Here's why the leaked "iPhone 6 frame" is likely fake
posted by Michael H. / Jan 09, 2014, 2:07 PM
There are two big reasons to not believe the rumor. First, the component shown is a midframe, which is designed to have hardware attached on either
Secondly, the headphone jack shown on the frame is at the top of the device, but again Apple hasn't been building its iPhones that way recently. Again, with the iPhone 5 and the switch to the Lightning connector, Apple moved the headphone jack to the bottom edge of the iPhone to match the iPod Touch. A headphone jack on the bottom of a device serves two purposes: it lowers stress on the jack itself which causes fewer problems with headphone wiring, and it keeps the headphone wires from accidentally falling in front of the display.
Obviously, Apple could be changing the way it builds devices, but it seems pretty unlikely, and we can definitely get behind the reasoning here.
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Apple will nail the design, just like every other time.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 2:24 PM 7
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Odd, I distinctly remember a masive design flaw a couple models back that resulted in dropped calls because the antenna was positioned in such a way that signal was blocked by the user's hand.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 3:07 PM 12
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Well, if you didn't have a problem it couldn't have existed. Not only was it a design flaw, it was a design flaw that any first year electrical engineering student could have seen. When you bridge two antennas with a conductive substance (like skin), they both detune. That's why is was shown scientifically with measuring apparatus that the iPhone lost mor than double the signal of any other phone with just a finger touch bridging the gap. Here's a question that no rabid if an had ever been able to answer - if it wasn't a design flaw, and was just the same proximity interference that all cell phones suffer, then went did the bumper fix it? You were lucky enough to live in an area where the signal loss wasn't enough to drop the call. You did still have the flaw.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 3:39 PM 7
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I'm not so sure what is at the top in this pic is the top of the phone. That looks like the lightning connector in the middle and the headphone jack next to it. I think the thing is upside down. Everyone is also getting thrown off by the camera. That circle is not the camera. If this is a mid plate, it won't need a hole in it.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 2:35 PM 0
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It's probably a fake because apple will never release a big phone.
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posted on Jan 09, 2014, 3:46 PM 4
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Really? Steve Jobs said that the iPhone would never increase in screen size because nobody wants a big display. However 5+ inches are now the norm and even Apple themselves were forced to increase the screen size to 4. But trust me, they will be forced to do it once again, to what? That's a good question, I see them doing 4.5 inches.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 5:24 PM 0
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About the fact that "A headphone jack on the bottom of a device serves two purposes: it lowers stress on the jack itself which causes fewer problems with headphone wiring" to me is false. Having a headphone jack on the bottom makes it so that the device would have to go in to the pocket upside down. If inserted topside up the headphone cable might not be long enough to reach the ears or would cause MAJOR wear & tear on the end of the cable. I know all this from experience.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 4:09 PM 0
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I had never heard of the two reasons he gave, in fact headphones on the bottom are more in the way in my experience. Apple's logic was when you hold the device and put it in your pocket top-first, the jack will be facing the opening in the pocket, and when you pull the device out when listening to music you don't need to flip it around. It really does come down to preference though, and like you, I prefer it on the top.
posted on Jan 09, 2014, 8:35 PM 0
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