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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: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 5:50:01 PM , Rating: 2
? Yes sitting down. As does everyone with the Note series... A giant rectangle? Exactly how much larger do you think these are than a regular phone? We are talking a 4 inch screen to a 5.9 inch screen. Not a 8 inch screen. We are lookign at actual height of 4.87 inches long to 5.95 inches long from the smallest popular small phone to the largest popular phablet. That is only 1.08 inches longer - less than 20%. LEts all get a grip.

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Apple-iPhone-5s_i...

http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-No...


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By Reclaimer77 on 5/12/2014 6:02:35 PM , Rating: 3
Why do people have to resort to these insane arguments to fight against the inevitability of larger phones?

We have people here saying they physically "cannot hold" a 5+" phone with one hand. Just...come on, that's not even believable.

Now we have this attempt, the "I can't fit them in my pockets" BS. Just..LOL. Okay guys, whatever.

Unless Daily Tech has an impossibly high percentage of little people (dwarfs), I'm calling this a bunch of fanboi horsesh*t.

And yeah, good call on the little refresher course. Kinda sad that on a 'tech site' we have to inform people screen sizes are measured DIAGONALLY!


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 6:16:38 PM , Rating: 2
I dunno, isn't it funny though? All that fuss about slightly over 1 inch difference in height from the smallest end of the spectrum (iPhone) to the to the large end (Note3)? LOL.

"I can fit my 4.87 inch iPhone just fine, but add 1 inch to that and I can no longer sit. Now I have to stand all day." /s


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By flyingpants1 on 5/12/2014 7:34:58 PM , Rating: 1
At least try to use logical arguments when attacking iPhone users. Of course 1" can make a large difference for some people.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 8:41:56 PM , Rating: 3
right back at you. If you don't like a large phone that's perfectly fine no one can argue with that. What to say it doesn't fit in your pocket when something thats really close in size 1 inch shorter fits fine is ridiculous. That's all I'm saying


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By Reclaimer77 on 5/12/2014 8:52:15 PM , Rating: 2
We're not attacking iPhone users. We're just saying to stop lying.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By inighthawki on 5/12/2014 8:58:21 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
We have people here saying they physically "cannot hold" a 5+" phone with one hand. Just...come on, that's not even believable.

As one of the two people in this article that has even mentioned one handed use, neither of us stated "cannot hold" at all. What we both did mention, however, is using the phone. This depends entirely on how the person holds a phone. I for example tend to grip my phone with my whole hand. I actually have a super old Samsung focus flash (3.7" display, 4.5" in height) and even with that I can have some trouble reaching the top notification bar on the display with the way I hold it. I actually have fairly large hands, and I have no trouble holding and using a 5" phone either, it's just way more difficult to do everything one handed.

But feel free to tell me "I'm holding it wrong" or something. I'm sure you haven't considered how other people might hold or use their phones, and are probably basing it off your own usage patterns. Not everyone does it the same.

quote:
Why do people have to resort to these insane arguments to fight against the inevitability of larger phones?

Inevitability? Larger phones are already here. Are you saying you're so arrogant as to believe that your belief of only ever having large phones is appropriate for everyone in the world? Why can there not be many sizes to choose from?

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Now we have this attempt, the "I can't fit them in my pockets" BS. Just..LOL. Okay guys, whatever.

I imagine most people are probably referring to the larger phablet phones like the galaxy note 3 or the lumia 1520. I can't imagine many people would have trouble fitting them in a pocket, I can definitely see it being uncomfortable while sitting. I wear fairly baggy cloths though - never jeans - so I can't really comment.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/12/2014 11:29:52 PM , Rating: 2
"Are you saying you're so arrogant as to believe that your belief of only ever having large phones is appropriate for everyone in the world? Why can there not be many sizes to choose from?"

are you not paying attention to this thread at all? That is what we are saying. There are many sizes available. There are so many phones of all sizes that anyone can get any size they want. Yet there is an incredibly large amount of people here arguing and complaining every time a phone gets bigger or res gets higher. it happens in every article about a new phone. What we are doing is telling these people to shut up and buy the phone that they want. There are hundreds of phones out there. get one that suits your needs and stop complaining every time an OEM makes their flagship bigger.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/2014 12:11:00 AM , Rating: 2
It's just amazing...

