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Alleged iPhone 6 Cases Surface, Apparently Based on Recent Design Drawings

A photo reportedly showing cases designed for the larger iPhone 6 has been posted by Mobile Fun (via Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate]. While exact sizes are not apparent from the photo and no comparison with existing iPhone cases sizes is shown, the cases are said to be for 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 models, consistent with design drawings published by Japanese magazine MacFan late last month.

Most sources have been reporting that the larger iPhone 6 will carry a 5.5-inch display, although the MacFan drawings and a few other sources have continued to point to a 5.7-inch display.

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It is not entirely clear whether these cases are based on the same design drawings or come from another source, but they do appear to be very consistent with the drawings. Like the drawings and our renderings based on them, the cases include a hole for a button on the left side of the top edge of the device. This has been presumed to be the power button for the iPhone 6, which would be a change from its current location on the right side of the top edge.

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Side (1) and top (2) button cutouts (Annotated by Nowhereelse.fr)

The cases also include a cutout along the right side of the case, a feature that is also shown in the design drawings. The purpose of the cutout is unknown, but it is possible that this could in fact be the power button given that analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed earlier this week that the power button would move to the side of the device. If this is indeed the case, then the function of the top button on the iPhone 6 drawings becomes unknown.

Related roundups: iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6

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15 weeks ago
I'm starting te believe it. Remember these last few years. Almost all these leaks with cases etc. turned out to be true. No recent iPhone or iPad was a total surprise on the physical appearance part.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 weeks ago

I'm starting te believe it. Remember these last few years. Almost all these leaks with cases etc. turned out to be true. No recent iPhone or iPad was a total surprise on the physical appearance part.


Uh, case leaks thought the 4s was going to be drastically different than what actually came out.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 weeks ago
Apple are making the first translucent phone! :P
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago
It's still a good six months too early to start building cheap-crystal cases, don't they think? :)
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago
a cheap plastic case...I'm sure this will confirm the new iPhone sizes :rolleyes:
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago

I dont want to speak for the iPhone 6. But man... those Cases... gotta be the worst Cases I have ever seen. They look like a six year old cut them out


Seriously. They look like part of the packaging for some cheap android phone.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
The mockups in the article came from www.nowhereelse.fr.

Where is another one.

Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
Both the case and the 5.6" iPhone 6 are fake .

1- power button is at top for one reason: its logical, and intuitive to find (unless you're an android hardcore fan, btw some android device also have power button on top).

2- if Apple builds a 5.6" iDevice will be an iPod Touch focused on gamers/kids, loaded with an bigger screen (with lower quality) and a battery strong enough for 3h of harcore gameplay.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
Classic Macrumors article/article title.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
I foresee the 5+ inch phone being delayed and Apple making NO mention of it when releasing the 4.7 inch phone. Then we all go out and buy the 4.7, and by the Holidays, suddenly the 5+ inch phone gets released!

I wish I had more faith in Apple to roll them out at the same time or at least give us info on the larger phone, but I'm skeptical.
Rating: 3 Votes

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