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Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Show Sapphire Glass-Backed iPhone 6 'Air'

Last week, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged schematics for a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6. French Apple website Nowhereelse.fr, along with graphic designer Martin Hajek, took these schematics one step further and created 3D "iPhone Air" renderings using these blueprints as a guide (Via TechCrunch).

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These renderings show an ultrathin iPhone 6 that shaves at least 0.5 mm off the width of the current iPhone 5S, which measures 7.6 mm thick. The concept phone features curved edges and rounded buttons that are similar to early iPhone models. Other notable design elements include an edge-to-edge display, matte metal sides and a sapphire glass backing.

The validity of the source drawings are unknown, so these renderings may or may not be representative of the next generation phone Apple is creating. Other iPhone 6 renderings based on earlier rumors imagine the smartphone with an iPod nano-inspired design or a bezel-less, tapered form factor.

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone sometime this Fall and may incorporate a larger display possibly made of sapphire, an improved processor and camera upgrades.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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7 months ago
apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)
Rating: 62 Votes
7 months ago

apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)


Due to an overall bigger footprint, they might still be able to improve the battery.
Rating: 17 Votes
7 months ago
That's gorgeous. Mine.
Rating: 13 Votes
7 months ago
If glass back is true it would be very cool. I'm tired of scratched aluminium.
Rating: 8 Votes
7 months ago

apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)


No.

How about Apple introduce better battery technology that allows them to go thinner and have better battery life.

Thinner + better battery life = better.
Rating: 8 Votes
7 months ago
I would love it to be this thin (and maintain battery life), but I'd be so surprised if they managed the former, let alone the latter.
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago
I would exchange extreme thinness for a huge battery. I wonder what a battery as big as the one in the note 3 can do with Apple's customizations and a7.
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago


THINNER ≠ BETTER


Actually yes....

Which one would you pick?
Rating: 7 Votes
7 months ago
This looks like the most accurate and realistic direction apple will go in for the iPhone 6. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if this is how it looks when they announce it. I really like this design. We'll see.
Rating: 6 Votes
7 months ago
When do we get to the point when all our stuff is 'thin' enough?

And once we get there, will Apple be out of ideas on how to innovate their designs?
Rating: 6 Votes

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