Sketchy iPhone 6 Dummy Unit Surfaces in New Photos

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Photos of a new "dummy unit" of Apple's alleged iPhone 6 have surfaced on the site of case manufacturer Bling My Thing (via 9to5Mac community post). The photos show a black device that could be used as part of a mold to create cases based on that body design.

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There are several issues with the case shown in the photos, however, including a round hole for the LED flash on the rear camera instead of the oval hole introduced on the iPhone 5s to accommodate the new True Tone dual-LED flash. Given the improved flash performance possible with dual LEDs, Apple will presumably continue to use dual-LED flash in future iPhones.

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The photos also appear to show a slight change to the design of the earpiece area of the iPhone, with the proximity sensor window moving from next to the earpiece to next to the front camera. The ambient light sensor (not easily visible) is currently in this location. The dummy unit also shows the earpiece/camera/sensor features moved higher on the device's front, to the point where the front camera unreasonably appears to sit at the very top edge of the device.

The dummy unit depicted in the photos carries a screen size of approximately 4.7 inches if relative sizing compared to the iPhone 5s shown next to the model is accurate. That size is in line with circulating rumors, with the company also rumored to looking at even larger version with a display in the range of 5.5-5.7 inches.

The blog post also includes a list of features for the iPhone 6, although it appears to simply be a recitation of circulating rumors rather than specific claims.

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86 months ago
looks nice.. I could use a new chopping board.
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86 months ago
That black slab already looks better than any Samsung phone I've seen.
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86 months ago
I hope this isn't the 6.

Apple has been milking this design language for 4 years now.

It's time for something new.
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86 months ago

why? apple doesn't do change-for-change's-sake, they've said this. if it isn't part of the function its not part of the form.

Oh? Explain iOS 7 then.
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86 months ago

I would never buy a device that large for taking calls. I want a phone, not a phablet. Apple would have to have really lost the plot to put out a phablet.

I fail to understand how anyone wants a phablet. Sure people have their excuses for wanting one. But those excuses just make their lives more complicated.

I fail to understand why people think their way of living, and only their way, should apply to everyone.
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86 months ago

I would never buy a device that large for taking calls. I want a phone, not a phablet. Apple would have to have really lost the plot to put out a phablet.

I fail to understand how anyone wants a phablet. Sure people have their excuses for wanting one. But those excuses just make their lives more complicated.


Lol. 4.7 inches isn't a "phablet", it's not even that much bigger than the 5S.

And no, people don't pretend to like bigger phones and make excuses to justify it. They just actually like them. :rolleyes:
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