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4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Mockup Comparison to iPod Touch Highlights Design Similarities

Italian site Macitynet, which previously published several photos of a fairly good quality physical mockup of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 based on design drawings from Japanese magazine MacFan, has now shared an interesting new photo set [Google Translate] comparing the mockup to a current-generation iPod touch.

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The photos clearly show how similar the two devices are in design, from the curved edges on the rear shell to the style of speaker holes along the bottom edge. The iPhone 6 at 7.0 mm thick based on the design drawings is clearly thicker than the iPod touch at 6.1 mm, although the iPhone 6 would still be noticeably thinner than the iPhone 5s at 7.6 mm.

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The iPhone 6 of course has larger height and width than the iPod touch, given that the body must accommodate a 4.7-inch display compared to the 4-inch display of the iPod touch.

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The style is naturally also similar to the iPhone 5c, which itself took some design cues from the iPod touch, although the bright rear shell colors are the defining features of the iPhone 5c and they are unlikely to make their way into Apple's flagship iPhone 6.


In addition to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Apple is rumored to be launching an even larger model with a 5.5-inch display, although that may follow several months after the smaller version. High-quality physical mockups of that device have yet to appear, although users with access to a 3D printer can print their own using files based on the design drawings published by MacFan earlier this year.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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24 weeks ago
MockupRumors.
Rating: 36 Votes
24 weeks ago
It would be so funny if the phone didn't turn out to look like this.
Rating: 21 Votes
24 weeks ago
Please stop with the mock-up articles.
Rating: 18 Votes
24 weeks ago
How many mockups are you guys gonna post? Goodness me, we get it, they're coming soon.
Rating: 15 Votes
24 weeks ago
We get it, all the mockups look the same. Wait until an actual leak comes out, then write an article about that.
Rating: 14 Votes
24 weeks ago

MockupRumors.


MocRumors even :p
Rating: 11 Votes
24 weeks ago
I will say it. I hope they keep the 4" form factor.
Rating: 11 Votes
24 weeks ago
Totally inaccurate. No "Beats" logo anywhere!
Rating: 8 Votes
24 weeks ago
Ummmm you're telling me that it took you until NOW to realize that these mockups/renders look like a larger 5th gen. iPod touch?.....
Rating: 7 Votes
24 weeks ago

Honestly...not really revolutionary or different. I guess the upside is now the ipad, iphone and ipod touch all "match" assuming apple actually goes with this.


I don't know what people are expecting for an "innovative" or "different" form factor. There's not much leeway for touchscreen slate phones, unless we take a cue from Dwight.
Rating: 5 Votes

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