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Yet another series of photos claiming to show a mockup of Apple's next-generation "iPhone 6" hit the Web on Friday, this time pitting the unconfirmed handset against a non-functioning Samsung Galaxy S5 display model.



In what Italian Apple blog Macitynet.it calls a comparison of two mockups, the alleged iPhone 6 dummy -- with 4.7-inch screen -- is curiously contrasted against a display model Galaxy S5, which is already on sale worldwide.

As with most recent "leaks," the publication says an inside source provided the "final mockup" used in the shoot, noting the level of detail on this particular piece is much higher than those seen over the past few weeks.

Looking at the photos, first spotted by BGR, the iPhone 6 mockup bears a striking resemblance to a purported prototype pictured in late March. Both have a segmented three-panel chassis design with a protruding rear camera and single round LED flash unit.

Further inspection does reveal a slightly more "finished" look than past mockups, with an indented home button with faux Touch ID ring, raised volume controls and side-mounted wake/sleep switch and even silver bezels for the rear camera and flash.

Expectedly, when compared to the Galaxy S5's 5.1-inch display, the iPhone 6 model is a tad smaller in all dimensions. Of note, the supposed Apple handset showpiece is significantly thinner than the S5, a feature made more conspicuous by the iPad mini-like rounded edges. This is in line with a set of renderings revealed in late April -- again of questionable origin -- that claimed the 4.7-inch version of Apple's next-gen iPhone will be about 6 millimeters thick or roughly 1.6 millimeters thinner than Samsung's device.



Friday's photos join a cavalcade of rumored iPhone 6-related leaks, including Most recently, a 3D mockup seemingly fashioned based on dimensions described by prior rumors was shown off in a video on Thursday.

Apple is widely expected to unveil a next-generation iPhone this fall, with some industry watchers predicting the release of both a 4.7-inch version and a "phablet" size 5.5-inch variation.
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Interesting. Out of curiosity, is Apple expected to talk about the new iPhone at WWDC, or are they going to leave it until autumn? Can't remember what they did last year.

 

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 this time pitting the unconfirmed model against a non-functioning Samsung Galaxy S5.

So, a normal Samsung Galaxy S5 then? hyuk hyuk


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Interesting. Out of curiosity, is Apple expected to talk about the new iPhone at WWDC, or are they going to leave it until autumn? Can't remember what they did last year.

Historically, they announce and demo the next version of iOS and then released the next version of iOS with the next iPhone in a few months.

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Two ugly monsters with the right one even more uglier as it wastes so much real estate. If the iPhone screen to size ratio is really going to be like the one on all of the latest mockups, it will be really shameful for Apple - iPhone 6 is going to have the same size as Nexus 5 but with smaller display. And it was kind of hypocritical for Cook to say that large Android phones are hard to use with one hand. Apple better wait with this size increase till they could build the finger print sensor into the screen. Anyways, I am not buying this monster.
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Tim, please!  Please - control these leaks.  Missing all the Steve-Era-Surprises.

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I find the outrage over a bigger phone highly amusing. Apple just added Touch ID to the home button LAST YEAR. Do you really think one year later the home button would be gone? If Apple was that close to a Touch ID solution that didn't require the physical home button they would have waited to introduce it. Also I'm not sure how you make the home button smaller or a different shape and still have Touch ID work as well as it does. For me it's damn near flawless.
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I'm ok with larger versions, so long as the standard 4" screen doesn't become the underpowered little sibling. Same price, same specs, different screen sizes. The idea that bigger is better needs to stop.
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Tim, please!  Please - control these leaks.  Missing all the Steve-Era-Surprises.
Perhaps the market for Apple leaks has just expanded. Supply and demand.
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Historically, they announce and demo the next version of iOS and then released the next version of iOS with the next iPhone in a few months.

And from the new version, people search for clues on everything in the code.

I hope Apple releases a new 4" along with a ~5". Not buying this iPhablet sized thing.
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Historically, they announce and demo the next version of iOS and then released the next version of iOS with the next iPhone in a few months.

Since iOS will be released at the same time as the next iPhone, why don't they just announce both at WWDC? People are willing to wait anyway regardless when iPhone is announced.

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Since iOS will be released at the same time as the next iPhone, why don't they just announce both at WWDC? People are willing to wait anyway regardless when iPhone is announced.

It would probably hurt Apple to give the competition several months to try to catch up to the next iPhone before it's ever released, as well as hurt the appeal when months later the new tech has already been covered in every way by the media before sales have started.

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Tim, please!  Please - control these leaks.  Missing all the Steve-Era-Surprises.

These are not leaked but purported. Until I can see leaked parts, I'm watching these for fun. I remember last time people were so adamant about teardrop iPhone 5, it turned out a little longer iPhone 4 called iPhone 5. 

