Alleged iPhone 6 case photo leaks show borderless design

The rumors about Apple's iPhone 6 began to hit the Internet just a few weeks after the iPhone 5s was released. Now a website claims to have pictures of the iPhone 6 case, and if these images are real, they show an updated design for the case of the phone.

The photos come from Nowhereelse.fr,  which originally came from a Chinese forum. The images shows what is supposed to be the iPhone 6 case on the right next to the cases for the iPhone 4 and 5. The alleged iPhone 6 casing shows a borderless design with no bezel on the side like the two older models and it also appears to have a larger screen than the 4-inch iPhone 5.

Apple has been rumored to launch a version of the iPhone 6 that will have a 4.7 inch display and these images seems to conform to those earlier reports. There are also rumors that the company will release a model with a 5.7 inch display; both models are supposed to be released sometime later this year.

Source: Nowhereelse.fr via gizchina | Image via Nowhereelse.fr

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Mock up or not. If it were really Apple creating these "mockups" they would still use their ratio rule to begin with. The ideal that the iPhones home button has gotten bigger and bigger and that's the reason these mockups are not proportionate is ludicrous. If you have paid attention to Jonathon Ive's LAB you would know that he has the complete ability to produce his mockups in his LAB which is sealed off to the world except for a few people. I am 110% sure that he doesn't have cheap carpet, leaks from his lab or that he would mockup totally disproportionate crap. Just saying...

I really want some water resistant stuff. It's not like we have a battery to take out so you don't have to worry about a big door to seal.

I had a lifeproof case but everyone said the sound was muffled.

I have loved many 3rd party mockups of possible iPhones. Many have looked a lot like the one on the end. Such would surely look cool.
http://static.knowyourmobile.c...6_concept.jpg?itok=zQzk3VJO

It would surely look awesome. Though I wouldn't buy it, because I need certain features that iOS doesn't offer, it still would look cool.

The iPhone needs to grow out a bit. That look with no edge would be cool. I would buy it as an iPod Touch but not a phone. But the look would be awesome.

DO IT APPLE. Its time the iPhone finally not look exactly like the one that predates it, but simply carries the family resemblance like everyone else does.

Let's put all the rumors to a rest. Apple will NEVER (expires in 2016) have more then a 5.1 inch on a cellphone. It's not there style. They would rather sell Windows Phones instead. Steve Jobs and Apple Designers will never follow that. Since that is now said, if you do see any Apple Designers leave in the next year or two, then everything I just said would have changed.

I switched back to the 5S from the S4 and the thing I miss the most is the wide screen. If Apple would just give the iPhone a wider screen, everything would be amazing.

vip said,
I switched back to the 5S from the S4 and the thing I miss the most is the wide screen. If Apple would just give the iPhone a wider screen, everything would be amazing.

The only reason the iPhone got "taller" that one time was to get it to a normal 16:9 aspect ratio.

I don't think Apple will change the iPhone's aspect ratio again... so it will be 16:9 for the foreseeable future.

Therefore... any screen size increase will be both taller and wider.

Or in other words... larger.

Michael Scrip said,

The only reason the iPhone got "taller" that one time was to get it to a normal 16:9 aspect ratio.

I don't think Apple will change the iPhone's aspect ratio again... so it will be 16:9 for the foreseeable future.

Therefore... any screen size increase will be both taller and wider.

Or in other words... larger.

What? You can go wider and not change the aspect ratio. The problem is Apple uses none standard resolutions do to using IPS displays. They pack in pixels, but do to the small iPhone size, the hogh res makes everything smaller.

A phone using standard resolutions like 1280x720 or 1920x1080 will have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The iPhone needs to be wider so text doesn't have to shrink to be crammed into what is already a small display.

Something looks off about the home button cutout in the 'borderless' one. The other two have the cutout exactly half-way between the top and bottom of the black but the borderless one puts it right against the screen.

acido00 said,
I hope to be 4.5 inchs + Saphire cristal on the screen.

and a better battery! solar hopefully

solar? how would it charge in you pocket or purse?

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
solar? how would it charge in you pocket or purse?

Ability to charge by the power of the sun! but of course also via USB using electricity! hehehe

So fake it's not even funny. Apple would never allow for the proportions of the top and bottom borders to be that way. The edge of the bottom border nearly hits the home button and same for the top border. Besides what benefits would removing the side bezels provide? A barrel like screen transition? It won't roll over to the sides and then wrap to the back. Not happening for a VERY LONG time.

