Fresh iPhone 6 mockups call for a 4.6-inch edge-to-edge display

By , Mar 4, 2013

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 001)

Martin Hajek, a 3D artist well-regarded for his mockups of future gadgets, is back at it again, this time with a fresh batch of renditions depicting what an iPhone 6 with a 4.6-inch screen might look like. He’s calling for an edge-to-edge screen assembly – which in his vision looks just stellar – and the aluminum Unibody chassis with anodized black and silver back.

It’s kinda like a cross between the iPad’s back shell and the iPhone 5′s two-tone design. Notice the ultra thin bezels and the lack of the Home button…

Here is another one.

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 002)

You must be wondering ‘where did the Home button go’, right?

Apple in July 2012 snapped up smart sensor maker AuthenTec for $356 million and watchers believe the company will use AuthenTec’s know-how and expertise to build fingerprint and NFC sensors into future iPhones.

That silver strip beneath the screen could be touch-sensitive. Another possibility: touch-based soft buttons like on the Galaxy S III. Apple could also implement a software-based Home button.

By the way, I like the black version better.

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 003)

A 4.6-inch screen, a notable improvement over the iPhone 5′s tall four-inch screen, would be perfect for watching movies.

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 004)

Despite the massive screen, a 4.6-inch iPhone would still file as more of a smartphone than a phablet.

Apparently both the iPhone 5S – a specs upgrade – as well as the iPhone 6 have been spotted at one of Apple’s suppliers, with the latter believed to be up for introduction around the summer of 2014, with some analysts calling for an even bigger screen measuring about five inches diagonally.

Here’s some more awesomeness.

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 006)

I’m not sure I like that silver aluminum appearance on the back, it’s too iPad-ish.

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 008)

The following rendering gives us some indication of how the jumbo-sized iPhone 6 (right) would measure up against the iPhone 5 (middle) and another iPhone 6 envisioned with a four-inch display (left).

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 009)

That looks a lot like Samsung’s Galaxy S III design, don’t you think?

I sure hope you’re ready for an even bigger iPhone. Call it an iPhablet if you will, but nearly 54 percent respondents in our non-scientific poll voted for an Apple phablet of sorts.

iPhone 6 mockup (Martin Hajek 007)

By th way, all of these renderings have been commission by the French blog NowhereElse.fr.

There’s lots more to see so make sure to check out the source link.

So, would a 4.6-inch iPhone be too bulky for you?

For reference, Samsung’s Galaxy S III has a screen measuring 4.6 inches.

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  • RarestName

    HTC One?

    • http://ebloog.pl/ Sernick.

      Apple will propably sue them.

    • Kurt

      I thought I was the only one who saw HTC One and not a Galaxy phone.

  • http://twitter.com/doubleaa25 Adham

    Looks like an S3 from the front (Y)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000945354629 Avery Massenburg

      I agree, despite the fact that the bezel less display looks ugly, theirs a lot of android influences… :/
      I don’t mind too much that theirs no HOME button, but the could at least make it taller.

      • http://twitter.com/IBLeeDSWaGGa Juan Herrera

        Android is an operating system.. Now if u wanted to say it has a samsung look to it that might have some truth.. But android has well over 90 models from different manufacturers all with different styling

    • Ying

      It does look like the S3

  • http://twitter.com/M0esmac Modest

    I hate to say this, but I feel that we will still be with the same 4″ screen on the iPhone 6.

    • Guest

      Your wrong. It will be on the iPhone 5s ;) lol

      • http://twitter.com/mgalicki Mike Galicki

        You’re wrong. The render is of the iphone 6. Everyone knows the iPhone 5S due this year will look exactly the same as the iPhone 5. The re-design cycle has been every other year if history repeats itself.

  • http://twitter.com/amanmore96 Aman More

    in all honesty, i hope this is not the actual product… it just doesnt maintain that Apple iPhone look :/

    • Kurt

      Look at that ugly back. Yes, it does.

  • TesticularFortitude

    If enough customers are willing to buy it, I say Apple should sell them one.

    And Christian, it’s 4.8″… lol

  • Marco Cassaro

    for me is a photoshop edited is a fake for me

    • billypuntove

      um.. what?

      • Kurt

        He doesnt understand “mock-up” he thought this was an article about a real phone and he realizes it is a rendered image.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

    If they produce that Apple will get sued by Samsung.
    It looks just like the thing in white.
    I like this game of sue-tag they play.
    Pretty entertaining. (Eats Popcorn)

    • Andrew Teeluck

      Hope you have a biiiiig bowl of that popcorn–this is a 10+ year-long movie…

  • felixtaf

    Looks lika iPad nano with edge to edge display lol.. These guys have no creativity (like me)…

    • Kurt

      Neither does Apple.

  • selcukcura

    Edge to edge is really ugly looking imo

  • Drock81

    Apple better step up their game otherwise I’m switching to Samsung and dropping the iPhone!

    • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

      bye have a great time

    • Mustang5Oh

      Awww don’t go!!!!

  • billypuntove

    it’s all ugly until Apple hands it out :p

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      Very good point, man! I was looking at an iDB article of iPhone 5 mockups that came out months before the iPhone 5. The mockups were completely accurate and the comments in the article were all “ewww it looks bad yada yada yada.” Lo and behold, they released it just as the mockup predicted and everyone suddenly drooled.

      • Kaptivator

        I didn’t Still holding my 4s, and wife holding down the 4. I’m patiently waiting though.

