Latest Apple iPhone 6 leak purportedly shows another schematic, chassis mold and more

Latest Apple iPhone 6 leak purportedly shows another schematic, chassis mold and more
It is that time of the year when rumors about the next Apple iPhone start flooding out. Last year, the theme was plastic casings as many leaks revolved around the Apple iPhone 5c. This year's theme might be schematics. We recently showed you images of what allegedly was a schematic for the Apple iPhone 6, and today we have another leaked schematic, this time from a Sina Weibo account. The schematic purportedly came from someone working for contract manufacturer Foxconn, and shows a thin body with chamfered edges, a design that Apple has been using on recent products. 

Another picture shows what once again is purportedly the Apple iPhone 6, this time seen on a CAD program in 3D. A couple of other pictures reveal what might be the actual chassis mold for the iPhone 6 casing. Unfortunately, we can't tell what the size of the screen is on the device drawn in the schematic, or seen diagrammed on the CAD program. And the mold doesn't offer an easy way to determine the screen size, either. While the CAD screen and the pictures of the mold also are rumored to have originated from Foxconn, keep in mind that there is the possibility that these images are not legitimate.

KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has a solid connection to Apple, expects to see a 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 launched late in the third quarter. He also expects to see a 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet released around the middle of the 2014 holiday shopping season.


source: SinaWeibo (translated),GforGames via AppleInsider

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27 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

The phone mold in Picture 4 looks extra long to me.

3. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

The Iphone 5 is already stupidly long and narrow, this will probably be no different.

5. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

What phone do you own? Out of curiosity. I want to show you how easy it is to hate something lol.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I think it is just that people are tired of Apple and its rumors - my wife has an iphone 5C - it is nothing special and rather plain in design for software and hardware...

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Who is saying about hate here... Butt hurt samsung hater.... Before goin after others check yourself...

2. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

I call BS. 3rd picture shows autoCAD 200x. Why would they design this with such an old version of autoCAD? If it is true I love that they design some of this phone on Windows, list the details on Excel, and use an old version of autoCAD.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Those are screenshots from Foxconn, and they assemble more than just Apple products. I'm pretty sure Apple designs Apple hardware on Apple hardware, then just sends compatible files.

7. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

I understand that, but wouldn't Foxconn use updated CAD? I don't know either, just seems like they would. At least 2010? Dealing with file compatibility issues with clients is no fun.

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Having worked in plenty of manufacturing environments, I'll bet that you would be shocked at the technological divide between design studios/engineering houses and the actual manufacturers. There's a reason so many companies are willing to pay MSFT big money to keep supporting XP.

24. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Foxconn running XP doesn't surprise me at all. Them running such an old version of autoCAD would surprise me. They are one of the largest manufacturing companies if I remember correctly. The only reason I could think is that they have so many computers to license that it's not financially viable. But that would still surprise me as well. More than likely they are just cheap bastards like many companies I've worked for.

27. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I think you nailed it (Cheap). Our own government runs old software, so no surprise a company that really doesn't do any design work would, as well.

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

China - where windows XP and autocad 200x is popular there

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

As usual, Apple is behind the times - I already have a 7 inch 'phablet' that fits nicely in my hands and in my front pocket...

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

7 inch is a tablet dude....

14. express77 unregistered

soon to be called 'phablet' and in 2-3 years will be called a 'smartphone'.

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I think we will not go that far to call it a smartphone.... You remember size of pc monitors where keep on increasing then it stopped in particular...dane thing will happen to smartphone industry...

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Actually that's already happened this year, twice The M8 and Z2 are the same tall as the Galxay Note The S5 is also almost (~5 mm of) as tall as the Galaxy Note

20. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The same tall?

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Note (Samsung's phablet from 2011): 147 x 83 x 9.65 mm Z2: 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 M8: 146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm S5: 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm The Z2 and M8 are as tall as the Galaxy Note, the S5 is 5 mm from being as tall as the Note Luckily they are all a cm less wide compared to the Note, but they are still as tall as the Note, which IMO is too tall for a "phone"

13. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Something to make up for that empty space in your pants.

18. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

fonepad ?

16. phatmanXXL

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Revolutionary

19. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Duh, Whatever. We will still wait for the G3 and watch iP6 Pass by. Apple has nothing to keep their dominance.

22. Satheesh

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Apple is still using Windows XP??? LOL

23. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

For the love of all things holy I really hope you dont think that. If you read the article you would know this is a factory over seas.

25. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

That phone should be used in the NBA when it comes out.

26. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I don't like the bezels. If they keep it I will go with z3.

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