Massive leak reveals the iPhone 6's probable size, dimensions, and protruding rear camera

Massive leak reveals the iPhone 6's probable size, dimensions, and protruding rear camera
It's not everyday we get leaks like this one, folks. A daring leak artist infiltrated a Foxconn facility and walked out with photos of computer displays showing elaborate, authentic data sheets (Foxconn logo and all) detailing Apple's upcoming 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones' designs and dimensions. And from the looks of it, Apple will be rolling out its thinnest iPhones ever! Mind you, it is said that these sheets depict prototypes. But let's face it - the new iPhone is coming September 9, and there's absolutely no time to make any substantial changes to it.

With that out of the way, let's bite into the leaked images.

The first photograph shows the N51, which is the good old iPhone 5s sized 4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm) at a weight of 3.95oz (112 grams).

The N51 is followed by the N61, which has to be the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, measuring 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.14 x 66.97 x 6.9 mm). The iPhone has grown substantially taller, a bit wider, and slightly thinner, but its weight is unknown.

Finally, the N56 is the iPhone 6 with 5.5-inch display in the form of two prototypes. The first prototype measures 6.2 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (158.0 x 77.12 x 7 mm) at a weight of 5.94 Oz (168.5 grams). The second prototype measures 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.27 inches (158.07 x 77.79 x 7.1 mm) at a weight of 6.5 Oz (184.6 grams).

This information goes in tune with previous rumors of the next iPhone being 0.27 inches (7mm) thin. While 7mm isn't Gionee Elife level of anorexic thinness, it's pretty reasonable overall.

The second and third photographs contain two interesting bits of information we weren't supposed to know before September. First, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 (N56) is depicted with the same design we know from the various "dummy" models we've seen over the summer. The next iPhone's look is pretty much set in stone at this point, although we're still curious whether Apple will cover up those plastic bands somehow, or leave them naked.

The second bit is that the N56 is described as being 0.3 inches (7.67mm) thick with the camera on its back taken into account. Remember those rumors about the protruding camera lens? Well, for good or bad, it appears the iPhone 6's lens will indeed stick out, instead of laying flush like in the iPhone 5s. The camera will add 0.77mm to the dimensions of the N61 and the N56's first prototype, and 0.67mm to the N56's second prototype.

Owners shouldn't worry too much about the possibility of lens scratching, as it is made of sapphire glass. But it's interesting to know what led Apple to that decision. We're not too far from the iPhone 6's September 9 reveal, so we'll learn soon enough.


via Business Insider

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44 Comments

1. Darxicus

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

Ok seriously people? We already know these leaks are probably fake.

4. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

No chance it's fake. Apple makes too many phones for there not to be leaks. This has been the same design with every single leak and it's a minor revision to the iPhone 5 and keeps with Apple's typical designs. Makes perfect sense.

11. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I think the iphone 6L looks ugly

38. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

So the goophone from china has actually made a iPhone replica.. A month before the launch.

24. HansGoneInsane unregistered

If your look to the left lower corner, you can see the dates these photots were taken on. It was in Feburary and not on the same day. Since this time, I think the design could still have changed a lot. I hope at least these lines on the back of the phone got redesigned as they don't convince me at all.

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

158mm tall???? Yikes. That home button and Apple's requirement for the top bezel to equal the bottom for aesthetics is making this this huge. That's 12mm taller (8%) than the LG G3 for the same screen size. And the G3 is already a really tall phone. Questionable. 3mm wider too but that's not as bad. Same story with that 4.7" version. 9mm taller and 2mm wider than a Moto X.

13. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Do you think that space is filled with air?

16. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Obviously not. Other manufacturers have very little top bezel (or none BTW: Sharp Aquos Crystal). So clearly this was purely an aesthetic choice and has absolutely nothing to do with whats behind it.

20. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

If you are talking about an HTC M7 with the front stereo speakers it's different than just bezel...

29. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"That's 12mm taller (8%) than the LG G3 for the same screen size." Makes me wonder if Apple has made it this size so that a very large and powerful battery can fit. I am not sure what would be more "wow" to the most Apple customers -- a Retina HD "2K" screen -- or a battery that can last a week between charges.

30. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

All the rumors suggest otherwise and it's unlikely with the thickness rumored here, but who knows. Battery is a huge concern among smartphone users now. Apple batteries have recently become very sub-par.

3. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

All the BS about protruding is so annoying. If this feature will give you better images then it is an advantage that many will enjoy. I don't really understand Apple fans. These people make a big fuzz over little things.

7. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

It won't give you better images. It just allows the phone body to be slimmer which I think is really idiotic. These phones are already too thin. It gets really hard and uncomfortable to hold a big screen phone that is that thin. The only benefit is weight but that can be reduced using other methods.

8. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

There are strong rumors about new lens configuration but the same size 8 megapixel sensor or an external lens attachments. Whether or not it works, it remains to be seen.

14. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Personally, I doubt that. Apple just wants to make it as thin as possible. Not sure I see any benefit to a protruding camera lens cover for external lenses. I guess we'll all find out soon. My guess is it's for the same reason that other manufacturers do it: Thin phones without compromising the camera which is now the thickness component in a phone.

10. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

And I say the exact same thing about the Nexus 5. This isn't an Apple vs Android thing. It's too thin to hold comfortably. LG G2 with an identical design feels better to me because it's thicker (to accommodate a much bigger battery). I have a case on my N5 to add thickness and I hate cases. Same with the camera bump. Idiotic design. Just make it fatter and use that extra space to add a bigger battery.

18. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

This is not Apple vs Android thing. The whole thing about this is wait and see what happens first before crying like babies for something that may or may not be true. P.S. I just want to see what Apple is bring this time to the table. A few months from now its Samsung's LG, Sony and etc.

19. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I'm more excited about Motorola's turn in two weeks! Also, you're FAR too reasonable and sensible to be commenting on an Apple article on Phone Arena. Be more illogical! :)

21. chunky1x

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I'm saving my lunacy for the official Phone Arena review. There is were you find the best ammunition(real facts) for attacking its weakness or it may surprise me. Sony, Oppo and LG impressed me this year but Samsung was MEH. Not sure how much impact Note 4 will be but I'll be patient.

23. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I abandoned Verizon and Samsung after the Galaxy Nexus. It would take a massive change for me to ever consider either of those companies again. I agree strongly with LG and Oppo. Sony, I can't say because their phones never make it to the US on time or at reasonable prices. I have my eye on Moto after the X, G and 360. My mom loves her Moto G and my sister loves her X. Amazing phones all around. Both switched from iPhones.

25. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I don't mind the N5's thinness, but I DO mind the obvious wear-and-tear to the bottom of my camera lens thanks to it protruding from the back. All they had to do was make the phone ~0.5mm thicker and this wouldn't be an issue. Heck, I'd rather it be a full millimeter thicker if it meant the camera would be slightly recessed. I wonder how Apple will address the inevitable scuffing that comes along with a protruding lens.

28. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"I wonder how Apple will address the inevitable scuffing that comes along with a protruding lens." Apple will gladly sell you an iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 that doesn't have a protruding lens.

31. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Actually Apple uses Sapphire so it should't scuff or scratch. But still. It'll chip. trust me my Sapphire watch is chipped all around the edges where it protrudes. No scratches tho.

32. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I don't care about the glass. The glass on my N5 is fine (and so freaking huge that even if it were to scratch a bit near the bottom there's no way it would affect the sensor). It's the metal rim around the glass that takes damage no matter what, by virtue of much of the phone's weight pressing down on that tiny surface.

39. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

The Eco Drive on my wrist is scratched badly, My old Seiko and Bulova are the same. No chips at all, just scratching. As well, just saying.

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

potruding camera, maybe simply because the camera can't as thin.

41. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

they don't make the camera match the body like lumia phone, samsung s, simply because they can't

5. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

6.9mm? That sounds cool. But that huge bezel!!!

12. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

The bottom part is necessary to accommodate the home button, and the top for symmetry. To me they're okay since they provide the fingers some place to hold when playing games or watching video in landscape. The sides are pretty thin though.

6. naittosan

Posts: 240; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Protruding or not this thing is going to sell faster than they can make them

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