Alleged case mold prototype for the Apple iPhone 6 leaks, reveals larger screen

Alleged case mold prototype for the Apple iPhone 6 leaks, reveals larger screen
A leak out of Japan allegedly shows a prototype of a case that will be produced for the Apple iPhone 6. As you can imagine, the pictures that compare the prototype with the 4-inch Apple iPhone 5s clearly show that the screen of Apple's upcoming flagship will be larger.  Remember that case manufacturers are usually plugged into the major handset producers because their business depends on being early to market, with a case that snugly fits and protects a newly launched model. Still, since the image of the iPhone 6 is a little rough around the edges, plus it seems to be lacking the dual True Tone flash, the possibility of this being a complete fake definitely stands.

As far as a larger screened iPhone is concerned, we have seen quite a few leaks recently, promoting the idea that the next-gen iPhone will be offered with a 4.7 inch screen. In addition, a phablet-sized model is also likely this year, carrying a 5.5 inch glass. Both sizes could see a jump in pixel density to 441ppi from the 326ppi found currently on the Apple iPhone 5s. The pair of new iPhone models are both said to be employing sapphire glass.

Other speculation about the Apple iPhone 6 states that the 8MP snapper on back will offer OIS. And the aperture will weigh in at f/1.8, which will result in better pictures in low-light conditions than those produced by the camera on the Apple iPhone 5s, which sports an aperture of f/2.2.

As usual with a story of this magnitude, open up the salt shaker and take this story with a grain of the stuff. We have a long way to go until the usual September release of the next-gen Apple iPhone and there will probably be plenty of more leaks ahead.

source: BlingMyThing, 9to5Mac via RedmondPie

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  • Storage 128 GB
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1. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Getting rid of the dual led flash seems unlikely.

17. tuminatr

Posts: 1158; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

just a rumor at this point but you bring up a good point, probibly a fake

31. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

xenon flash?

33. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Could be made round with bot flashes being semi-circular. But it is likely an ill thought out fake.

43. doosafety2

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

only chuck norris has iphone with whole apple !!!

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I really don't think that Apple will make the phablet model. A jump from only making a 4-inch phone to making a 5.5-inch phone seems unlikely. The 4.7-inch model is possible...

3. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

And it wouldn't take much to release a much larger screen by simply reducing the large bezels. With that method they could still use the ridiculous "one hand operation" argument.

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They could do that, but obviously not for a 5.5-inch screen.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I think the iP6 will have a 4.7 inch screen. 5.5 inches is a bit too far for one model jump. 3.5 inches grew to 4.0 inches. Growing to 4.7 inches is more credible than to 5.5 inches from 4.0. Maybe the iP7 goes to 5.5 from 4.7.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17454; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But the home button takes up a large portion of the bottom bezel, and since it contains their new signature feature, that button likely isn't going away. Even getting rid of the bezels, as the screen grows one handed operation becomes accessible to fewer people.

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

If they only came out with a 5.5 inch screen, I would agree. The fact that they are rumored to come out with both 4.7 and 5.5 seems plausible.

4. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

It's kind of laughable how small the screens are in the iPhones. I completely forgot just how small, while at the mall today me and my friends stopped by the Apple store. I can't believe these phones sell so well lol. It's like they were made for dwarves

7. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Some like phones to be small, some like it big. Personally, i feel phones NEED to be managable with one hand. Think of the people who can't use two hands to operate their phones.

28. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Maybe, but they are so tiny that it's crazy. The entire screen is just apps. It won't be any different if they make it bigger either but the size they are now is crazy! They look like kid toys I was seriously shocked. I even owned an iPhone 4s lol

8. Sauce unregistered

I have huge fu***** hands lol. It is more comfortable for me to hold in my hand (not HANDS, but HAND, although HANDS are equally comfortable) than my Note 2.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine aren't huge, but pretty large. I prefer holding my iPhone in one hand, versus my note. If they indeed go larger, I hope it's not too large. 5.5 would be my one hand limit. Luckily apple has ergonomics down to a science.

13. Darnelll

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

I prefer android OS over iOS, but i like the size and design of the iphone better than any other phone. Im actually thinking about switching from my galaxy S3 to the next iPhone that comes out bc the S5 and new HTC one are too large for my liking. Im not sure how many people share my opinion, but I hope Apple realizes they're the only manufacturer offering a premium product in a compact design and that is attractive to customers.

20. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Exactly. Its a good thing Sony, too, has come up with a sane sized , beastly phone, in the form of Z1 Compact. Hope they too don't cross over the 4.3 inch mark. The Z1 Compact and the iPhone are truly amazing. Perfect size, amazing performance.

5. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Could be, but I'm leaning towards them making a larger screen while trying to keep the model small.

9. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Steve Jobs must be turning in his grave. This is so much against what he professed, declared and ridiculed all his productive life. Or he is going to come back to haunt Cook.

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

He was a great visionary, but he had three beliefs, that were false. -Nobody buys a big phone -Nobody buys a compact tablet And the fatal one: He underestimated the cancer he had.

19. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Who's to say he is? This is the market trend. No matter how much he professed what he did, eventually he would have caved or taken the company with him. Besides, he was a MASTER of spin. He could simply say "we reduced the side bezels thus making it easy to use with one hand" which would still allow him to justify his opinion.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I bet we see more people dropping their phone then ever seen before if they make a bigger iPhone. IPads don't really compare as most are seated when using one,, not so much. It ought to change everything.

15. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

The great debate between the phone vs. the OS as the factor for determining what is purchased.

16. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Its getting longer and longer

18. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It's going replace my old wooden ruler, I'm woop excited for a high tech ruler.

21. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

16:9 screens actually looks small on a 4 inch device, I'd really like to see the good old 3:2 back .. I owned a 3GS and switched to a larger 4.0 Nokia E7 back then for the keyboard I found the screen to be really small compared to the 3.5 on the 3GS, I know they won't do that for iP6 but really a 4.7 screen will look bigger than a 5.0 one on a 3:2 aspect ration :/ anyways 4.7 will be good enough even at 16:9 .. think GS3 and One (M7) ..

22. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

why don't they just go with 5in and 5.5in? With 4.7 in they are still smaller than most flagship phones.

38. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

So Apple can claim that their phone is smaller than "competitors", thus easier to use.

40. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think it's more to do with the fact that most adults don't want a purse or laptop bag just carry a PHONE. I'll go 4.3 but after that it's just too much

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