Apple iPhone 6 case mold confirms certain design cues for the next-gen model

Apple iPhone 6 case mold confirms certain design cues for the next-gen model
A picture of a black mold, believed to be used to produce prototypes of Apple iPhone 6 cases, was posted on a Chinese Apple forum. From there, it was spotted by a French site. Based on the features of the mold, the Apple iPhone 6 will take its design cues from the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad mini with Retina display.

With rounded corners, a very thin footprint, and pill-shaped volume controls, there could actually be some legitimacy to the rumor that the next iPhone iteration will be known as the Apple iPhone Air. The device would be just 6.1mm thick, compared to the 7.6mm thickness of the Apple iPhone 5s. What is interesting is the protruding camera on the mold. You might recall that such a protruding lens was spotted on pictures taken of the iPhone 6, allegedly by a Foxconn insider.

Despite all of these connections, there is always the very strong possibility that this is a fake. We urge you to be cynical and take this story with the appropriate grain of salt.

source: NFE (translated) via AppleInsider

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  • Display 4.7 inches 1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A8 1GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1810 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x


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