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iPhone 6 schematics leak out, putting the Apple rumor season in full gear

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iPhone 6 schematics leak out, putting the Apple rumor season in full gear
Images of the schematic design of the alleged upcoming iPhone 6 have leaked out, and they depict both a phablet-sized iPhone, as well as a smaller, 4.7” iPhone. Problem is, however, that there are two images from two different sources, and the two paint starkly different pictures of Apple’s upcoming iPhones.

First, Japanese publication Mac Otakara (the name of the blog, by the way, translates as ‘Mac Treasure’) suggested an upcoming 4.7” and 5.7” models of a plastic iPhone (allegedly, iPhone 6c). Then, Japanese magazine MacFan obtained a document with very interesting drawings of the alleged devices. The images show a flat phone with nearly bezel-less screen and buttons in the form of a rectangle (Apple currently uses round volume buttons and a square lock key).

What’s most interesting, though, are that actual dimensions are also listed. These drawings list the 4.7” iPhone model to be 137mm tall, 66mm wide (against 58.6mm for the iPhone 5s), and 7.0 mm thick (against 7.6mm on the iPhone 5s). The larger model is said to be 157mm tall, 77mm wide and only 6.7 mm thick.

Schematics of the alleged 4.7

Schematics of the alleged 4.7" and 5.7" next-gen iPhone


Next, though, French publication NoWhereElse obtained an image from China, and that second image plain denies all the specifications listed in the drawings from Japan.

The new schematics, that this time come from China, show guidelines for the correct positioning of the Apple logo on the back of the alleged device, but along with those minute details, they reveal different dimensions for an alleged iPhone. The numbers there are really quite shocking: the one handset listed features a mind-boggling 85mm-wide (3.346”) body. To put this number in context, we ought to say that even the 5.7” Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is narrower, at 79.2mm. Moreover, the 5.9” HTC One max, one of the larger phablets out there, is also narrower, as it measures 82.5mm.

In fact, the depicted width actually matches that of the unwieldy LG Vu II, a device with a weird 4:3 aspect ratio. The design schematics show that the Apple device would actually be a bit taller, but the surprising similarity in width is there.

Different document shows radically different picture of the alleged next iPhone

Different document shows radically different picture of the alleged next iPhone


All in all, we have two different leads in the iPhone 6 case, with the second showing a very radical overhaul in terms of size, and we strongly doubt that it would turn out true. We’d put our money on the first leak, but with a clear understanding that those images might be a false lead as well. The only thing that seems certain at the moment is that there’s a lot of talk about the iPhone 6 without any actual clarity about it. What should you do in this situation? It's best to keep that healthy pound of salt handy with all these rumors.

source: NoWhereElse (translated)

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posted on 31 Mar 2014, 05:25 4

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2010; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Take this with a grain of salt.......

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 05:33 2

2. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


No more like a bucket of salt, I'm just going to stop looking at these rumors because all they prophesy are broken dreams.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:31 3

13. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I'll take this post with a grain of salt

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:52

16. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


50lb bag of super ice melt

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:25

18. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)


LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL @ BUCKET OF SALT

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 05:33

3. wildhammer (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


I wonder what they will call the phablet if it releases. iphablet???

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:32 2

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That doesn't sound like Apple, islate sounded way better than that

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 05:35 4

4. amansingal14 (Posts: 296; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


So what am I supposed to do with a 6.7 mm thin phone? Use it as a screwdriver? Or a really expensive knife? I am not anti-Apple, but there should be a limit to everything, including the thickness of the phone.

However, I do like the design of the first one.

But, what the heck, leakers need to get some brains, 'cause Apple kinda got it. They're not going to make a phone 85 mm wide so that it does not fit in an average human hand.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 13:48

23. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 398; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Is it really 6.7mm though? I actually use phones without cases, but I seem to be in a very small minority. You can take the 6.7 and add however much a case is and that is the real number. If you go Otter Box, then you are carrying a brick no matter what the actual phone dimensions are.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 05:44

5. ScottSchneider (Posts: 323; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


Nice.. But I think iSaw 3 buttons on the right and two on the left... why two on the left when only the SIM is to be there?