Do these guys even read posts IN CONTEXT...like ever?


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By inighthawki on 5/13/2014 12:30:58 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry, that's just not at all the tone he comes off with on his reply full of insults and complete arrogance claiming that everyone is completely wrong. The same guy who calls everyone a luddite every time they disagree with a new piece of technology.

Apologies, Reclaimer, if I mistook your post, but you could definitely use some etiquette in your posts. Maybe if they were less insulting they would sound less one sided, and more objective.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By ritualm on 5/13/2014 12:49:53 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
are you not paying attention to this thread at all? That is what we are saying

We? Who is this "we" you're talking about, quack-tro-spooty?

This is turning into a "if you don't like the phones getting bigger, you can go play with your outdated small iPhones!" vs "bigger is not better". You and Reclaimer77 - natch, Testerguy3 - belong in the former. I'm on the same boat as inighthawki right now, and both of you "bigger is better" tards keep saying how we lack context, resistant to change, etc.
quote:
there is an incredibly large amount of people here arguing and complaining every time a phone gets bigger or res gets higher

How is it wrong that some of us want smaller phones? Oh right, because it goes against the idea that "bigger is always better". Which, by the way, has nothing to do with improving usability, but more towards bragging "world's first thisandthat".

You're fine with phones edging towards 6". All I'm going to say is "man, you look effin ridiculous with that 6-inch phone against the side of your head!". Most Android phonemakers don't give a damn about the users anymore. All they care about is bragging rights - "who has the biggest e-Penis in town". It's stupid.
quote:
What we are doing is telling these people to shut up and buy the phone that they want.

Negative. You're telling us that we're wrong in wanting smaller phones, that we should suck it up and buy into bigger and bigger ones.
quote:
There are hundreds of phones out there.

Less than a dozen when it comes to current flagship phones 5" and under. Nope, not buying your argument.

Get off your imaginary high horse and have some respect, both of ya. Calling us "luddites" and "idiots" simply because we disagree with you does not help your cause at all.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/13/2014 1:17:32 PM , Rating: 2
"How is it wrong that some of us want smaller phones? Oh right, because it goes against the idea that "bigger is always better". "

No, you don't get to do that. You cant turn this around. You have been twisting arguments like LOTR's Wyrmtongue for long enough.

We (the people arguing for options) are doing just that. Saying lets leave the options. You on the other hand are complaining every time some OEM comes out with a bigger phone. YOU are wanting to limit options and stifle what the free market is clearly dictating by going with larger phones because more people want larger phones. I will say this again since you seem to not be getting it. Its quite simple.

- If you want a smaller phone, get a smaller phone. No-oone is forcing you to buy anything.

"Which, by the way, has nothing to do with improving usability, but more towards bragging "world's first thisandthat"

That is probably the stupidest part of your immensely stupid argument. It has everything to do with usability. usability is at the very core of wanting a larger screen. Todays phones do so much, regardless of which platform you prefer. To put all that functionality on a tiny screen is a waste to most people, thus the reason we want larger screens. My phone is a tool. I am more productive with a larger screen and higher res period. Secondly it is an entertainment device. A large screeen is better there too.

"You're fine with phones edging towards 6". All I'm going to say is "man, you look effin ridiculous with that 6-inch phone against the side of your head!"

I cant even remember that last time I used it as a phone... but OK. If you are worried about "how it would look" then then that speaks volumes about your mindset (childish and insecure). If that is what you want and what drives your purchase get a small one. No-one is stopping you.

"Most Android phonemakers don't give a damn about the users anymore. All they care about is bragging rights - "who has the biggest e-Penis in town". It's stupid"

You just don't get it do you. I will try once more to explain it and get it through you THICK head. OEM's are not pushing larger screens on the public. The public is wanting larger screens so the OEM's are making them. I don't know how that can be said any clearer. THAT is the root of it and the part you just dont seem to get. What is so hard about it?

There are still small phones available. There is still a 4 inch iPhone. If you want one get one. The majority wants larger so the OEM's even Apple is going larger DEAL WITH IT!

"Negative. You're telling us that we're wrong in wanting smaller phones, that we should suck it up and buy into bigger and bigger ones."

Again, no one said anything like that. It has bee said to you a dozen times, if you want a small phone, go for it, but don't complain that OEM's are making large ones for the majority as that is clearly what the majority wants... Even Apple is going big... You are being a moron. You can quote me on that last part.

