Images reportedly show metal housing for Apple iPhone 6 aka Apple iPhone Air

Images reportedly show metal housing for Apple iPhone 6 aka Apple iPhone Air
Amid rumors that Apple is testing out iPhones with screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.7 inches, a photograph published on Wednesday allegedly shows off the metal housing for the Apple iPhone 6. With the 5.7 inch iPhone rumored to be part of a new line of Apple iPhone phablets to launch in May, we can assume that the metal part in the picture will house a 4.7 inch panel.

The picture confirms a very thin design for the iPhone 6. According to the latest speculation, this device will be 6mm thin and will be named the Apple iPhone Air. This model would be launched in September, around the same time that the Apple iPhone 5 was released in 2012, and the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c were released last year.

As with all reports of this nature, be skeptical. We have a long way to go until the next iPhone is introduced.

Pictures allegedly of the Apple iPhone 6 housing

Pictures allegedly of the Apple iPhone 6 housing


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!
source: CTech (translated) via GforGames

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  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. Carlitos

Posts: 638; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Why such a big screen if it's just gonna have a grid of icons?

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And here we go again...

9. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you use big screen for widgets ?

14. superkuiken

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 24, 2013

Yes, I do.

19. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

did I ask to you ?

26. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

I also use my big screen for widgets. And by us two replying you're getting a better sample size #whocaresifyouaskedus

46. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

you also use ? good for you but I dont care what you do with your phone. y you answer me ?

48. BiN4RY

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

If you don't want people answering your question, then why did you even ask it publicly in the first place?

29. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Widgets look better on a large screen than rows of apps do...

44. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Yep they do. But optimized apps for screen size are something you are probably not used to. Who cares about the home screen. If the apps are just blown up, it looks like crap

43. Carlitos

Posts: 638; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

As a matter of fact I do use widgets

21. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

They will not add another row of icons genius. They would just stretch the display, which mean everything will be larger duh

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

big screen because to make 10th row of apps........!!!

2. Carlitos

Posts: 638; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Why such a big screen if it's just gonna have a grid of icons?

3. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

4. Keas51

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I'm no iPhone lover or anything as I use a S4 and a Nokia 928 for my business and personal phones but just to respond to the screen size comment, every thought someone watching a video on their phone might want something larger than a 4' screen?

12. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

They'll they better hope Apple actually makes it an HD one this time. Otherwise, what's the point?

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Apple will. If not, it will be a failure like the first iPad mini. iPhone people aren't so foolish to be happy with 640p 4.7" screen. The iPhone 5 is the sharpest among all 4" phone (or among most?), so the 4.7" brother should follow the footstep. But then it will likely be a weird resolution again. Maybe 780p or 840p? XD

47. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

Knowing Apple they will most likely double the current resolution. In this case it might would be 2272x1280 pixel. Let's see if Galaxy S5 will get 1440p display or not, it'll be a key decision for the competition.

30. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

No. This will be 640, like the 5s(or whatever the resolution is). That way they will revolutionize the industry with the "Air s", which will have a 720 ish display and 1Gb of RAM. They deliberately under utilize the devices in order to incrementally upgrade and pronounce innovation so people will always want to buy them. I don't particularly care for apple products (Note 3 user) but their marketing is genius.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It has begun, I cannot wait to get my hands on mine this fall

8. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

I've mostly been an android fan, but I'm with you on this. A bigger iphone would be great.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same here darkk. BTW, iOS 7.1 is looking fugly. If they keep making redundant changes, I'm scared to see what iOS 8 would look like...

25. trickster_qc

Posts: 107; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

To me, it's pretty obvious that iOS 7 was designed for a bigger screen. The way everything is packed together in the design ( the text isn't aligned perfectly and not centered properly etc ) make me think iOS 7 is ready for a bigger screen but the device wasn't so they made the 5S and 5C quickly to have people wait another year for a bigger phone.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I like the slide to answer feature, I notice a lotta circles.

35. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, there was one story out about a new iPhone being released May, 2014 timeframe. If that is true, you won't have to worry about iOS 8 then. Apple is still trying to get iOS 7 stable (7.1 beta 3 was released to developers earlier this week).

23. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I don't see how the iP6 is 6mm thick with the pic of the chassis. Chassis alone looks like 6mm thick. Then there is the screen, which adds more thickness. Chasis looks larger than 4.7 inch screen size as well. I don't think this is the chasis for the 4.7 inch edition.

31. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

That might not be the 6mm chassis. The 6mm could be simply the iPhone 6 or the air, and the chassis in the photo could be the 5.7 incher. I imagine they will have to continue a 4" model to not alienate the tiny hands people.

7. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Well it's bigger i guess, hopefully we get the specs soon

10. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Looks more like HTC one housings

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