iPhone 6 mockup paints best picture yet of next iPhone

There has been quite a bit of info posted around the Internet about Apple’s next iteration of its highly successful line of iPhones. From larger phones to new features, the rumor mill is running strong ahead of the next announcement.

This time around, a highly detailed mockup has been created that incorporates all of rumored features including the larger screen size and moving the power button from the top of the device to the side.

These mockups are of a 4.7-inch iPhone that feature a rounded look to it, much like the current iPod Touch. One oddity about the recent rumors is that the iPhone will feature a very small camera bump on the back of the device like the iPod Touch, which seems to go against their "clean line" approach for aesthetics.

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There is also rumored to be a 5.5-inch iPhone in the works as well, which would give Apple several sizes of devices to help swoon customers over from Android (and Windows Phone) to iOS, if true.

If the two sizes do hold true, we would expect Apple offers a smaller iPhone as well (iPhone 5S) along side the devices at a lower price point as they have traditionally done in the past as not everyone wants a larger phone.

Source: NoWhereElse via 9to5mac

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I personally don't buy all this crap about a 4.7" and 5.5" screen. If anything I bet they will make a 4.3" and 4.5" screen iPhone 6. I always remember when they were talking about the first iPhone how they chose that size as you could easily use it with one hand and I feel this is a philosophy Apple will stick too. I personally cant stand massive phone no matter who the manufacturer is.

So it's gonna be technically behind and ugly as sin? Really? Are they testing how much the iSheep can take before they give their money to somebody else?

(and yes I know it's just the rumor of a rumor to fill the daily Apple quota)

Mockup imperfections aside, it looks pretty good. You jokers that have never owned a 5th gen iPod Touch just don't understand how superior the design is to the iPhone 5.

There are some problems with the mockup, though. For one, iPhones have a double speaker on the bottom, forcing the headphone jack to the top. The iPhone camera is typically flush with the back, too.

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if this was the iPod Touch 6. I have a feeling the Touch 6 will have a 4.7" screen, while the iPhone will get the larger 5.3" or more.

Jahooba said,
Mockup imperfections aside, it looks pretty good. You jokers that have never owned a 5th gen iPod Touch just don't understand how superior the design is to the iPhone 5.

There are some problems with the mockup, though. For one, iPhones have a double speaker on the bottom, forcing the headphone jack to the top. The iPhone camera is typically flush with the back, too.

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if this was the iPod Touch 6. I have a feeling the Touch 6 will have a 4.7" screen, while the iPhone will get the larger 5.3" or more.

The iPhone headphone jack is on the bottom.

last time the only upgrade was adding another row of icons (5th row), this time is probably adding another column of icons (5th column)? don't get me wrong samsung is no better. they are only more gimmicky. at least apple change the hardware design.

So basically Apple is copying off the Samsung Galaxy line of phone design? you gotta be kidding me if this is real. Looks very much like a Galaxy.

nickcruz said,
So basically Apple is copying off the Samsung Galaxy line of phone design? you gotta be kidding me if this is real. Looks very much like a Galaxy.

Where's the cheap plastic?

There's no way this can be legit. It looks bloody awful, like a cheap plastic Android from 2009, and I can't see the Apple design team getting away with having the camera protruding from the case. Every phone that's ever tried that gets slated for it in reviews.

Majesticmerc said,
and I can't see the Apple design team getting away with having the camera protruding from the case

Except that the iPod Touch actually does have a protruding camera.

nekkidtruth said,

Except that the iPod Touch actually does have a protruding camera.

The iPhone 5 and 5S have that thin strip of black glass on the bottom and top, so it could be that this mockup is missing those pieces. It's hard to say from those pictures, but that black border makes it look like something is missing.

Personally, I don't think this is at all what the iPhone 6 will look like. I'm just pointing out how silly it is to insinuate Apple wouldn't ever do something like a protruding camera lens as I guess it's bad design, however they have on one of their other devices. Kind of negates that as a reason this is "not legit". Because the words "mock up" weren't enough, or the fact that the article says right in the second paragraph that this was put together based on rumors. Lol

nekkidtruth said,
Personally, I don't think this is at all what the iPhone 6 will look like. I'm just pointing out how silly it is to insinuate Apple wouldn't ever do something like a protruding camera lens as I guess it's bad design, however they have on one of their other devices. Kind of negates that as a reason this is "not legit". Because the words "mock up" weren't enough, or the fact that the article says right in the second paragraph that this was put together based on rumors. Lol

Fair enough, but my point remains. Regardless of whether Apple have done it before, it's bad design. It prevent's the device laying flat on a surface, it increases the chances of scratching the surface and/or the device itself, and it looks nasty. Regardless of whether the rumour pans out, it's a bad design decision.

Yea i think you missing the point. This is nothing more than show what the phone will look like in SHAPE. The final product will look nicer but they are only showing the size and shape of the phone here. Notice they didnt show a screen?

