Apple reportedly takes design cues for next-gen iPhones from the Apple iPhone 5c and iPod nano31
Despite using the iPhone 5c as a design cue, the larger screened Apple iPhone will be a high-end model, according to sources. The report did not say that the Apple iPhone phablet will come with the same polycarbonate back that adorns the Apple iPhone 5c, but pointed out instead that the 5.7 inch model takes some of its design from the latest version of the iPod nano. The latter is available in multiple colors like the iPhone 5c, although it uses an anodized aluminum back instead of plastic.
The new models feature the same rounded back as the Apple iPhone 5c and have the same volume and mute buttons as the ones employed by the mid-range iPhone model. In addition the speaker and microphone holes on the bottom of the handset will be similar to the speaker and mic holes used on the Apple iPhone 5c.
As far as dimensions go, the 5.7 inch Apple iPhone phablet is said to be 7mm thick, which is .5mm thinner than the Apple iPad Air tablet. But sources say that the final dimensions of the phone could show thickness of 7.5mm so that the rear camera won't protrude as much. This is exactly the same reason why Apple shifted from a 7mm thick casing for the Apple iPad Air to the final 7.5mm design.
With the next-gen iPhone models rumored to be taking some design cues from the Apple iPhone 5c, you can revisit Apple's mid-range model by checking out the slideshow below.
source: Macotakara (translated) via AppleInsider