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Another Alleged iPhone 6 Case Surfaces with Cutouts for Moved Power Button, New Volume Controls

New photos showing what appears to be another case for Apple's larger-screen iPhone 6 have been posted by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate]. While details about the case's exact length are unknown, the images are said to have come from a Chinese accessory maker and show a case designed for the next-generation iPhone, similar to cases pictured last week and those on display at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair yesterday.

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The case feature slightly rounded edges, similar to the design of the iPhone 5c and consistent with design drawings said to be for the iPhone 6. Like other cases and in line with a claim from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the case also includes a hole for a button along the upper right side of the device, which may be the new location of the power button. Rectangular volume control buttons similar to the fifth-generation iPod Touch are also notably present.

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Rectangular volume (1) and right side power (2) cutouts (Annotated by Nowhereelse.fr)

Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to launch in two sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches. The majority of leaks so far have depicted the 4.7-inch version, as it is reportedly on track for a release this fall. Apple is said to have been running into production issues with the 5.5-inch version, with that model likely seeing a release later this year or early next year.

Along with a larger screen, Apple's next-generation iPhone is expected to include a thinner profile, upgraded A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved camera featuring optical image stabilization. A report earlier this week from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also claimed that Apple is negotiating with carriers to increase the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.

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

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14 weeks ago

They will never do the power button on the side thats probably a samsung case lol.


Actually, for large phones having the power button on the side works allot better. If you have smaller hands, it's already a pain trying to hit the power button on the top with one hand on the iPhone 5. Thankfully I have long fingers. If Apple is indeed making 5+ inch Phones, I would HOPE they put the button on the side.
Rating: 30 Votes
14 weeks ago

Not sure I understand moving the power button to the side. Is there a reason, or moving it just to move it?


The taller the phone, the harder to press a button on the top. I like it on the side for larger phones, never have problems accidentally pressing it.
Rating: 21 Votes
14 weeks ago
"We've moved the power button from the top to the side"

Rating: 19 Votes
14 weeks ago

They will never do the power button on the side thats probably a samsung case lol.

Didn't someone say that Apple will never do a color-plastic iPhone? 8-inch iPad? Flat UI? Mac OS with a command line?
Rating: 17 Votes
14 weeks ago
A bit off topic, but I have to say it: really hate cases with a opening specifically for the :apple: logo. Incredibly tacky, imo.
Rating: 12 Votes
14 weeks ago
Hate power button on the side. I always seem to accidentally press it when using a Samsung in stores. Never will I want Apple have it on the side.
Rating: 12 Votes
14 weeks ago

Hate power button on the side. I always seem to accidentally press it when using a Samsung in stores. Never will I want Apple have it on the side.


I like the placement, easier to sleep/wake with one hand. This is the price everyone pays for some who are clamoring for a larger screen.
Rating: 10 Votes
14 weeks ago

So they can say some people can still use it one-handed.

Of those who've tried similar phones: some will like it as they don't need their other hand, others won't and will need their other hand anyway. And some will dislike accidentally pressing it because it's always under their fingers. As ever, you can't please them all.

As for the rumors, it's less double-down and more an express train.


I can use my 5 Inch Nexus 5 one handed most of the time. If the power button was on the top, there would be considerably more hand movement in order to turn it on/off. Also, I've never accidentally turned it off, and I've had it for 5 months now.
I can see why some people with smaller hands wouldn't like a 5.5 inch iPhone, but I think people underestimate how far their hands can stretch.
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago

I can't wait to hear Jony slobber all over this power button placement in their ads, calling it "innovative" and " groundbreaking". :D

Not to mention the large screen format of course...


Large screen format . . . . "done right!"

And of course the sponges on various forums will soak that crap up.

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Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago

"We've moved the power button from the top to the side"

Image (http://i.imgur.com/LNzHEDr.jpg)


I can't wait to hear Jony slobber all over this power button placement in their ads, calling it "innovative" and " groundbreaking". :D

Not to mention the large screen format of course...
Rating: 6 Votes

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