They just took a razor to the black portions and removed it. Screen size is the same. I can see 4.7-4.8" screen as Apple likes to keep ratios in check.

mrmomoman said,

They just took a razor to the black portions and removed it. Screen size is the same. I can see 4.7-4.8" screen as Apple likes to keep ratios in check.

This exactly. Good observation.

Astra.Xtreme said,

This exactly. Good observation.

You havent noticed that the Home Button has grown over time too. Claiming what Apple wont do is just lame. How do you know? There are things that were said Apple wouldnt do, but they did them. Right?

Apple wont make a small iPad - How did that turn out.
Apple won;t make a larger iPhone - How did that turn out.
Apple wouldn't ever put gimmicky features in their devices because they didn't need them - but how did that turn out.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,

You havent noticed that the Home Button has grown over time too. Claiming what Apple wont do is just lame. How do you know? There are things that were said Apple wouldnt do, but they did them. Right?

Apple wont make a small iPad - How did that turn out.
Apple won;t make a larger iPhone - How did that turn out.
Apple wouldn't ever put gimmicky features in their devices because they didn't need them - but how did that turn out.

You didn't even read what I said and quoted, did you?... /facepalm

Yep 100% fake, i don`t agree with the razor bit though, just some easy photo manipulation on possibly a piece of clear glass!

Riggers said,
Yep 100% fake, i don`t agree with the razor bit though, just some easy photo manipulation on possibly a piece of clear glass!
Suppose it ends up being 100% real?

I`ll hold my hands up and say i was 100% wrong Do you actually think it`s real? Blow the picture up and look at bottom left and top left...

Astra.Xtreme said,

You didn't even read what I said and quoted, did you?... /facepalm

I read what you said and the post. I didn't say what you said was good or bad. I simply mention, the home button i bigger now so the picture could be absolutely correct. /facepalm splat!

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
I read what you said and the post. I didn't say what you said was good or bad. I simply mention, the home button i bigger now so the picture could be absolutely correct. /facepalm splat!

Ummm what? The home button is exactly the same size for all 3 of those screens pictured...

I don't suppose you also believe that the sun or moon is closer to the earth when it's close to the horizon?

tomasse said,
Waterproof, wireless charging, NFC and a 'proper' RAM for that 64bit CPU is what i need!

Considering how much profit margin apple make per iphone i find it crazy that they include so little memory.

tomasse said,
Waterproof, wireless charging, NFC and a 'proper' RAM for that 64bit CPU is what i need!

More RAM would probably be nice, but the other 3 things are features that hardly anybody would care about. Apple typically doesn't go the Samsung route of dumping a bunch of features on people that have little demand.

tomasse said,
Waterproof, wireless charging, NFC and a 'proper' RAM for that 64bit CPU is what i need!

- Waterproof would be nice but I wouldn't hold my breath
- Same for wireless charging, plus having a charging surface somewhere in your house is a pain
- NFC, meh personally i don't see the use
- There's actually plenty of ram right now, unless they plan to include some form of true multitasking. The only things that fills up the ram are games. They didn't bring in 64bit for extra memory, if that was the only goal they could have implemented some sort of physical address extension to go beyond 4GB

I can't stress how waterproof is just a no-go sort of deal. The risk for such a device is just too much, hell AT&T I believe already received flak due to mislabeling Samsung's water resistant devices.

NFC would make sense if I actually knew someone who used it. I believe Samsung even went on to talk about these issues back in 2012 for that matter... http://nfctimes.com/news/samsu...agmentation-greed-and-apple

Wireless charging is cool but not a necessity.

RAM is pretty much the only thing I could agree with, but even then, that's mostly because I'm the nerdy sort who can never have enough RAM lol.

Much of what many would actually like from Apple is a bigger screen, and maybe a better answer to multitasking. Shouldn't be too hard for Apple to make the first part come true at least, and is about what we can expect from Apple more so than what you're hoping for anyway. Sorry.

Astra.Xtreme said,

More RAM would probably be nice, but the other 3 things are features that hardly anybody would care about. Apple typically doesn't go the Samsung route of dumping a bunch of features on people that have little demand.

