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iPhone 6 Case Maker's Renderings Display Antenna Cutouts, Thin Design

iPhone 6 design renderings aimed at helping case manufacturers create early iPhone 6 cases ahead of the device's release have surfaced on Ukrainian website UkrainianiPhone [Google Translate] (via Nowhereelse.fr), from what the site calls a "reliable source of information."

The renderings are seemingly based on the same general design principles found in schematics leaked back in early March, but they provide more detail on what we might possibly expect from the iPhone 6. As with most of the current design leaks, the authenticity of the renderings cannot be confirmed.

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While the majority of renderings, cases, and iPhone 6 details leaked up until this point have failed to explain how Apple will incorporate antennas into the iPhone 6, the new Ukrainian renderings suggest that the back shell of the iPhone will not be all one piece, potentially leaving room in the aluminum casing for possible antenna inserts, similar to the design of the existing iPhone 5s. There are separate top and bottom pieces depicted in the renderings as well, which also point towards an antenna.

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According to the renderings, the device will have a thickness of 6mm, which is somewhat in line with predictions from reliable KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who pointed towards a thickness of 6.5 to 7mm. At 6mm, the iPhone 6 would be significantly thinner than the iPhone 5s, which is 7.6mm thick. The renderings also suggest the iPhone 6 will have a length of 138mm and a width of 67mm.

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As with the original design schematics, the renderings incorporate a rounded flash, which is a departure from the existing pill-shaped True Tone flash introduced with the iPhone 5s. There's also a sleep/wake button located on the right side of the device, and rumors have thus far suggested Apple could move the button to make it easier to access sleep/wake on a larger device with one hand.

Overall, the renderings are more or less in line with previous iPhone 6 rumors, which have indeed pointed to a thinner design with smaller bezels. Apple's iPhone 6 is also expected to include an upgraded A8 processor, Touch ID, and an improved camera.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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21 weeks ago
I haven't seen ONE single comment about the iPhone being too thick.. However I've seen tons of comments saying that the battery life suck. So Apple, doesn't that leave a hint what people really want?....
Rating: 25 Votes
21 weeks ago
Can someone make them stop the thin-race and get a battery-life of at least 3-4 days on normal use! Pretty please!
Rating: 22 Votes
21 weeks ago
I'm so over thin. :rolleyes:
Rating: 12 Votes
21 weeks ago
So the Apple logo will be a separate component like on the iPad and not like on the 5s. Will look better :cool: And I'm pretty sure that this is what we will see in September.

Can not wait!!!!!
Rating: 12 Votes
21 weeks ago
Why are people so surprised about a rounded LED flash part?
It is easy to design a two color LED in one part. In bulk, it takes up less room, is lighter weight and cost less.
Rating: 10 Votes
21 weeks ago

actually a lot of people brought this up

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I think Apple made these photos to fool people and when they reveal it, It's going to surprise everyone


People say that every year. They refuse to accept reality. When the iPhone 5 case leaked, a lot of people said "there's no way Apple would release this, they made these to fool everyone."

Then when the 5 was announced and we got the hear the whole story and see beautiful marketing shots, everyone was like "ohhhhhh soooo prettyyyyy"

The same thing happening this year, people never change.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 weeks ago

Yeah but I'm sure you will get one.

...and put a big bulky case on it.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 weeks ago
One of my favorite features of the 5 over the 4S was how it managed to get smaller (volumetrically) and lighter while increasing the screen size. The 4S now feels like a brick! If they can somehow manage to pull the same thing off with the 6 (I can dream), or even keep the weight around the same as the 5, I'd be a happy camper.
Rating: 6 Votes
21 weeks ago
meh, still thicker than human hair
Rating: 6 Votes
21 weeks ago

I'm so over thin. :rolleyes:


Thin is 'sexy'
Battery life is 'practical'
Those two usually don't go together ;)
Rating: 5 Votes

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