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iPhone 6 to Feature Curved iPhone 5c-Inspired Design, Says Report

by Jacob Kleinman | March 11, 2014March 11, 2014 8:30 am PDT

Apple isn’t expected to unveil the iPhone 6 until late 2014, but a new report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara claims to reveal Apple’s plans for the upcoming smartphone. Citing anonymous industry sources, the site claims the larger iPhone 6’s design will draw from the curved plastic iPhone 5c as well as the 7th generation iPod Nano rather than the high-end iPhone 5s.

Based on today’s report, the iPhone 6 will sport either a 4.7 or 5.7-inch display, though it’s hard to believe Apple would jump all the way from a 4-inch flagship to an over-sized phablet in just one year. These two potential sizes are in-line with earlier reports though, suggesting the company is likely considering both options internally. Sources add that the 4.7-inch model would measure 14 x 7 centimeters while the 5.7-inch phone would come in at 16 x 8 centimeters, while both would likely be just 7 millimeters thick and feature a protruding rear camera.

The iPhone 5c features a unibody polycarbonate design while the current iPod Nano is made using anodized aluminum. Both devices come in a variety of colorful options though, suggesting the iPhone 6 could be a “colorful” smartphone as well. Mac Otakara has as a solid track record when it comes to Apple leaks, but today’s rumor doesn’t exactly line up with recent reports of an edge-to-edge handset with a glass and metal design similar to the iPhone 5s. Which design would you prefer for the iPhone 6?

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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