Tapered iPhone 6 Concept in Larger Sizes Shows New Home Screen Possibilities

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A new rendering of the iPhone 6 presented in multiple sizes has been released by Italian designer Federico Ciccarese. The concept images give an accurate size comparison of the existing iPhone 5s next to a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.5-inch iPhone, two sizes that have been rumored for Apple's next-generation smartphone.

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iPhone 6 4.7" 750×1338 px Aspect ratio 16:9
iPhone 6 5.5" 878×1568 px Aspect ratio 16:9
iPhone 5S 4" 640×1138 px Aspect ratio 16:9

Ciccarese does take some liberties with the look of Apple's next iPhone, however, incorporating both a tapered back and an almost bezel-less display. While early iPhone 6 rumors indicated the iPhone would have a curved design, more recent rumors from The Wall Street Journal have refuted that claim, and no mention has been made of a tapered design. As far as the bezels go, there have yet to be any indications that Apple is planning on an edge-to-edge display.

Though the iPhone renderings incorporate app icons that are similar in size to the icons of the existing iPhone 5s, it remains unclear how Apple will handle icons on a larger display. It is possible that rather than allowing a huge number of icons on a screen, Apple will instead increase the spacing of the icons as it has done on the iPad and the iPad mini.

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Apple has been experimenting with a range of screen sizes for the next-generation iPhone since early 2013, with size rumors varying from 4.7 to 5.7 inches.

It is widely believed that Apple has plans to release two separate phones in that size range, continuing with the dual-iPhone lineup it introduced with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. One phone may be on the smaller end of the spectrum near 4.7 inches, while the second could enter "phablet" territory at a size above five inches.

While Apple has plans to stick with a dual-iPhone lineup, The Wall Street Journal has said the company will not continue producing a plastic-shelled phone like the iPhone 5c. Instead, both iPhone 6 models will include metal outer casings similar to the iPhone 5s and neither will include a curved display.

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85 months ago
these mockups look awful.
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85 months ago
I'll just leave this here..
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85 months ago
If it were at least 9.7 inches, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat.
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85 months ago
Looks like an HTC One :eek:
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85 months ago
Lol the back makes it kinda look like an apple mouse :D
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85 months ago
If Apple opts for a larger screen size, I really hope they find something new to do with the homescreen. The rows of icons on these mockups look awful. I'm not a big fan of widgets but I like the idea of expandable icons like WP's Live Tiles or the concepts we saw before iOS 7 was announced. Just something to actually use the space.
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