Majesticmerc said,
There's no way this can be legit. It looks bloody awful, like a cheap plastic Android from 2009, and I can't see the Apple design team getting away with having the camera protruding from the case. Every phone that's ever tried that gets slated for it in reviews.

Wait a minute... It IS probably plastic! This phone wasn't engineered by Apple!

yawn. More unsubstantiated fluff about the next iteration of Apple's yet to be released catch up to everyone else...

Slow news day indeed.

benthebear said,
Screen size is one of the few things I think they're behind in.

http://www.phonearena.com/phon...-iPhone-5s/phones/8202,7710

Screen size (obvious. less the size, more the lack of options)
Resolution - 1080x1920 vs 1136x640
PPI - 432 vs 326
Camera - 16 vs 8
Camcorder - 4k vs 1080
Front Camera - 2.1 vs 1.2
Quad Core vs Dual core
Storage - MicroSD vs lack of options
Battery - Replaceable/swappable vs lack of options

Those are just some of the physical specs vs a single phone... other phones go further with better options in other categories. Not to mention software options that other phones have that are severely lacking in iOS.

This is the same issue that Apple had in Mac vs PC - one company can't keep up with 20. We'll see how long they can keep up their profits while they get hammered from all sides while showing a constant lack of innovation.

wernercd said,

http://www.phonearena.com/phon...-iPhone-5s/phones/8202,7710

Screen size (obvious. less the size, more the lack of options)
Resolution - 1080x1920 vs 1136x640
PPI - 432 vs 326
Camera - 16 vs 8
Camcorder - 4k vs 1080
Front Camera - 2.1 vs 1.2
Quad Core vs Dual core
Storage - MicroSD vs lack of options
Battery - Replaceable/swappable vs lack of options

Those are just some of the physical specs vs a single phone... other phones go further with better options in other categories. Not to mention software options that other phones have that are severely lacking in iOS.

This is the same issue that Apple had in Mac vs PC - one company can't keep up with 20. We'll see how long they can keep up their profits while they get hammered from all sides while showing a constant lack of innovation.

You do realize that most of those things make absolutely no real world difference, right?

PPI means nothing, camera megapixels mean nothing without proper sensors, front camera is minor, quad core is unneeded when the software is coded well, etc etc. Besides the smaller screen, the comparison tests of the 5S show absolutely nothing in particular lagging behind current competitors. I think you're stuck in the Android mindset where they want people to believe that higher numbers must be better.

Astra.Xtreme said,
I think you're stuck in the Android mindset where they want people to believe that higher numbers must be better.

I've got a new console - a Wii U. I've also got a 10 year old car that was mid-range when I got it. I also chose a Note 3 over the S5 and Lumia options. Not because of screen size, but because of the stylus, 32gb option and software that I use daily.

I owned a 3GS when it was the best phone available. That was years ago and Apple has slowly fallen further behind with each wave.

I didn't say higher numbers is necessarily better... but they do show Apple is falling behind the pack. Add that to the fact that they have been stagnant for years now without anything "magical" being released... There is a reason why their stock price has been stagnant for years now (Although it is up in recent weeks... we'll see if that lasts)

I also mentioned other important things - MicroSD, exchangable batteries, usb, etc... not even touching the OS side (Both Android and MS) where iPhone lacks (like... maps and walled garden approach)

wernercd said,

I've got a new console - a Wii U. I've also got a 10 year old car that was mid-range when I got it. I also chose a Note 3 over the S5 and Lumia options. Not because of screen size, but because of the stylus, 32gb option and software that I use daily.

I owned a 3GS when it was the best phone available. That was years ago and Apple has slowly fallen further behind with each wave.

I didn't say higher numbers is necessarily better... but they do show Apple is falling behind the pack. Add that to the fact that they have been stagnant for years now without anything "magical" being released... There is a reason why their stock price has been stagnant for years now (Although it is up in recent weeks... we'll see if that lasts)

I also mentioned other important things - MicroSD, exchangable batteries, usb, etc... not even touching the OS side (Both Android and MS) where iPhone lacks (like... maps and walled garden approach)

I wouldn't quite say they're stagnant. The 5S sold extremely well and I believe broke the sales records again. If anything, they're doing just fine and giving people what they want. Next step is a bigger screen. Everything else you've mentioned are not highly desired on the market. Apple seems to be more about what the masses want, and less about the gimmicks. I personally wouldn't want a stylus, and there are very good reasons why microSD storage is a bad idea. Especially because it kills performance.

wernercd said,
yawn. More unsubstantiated fluff about the next iteration of Apple's yet to be released catch up to everyone else...

Slow news day indeed.

Apple yawns all the way to bank with money they receive from millions of satisfied customers. Let me guess? Your Windows Phone is so innovative?