Rumored 'iPhone 6' dummy compared to iPhone 5s as more alleged 3D renders leak online

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  • Reply 121 of 168
    retrogustoretrogusto Posts: 739member

    Originally Posted by Retrogusto View Post

    The worst thing about the new design is that it has a smaller headphone jack and a smaller lightning cable socket, which is evident in the pictures. Now I have to get new headphones and a new, smaller lightning cable! Tim Cook, how could you???


    Oh, right. Just a rumor. Probably not true.

     

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    Obviously you’re completely wrong about both things.


    Well, I thought it was obvious that I was joking, too, and the part about "probably not true" was supposed to make it clear that I didn't actually believe it.

     

    It cracks me up how every time a rumor comes out, there are always people treat it as if it were fact and get upset. I do think that the headphone jack and lightning port in the mock-up look smaller than those in the real iPhone, but yes, I understand that doesn't mean anything other than the mock-up perhaps not being very accurate, and I think there's pretty much zero chance that Apple would actually change these in the foreseeable future.

  • Reply 122 of 168
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    retrogusto wrote: »
    Well, I thought it was obvious that I was joking, too...

    Best to use some sort of sarcmark, but even then that gets overlooked. There are just too many conversations in the same thread and nature in how we read them that makes intent harder to discern.
  • Reply 123 of 168

    I said earlier that this rendering doesn't look that good. But end results can look quite different of course. But if it looks anything like the following concept...

     

    Introducing iPhone 6 - 3D concept video

     

    Now that's what I call Apple styling!

  • Reply 124 of 168
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Originally Posted by dolphin0611 View Post

    But if it looks anything like the following concept Introducing iPhone 6 - 3D concept video

     

    Now that's what I call Apple styling!


     

    Oh, I would love that. Flat sides are exactly what we need to hold a larger device. Except…

     

    …stereo sound…


     

    Ah, 2008. How long it has been. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    I love that sketchy Apple logo at the end, too.

  • Reply 125 of 168
    suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,763member
    Anyone else noticed that the headphone jack and Lightning port is smaller? Hope it's just placeholder and it uses normal size headphone jack and Lightning port. After all, iPod touch 5th gen has about same thickness as this rendering but no difference with port sizes.

    Smaller relative to the size of the screen. Probably an optical illusion?
  • Reply 126 of 168
    the lines could be for a purpose possibly? The iphone 4 leak and we were all wondering about the notches and calling out how un apple like they were. I believe if there are those lines on the final product that there is a purpose.
  • Reply 127 of 168
    I wonder if I am, by some bizarre condition, only speaking to friends who prefer the size and feel of the 4/4S? I saw my sister the other day and was reminded on how much I prefer the 4 size to the bigger 5 size (that I currently own) ... I am sure that I would love a 4-size in that thin case ... fwiw, imho, ymmv, etc., haha
  • Reply 128 of 168
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
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    Physically impossible and worthless for use.


     

    not physically impossible at all.

  • Reply 129 of 168
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
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    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post

     

    I like the design, but I think Apple is treading awfully close to HTC design territory on the back of the phone.  With the exception of camera placement, the designs are nearly identical.

     




    not really identical, no. the shape of the back body and all of the stuff on it are different.

  • Reply 130 of 168
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    Doing this would be great except that doing this would put an unnecessary drain on the battery. 


     

    Although, if it lit up as a "visual ring-tone", that would be cool! That coupled with LED technology?

  • Reply 131 of 168

    ... which, except for the colour, look stunningly similar to the first few generations of the iPhone.

     

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    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post

     

    I like the design, but I think Apple is treading awfully close to HTC design territory on the back of the phone.  With the exception of camera placement, the designs are nearly identical.

     


  • Reply 132 of 168
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,244member
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    But most telling is the flash. "True Tone" dual-LED flash is used on the 5s. I can't see Apple taking a step backwards with this single LED flash. Perhaps it's an pod touch design?


     

    I can't see a reason why a two-tone flash bulb can't be shaped like a circle.

  • Reply 133 of 168
    lorin schultzlorin schultz Posts: 2,744member
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    Apple's mice have been pretty awesome for the last 9 years or so.


     

    You think so? I dunno... It's not like they've been awful or anything, but each has had at least one glaring issue. First there was the clear thing that looked cool but had no right-click, then there was the thing with the cool "squeeze" function but notoriously bad scroll ball, now we have the one that has the incredibly slick trackpad capability but still can't reliably figure out which side is being pressed - left or right.

