Apple iPhone 6 is just 6.1mm thick according to video

Apple iPhone 6 is just 6.1mm thick according to video
Here's a bit of what you might want to call "new math". Take a pink case allegedly made for the Apple iPhone 6. Put an fifth-generation Apple iPod touch in the case, and the thickness is a perfect match. That means that we can expect the next iteration of the iPhone to weigh in at a remarkable 6.1mm thin (compared to the current 7.6mm thickness of the Apple iPhone 5s). That dovetails with earlier leaks of thin casings and speculation that the next version of the iPhone could be called the Apple iPhone Air. Of course, with the volume controls matching up perfectly, it also suggests that the Apple iPhone 6 will have some of its design cues borrowed from the 5th generation iPod touch.

That means we could see a design very similar to the one on that four second video we showed you during the weekend, with the rounded corners. Changes will also apparently be coming to the volume button. Why do all of this? Well, for one thing, it freshens up the iPhone's look. Secondly, it gives Apple a particular design to share across its product line thus instantly identifying a particular product as being an Apple.

Another interesting thing to consider is battery life. A super thin device is going to need a super-thin battery. Recently, we passed along a story stating that it will actually be the 5.5 inch iPhone phablet that gets the name the Apple iPhone Air and it will ship with a 6mm thick body. But the product was being delayed until 2015 because of Apple's inability to find a reliable battery supplier who could ship large quantities of a 2mm battery (normal size for a smartphone cell is 2.8mm or 2.9mm).

All of this information seems to connect, but not perfectly. What seems to match up is that there will be an iPhone variant with a 6mm or 6.1mm thickness. That model could be the Apple iPhone 6, the Apple iPhone phablet, or both. The design cues for either model, or both, will be coming from the Apple iPad Air, Apple iPad mini with Retina display, or the fifth-generation Apple iPod touch.

source: UnboxTherapy via AppleInsider

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iPhone 6
  • 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



23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I hear the new super thin phone comes with a default background image of Parminder Nagra and a copy of "Bend It Like Beckham".

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What a stupid leaker! He just measured the most unimportant dimension of a phone!

15. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Make phones 10mm thick and give them larger batteries!!! Why are companies so derp?!

11. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Apparently, people never learn that these iRumors are just not gonna happen. Nobody needs a really slim smartphone. People want their phones to last all day with heavy usage. Which explains why they buy battery pack cases that add more bulk to the phone and powerbanks that are additional things to bring.

19. Sauce unregistered

Apparently, not a lot of people are educated on basic battery info. Battery drainage depends completely on the USER. My best friends Note 3 lasts almost all day with heavy usage. My friends Note 3 lasts 5 hours with heavy usage. It all depends what you do, what you use, what you have on it, and how you use it, etc etc etc. Enough with the whole "less than a day" BS lol. I mean really? Are people THAT uneducated / brainwashed to think big battery = 2 days of use or 1 day with heavy usage?

22. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Let's make fun of someone with the biggest load of BS. Nice strategy.

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Well my friend's best friend's Note 3 only lasts for 3.3 seconds. He uses it to jump start his car. I think this short battery life makes it complete crap phone. I mean, 3.3 seconds... that is just not enough battery for phone. But no forget that Samsung makes removable battery. So my friend's best friend is able to jump car for return trip. Everybody home for supper with family. Samsung removable battery is genius.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Apple is stupid. I would hope that this is the year when Apple dies and nobody buys their products, but Apple buyers will stubbornly buy it no matter what...

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You have a sad life if you sit around hoping a company dies. You can still buy your android if apple was around or not.

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I hate Apple with every fiber in my body for their overpriced, proprietary products and misleading ad campaigns.

17. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

You are funny. You need to get a life besides hating Apple.

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lol, I know...

24. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The man has purpose in his life. This is a rare precious thing. Please do not discourage his fulfillment :)

3. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Maybe its a new ipod touch?!?!

10. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Yeah, maybe is for the next-gen iPod Touch, as they always have the same display size as the newer iPhone

1. kzat82

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Clearly this guy is more concerned with thickness over length.

2. Sauce unregistered

Can never win. Sorta like a hot dog in a hallway.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014


6. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'm seeing more people using their iPhones without a case and instead use a protective film. I can't imagine such a thin phone would be comfortable to grip and probably be even more slip prone than the current ipod touch. I felt this way about the Droid Razr and those Chinese phones trying to be extremely thin. I hope this is false and that the thickness stays the same, instead placing a larger battery inside by employing a method similar to Motorola's. Lessen the top and bottom bezels a bit while upping the display size and I would finally own an iPhone

7. Sauce unregistered

Are you a female? Im curious because of the feminine hands not being able to grasp a phone with ease. No trolling here.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

If you weren't trolling then you wouldn't have asked because it doesn't matter.

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Meh, he was saying it for the record

20. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

No I am not and don't be an ahole. Larger hands tend to need more width to get a nice grip instead of a paper thin piece of crap. It's the opposite when it comes to the smaller sized hand as the 6mm thinness might be better for them to wrap around. Besides that I've seen plenty of women using larger phones with no issues. I have phones that range from 8.5mm thin to 14mm and found 9mm to be the most comfortable.

26. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Doesn't matter if its a she or he as I'm quite sure most women find 4 inches not enough to satisfy their needs

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I feel the same. Apple needs to just stop with the thinness nonsense and start focusing more on battery size.

21. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

A thin-ish phone with a good sized battery can be done as Motorola has shown us quite often.

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