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 06:04 5

6. Anshulonweb (Posts: 363; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


iphone5 and 5s leaks were out of control.... let's see what happens this year...

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:21

11. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


HTC One M8 too.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 06:15 2

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 12618; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm in line the night before Cook. Hook me up.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 06:26 3

8. jb4674 (Posts: 141; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Apple is now late to the party, HAHAHA

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 07:16 3

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12618; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The coolest and most popular always arrive late. They're the ones everyone wants to see, so they make an entrance. HAHAHA

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:53

17. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


But, but, what about my thumb! It can't reach the other side! Oh sht! /s

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 12:53

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 12618; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apples thumb reaches that 470 billion quite nicely.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 08:26

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1173; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Yeah Apple arrive after everybody has left the party... Much like Rihanna late fashion, YO, Apple, iMaps are late, iWatch is late, Phablets, LATE, everybody is gone to the "after-party", where you at? Hahaha O.o "late".

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:29 5

12. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Well, you don't have to look very far, the ipod came in a market where mp3 players were around, iphone came in a world where smartphones were around so yup, looks like you went to the wrong party.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:37

19. SamDroid (unregistered)


Apple is now late to the party. Guess then we could call them the "latest"

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 13:16

22. lyndon420 (Posts: 1785; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Typical. Doubt it will be anything breathtaking in comparison to whatever will already available to everyone else...except apple users will finally have something to use with their limited proprietary hardware. I will be so excited for them once it gets released.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 09:38

15. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 180; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


Okay, well we have 6 months of this. But, I can't avoid PA for that long. Lol.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 10:37

20. nctx77 (Posts: 572; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Click the link to see renderings of the schematics. MIND BLOWN!!!!

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/03/31/iphone-6-air-concept/#comments

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 13:52

24. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 398; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


What ratio of Apple owners do you know that don't actually have a case on their phone? Mind sewn back together. Until people stop obsessing over cases or phones become indestructible, it really doesn't matter what the phone looks like.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:07

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 643; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


So then, this -http://www.neowin.net/news/next-iphone-reportedly-caught-in-testing-shows-off-new-design looks pretty accurate.

posted on 31 Mar 2014, 14:39

25. iampayne (Posts: 255; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


But there isn't even a camera hole on the second doc...

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 02:23

26. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


wouldnt be too surprised if the chinese one is right (iphones are made in China, people), but the japanese schematic looks way more believeable (though the Chinese one has the typical iPhone back look).

still these are just salty bites like everyone else says. I dont know if I should be disappointed that Im skipping phones this year.

posted on 01 Apr 2014, 14:04

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 643; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Based on other leaks, the first one is very legit. It does appear thw iPhone 6 will be about 4.7" and will have a width that would have it support up to 800p in width. SO likely we can assume, unless Apple uses an IPS display which is highly possible, the resolution won't be above 720p, unless it an iPS display. With an IPS display, the present iPhone resolution could almost double.

The second image my guess wouldn't be a phone. It could be an iPod Touch or iPad as a smaller option vs the 7.9" model. Too assume it is a phone of that size from Apple would be crazy.

I don't ever see Apple making any device larger than 5.5" unless it was a tablet. But of course, Steve Jobs isn;t here and large devices sold make up more than 50% of shipping devices.

Samsung has sold a lot of devices above 4.3". I wouldnt be surprised if they were the largest seller. After all, after Jobs claimed no one would buy such a device, many OEM's probably thought they were right and didn't make any. As soon as Samsung decided to do ti anyways and go bigger and sell devices like the original Note to the tune of over 10M, the Note 2 at over 20M and the Note 3 at 40M, the GS3 at 50M and the GS4 at 70M, they all rushed to make larger devices. Especially LG and Sony. HTC already had some success with the One series, but it could have been better.

Apple is running scared and is trying to get into thsi segment of the device market, before they get totally locked out of it.

I havent had an iphone in quite some time, but if they made one that was at least 5"-5.5" like the Note, and it looks good, I'd buy it. But I would still keep my Note.

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