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New photos compare 4.7" 'iPhone 6' mockup to current-gen iPod touch

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An aluminum mockup of Apple's next generation iPhone, likely based off of widely-circulated "leaked" specifications, has cropped up and is shown next to a fifth generation iPod touch in a new photo set.




The mockup appears slightly thicker, wider, and longer than its phone-less counterpart. The photos were taken by Italian blog macitynet.it.

According to the publication, the slot for the 4.7-inch display is nearly the same width as the entire body of the iPod touch. The model sports many of the same features seen in previous mockups, including a curious rounded flash that would seem to indicate a departure from the dual-LED True Tone flash setup found in the iPhone 5s.




Apple is widely believed to be planning the release of two new iPhone models with larger displays this fall. A 4.7-inch variant is rumored to debut as soon as August, while a larger 5.5-inch "phablet" version would follow at a later date.
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I'll throw my credit card at that thing
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LETS DO IT!!!!!

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The iPhone has to get larger to accommodate the Dr Dre 1/4" jack 1wink.gif
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If that mock up is accurate it's looking too big for my needs.

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The iPhone has to get larger to accommodate the Dr Dre 1/4" jack 1wink.gif

That's because Dr. Dre's headphone jack has more bass.


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In other news; Samsung announced today that its head of mobile design, Donghoon Chang, was asked to resign amid criticism of the company's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. Chang was in charge of design for Samsung's Galaxy-branded tablets and smartphones. He's received a good amount of criticism for copying Apple's iPhone design details and yet making terrible sales records.

The Galaxy S5 is slippery and cheap-feeling, and the dimpled back cover just looks tacky (it resembles a Band-Aid). Compare that to the gorgeous phones Samsung's rivals HTC and Apple continue to make, and it's not difficult to see that Samsung has no tastes....
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"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

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The Galaxy S5 is slippery and cheap-feeling, and the dimpled back cover just looks tacky (it resembles a Band-Aid). Compare that to the gorgeous phones Samsung's rivals HTC and Apple continue to make, and it's not difficult to see that Samsung has no tastes....

YOu mean this?

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The mockup is weakened because they took an existing iPhone screen and expanded it to fill a larger space. A realistic UI would have helped "sell" the idea.

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I'll throw my credit card at that thing

 

:)  -  and you won't be the only one. 

 

But my 5s serves me well and is in no need to be replaced. I'll have at least 18 months to check out the above beauty before I throw anything at it. I like the idea of a larger screen but I am not sure I will go big. Right now the 5s is pretty much a perfect device for me.

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I'd buy a slightly larger iPhone. My eyes are not what they used to be.

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Pretty close :)  This is the one I fancied... way back...

 

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I like it. I think apple is thinking of good ideas
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I hope the 5.5 is true. That's the one I really want. I'll still get the 4.7 though if no plans for the larger one this year.
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I'd buy a slightly larger iPhone. My eyes are not what they used to be.

Me too - but I don't want it too big. Colleagues at work have SGS4's and they're too big for my taste.
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Me too - but I don't want it too big. Colleagues at work have SGS4's and they're too big for my taste.

 

Right. I don't want it "Samsung big".

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I'm not that excited about this. I like the current form factor. they should sell 3 sizes, I think the current makes for a great "small".
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Right. I don't want it "Samsung big".
I am perfectly fine with the iPhone5. It is perfect for single hand operation. I already am wearing glasses to read my screen and it is not going to change with 5.5 or even 4.7 screen. It fits by pant pocket and shirt pocket just fine. I certainly don't mind if it was a skinner and a bit lighter.

If I see another mockup of iPhone 6 I am going to puke.
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They gambled and lost on the stupidity that Apple would skip the iPhone 4S, which just about every analyst and blog site (including this one) was saying would be the case (that 4S would replace the 4, not the fabled 5).

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Right. I don't want it "Samsung big".

I have no idea what that means or why Samsung is relevant.

 

I want a bigger iPhone, and the leaked specs and subsequent plethora of mockups look exactly like what I want. EXACTLY.

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It's just a big iPod Touch!%u2122
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I'd just be happy if the phone got wider so I can easily look back at a conversation while in landscape view. But I'd absolutely get the 5.5 if they offered it, my phone gets way more use than my iPad and if I have anything that needs more attention I use my MacBook Air. The iPad mini is a better size but I'm not gonna carry around two devices just in case I get a call. If they release the 5.5 I'll sell my iPad 4 and get it and maybe a new MacBook Pro.
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If that mock up is accurate it's looking too big for my needs.
My 4s is on it's last leg. I have been planning to order as soon as the 6 was announced, but these giant mock-ups have me nervous.

But if I wait until I can hold one (and put one in my pocket) there might be a 2 month backlog...

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My 4s is on it's last leg. I have been planning to order as soon as the 6 was announced, but these giant mock-ups have me nervous.