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Gorgeous.

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Tim, please!  Please - control these leaks.  Missing all the Steve-Era-Surprises.

You mean, like with the iPhone 4?

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You mean, like with the iPhone 4?

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I dont want Gizmodo again!  :D  But only Steve can do that! Chase! Chase!

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I dont want Gizmodo again!  1biggrin.gif  But only Steve can do that! Chase! Chase!

You heard the joke about the two iPhones walking into a bar?

Two iPhones, an iPhone 4 and a 4s, walk into a bar.

The iPhone 4 says to the 4s, 'You getting a beer?'.

And the iPhone 4s replies, 'Yes, sireeeee!'

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You heard the joke about the two iPhones walking into a bar?

Two iPhones, an iPhone 4 and a 4s, walk into a bar.

The iPhone 4 says to the 4s, 'You getting a beer?'.

And the iPhone 4s replies, 'Yes, sireeeee!'

Steve times are GOLDEN. Tim times are Getting GOLDEN. :)

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The s5 dummy on the left is a dummy even if it turns on in anywcase so why state it dowsng work if the actual thing didn't woe in any case 1smile.gif
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Since when Apple fanbois want other phones? iPhone rarely had technological or feature advance compared to Android phones. Remember 90% of iPhone buyers are current iPhone owners, not just those who pick and choose which one has more features or better value. Do I want an iPhone and end up with Galaxy because it has more features and better specs than iPhone? I don't think so.
Firstly, just because someone has a preference for Apple or has gotten themself locked into their ecosystem doesn't make one a fanboy.

As for waiting to announce the physical phone, it's simply for sales. The more eyes you tip off to a new device that's unavailable, the more people wait (and don't buy the current device).
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Since iOS will be released at the same time as the next iPhone, why don't they just announce both at WWDC? People are willing to wait anyway regardless when iPhone is announced.

The general public does not follow tech as closely as we do. If Apple announced a new iPhone in June, it would end up on the evening news and then all the regular people who were thinking of buying an iPhone would perhaps decide to wait for the new model. That would significantly harm current model sales. Last year they announced the iPhone 5s on Sept 10 with availability on Sept 20. I would expect something similar this year. The devs got iOS 7 beta at WWDC.

 

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How is Tim gonna spin this as innovation? A larger screen? Does it bend?
Only the magician Steve could work this into disbelief. Should be very interesting.
 
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All y'all think the next iOs will be something revelatory should hold your breath- the  next iOs probably will only be a slight uptick from the last big leap beta iOs 7 which didn't hit it's full stride until March with iOs 7.1.

 
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Two ugly monsters with the right one even more uglier as it wastes so much real estate. 

Can't really even see it in the photos to tell if it's uglier or not.

And how is is wasting real estate?

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Since iOS will be released at the same time as the next iPhone, why don't they just announce both at WWDC? People are willing to wait anyway regardless when iPhone is announced.

Because Apple gives its developers a chance to create iOS 8 ready apps.
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Since when Apple fanbois want other phones? iPhone rarely had technological or feature advance compared to Android phones. Remember 90% of iPhone buyers are current iPhone owners, not just those who pick and choose which one has more features or better value. Do I want an iPhone and end up with Galaxy because it has more features and better specs than iPhone? I don't think so.

90%? I don't think so. 90% satisfaction rate is different. Didn't Cook say 85% of 4S buyers and 70% 5C buyers were new to the iPhone?
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Too big, not going to get that one. Hope they still continue the same size as well
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iPhone 6 will take Galaxy phones down. Will not even be close. Total sales smackdown.
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90%? I don't think so. 90% satisfaction rate is different. Didn't Cook say 85% of 4S buyers and 70% 5C buyers were new to the iPhone?

  • 2/3 new to iPad.
  • 1/2 new to iPhone.
  • 4/5 new to iPhone, because of iPhone 4S, in some markets.

Not seeing anything else but I also didn't listen to the conference call.

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I hope the finished product is built to higher quality than this fake mockup! /s

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I really don't like the antenna cuts on the back plates of those dummies (specially the white/silver). Looks cheap and truly not in Jony Ive's style. The metallic 'insert' wrapped with that 'plastic' frame on bothe ends, is something I couldn't bear to see daily on my phone. I hope this is not the final appearance of the iPhone 6. Otherwise, I hope apple go for an unapologetically plastic 4.7" '6c' as well 1wink.gif
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There are more pictures on the following site:

http://mobile.163.com/14/0503/11/9RAKU0AR0011179O.html#p=9RAMKVO82ERI0011





They put the power button on the side there. I think the curved style looks nice and being thinner, it shouldn't be as hard to dent as the original iPhone but as the above pictures show, significantly wider and taller than the iPhone 5 at that screen size.