You need more RAM just to run iPhones present features. Its not about adding useless features. Of course with the iPhone's small screen, full multi-tasking like having 2 apps at the same time would be senseless. But more RAM would prevent the need for app makers to force apps that only use 50% of the available RAM.

torrentthief said,

Considering how much profit margin apple make per iphone i find it crazy that they include so little memory.

There are more than enough crazies out there willing to buy it...so they sell it.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
You need more RAM just to run iPhones present features. Its not about adding useless features. Of course with the iPhone's small screen, full multi-tasking like having 2 apps at the same time would be senseless. But more RAM would prevent the need for app makers to force apps that only use 50% of the available RAM.

Okay? Once again, you don't read what I've said before you quote me... I really don't see what your point is...

Rudy said,

- Waterproof would be nice but I wouldn't hold my breath

As 4chan helpfully pointed out, this was added in the iOS 7 release

Astra.Xtreme said,

Okay? Once again, you don't read what I've said before you quote me... I really don't see what your point is...

I did read what you said. The main detai I gave. Devs ar forced to make apps that use less than 1/2 the available RAM. With little RAM usage, this actually forces apps not to offer more capabilities. Many apps that are the same on Android and iOS are better on Android because they offer more features.

More RAM allows for more graphic details and takes the load off the GPU and CPU. One reason the iPhone gets so hot playing HD games, is the GPU and CPU have to work harder because there isn't enough RAM to store repeat instructions, like all other phones do.

I read what you said, I simply said more.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
I did read what you said. The main detai I gave. Devs ar forced to make apps that use less than 1/2 the available RAM. With little RAM usage, this actually forces apps not to offer more capabilities. Many apps that are the same on Android and iOS are better on Android because they offer more features.

More RAM allows for more graphic details and takes the load off the GPU and CPU. One reason the iPhone gets so hot playing HD games, is the GPU and CPU have to work harder because there isn't enough RAM to store repeat instructions, like all other phones do.

I read what you said, I simply said more.

Do you have proof of that? I've never heard of such a limit.

tomasse said,
Waterproof, wireless charging, NFC and a 'proper' RAM for that 64bit CPU is what i need!

Why would you need more RAM if the OS and everything already runs so smoothly? It's all about the experience, not specs and numbers

tomasse said,
Waterproof, wireless charging, NFC and a 'proper' RAM for that 64bit CPU is what i need!

Based on what you need i can tell you that you already have it with many Android phones. But i guess you already know that...

Astra.Xtreme said,

Do you have proof of that? I've never heard of such a limit.

Yes to start, have you ever Jailbroken your iPhone and installed a memory manager?

50% of the RAM is locked to the OS. This is why Apples apps are always allowed to run in the background while others are not.

If you watch the process using the SDK, which you should consider getting; each app you open takes up only so much RAM. thing you have to watch out for is RAM availability. When using the SDK the We already know iOS doesn't allow all apps to multi-task. But on Cydia there are app that allow you to control what apps will and what apps won't. As soon as you use 50% of the memory space, no matter what app you open the previous app will freeze its state so that the other app you open can be free to run and use its needed memory space.

Android does this too. Except many Android devices have more RAM.

Even un-jailbroken you can see this. Open a web browser and start a navigation to an address and then immediately switch to another app. Then wait a few secs and go back to the browser and see if the page is done or if it is frozen. Now do the same on an Android device.

If you look on Samsung devices it is almost the same. My Note 3 had 3GB of RAM. Without installing any apps, Almost 1GB of the RAM is locked to the OS. This insures the OS always has enough RAM to run its tasks so that opening multiple apps doesn't wreak havick on the services the OS need to run smoothly. The few hiccups that people speak of with Samsung devices have to do with touchwiz, not Android. On my Note 3, I can open 2 apps on the screen, I also opened 15 instances of S-PEN apps and I played a movie on top of all that, and I notice no major hit in performance because the OS secure its own RAM to continue to run fast and clean.

Also is you look at past versions of iOS which was plagued with application crashes (which Forbes commented on), some of the issue was due to the application trying to secure more RAM that simply wasn't available. The OS simply crashed them to prevent them taking over. This happen on early Android versions too due to low RAM.

If you want true multi-tasking the key is RAM, raw GPU and CPU power doesn't matter if the app can't do what it needs to do. Forcing the CPU to continuously run repeat instructions is inefficient it also causes the CPU to get very hot as it is always under heavy load; which can also cause apps to crash if the CPU can't keep up. This was one of the benefits of having the GPU help the CPU.