     

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    Apple isn't perfect, but if the best you can do is complain about their mice from 10 years ago you're not making a very strong case.


     

    My intent wasn't to deride Apple's hardware per se, but rather to just cite an example in which Apple's promise of a positive "user experience" was not completely fulfilled. I think the mouse example fits the bill pretty well, particularly since it eliminates the specs factor altogether, but apparently the example only works if you don't think they've built a really good one yet. Again, I don't think they suck or anything, I just don't think they're all that great, particularly given Apple's status as a high-quality hardware vendor. Then again, even if they don't work perfectly, they DO last forever!

     

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    I didn't say specs don't matter. I said they are not the end all, be all when selecting a product.


     

    Yeah, well, you also said "architected" so who knows what you really mean! ;) (Just teasing!)

     

    As long as we're verbing things though, remind me that I have to get surgeoned next week!

  • Reply 134 of 168
    mr omr o Posts: 1,046member
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    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post





    And that's all I ever wanted; a smaller iPhone. Still, there are many parts behind the screen, atop and beneath it, that many people simply ignore because they're only looking at the front:




    Yes, but can't the screen just lay on top of it? It already lays on top of the battery and the electronics next to it?

  • Reply 135 of 168
    philboogiephilboogie Posts: 7,459member
    mr o wrote: »
    philboogie wrote: »
    And that's all I ever wanted; a smaller iPhone. Still, there are many parts behind the screen, atop and beneath it, that many people simply ignore because they're only looking at the front:

    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="43069" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/43069/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px">
    Yes, but can't the screen just lay on top of it? It already lays on top of the battery and the electronics next to it?

    I'm sure Apple can figure that out, if they procure components that are flat enough. Right now there seems to 'stuff' connected to the display (from what I can tell on my iPhone and its ridiculous screen¡):

    yAbyKNWqVWy6sT4I.huge
  • Reply 136 of 168
    freediverxfreediverx Posts: 1,408member
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    Originally Posted by Lorin Schultz View Post

     

    Yeah, well, you also said "architected" so who knows what you really mean! ;) (Just teasing!)

     

    As long as we're verbing things though, remind me that I have to get surgeoned next week!


     

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/architect

     

    ar·chi·tect [ahr-ki-tekt]  

     

    verb (used with object) to plan, organize, or structure as an architect

     

    ...to plan or create (something, esp a computer system)

     

     

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/architected

     

    verb (used with object)

    to plan, organize, or structure as an architect: "The house is well architected."

     

     

    Good luck with your scheduled surgeonization.

  • Reply 137 of 168
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    ... which, except for the colour, look stunningly similar to the first few generations of the iPhone.

     

    These look nothing like the HTC One or the iPhone 6 mockup...

     

    AppleMark

  • Reply 138 of 168
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    not really identical, no. the shape of the back body and all of the stuff on it are different.


     

    You must have missed the use of the word nearly.  I said camera placement was different.  The only other difference is the outward curvature of the back of the HTC.  The rest is extremely similar.  In fact it's more similar to the HTC than any of Samsung's designs were to Apple's products.  You know... the lawsuits that Apple won?

  • Reply 139 of 168
    ingsocingsoc Posts: 212member
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    Originally Posted by wakefinance View Post

     

     

    You must have missed the use of the word nearly.  I said camera placement was different.  The only other difference is the outward curvature of the back of the HTC.  The rest is extremely similar.  In fact it's more similar to the HTC than any of Samsung's designs were to Apple's products.  You know... the lawsuits that Apple won?


     

    Ironically, I think that the HTC itself borrows heavily from Apple designs.

    So, there's perhaps a bit of a loop of "inspiration" going on here, haha.

     

    As it is, I see more in common with iPad and iPhone 5 on these mock-ups than anything else.

    Who knows if they are real, anyway? I suspect that if they are, the phone will still look quite different in the flesh and in official shots.

  • Reply 140 of 168
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    You must have missed the use of the word nearly.  I said camera placement was different.  The only other difference is the outward curvature of the back of the HTC.  The rest is extremely similar.  In fact it's more similar to the HTC than any of Samsung's designs were to Apple's products.  You know... the lawsuits that Apple won?

    Oh you mean the way HTC took the design of the iPhone 5 and replaced the top and bottom glass sections with aluminium?

    HTC took a license maybe that includes some of Apple's manufacturing techniques.
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