      • Kurt

        I still say the iphone 5 is ugly and I get harassed by the applefags on here, the same ones who said it was ugly back then. I just never changed my opinion of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tro.jan.319 Tro Jan

    looks good…and I like the idea of removing the home button :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      we need the home button

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    Shouldn’t it be obvious to those making these mockups not to make it look like the Galaxy SIII?

    • Mustang5Oh

      I was thinking the same thing lol. It’s the S3 without it’s awful home button and edge to edge display. This won’t happen.

  • Irfan Tarique

    am I the only one that thinks that it looks amazing ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

      looks like it, yes

    • Kurt

      how can you get so excited about it? the back looks like every device since 2007. Seriously, how can you say it looks “amazing”. how??

      • Irfan Tarique

        The firmware isnt going to stay the same… i just imagined it with the concepts ive been seeing around. I like the razor feeling of the back side of the iPhone

  • Bob

    Ewww. Leave those ugly looking phones to the android users.

  • Ahmadjoon

    from behind it is a bigger iPod touch 5!
    i believe it wont be iPhone 6 if it will ill kill myself

  • http://twitter.com/patrickw1995 Patrick

    looks like the exact same replica of the iphone 5 before it was released, i call this bullshit it obviously wont look like that but i might be wrong, i guess we just have to wait and see

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    Oh god let the bullshit hypocritical comments begin. “It looks ugly”, ” Apple would never make that”, ” If Apple makes this I’m switching to blah blah blah”. Then it actually comes out and people go crazy for it -___-

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    look nice but u idont like that same boring IOS 6 UI

    • joshuamontaril

      bullshit

      • Gorgonphone

        Yes ios6 look got boring but i still prefer it over the boring and hideous look of ios7 lol

  • JT_CHITOWN

    “So, would a 4.6-inch iPhone be too bulky for you?”

    As long as it can fit comfortably in my pocket, I’ll consider it a phone. I shouldn’t always have to carry around a man-purse with me to be able to be contacted.

    As for the rendering, they are pretty attractive IMHO. I’m not seeing the Samsung similarity concerning the iPhone 6 mockup mentioned in the article.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Makavelli.1 Joseph A. Ahmad

    4.8″, that’s way too much when I was thinking about it in my heard; in all honest, with the current dimensions of the iPhone 5, it’s not at all. If Apple increased the whole size of the iPhone in proportion to a 4.8″ screen, then we would have a problem. But look at this design compared to the iPhone 5 in the second to last photo, it looks to be nearly the exact same size! I mean a larger screen, maybe just a bit wider from what I can see … that’s how Apple should do it. Don’t make a monster truck sized phone that loses its mobility, just make a larger screen that fits subtly into the same dimension of the iPhone 5. Look at your iPhone 5′s, if you got rid of the home button, that would definitely free up some space for the screen size (and maybe even more room internally). And there is definitely room up top as well. Although, I don’t know too much about the engineering that went into the iPhone 5, and if all of this is possible, if any company can figure it out, I’m sure Apple can.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dietermarkus Markus Hudobnik

    I always like having a small bezels on my devices. Love the back of the black iphone mockup and the lack of a home button. Sweet. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dante.arellano1 Dante Arellano

    If they makes an iphone like the ipad mini in 5 inches i’ll fall in love with apple again.

    • Kurt

      Some one doesn’t like change.

    • lychheng

      I Support, I will fall in love with iphone 5 inches.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241085238 Duc Doan Alexander

    and BlackBerry will sue it because Apple copies the design (blackberry z10)

    • joshuamontaril

      bull shit ….BackBerry SUCKS “””””‘ Apple is better..hahahaha

  • @dongiuj

    If it’s still running the same looking iOS since day one, this should have been the iPhone 4 or at least iPhone 5.

  • http://twitter.com/Chindavon Chindavon

    It needs a physical home button. I hate phones without one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000945354629 Avery Massenburg

    After the iPhone 4,4S, and 5 I cant see Apple going for a simple backside like the iPod and iPad. :/
    It’s interesting though.

  • DroidDoesnt_2

    I don’t know why people are so enamored with the “edge to edge” display…it looks hideous to me

    • Kurt

      I’m not a fan either. Has any phone had an edge to edge display?

  • batongxue

    Edge to edge would be perfect!
    For everything!

  • http://twitter.com/lgasparjnr laszlo gaspar

    If apple design the iphone 5S anything like that then i think it will re spark the magic that apple had when they introduced the iphone 4.

    • Kurt

      that back is the same as you have seen since 2007. Go take your meds

  • http://twitter.com/MrMattGaulden Matt Gaulden

    I want to see a bigger screen I love my iPhone 5 but a screen between 4.5 and 4.9 would be good.

  • http://twitter.com/setaneka Bisikan Syaiton

    can we drop test it in 3ds max or something?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pez.granite Pez Tickles

    Not a fan of edge to edge glass – no use if you use a case with your phone

  • Russell Head

    They should call it the S5 just to mess with everyones mind.

  • Ying

    It really dont look bad

  • http://www.facebook.com/abou.mohammed2 Abou Mohammed

    I want iphone 6

  • http://www.facebook.com/abou.mohammed2 Abou Mohammed

    I have I phone 5 now I want iphone 6

  • Дмитрий Толстокулаков

    This phone like galaxy S4.

  • ram

    wooww ! waiting in indonesia !

  • prechlundy

    can u tell ,,?Iphone 6 how much?

  • Ethos

    THIS IS IPOD SIT NOT PHONE !