Windows does this too. But has the benefit of the swap file to halep when hardware memory is low. I don't know enough about Linux or Unix to understand how those OS's handle low amounts of RAM. But the OS has ot be protected against other apps. The OS must secure enough RAM to insure it can remain stable.

Also consider this. For years the iPod Touch has always had 1/2 the RAM the iPhone has even though they are basically the same device. If you jailbreak one, you will see that iOS is using nearly 128MB of RAM all by itself. If an application lets say needed 200MB to execute, where is it going to get the RAM from? Also did you notice that even though iPod Touch run all iPhone apps, it ran them far more slowly, crashed quite often and always ran hot even on something as simple as web browsing. I am not clear on how iOS handles apps that require more RAM. What I did see with a jailbroken device is the PCU cycles heavily increase and continued to run at peak or near peak when RAM was very low and I tried to open more apps. Also iOS has a location where it saves application states so that you can pick back up where you left off. But these aren't stored in RAM because if you was to open lots of apps, the saved states would take up to much space and crash the device. Which has happened as I have had a device totally reboot many times.

Hi_XPecTa_Chens said,
snip

I didn't ask for you to elaborate on your claim... I want to see some physical proof. If such a limit existed, Apple would clearly spell that out for developers. Show me some documentation...

In reality, your claim is completely false, and here's proof. A developer made an app called "iOSMemoryBudgetTest" which steadily increases the RAM usage of the app until it crashes. People have done tests with various iDevices, and the results show that the app can use well over your claim of 50%. On the iPhone 5, the app crashes as soon as it hits 645/1024MB. If my 5S was jailbroken, I'd run it, but it's safe to assume it will perform the same, if not better.

iPad1: 127MB/256MB (crash amount/total amount)
iPad2: 275MB/512MB
iPad3: 645MB/1024MB
iPhone4: 325MB/512MB
iPhone5: 645MB/1024MB

Any more non-factual opinions you'd like to share with us?

Depends if they were going for plastic instead of glass it's possible, one of those new lg phones that can be bended uses that ^^ Though it might become a scratch magnet in that case

I don't think they will go borderless either but because Apple tends to be more incremental. They will have a larger iPhone with a bigger screen and make it again next year (or the year after that) essentially same screen size but less "fat" borderless design.

I'm not sure screen shattering likelihood is a high priority for Apple. Remember, this is the company that brought us a phone with a glass back.

Why do you guys think they care about the glass shattering? There is an after market for glass fixes.

I wouldn't care if I was Apple. When I heard an old lady comment about my Android saying that is was too complicated for her. I realized, Apple has that market.

Elliot B. said,
I doubt they'd go borderless. One decent knock on the side and the screen would shatter instantly.

But don't forget that... they run the glass tests for a few years now before a successful test that they are happy about so they could mass-produce the phones as shown above... and the reason is that we have an insurance for the damages... if it was not successful, this article wouldn't be shown on here or anywhere on the internet unless it is a mock up for the movies.

Shadrack said,

Umm, Sapphire CAN shatter. Lol. It just can't scratch as easily.

If you take a hammer to it, sapphire will shatter. As the screen on a smartphone, sapphire won't break or shatter when dropped whereas Gorilla glass will. This presumes dropping at the same height, same angle, same surface, etc. I'll take a sapphire screen over any glass screen. I hope it comes to Lumia's.

seeprime said,

If you take a hammer to it, sapphire will shatter. As the screen on a smartphone, sapphire won't break or shatter when dropped whereas Gorilla glass will. This presumes dropping at the same height, same angle, same surface, etc. I'll take a sapphire screen over any glass screen. I hope it comes to Lumia's.

I'm not saying sapphire won't hold up better than glass. I'm just saying it can shatter, and I doubt that replacing gorilla glass with sapphire will solve the device drop = shatter problems. It really comes down to the thickness of the sapphire and there is going to be a strong desire for Apple to keep it thin (and thus, easier to shatter).

I'm curious how sapphire will effect cost. I had to use sapphire for some IR application at work a few years ago and it was expensive as hell. Anyway, I've worked with sapphire before and to say it is shatter resistance is really an overstatement. It is primarily scratch resistant. There was even a video I think on The Verge that had a booth at the last trade show showing off Sapphire for smartphones and the guy specifically said it could shatter if dropped.