Got a tip for us? Share it...

New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

Apple's iPhone 6 Could Be as Thin as Current iPod Touch

Last week, a case designed for the iPhone 6 was compared to an iPhone 5s, a Nexus 5, and a Galaxy Note 3 in order to explore how the upcoming device might look compared to other large-screened devices.

Today that same case has been compared to a current generation iPod touch by Unbox Therapy, suggesting the future iPhone 6 could be as thin as the existing iPod touch. In the video, a fifth-generation iPod touch is placed inside of the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 case, demonstrating a perfect fit when it comes to depth.


Released in 2012, Apple's current generation iPod touch measures in at just 6.1mm thick, while the iPhone 5s 7.6mm thick. iPhone 6 rumors have already suggested the device could be much thinner than the iPhone 5s, and reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted a thickness of 6.5mm to 7.0mm.

The way the iPod touch fits in the case also suggests that the iPhone 6 could have the elongated, rectangular buttons of the iPod touch rather than the circular buttons of the iPhone 5s. This is in line with previous rumors and with a possible volume button part leak posted in our forums earlier today.

iphone6volumebutton
Possible iPhone 6 volume button part leak

While it's impossible to tell whether the iPhone 6 case in the video is a legitimate representation of what Apple's next-generation device might look like, the case design does resemble previously leaked schematics, case maker's renderings, and manufacturing molds.

Along with a thinner design and a larger, the iPhone 6 is also expected to incorporate slimmer bezels, an upgraded A8 processor, and an improved camera via optical image stabilization. While a 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 is expected to ship in the fall, a 5.5-inch version may also come somewhat later in the year due to production issues that have delayed its release.

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

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

18 weeks ago
Cue the sea of comments about how "I don't care about thinness, just make the battery better!"
Rating: 70 Votes
18 weeks ago
guess I am not the only one:
Bigger Battery and better camera instead of thinner!!!!!!!!!
Rating: 54 Votes
18 weeks ago
I don't mind as long as the battery life is good!
Rating: 38 Votes
18 weeks ago
ENOUGH the iPhone 5 is already thin and slippery enough. now add a even taller lighter device and itll just flip out of your hand in no time.

i rather have a better battery life. redic
Rating: 28 Votes
18 weeks ago
"iPhone 5s is ridiculously thick, I could never use this!"
-no one ever
Rating: 25 Votes
18 weeks ago
Dear Apple,

I don't want or care about a thinner phone.

Just give me a battery which allows me to use my phone for a whole day. You know, like the one you put in the iPad. It can't be that hard to do when you scale the screen down to the size of the iPhone to make the battery last the equivalent of the one in the iPad.

My iPhone is amazing. It really is a clever piece of tech and I would never choose a different make, but please put a better battery in it.
Rating: 24 Votes
18 weeks ago
So either the new iPhone will look like the 5th gen iPod touch (minus the black strip on the back) or some of the leaks we've seen are actually for a new iPod touch.
Rating: 15 Votes
18 weeks ago
He's really committed to milking that supposed iPhone 6 case, isn't he?
Rating: 14 Votes
18 weeks ago
An even thinner iPhone with at least as good battery life as the current would be impressive, but if even a minute of battery life is sacrificed, then clearly Apple has its priorities out of whack.
Rating: 12 Votes
18 weeks ago
ITT: People saying battery life is more important than thinness.
Rating: 10 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]