Next Apple iPhone to be 6mm thin, named iPhone Air?

Next Apple iPhone to be 6mm thin, named iPhone Air?
A published report out of Korea on Monday, suggests that the next version of Apple's iconic smartphone will be just 6mm thin. The name of the device is rumored to be the Apple iPhone Air. As a comparison, the current full featured Apple iPhone 5s is 7.6 mm thin as is the Apple iPhone 5. The Apple iPhone 5c is 8.97mm thin. The Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4s were 9.3mm thin while the Apple iPhone 3GS now seems bulky at 12.3mm.

According to the report, the Apple iPhone Air will still be made of metal, and will weigh more than current models of the handset. Despite the name of the phone, the design will resemble the iPhone 5s and will be bigger than that model. The iPhone Air will be unveiled and launched in September and will probably not resemble the concept model we showed you with the same name.

The report also states that Apple will be dropping the subsidized price of the Apple iPhone 5s to $99.99 in May.

source: ETNews (translated) via BGR

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33 Comments

1. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

good I like the design of iphone. It will have 4.7 inches disp with design and 6mm sounds good to me

2. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

thinking the same thing.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I hope that battery life won't get shorter. 6mm is really thin. But yeah, with iPhone design with bigger screen and even thinner, wow. Really interesting.

23. techaman unregistered

its just the glass front being leveled thats the space saving and weight drop, still from what am reading and following looks like samsung is what everyone is talking about and asus duel boot td300 i think i will get me one. lol. this is going to be a good year for tech just hope no more sueing i seen zte grand s and i was like please samsung dont sue just because the s looks the same and the name.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sounds like the case will be made of stainless steel, if the new iToy will be thinner and heavier than the current editions. Of course, they could make it out of titanium to fit an even larger battery. But price would probably be north of $2,000 US.

17. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

I dont think that price reaches that high

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

4.7-5" display will make me jump ship on day one.

7. Dowson unregistered

me too, can't wait to come back on iPhone, I'm missing it every day but, Z1 is awesome tough

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Loving my Note 3, but I should have gotten the iPhone 5S before buying my tank. Maybe I should just buy one off contract...

24. techaman unregistered

or maybe gs5 huummm makes you want to wait and see. lol

4. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Bet that thing will be fragile.. cant wait for all the people busting them in their back pockets after sitting on them,.

9. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I too take pleasure in other people's misfortunes. It's nice to run into like-minded people on the internet, everyone seems so nice here...

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

+1 For the chuckle it gave me if nothing else.

6. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I doubt it will be this thin. If it is, say goodbye to repairs. The case will now be 100% sealed. At least now you can repair iphones pretty easily. I took pictures of an ipad air that had seperated from its glass in a walmart display case. Considering that tablet only was handled to be put in the case, I consider that to be pretty bad even if its on 24/7. It physically failed.

25. techaman unregistered

i dont think so sealed that is because apple just rolled out onsite repairs in apple stores. if anything they may make it easier to replace the screens and batteries ect.

8. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

iPhone Air(4.7) and iphone Pro(5.7)? Apple stop teasing me and take my money!

10. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

6mm is too thin to hold a phone comfortably be it iPhone or any other phone(huwaei)

11. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Until Samsung makes a 5.9 mm phone LOL!

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That's impressive IMO. Reasonable though, proof will be in the pudding after holding it.

16. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

The only problem with iPhone is their screen size , and their price Seems like one problem will be fixed

18. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Apple is full of hot air. Remember guys any phone over 4" is too big.

29. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

3.5" was the perfect size, at one point in time. So it seems now that it was more of a suggestion than a rule.

19. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Whooop woop, 6mm dayyam. iPhone was the best invention, since "sliced bread". Now it's gonna be so thin that you can slice bread, with it... Hahaha, as long as the screen is bigger!

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No more 4 in. Screens for me. Apple 4.5, or larger or its a no go.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'll hold you to that, Dark. When October comes, I'll remember. Don't worry.

21. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

It's gonna take A LOT more than make the same phone thinner with a larger screen to get me to switch back.

22. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

I agree with jerrytime.

26. techaman unregistered

this is a great thread talk good talks here.

27. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I hope it doesn't resemble the 5s design, I'm getting tired of that square tall look and want something with rounded edges for a wider yet larger screen, sleek and bezel free. Hopefully talk of the similarities to the 5s look won't influence the rumoured phablet design.

30. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

I have a feeling they would go towards the ipad mini /air design before the 5/5s.

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