iPhone 6 Mockups of Low Quality, Antenna Breaks Not in Final Design

We've seen a steady stream of mockup devices that claim to represent the form factor of the rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6. While these mockups provide a fairly accurate look at Apple's upcoming iPhone hardware, they may not be completely accurate, claims Nikkei (via GforGames).

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Though they may reflect the overall design, the iPhone 6 mockups have been produced quickly with low quality materials. This haphazard construction misses a few key design elements, the most notable of which is a curved glass display that Nikkei sources say will seamlessly transition into the aluminum shell that encloses the device.

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Nikkei sources also say the antenna breaks, shown on the back of some mockups, will not appear in the final version of the iPhone 6. These white-striped lines are thought to mark out the location of the back panels and are not part of the final external design. As a result, the backing on the iPhone 6 may closely resemble the styling of the iPhone 5/5s.

This isn't the first report that claims the iPhone will feature a curved glass display. A report this year from Mac Otakara and an earlier one last year from Bloomberg also claimed the iPhone 6 will ship with a curved display that will lay flush with the phone's round corners.

Apple is rumored to be preparing both a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 for launch in September. The devices are thought to feature an A8 processor, an improved camera and a thinner design with oval buttons that are similar to the sixth generation iPod touch. The iPhone may be priced in tiers, with the larger 5.5-inch model costing $100 more than the 4.7-inch version.

Top Rated Comments

vartanarsen Avatar
89 months ago
Best iPhone design ever created. Hands down.
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
grmatt Avatar
89 months ago
I'm really not liking those lines at all. I sure hope the real thing looks better.

Low quality shot? Must be legit.

i still don't think these are IT!



Reading is fundamental.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snebes Avatar
89 months ago
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in relief and were suddenly silenced. I fear something wonderful has happened." -- Obiwan
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newdeal Avatar
89 months ago
wouldn't glass all the way to the edges just collect scratches all the time?

Maybe thats why its Sapphire
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NachoGrande Avatar
89 months ago
Best iPhone design ever created. Hands down.

until you drop it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
89 months ago

As far as the iPhone 6 goes, I can tolerate the breaks on the black model (which probably will not be black but "slate grey"). But the breaks on the other models, especially the gold, look terrible. IMO, the HTC One looks much sleeker.

Jay

Did everyone miss the part of this story that said the antenna breaks will not be part of the final design? :confused:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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