"Less than a dozen when it comes to current flagship phones 5" and under. Nope, not buying your argument."

I didn't say hundreds of flagships under 5 inches. I said hundreds of phones are out. If you want a small phone there are options, that is the point.

Get off your imaginary high horse and have some respect, both of ya. Calling us "luddites" and "idiots" simply because we disagree with you does not help your cause at al"

Clearly you are too much of a luddite to grasp why you are being called a luddite. It's not because you want a smaller phone or that you disagree. You are being called a luddite because

A) you cant follow a conversation and are arguing all over the place.
B) You are ignoring facts and getting confused as to what is being said to you
C) you cant grasp the simple concept that the market drives the OEM's to make larger phones , it's not the OEM's driving the market. That isnt how commerce on planet Earth works.

I am done with you on this... You have gone off the deep end of stupid here. Good luck with that.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/2014 1:58:33 PM , Rating: 1
Retro..lol man, you have way more patience than me. I just don't understand the problem here at all. We're speaking in the same language but something is getting lost.

I think a lot of it is, the iPhone crowd doesn't really grasp that smartphones are basically personal computers. They're talking about these as if they are "phones" still and describing them as such.

For every hour I spend on my "phone", I probably spend 5+ consuming media or playing games or doing whatever.

Would you hook up a 7" monitor to a Windows PC? Hell no. So why would you question why phone displays are ever-growing? They're computers!


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/13/2014 3:44:45 PM , Rating: 1
I dont know what this guys mental block is. He comes in every article complaining that phones are getting too large. Then people like you and I and others tell him it is what most people want and that options exist for a reason - he dives into a bunch of personal reasons why he personally doesn't like it, then he accuses us of attacking people that want small phones? WTF? We are just explaining why, and that he can still get a small phone. There is the iPhone 5c and 5S, there are many small SP phones, and Androids as well. Tons of them.

Lets take the phone out of this ritual since you cant seem to see clearly on that subject... So lets do a hypothetical... Say most of us all drove small compact economy cars. Then one company starts making bigger and bigger cars and even SUV's and people liked it, so they sell well. Years later other manufacturers are all making large cars and SUV's as well as compact cars. Even long time industry holdouts are getting on board releasing SUV's (like Apple above)... Now these companies still make compact cars, but they make SUV's too, and because most people want the SUV's that is what gets alot of press, so that is what the auto makers concentrate on... Now here you are complaining every single time a new SUV is announced. Explaining that its all "gimmicks" and "Bragging rights" going on and on about it, getting into arguments left and right with anonymous strangers because you don't like the fact that Auto makers are making too many SUV's... Even though it has been explained to you 1000 times, they still make compact cars and you can buy one right now today. What is the hell are you all up in arms about? Just buy the one you want.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By ritualm on 5/13/2014 4:11:43 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
retrospooty's wall of text

So where did I say I wanted a 4" phone? Or is it one of those instances where you put your words in my mouth? Yep, sounds like the latter, doesn't it?

There you go again, closing your ears and claiming I'm a luddite just because I don't agree with you. Keep saying that and maybe it'll stick!
quote:
I think a lot of it is, the iPhone crowd doesn't really grasp that smartphones are basically personal computers. They're talking about these as if they are "phones" still and describing them as such.

Or is it that you can't accept some of us wanting smaller phones? Judgmental pricks.

Both of you claim "go buy the phone you want"... and then say "get with the times, man!" How contradictory and hypocritical.


RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/13/14, Rating: 0
RE: 4.7" Display? Really?
By retrospooty on 5/13/2014 4:40:58 PM , Rating: 1
"There you go again, closing your ears and claiming I'm a luddite just because I don't agree with you. Keep saying that and maybe it'll stick!"

BTW, I explained why I think you are a luddite. Pay attention.

A) you cant follow a conversation and are arguing all over the place.
B) You are ignoring facts and getting confused as to what is being said to you
C) you cant grasp the simple concept that the market drives the OEM's to make larger phones , it's not the OEM's driving the market. That isnt how commerce on planet Earth works.

Dont see "disagrees with my preference in phone size" or anything like it in there.

Really, how old are you? I feel alot like I am arguing with my 10 year old daughter. Your just not able to reason like an adult on this subject.


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