Mock-up of Apple's rumored iPhone phablet shows a taller device than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Mock-up of Apple's rumored iPhone phablet shows a taller device than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Those infamous Apple iPhone 6 dummy models were put to work on Tuesday, starring in a video. The mock-ups are used by case manufacturers to help them design their wares for the next iteration of Apple's iconic smartphone. The size of the cases, and the shape of any cutouts, has to match the design on the real iPhones. Therefore, these non functioning "dummy" units are our best bet for now, in figuring out how the new iPhone models size up to the competition.

We expect Apple to release two variants of the iPhone this year, the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet. Based on the size of these dummy models, the phablet sized version of the iPhone appears to be taller, but not wider than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 even though the latter has a larger display. The LG G3 fits exactly inside the iPhone phablet's frame even though both phones share a 5.5 inch screen.

If the mock-ups are the right size, and do reveal the correct dimensions of each new iPhone model, it would appear that the phablet version of the iPhone is going to be a pretty tall gal. Many have criticized Samsung for not cutting the height of the Galaxy Note, and now it would appear that Apple is about to offer an iPhone with a taller body than Samsung's phablet, but featuring a smaller screen.

If one were to buy into the argument that Apple actually increased sales of the Apple iPhone 5s by offering the plastic cased Apple iPhone 5c with slightly lower specs, one could come to the conclusion that by producing such a large phablet, Apple is making the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 look more pocketable.



source: TechSmartt via AppleInsider

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31 Comments

1. thegreatone99

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

THE IPHONE 10 is COMING!

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes! You can use it like a sword.

13. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Finally I can use an iphone as a stylus for the ever enlarging Notes series.

15. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Used the iphone 10 as a sword and partnered it with the galaxy note 10 as a shield! Perfect combo! Lol

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

awesome!

8. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

But apple don't make 213124 models in a year !!

10. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

they just release few models a year, i expect something more from them, like more beautiful for example?? more specs??

2. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Madole......!

4. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

Add side-by-side multitasking like LG or Samsung, and I'll seriously consider the 4.7" after years on Android. Nothing against Android, but it might as well still be 4.1 since everything else since then has been under the hood changes. All solid changes that were needed, but it's just become a bit stale for me. Time to try either the new iPhone, see what Android 5.0 is about, or maybe even windows phone for a while! It's a great time to test new devices and ecosystems. Keep an open mind people!

5. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Ugly bezel

6. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Still looks ugly; the G3 is way better looking

7. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Let's see here: This new iJunk will: (1) Have a SMALLER screen than the NOTE 3 ; (2) But be LARGER in body-size than the NOTE 3 ; (3) Cost probably TWICE as much as the NOTE 3 ; (4) Have INFERIOR specs to ALL of the 2014 ANDROID flagships... CONCLUSION: iJunk for the iCHUMPS...

11. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

I personally seriously dislike Apple in general, but the whole inferior specs thing is just silly now. Simply put iOS doesn'y need a 150-core CPU running at 5GHz lol. It's a highly efficient OS with Apple's own tailor-made and optimised skin on top. I love Android and the power we have at our finger tips. But iPhones simply don't need that power, they run games just as well as the best Android devices out there, and in general barely lag. High end specs are only needed on Android because manufacturers like Samsung still don't know how to code properly so even with an S801 their skin STILL lags. Embarrassing really, which is why I stick with Sony who understand what optimisation means.

17. dr.c33

Posts: 19; Member since: May 31, 2014

I agree with you, but the the fact that even vanilla android is running on a virtual machine will make it "lag" more than iOS and WP8(.1). The thing is I would rather have the power at my finger tip than fluidity of the OS. Oh, and Sony only got it right after their 4.3 version of android. Somehow the 4.1.2 Sony Timescape skin had some major memory problems. Phones with 1GB RAM kills the music when browsing due to ram constantly running out. And when you switch tasks, the tasks usually reload because they are killed in the background. But I'm glad they sorted it out in the 4.3 version though. HTC Sense is in the same boat as Sony, their UI is getting more lightweight and less buggy overtime. Samsung's touchwiz... it's just a deadweight weighing down the already relatively heavier Android OS.

25. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

light os with less fitures

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

its not for the os, it's for the potential apps duh

22. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

duh Iphone can't play potentialy awesome game with a lot ram like android because it just 1 GB RAM

9. Donzzy

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Lol my faux leather Note 3 looks a lot better than the 5.5 variant.

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

A lot of people fail to apreciate the faux leather awesomeness.

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

metal phone should be rigid otherwise not just for looks.

12. xperian

Posts: 416; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

I still prefer this ip6 over note. I don't mind big bezels, and the reason why I didn't buy iphone was small screen, so this may be perfect for me

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Let's see can't multitask no SD card micro, no high screen resolution no built in stylist, 1,000$ price tag, yep still the same ijunk

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A stylist is someone who styles, usually celebs. You mean a stylus, bash with intelligence, or don't bash.

16. KingQwerty

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

The next person that says BEZEL gets kicked in the teeth

23. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

That's dumb why is 5.5inc on the iphone larger than the note 3 oh yea those large uneeded bezels on the iphone trying too hard to be large

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What dumb, is how you all flock to mock ups, and concepts that aren't even made by apple, and bash apple over some guys computer art.

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30719; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What's

24. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

not intentionaly for style that big bezel are for circuit.

26. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That device looks so proportionally wrong, it's getting silly now. So much for 4" is perfect. Apple is crazy nowadays without Steve Jobs.

27. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

cue 95% of people saying it's too big.

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