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iPhone 6 Schematics Show Taller, Wider Design In the Pipeline

by Brandon Russell | April 25, 2014April 25, 2014 11:30 am PST

Supposed reference renders used by accessory makers for Apple’s iPhone 6 have popped up online, possibly revealing the dimensions and all-aluminum design we’ll see later this year. We actually saw some similar shots of an alleged iPhone prototype already undergoing testing at Foxconn, and perhaps the two are linked in some way. In addition to a full-metal back plate and rounded edges (similar to the iPad mini/iPad Air), the power button has been moved to the side, as rumors have suggested, seemingly for the sake of usability.

If we go by these schematics, the iPhone 6 will be 67mm wide (2.6-inches) and 138mm tall (5.4-inches), so the device is obviously going to increase in size; the current iPhone 5/5s dimensions are 58.6mm wide by 123.8mm tall. Meanwhile, the device will supposedly get even thinner than it is now, from 7.6mm slimmed down to just 6mm. The dimensions suggest Apple will use a 4.7-inch screen, which has been the size mentioned most often by analysts and insider sources.

What’s strange about the images is that the dual-LED flash introduced with the iPhone 5s is no longer present, or has at least been designed in a different way. Otherwise it appears the device will match the speaker configuration currently used in the iPhone 5c, with the headphone jack still on the bottom left sand under where the home button is placed. There doesn’t appear to be any glass on the back, either, instead replaced by two metal pieces.

If Apple sticks to its fall launch timeframe, we’re still months away from seeing an official iPhone 6 design. But given all the reports, leaks and concepts, we already have a pretty solid idea of what to expect. As we head closer to the expected release, chances are we’ll see an iPhone 6 shell, or at least some parts start to leak out. Until then, we’ll have to make due with supposed schematics.

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