iPhone 6 concept (NowhereElse and Martin Hajek 001)

A new batch of renderings depicting Apple’s next iPhone is making the rounds on the web this morning, and with a good reason. French blog NowhereElse has teamed up with prolific 3D artist Martin Hajek to envision what the iPhone 6 could look like.

But rather than pull specs out of thin air to justify impossible or downright stupid features, the renderings are actually based upon the leaked schematics of a 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone form factor discovered by Japanese blog Macotakara.

In my personal opinion, these are the most compelling, most plausible iPhone 6 mockups to date. Jump past the fold to have a look at them and then chime in with your thoughts in the comments…

Kudos to Nowherelse and Martin Hajek for bothering to think differently.

As you can see for yourself, the envisioned device is a dramatic evolution of the existing iPhone 5s concept with some familiar features like Lightning I/O, the Touch ID Home button, front-facing FaceTime camera and standard holes along the bottom for the speaker, mic and a 3.5mm jack – except for the volume buttons which in Hajek’s mind should be a single rocker (and I concur).

iphone 6 drawing

The bezel-free screen and slim profile depicted on the images are based upon the recently leaked schematics depicted above, which also includes a single-bulb circular flash next to the rear camera not incorporated in these renderings.

iPhone 6 concept (NowhereElse and Martin Hajek 002)

If you’re wondering, the rumors point to a 7.1mm thin device (the iPhone 5s is 7.6mm thick) that should be lighter than the 5s. Is that an all-glass back? Strengthened with thin sheets of sapphire, perhaps?

iPhone 6 concept (NowhereElse and Martin Hajek 003)

I love the smooth, rounded edges – notice the gaps that separate the antennas. I wonder about the battery performance given the larger enclosure with more room for components.

A gold variant follows below.

iPhone 6 concept (NowhereElse and Martin Hajek 004)

Of course, this concept is entirely based on the presumption that the leaked iPhone 6 engineering drawings, which we have no way of confirming at this stage.

What do you think of this concept so far?

Is it plausible? Can Apple engineer a device this skinny?

Is this design something you could see coming out of Jony Ive’s kitchen?

  • Jonathan

    I don’t like the border on how it sticks out a little more. Other than that, sweet design. =)

    • redjazon

      Would be nice if they don’t just make it taller, it has to be wider too! 🙂

      • Jonathan

        ikr? I’m getting a little tired of the 16:9 ratio.

      • andrewgoldsmith

        You’re kidding right? Why would you ever design a phone NOT 16:9?!

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Apple please stop making the iPhone slimmer and slimmer and use a large battery that can last us at least one day of heavy use and 2-3 days of moderate use, thank you.

    • Rom3

      I completely agree!

    • Jorge Angel

      #TrueDat!!

    • Dan

      Hit the nail on the head, look how sexy and feature rich the LG was and still had a decent battery. My 5s spends more time charging then any phone I have owned and I think I own them all heh. Hopefully iphone 6 will be a big step up otherwise i can see me using the NEW LG phone when its released more than the i6 just like I do now with the LG and i5s

    • Antzboogie

      Slimmer with better battery hahaha.

  • I’m not sure I like it being that thin, honestly. You’d have to have a pretty ‘grippy’ case to keep it from sliding out of your hand. I wouldn’t mind a thicker phone if it had better battery life (as a previous commenter noted) and a larger screen–not as large as the ugly phablets, but still a slightly larger form factor.

    • Jordan

      I totally agree! Better battery is a must!

    • Antzboogie

      I would use a bumper case its better then any case out here.

  • Matthew Cooper

    I like it. I think ill get a black one this time.

  • @dongiuj

    Looks alright!

  • Dan

    If it looks anything like this, I sure will be sad I just bought the 5s

    • Rowan09

      You can always sell it and buy the new one unless you’re on a contract.

  • leart

    Sexy

  • Danny

    Soon they’ll be so thin that they snap in half! I just want a 5 or 5.5 inch screen with a longer lasting battery.

  • pnh

    Yeah this will happen. Not. Only if you have a solar panel to power it implanted in your forehead.

  • highNiggaPie

    Ima have to get bigger pockets to hold these when I rob people this sucks at least its skinnier so I can fit more though

  • Leonard Wong

    I don’t think is quite possible to have that thickness.

  • ImLouis

    The iphone 5 felt like a huge change from the 4 so i cant wait for a 5.7 inch screen, also it makes sense using sapphire on the back seen as its supposable more scratch resistant than metal. People are saying “don’t make it thinner use it for a bigger battery” but apple would have made prototypes with different screen sizes and thicknesses, trust them with the design!

    • Antzboogie

      Agreed we want thinner with longer battery life why not have both hahaha

      • ImLouis

        In 2 years phone batteries will be charged fully in a matter of seconds, graphene looks like the next big technology breakthrough however samsung has been trying to make deals with a company called storedot for the past months and there on a breakthrough with super capacitor batteries.

  • Ketan

    I will buy now, please Apple bring it as early as possible can’t wait

  • Vighnesh Manick

    Looks like an iPod Touch

  • The 4th image (back of the black mock-up) looks like a Sony Xperia Z with an Apple logo…

  • Brian Voll

    It’ll be a day-one purchase for me regardless. But, damn, if they can pull of a design at least close to this one, I can’t wait!

  • Decio Arruda

    “Is it plausible? Can Apple engineer a device this skinny?”
    A: If there is someone that can make something that thin, that person works at Apple.

  • Matt

    Please don’t make it thinner than that iPod touch. That thing when I pick it feels like ill break it.

  • Razick Rilshad

    Apple please make bigger screen iphone

  • 3l Principe

    No vibrate button?

    • Paul C.

      It’s just a concept