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The information leaks continue when it comes to the iPhone 6

Apple definitely isn’t the only game in town when it comes to smartphones, but the fervor surrounding each upcoming iPhone release definitely eclipses smartphone launches from other manufacturers. In keeping with that tradition, physical 3D models of the device compared to the current flagship iPhone 5s along with supposed schematics of the upcoming iPhone 6 have been leaked to the internet.
 
The physical mockups of the iPhone 6 show a device that is thinner, wider and taller than the iPhone 5s – the mockup measure in at 5.43” long, 2.63” wide, and 0.27” thick. Whereas the iPhone 5s has more hardened edges, the iPhone 6 has “softer” curves reminiscent of the original iPhone.


 
The latest mockup also clearly shows the repositioning of the lock button from the top of the device to the right hand side. Given the iPhone 6 is quite a it taller than the iPhone 5s, the new button placement will allow users to more easily power on/off the device one-handed.

 
One thing to note, however, is that the mockup doesn’t appear to show provisions for the dual-LED camera flash as seen on the iPhone 5s.
 
Also leaked over the weekend from Feng.com were 3D design schematics for the iPhone 6. The schematics match up nicely with the physical mockups, so either this is very close to the final design for the iPhone 6 or someone really has a lot of time on their hands to fake all of this leaked information.

 
The iPhone 6 is said to feature a 4.7” display (with a much higher resolution than the existing 1136x640 iPhone 5s), A8 processor, 802.11ac wireless, and hopefully LTE-A support.

Sources: Feng.com, NWE



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RE: Small is Good
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 1:04:51 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... And most people that did leave Apple, left for the screen size. Not because they didnt like it, or werent happy with the "walled garden" or apps or anything esle. Most people that lft Apple left for the screen size. Apple's internal research even shows that and that is why a 4.7 and a 5.5 inch iPhone is coming. My bet is they keep a smaller one too to keep those people happy.


RE: Small is Good
By Fleeb on 5/12/2014 5:37:43 PM , Rating: 2
Bubububut.. perfect / sweet spot screen size. What happened?


RE: Small is Good
By inighthawki on 5/12/2014 5:56:47 PM , Rating: 2
Things change over time. What was once ideal is not the case when you introduce new features and people become more familiar and comfortable with technology. I'm sure Apple has done their market research and determined that 4.7" may be the best tradeoff between peoples' wants and their supply chains.

Now truthfully, the correct option is to have multiple models to fit everyone's needs. Perhaps several devices ranging from 4" to 6".

Additionally, I'm sure there are tons of people who still find 4.5" and below to be the sweet spot. There is no reason to make fun of them because they hold a different opinion than you.


RE: Small is Good
By macca007 on 5/13/2014 3:23:46 AM , Rating: 2
Have to definitely agree with you there as I am one of those you speak of.
Was happy with everything the iPhone was except the screen size. Went from iPhone 3gs to the Note 2 on release day, massive difference. No problem fitting N2 in pockets either don't see what all the fuss is about from apple users.
I will say this though, My next phone will be 5 inches and don't care what brand, I think it is the exact sweet spot in phone market and offers the best compromise. Over 5.5 inches may as well get a tablet pc and connect a phone, Under 4.5 inches then smart phone is useless for browsing anything, May as well buy a tiny flip phone.


RE: Small is Good
By Camikazi on 5/14/2014 2:30:47 PM , Rating: 2
I have a Note 3 which is 5.7" and a Nexus 7 and they do not compare at all, for general browsing the Note is good but the Nexus is MUCH better for everything. I love my Note but a 5.7" screen is not even close to the same as having a tablet. Hell my entire phone fits inside the screen of the Nexus with screen space still visible around it, the difference is huge and that is only the smallest of the tablets.


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