Long-running Japanese magazine MacFan has published alleged drawings of what appear to be 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6c models in its latest issue, reports Mac Otakara [Google Translate]. The images appear to show a flat, bezel-free device with rectangle-shaped volume controls like those found on the current iPhone 5c, as well as a camera with a single LED-flash on the rear.

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While the validity of the drawings are unknown, iPhone 6 rumors have suggested that Apple will continue with the dual iPhone strategy, producing the iPhone 6 in two different sizes. The most recent report from Japanese newspaper Nikkei said that the iPhone 6 could launch "as early as September" in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes. Other reports have suggested that Apple will cease the production of a plastic iPhone in favor of using metal casings for both phones.

Ultimately, it is unlikely that a lower-end 5.7-inch iPhone 6c would be released alongside a higher-end 5.5-inch iPhone 6. However, having two iPhone lines and two sizes would allow for Apple to continue with its current pricing strategy, offering a full-priced flagship device, a mid-tier lower-cost device, and an older device at an even lower cost. Mac Otakara also published a report [Google Translate] last month on the possibility of an expanded iPhone 5c line-up with 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch models.

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone sometime in Fall, which is likely to incorporate a durable sapphire display along with expected processor and camera upgrades.

Update 6:28 AM: Here is a slightly higher resolution version of the drawings, showing the smaller model to measure what appears to be 137x66 mm and 7.0 mm thick. The larger model appears to be 157x77 mm and just 6.7 mm thick, with that thinner body requiring that that the rear camera protrude somewhat as on the current iPod touch.

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Jack Delgado Avatar
99 months ago
Tim is out of ideas.

Things like this keep getting brought up--and I wish that people could understand that certain mediums have their limitations.

Boil down the modern-day smartphone to the basics: it's typically a rectangular object with a screen. From that point forward, everything else is optional.

Camera, Fingerprint Sensor, 9DOF Capabilities, Resolution of the screen... the wild frontier that smartphones once were is not the same landscape that exists today. I can come up with some wizbang thoughts of my own for where phones should go, but a lot of them just leverage the software to do cool things.

We live in a tech-society with an extremely short attention span. Change for the sake of change--but only if its good change, please! A "smartphone" has been defined, its capability set and limitations have also been defined. With all this, I ask:

What are you expecting?

As far as the next iPhone goes, the rumors about a bigger screen are par for the course, and why can't that be okay? A bigger screen with an even higher resolution would essentially put apple at hardware-feature-parity with other manufacturers. Then it boils down to an "experience" game--how does holding the phone make you feel? How does using the phone make you feel? Look at any other industry that matures--this is how things go. The essentials eventually sift out and it boils down to preference.

I would argue its a bit premature to say Tim is out of ideas, or smartphone manufacturers in general are out of ideas. This specific medium has matured. If you are looking for "oh wow, I've never even thought of this before!" kind of moments, then keep your eyes peeled for what Virtual Reality, Smartwatches, Motion Control, and other mediums bring to the table--because these are still "wild frontier" where anything is still possible. Some of them might die off, some of them might succeed, who knows, but that's where the new "cool" is. That's where the ideas are, and rightfully so.
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cmChimera Avatar
99 months ago
Apple is clearly winning the secrecy battle here. No one seems to know what the hell is going on with this phone.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
goobot Avatar
99 months ago
Single LED-flash? Fake.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
utsava Avatar
99 months ago
Dimension comparison

Kind of old school, but here's the dimension comparison based on this articles numbers (see attachment). The larger model is downright huge.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ventilatedbrain Avatar
99 months ago
Tim is out of ideas.

The problem with opinions like yours is that some people tend to think they're true , which I can't even begin to explain how I feel about close minded ,quick jumping , opinions that think they know what innovation is and yet they sit on a sofa self employed as an arm chair CEO .

You must be joking thinking

A) this are something Tim cook does
B) you understand the world

Now I need a chill pill
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decimortis Avatar
99 months ago
My pockets are ready.

D.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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