Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Show Sapphire Glass-Backed iPhone 6 'Air'

Last week, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged schematics for a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6. French Apple website Nowhereelse.fr, along with graphic designer Martin Hajek, took these schematics one step further and created 3D "iPhone Air" renderings using these blueprints as a guide (Via TechCrunch).

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These renderings show an ultrathin iPhone 6 that shaves at least 0.5 mm off the width of the current iPhone 5S, which measures 7.6 mm thick. The concept phone features curved edges and rounded buttons that are similar to early iPhone models. Other notable design elements include an edge-to-edge display, matte metal sides and a sapphire glass backing.

The validity of the source drawings are unknown, so these renderings may or may not be representative of the next generation phone Apple is creating. Other iPhone 6 renderings based on earlier rumors imagine the smartphone with an iPod nano-inspired design or a bezel-less, tapered form factor.

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone sometime this Fall and may incorporate a larger display possibly made of sapphire, an improved processor and camera upgrades.

Top Rated Comments

acfusion29 Avatar
102 months ago
apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)
Score: 62 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cali Fornia Avatar
102 months ago
apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)

Due to an overall bigger footprint, they might still be able to improve the battery.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Z400Racer37 Avatar
102 months ago
That's gorgeous. Mine.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2005CTS Avatar
102 months ago
apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)

No.

How about Apple introduce better battery technology that allows them to go thinner and have better battery life.

Thinner + better battery life = better.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacrumoursUser Avatar
102 months ago
If glass back is true it would be very cool. I'm tired of scratched aluminium.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BvizioN Avatar
102 months ago

THINNER ≠ BETTER
Actually yes....

Which one would you pick?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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