This is What iPhone 6 Might Look Like
With production of iPhone 6 nearing, an array of physical mockups and supposed hardware parts from the device are surfacing around the web which are able to provide a look at what the next iPhone may actually look like. If the past is any indicator of reliability, these dummy units and potential park leaks of iPhone 6 are probably quite accurate to provide a rough idea of what to expect. With that in mind, here’s an overview of some of these pieces that have surfaced recently, offering a potential sneak peak at what the iPhone 6 might look like in both the 5.5″ and 4.7″ sizes that are rumored to ship towards the end of 2014.
First up are a set of new images coming from MacRumors and 9to5mac, which are said to be of physical ‘dummy’ hardware models of the iPhone 6 in 5.5″ next to a dummy model of the iPhone 6 in 4.7″. These give an idea of general appearance and the possible sizing differentiation between the two models.
The images below, from 9to5mac, show a nonfunctioning dummy model at 5.5″ in black:
Meanwhile, these dummy models show a 4.7″ iPhone and a 5.5″ iPhone in gold coloring alongside one another:
These are not functioning devices in any way, they are simply physical “dummy” models and molds that have been made for a variety of reasons, perhaps for the purpose of a case or accessories manufacturer to build their own products from. That’s also why they are lacking the familiar Apple logo identifier, FCC details, and iPhone stamped monicker on the backplate.
Speaking of backplates, what are claimed to be actual physical backplates of the iPhone 6 have also appeared online recently. Traditionally, these are quite representative of final shipping devices, as was demonstrated with the iPhone 5 backplates that were leaked months prior to the official release some years ago. As expected, these metal backplates of what is claimed to be from an iPhone 6 look very similar to the dummy mockups and models found elsewhere:
A variety of other sources online have also come across or created their own iPhone 6 dummy units based upon leaked schematics and parts, further painting a picture of what the future iPhone release from Apple may end up looking like (images from MacityNet.it and Wiebo as gathered by MacRumors):
Finally, MacRumors has also done their own visual mockups to compare physical sizes of the existing iPhone 5 and 5s models vs a iPhone 6 at 4.7″ and 5.5″ against an iPad Mini, this helps to offer an idea of what the tangible size of the devices may be:
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 this fall in two sizes, with options for either a 4.7″ or 5.5″ display. That’s according to reliable rumor sources like Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, but for those interested in stepping further away from the reliable sourcing and into the realm of alleged leaks, manufacturing molds, and other dubious or less reputable originations should check out the excellent MacRumors roundup page, which has more pictures and possible details of the iPhone 6. Just take it all with a grain of salt, because until Apple makes an official announcement, it’s all rumors and hearsay.