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The Aluminum iPhone 6 Mold Being Used By Case Manufacturers

Recent weeks have seen a number of cases and physical mockups for Apple's rumored iPhone 6, and now we're getting a good look at the aluminum mold being used by case manufacturers as they prepare for the upcoming launch, courtesy of MobileDirect.ro.

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Rather than a dummy model made to resemble the iPhone 6 directly, the mold is intended to represent the general shape of the device for the purposes of creating cases to fit the device and its physical features. As a result, the mold contains holes and depressions to allow it to be attached to machines for making the cases.

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The iPhone 6 is expected to be available in two display sizes, both larger than the current 4-inch display on the last several generations. A 4.7-inch version has been rumored to be launching first around the September timeframe, with an even larger 5.5-inch model reportedly following several months later.

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

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9 weeks ago

Then this is more proof it's here.


How on earth do you get first post on nearly every single news thread? Do you sleep? Are you human?
Rating: 28 Votes
9 weeks ago
Rating: 21 Votes
9 weeks ago
One might say this article...

...fits the mold.

Rating: 21 Votes
9 weeks ago

how's that supply chain secrecy working out ... :confused:


Actually it's working rather well. It's Almost June and we haven't seen one real part of this phone. Just Mockups, 3d prints and cases. Usually by now we can put together a whole functioning phone based on leaked parts.
Rating: 17 Votes
9 weeks ago
I hope someone makes a 3D printed mockup of this mold so that I can try my mockup cases on a mockup mold before I put them on my mockup phone. Can't be too careful.
Rating: 15 Votes
9 weeks ago
protruding camera on an iphone would be a crime against humanity
Rating: 15 Votes
9 weeks ago
Yes!!! Was starting to go through withdrawls.
Rating: 14 Votes
9 weeks ago

You do realize that this is the mold for the device right?


No, it's a mold for making cases.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 weeks ago
I was getting a little worried when I saw MacRumours didn't do a mockup article in almost a week. Thank god they fixed that. Never do that to us again MacRumours! We NEED our mockups!
Rating: 11 Votes
9 weeks ago

You do realize that this is the mold for the device right?

Molds are always thicker and have bigger "parts", I.E the camera lens. Basically, imagine the real device around 15% to 25% thinner than the actual mold.


It's a mold for CASES!!! RTFA :mad:
Rating: 10 Votes

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