The S5 is like this:



Trying to swipe down from the top to get notifications would be difficult.
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

…purported… …mockup…

 

Um… I’m pretty sure that you can say it’s a real mockup, given that it’s designed to be a nonfunctioning device and made by someone who isn’t pretending to have a real product.

 

Originally Posted by DarkLite View Post
Out of curiosity, is Apple expected to talk about the new iPhone at WWDC, or are they going to leave it until autumn?

 

They won’t be announcing a product months before release.

 

Originally Posted by Chandra69 View Post
Tim, please!  Please - control these leaks.

 

Again, not a leak. Designed as a mockup made by a person not pretending to have a real product. 

 

Originally Posted by GTR View Post
You mean, like with the iPhone 4?

 

You know, I wonder if Apple hadn’t planned to move to a September launch cycle THAT year but pushed it up because of Gizmodo’s industrial espionage.

 

Originally Posted by pazuzu View Post
How is Tim gonna spin this as innovation? A larger screen?

 

“The first phone large enough to be used with one hand.”

 

I like how that sentence feels, but it’s probably not overt enough for the average moron.

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All y'all think the next iOs will be something revelatory should hold your breath- the  next iOs probably will only be a slight uptick from the last big leap beta iOs 7 which didn't hit it's full stride until March with iOs 7.1.


I expect some additional services and a couple of tweaks but not much else in terms of functionality.

I'll be honest and say if the leading features are Healthbook, and dedicated iTunes radio app/icon, I will be disappointed.
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Hope big iPhones have small top, bottom & side bezels & hope they add width not just height
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“The first phone large enough to be used with one hand.”

I like how that sentence feels, but it’s probably not overt enough for the average moron.

Maybe this is where their wearable category comes in: an iGlove with extended fingertips to be able to use a larger phone one-handed.

One-handed use is mainly important to reach the higher up parts of the screen. If they keep the same width then it's really the top ~1/6th of the phone they need to make accessible. The back button isn't a problem now that they added swipe from the left. Notifications is a problem but perhaps not important enough. The top icon row needs to stay reachable so perhaps they space the icons out more and add the flat line at the top and bottom so you know you can swipe up/down like they have on the lock screen and this keeps the icon rows down a bit.

They can get some stats on hand sizes to see how many people a larger screen affects e.g 3.5" screen suits 100%, 4" screen suits 90%, 4.7" screen suits 60%. It's not a binary issue of one size being perfect and one terrible, it's a balance between what extra size is beneficial vs more cumbersome.

They can make a few cracks about how competing manufacturers put these UI scaling features in rather than designing the phone properly and how this comes from fragmentation between the software developer and hardware manufacturer.

I personally don't think they should go above 4.4" as that's where the width isn't affected vs the iPhone 5. The curved edges look good and would be comfortable to hold. I like the chamfered edge near the display though so the iPad design would be nice. The mockups make it look curved all the way round but the iPad and iPod curve round to a sharp edge:



The mockups are based on a case and the mold. The mold that was pictured was tapered:

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/04/14/iphone-6-mold-4-7/

"One source of uncertainty lies in the shape of the mold, which is tapered. But Nowhereelse.fr believes that there are additional pieces yet to be attached to the bottom of the mold, pieces which would result in the iPhone's body being formed at the wider portion of the mold depression."

This rumor says "the new 4.7-inch model will come with a 1334x750 Retina display at 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5" will see a 1920x1080 screen at 401 ppi":

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/04/09/kgi-iphone6-predictions/

That doesn't sound very plausible. When there's a picture of an actual case, it'll be clearer what design direction they're going in.
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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post
Maybe this is where their wearable category comes in: an iGlove with extended fingertips to be able to use a larger phone one-handed.

 

I hope Scoopertino does a bit on that. :lol:

 
This rumor says "the new 4.7-inch model will come with a 1334x750 Retina display at 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5" will see a 1920x1080 screen at 401 ppi":

That doesn't sound very plausible.

 

Indeed. You’d figure they’d just give ‘em both 720 (or 1080).

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I hope Scoopertino does a bit on that. :lol:

 

Indeed. You’d figure they’d just give ‘em both 720 (or 1080).

 

 

720P with 316ppi would be plenty. It would easier on the battery, RAM, CPU and GPU as well. Would also keep heat down.

 

1080P would be better though but certainly more taxing.

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Bigger iPhone? Yes please. But surely having the '6' in only larger sizes is going to alienate people that came to Apple to get away from huge handsets. I love the idea of the larger iPhone, but I know many iPhone users that are wondering what they'll upgrade to next as they love iPhones 4 4S 5 5S and 5C.
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