I made a point in my last post about why smartphone case makers like to leak phone specs ahead of their launches, especially when those phones are iPhones. Now, take it with a grain of salt, but a Ukranian website claims to have several “legitimate” design renderings of Apple’s next iPhone.
The site allegedly has images of the phone’s antenna system, but I find this image to be the most interesting by far:
Compare this to the specs of the iPhone 5s:
Let’s keep in mind, the iPhone 5 and 5s are both 7.6mm thick, so making the phone physically bigger but significantly thinner at just 6mm would be a tremendous feat of hardware engineering.
It gets better. Compare this alleged thickness for the iPhone 6 to other rival smartphones:
- Google’s Nexus 5: 8.6 mm thick
- Samsung’s Galaxy S5: 8.1mm thick
- HTC’s One M8: 9.4mm thick
- LG’s G2: 8.9mm thick
- Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3: 8.3mm thick
Everyone’s talking about smartphone screen sizes, but I’d prefer a thinner and lighter phone any day of the week. But it seems like Apple wants the best of both worlds: Give people what they want—a bigger screen—but make the phone light and easy to hold. These images intrigue me (notice the iPhone’s power button is, again, depicted on the side of the phone for easier access):
iPhone 6. Six millimeters. I’m sure that’d give Apple’s marketing team plenty to work with.