much in R&D and production so I they have more than enough of the same components as the rumored 4.7" iPhone or manufacturing space available I don't see why it wouldn't likely be a net gain of several hundred million in revenue at 1 million unit ms at $300.

You don't need me to tell you that the leaks we're seeing have nothing to do with IPOD in 2014.

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When is a leak not a leak? When it is either a fabrication/speculation or when it is a misunderstanding/misinterpretation of the evidence.

Of course any and all good conspiracies can get started with one person's wild imagination and then be fueled by the official denial.
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When is a leak not a leak? When it is either a fabrication/speculation or when it is a misunderstanding/misinterpretation of the evidence.

Of course any and all good conspiracies can get started with one person's wild imagination and then be fueled by the official denial.

That's not what a conspiracy is. That's your misasaociation with the word to mean "wild story".

This is what the media has done to people.
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@echosonic yes indeed however it would be the same battery size of the 5S which gets barely average battery life as it is... and that's with the 4" smaller screen size.
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That's not what a conspiracy is. That's your misasaociation with the word to mean "wild story".

This is what the media has done to people.

 

my point is that something as simple as a misunderstanding or one person's fevered dreams when labeled as "a leak" gains some measure of legitimacy simple by virtue of how it is reported which can then grow into a full fledged conspiracy theory especially if there is an official denial  

 

a bit of stretch all the way from this particular story to conspiracy theory but every good conspiracy theory has to start somewhere  

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Wow, we've hit a new low if a minutes-long video about a case is what gets people excited. Talk about first world problems...
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Just thinking, would not a sharp right angle (as is on 5s) on the side of a larger phone effect the reach of the thumb in a one handed design. Introducing iPod touch like curves would help the thumb to reach across a larger screen, as would increased thinness?
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my point is that something as simple as a misunderstanding or one person's fevered dreams when labeled as "a leak" gains some measure of legitimacy simple by virtue of how it is reported which can then grow into a full fledged conspiracy theory especially if there is an official denial  

 

a bit of stretch all the way from this particular story to conspiracy theory but every good conspiracy theory has to start somewhere  

 

A conspiracy is 2 or more parties organizing and plotting to commit a crime. A conspiracy theory is a theory, like any other, that a conspiracy took place.

 

Again, you misinterpret the definition of the term, as the media intends you to, as they brandish anything and everything that disagrees with their advertisor-sponsored message as a "conspiracy theory" which they purposely misuse to try and convey the idea that any conspiracy theory = wild unprovable story.

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A conspiracy theory is a theory, like any other, that a conspiracy took place.

I've never heard of an actual conspiracy theory, only conspiracy hypothesis. It doesn't roll of the tongue as neatly (which could be a conspiracy hypothesis unto itself) but for it to technically be a theory it has been extensively tested and is generally accepted, while a hypothesis is a speculative guess that has yet to be tested.

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Sorry, but you're wrong. Apple is not making a 4.7" iPod touch. Sorry to disappoint you.

I'll save this for later.

 

 
 iPod touch sales are dismal compared to iPhone.

They were in 2012 also.

 

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They are not even making a 4.7" iPod. People are stupid.

Personal attacks too?  Stay Classy.

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Personal attacks too?  Stay Classy.

Is it really a personal attack to refer to non-specificed people? I agree with @pmz that people are stupid. I'd say all people are stupid. Any one of us, no matter how naturally intelligent or educated is still so very limited compared to the known body of accumulated knowledge that to acknowledge that one is stupid is probably about as insightful as you can ever become. 1tongue.gif

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Is it really a personal attack to refer to non-specificed people?
No, but this was specified.  Someone tries to get ice out a fridge not hooked up to water.  I perceive that as dumb.  I turn to you and say, it's clearly not hooked up to water, some people are stupid.  The other person overhears this and thinks "oh- he's not calling me stupid, because he didn't say my name."
 

Regardless, saying there won't be a 4.7" iPod touch is a ridiculous statement.  Of course, I have to remember the source, who has been known to be wrong more than right with his "absolute" predictions

 

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just jack up the price of the mini

 

iPad 499

iPadMini 329

iPadMini retina 399

 

 

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That would be utterly ridiculous. And it won't happen.

 

iPad $499

iPad mini $329

 

I don't see any room for today's 1st gen iPad mini after gen 2 becomes available. Apple can't afford to lower the price on it AT ALL to maintain acceptable margin

 
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Nope, $100 is WAAAY to slim of a difference between iPad & iPad mini w/ retina display. Never happen.

 
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Nope. Can't happen. People with no concept of component cost, Apple's margin, or market strategies can make up any combination they want...it doesn't make them options.

 

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Read much?

 

Yo can either speculate based on nothing intelligent whatsoever....or you can rule out the impossible first...and then whatever you're left with is the truth.

 

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Next Tuesday we'll see.  In the meantime- while I clearly said I was speculating- you clearly state "can't happen" "You're wrong" "Will never happen" "won't happen". And plenty other definitive statements.  You, sir, have backed yourself into a corner.

 

But, of course, with your insider knowledge to Apple's marketing strategies, margins, and component costs- we should all listen to you vs anyone else.

 
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You shouldn't have to listen to me....you should be able to come to the same conclusion if you include A) Fact and B) Logic into your own reasoning.

 

When you don't do that, you come up with impossible scenarios. Like the iPad mini going up in price no matter what Apple were to add to it. Or the iPad mini getting the same processor and tent pole features of the much more expensive flagship iPad.

 

Those are impossible scenarios, and any speculation that includes them is not well thought out at all, and not worth acknowledging in the same light as scenarios that are.

 

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Of course, I have to remember the source, who has been known to be wrong more than right with his "absolute" predictions

Absolutes can easily bite us in the ass. Unless you know something an unwavering truth they don't use it because coming back and saying it's hyperbole won't work as a defense.

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