But if I wait until I can hold one (and put one in my pocket) there might be a 2 month backlog...

Sigh

You could always order, get the phone, then sell it (possibly at a profit, if it's popular and there's a shortage) if you don't like it.
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I'd buy a slightly larger iPhone. My eyes are not what they used to be.
I hear u Spam! 1smile.gif
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Ah, how much nicer is the Silver metal with black screen. It just looks so nice, it is less noticeable when you scratch it, and the chamfer on the iPod touch makes it amazingly beautiful. I usually do like the space grey colour, but when it's side by side with the silver I know I'm kidding myself. Especially without a chamfer, the dark metal curving to the screen reminds me of the massive black bezel on the first gen iPod touch..
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The mockup is weakened because they took an existing iPhone screen and expanded it to fill a larger space. A realistic UI would have helped "sell" the idea.

Agreed. I'd lke to see five columns with slightly smaller icons.
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By the time the real product is offered I am completely disinterested in it or what it does or fails to do. It's a pocket computer.
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They gambled and lost on the stupidity that Apple would skip the iPhone 4S, which just about every analyst and blog site (including this one) was saying would be the case (that 4S would replace the 4, not the fabled 5).

My point was that they gambled on leaked specs which were bouncing around the rumor sites, which magnifies any mistakes. Hard Candy believed those specs becuase it seemed plausible.

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My point was that they gambled on leaked specs which were bouncing around the rumor sites, which magnifies any mistakes. Hard Candy believed those specs becuase it seemed plausible.

No one in their right mind thought the iPhone 5 was going to be released. Neither AI, nor 9to5mac, other to be mentioned sites thought the iPhone 5 was in the bag. They were, instead, reporting that, regardless of what people were wishing for, the next device would indeed be a spec-bumped iPhone 4S AND it would be delayed until October. Both of which happened. That was as early as April or May, the bottom line never changed. The articles that said "widely expected" all revolved around the 4S, and October. 

 

No matter, there were vague rumors that rumor sites obliged, regarding the tear drop, but they were never presented as what was "widely expected" from Apple for 2011. Never. It was always, always the 4S.

 

That can be held in stark contrast to 2014, which sees a hefty load of legitimate leaks and corresponding "widely expected" expectations. The 4.7" device with an iPod-touch-esque design is happening. 

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The Galaxy S5 is slippery and cheap-feeling, and the dimpled back cover just looks tacky (it resembles a Band-Aid). Compare that to the gorgeous phones Samsung's rivals HTC and Apple continue to make, and it's not difficult to see that Samsung has no tastes....
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I like that style. I'd miss the chamfered edge but that looks nice. If the physical phone was the same size as the iPhone 5, that would be a good way to go IMO.
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LOL. The anemic, freaky-thin (or in this case non-existent) side bezels on this mockup are very common among Photoshop Phantasies of future iPhones in the last few years. But iPhones have never looked like that! My guess is that the people who want this are Fandroids who have been conditions to think "thiner bezel = new hotness." I laughed when I read a review of the Galaxy S5 where the author complained about how an extra millimeter of bezel around the S5 screen made it look "old." Like, this is real cause for concern among Fandroids who want to look cool and are afraid others will judge their hardware specs wrong. But really, disproportionally thin bezels are about impressing idiots:

 

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I thought Apple never does market research.  

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I thought Apple never does market research.  

Your point?

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I may buy the 4.7" instead of the 5.5"! I may wait to see both before I make my purchase. I was going to do the 5.5" but maybe it too big? I guess I can buy the 4.7" and down the road upgrade to a 5.5" 2 years down the road. It all depends on the specs. Hoping the 4.7" will have HD screen resolution and 64 bit OS!
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I was going to do the 5.5" but maybe it too big?

Bigger is always better. There's no perfect size, it's all about bigger. That's how you impress the ladies (and old people who can't see even though the iPhone is for old people apparently) and even 5.5" isn't going to cut it. You'll want 6.5" next year. That is unless there is actually a perfect size and it just happens to be a different size from someone else's perfect size.
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I laughed when I read a review of the Galaxy S5 where the author complained about how an extra millimeter of bezel around the S5 screen made it look "old." Like, this is real cause for concern among Fandroids who want to look cool and are afraid others will judge their hardware specs wrong. But really, disproportionally thin bezels are about impressing idiots:

Bezels help define where screen content ends but the display is the main part of the device so it's good for the screen to make the best use of the available physical area within reason. For products like the iPad, this isn't such a big consideration. For a pocket device there's some balance between the battery life, the comfort in holding it etc. Consider the above design with the same screen size as the current iPhone, it would be even smaller physically than it is now so an edge-to-edge screen would have some advantages.
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Just happens that I am near sighted and can read super small text size. At the eye doctor exam; I read the smallest text she had easily.
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