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Latest Apple iPhone 6 leak purportedly shows another schematic, chassis mold and more

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Latest Apple iPhone 6 leak purportedly shows another schematic, chassis mold and more
It is that time of the year when rumors about the next Apple iPhone start flooding out. Last year, the theme was plastic casings as many leaks revolved around the Apple iPhone 5c. This year's theme might be schematics. We recently showed you images of what allegedly was a schematic for the Apple iPhone 6, and today we have another leaked schematic, this time from a Sina Weibo account. The schematic purportedly came from someone working for contract manufacturer Foxconn, and shows a thin body with chamfered edges, a design that Apple has been using on recent products. 

Another picture shows what once again is purportedly the Apple iPhone 6, this time seen on a CAD program in 3D. A couple of other pictures reveal what might be the actual chassis mold for the iPhone 6 casing. Unfortunately, we can't tell what the size of the screen is on the device drawn in the schematic, or seen diagrammed on the CAD program. And the mold doesn't offer an easy way to determine the screen size, either. While the CAD screen and the pictures of the mold also are rumored to have originated from Foxconn, keep in mind that there is the possibility that these images are not legitimate.

KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has a solid connection to Apple, expects to see a 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 launched late in the third quarter. He also expects to see a 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet released around the middle of the 2014 holiday shopping season.


source: SinaWeibo (translated),GforGames via AppleInsider

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 20:40 3

1. galanoth (Posts: 324; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


The phone mold in Picture 4 looks extra long to me.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 20:54 8

3. erikiksaz (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


The Iphone 5 is already stupidly long and narrow, this will probably be no different.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:13 3

5. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


What phone do you own? Out of curiosity. I want to show you how easy it is to hate something lol.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:01 5

10. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I think it is just that people are tired of Apple and its rumors - my wife has an iphone 5C - it is nothing special and rather plain in design for software and hardware...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:06 5

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1531; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Who is saying about hate here...
Butt hurt samsung hater....
Before goin after others check yourself...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 20:47 1

2. mattkl (Posts: 173; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


I call BS. 3rd picture shows autoCAD 200x. Why would they design this with such an old version of autoCAD?

If it is true I love that they design some of this phone on Windows, list the details on Excel, and use an old version of autoCAD.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:06 1

4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1120; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Those are screenshots from Foxconn, and they assemble more than just Apple products. I'm pretty sure Apple designs Apple hardware on Apple hardware, then just sends compatible files.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:31 1

7. mattkl (Posts: 173; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


I understand that, but wouldn't Foxconn use updated CAD? I don't know either, just seems like they would. At least 2010? Dealing with file compatibility issues with clients is no fun.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:36

8. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1120; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Having worked in plenty of manufacturing environments, I'll bet that you would be shocked at the technological divide between design studios/engineering houses and the actual manufacturers. There's a reason so many companies are willing to pay MSFT big money to keep supporting XP.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 08:20

24. mattkl (Posts: 173; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


Foxconn running XP doesn't surprise me at all. Them running such an old version of autoCAD would surprise me.

They are one of the largest manufacturing companies if I remember correctly. The only reason I could think is that they have so many computers to license that it's not financially viable. But that would still surprise me as well. More than likely they are just cheap bastards like many companies I've worked for.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 17:15

27. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1120; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I think you nailed it (Cheap). Our own government runs old software, so no surprise a company that really doesn't do any design work would, as well.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:29 6

6. fireblade (Posts: 708; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


China - where windows XP and autocad 200x is popular there

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:59 2

9. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


As usual, Apple is behind the times - I already have a 7 inch 'phablet' that fits nicely in my hands and in my front pocket...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:08 5

12. shuaibhere (Posts: 1531; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


7 inch is a tablet dude....

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:24 1

14. express77 (unregistered)


soon to be called 'phablet' and in 2-3 years will be called a 'smartphone'.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:50

15. shuaibhere (Posts: 1531; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I think we will not go that far to call it a smartphone....
You remember size of pc monitors where keep on increasing then it stopped in particular...dane thing will happen to smartphone industry...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 23:26

17. vincelongman (Posts: 1309; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Actually that's already happened this year, twice
The M8 and Z2 are the same tall as the Galxay Note
The S5 is also almost (~5 mm of) as tall as the Galaxy Note

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 03:52

20. UglyFrank (Posts: 441; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The same tall?

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 04:15

21. vincelongman (Posts: 1309; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Note (Samsung's phablet from 2011): 147 x 83 x 9.65 mm
Z2: 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2
M8: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm
S5: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

The Z2 and M8 are as tall as the Galaxy Note, the S5 is 5 mm from being as tall as the Note
Luckily they are all a cm less wide compared to the Note, but they are still as tall as the Note, which IMO is too tall for a "phone"

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:22

13. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Something to make up for that empty space in your pants.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 00:18

18. hurrycanger (Posts: 1189; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


fonepad ?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 23:12

16. phatmanXXL (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


Revolutionary

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 01:50

19. refillable (Posts: 641; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Duh, Whatever. We will still wait for the G3 and watch iP6 Pass by. Apple has nothing to keep their dominance.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 06:02

22. Satheesh (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Apr 2014)


Apple is still using Windows XP??? LOL

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 07:31

23. iampayne (Posts: 243; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


For the love of all things holy I really hope you dont think that. If you read the article you would know this is a factory over seas.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 08:56

25. deewinc (Posts: 158; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


That phone should be used in the NBA when it comes out.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 14:46

26. Leonis (Posts: 334; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)


I don't like the bezels. If they keep it I will go with z3.

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