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Most of the reports we’ve seen thus far regarding the iPhone 6 point to a larger display and much thinner profile. And earlier today, our friends over at Nowhereelse.fr posted new evidence to support that theory: a case maker’s model for the handset from Chinese case manufacturer Elam.

As you can see in the photo above, the design of the phone looks very similar to what we’ve seen so far. Note the device’s extremely thin profile, rounded corners and larger display. It looks very much like the device we’ve been seeing lately in purported schematics and designer mockups…

Here’s a schematic drawing of the two rumored iPhone 6 models, published by Japanese magazine MacFan last week:

iphone 6 drawing

And here’s a mockup of the two handsets by Ferry Passchier, based on the above schematics, commissioned by MacRumors:

iphone-6-side

There are a few discrepancies within the images though. For example, in the schematics it shows two separate pill-shaped volume buttons, but the case-maker model atop shows a unified volume rocker switch. And we also don’t see the sleep/wake button, which has been rumored to be relocated to the side.

As for the hardware, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported last night that both iPhone 6 models will feature an A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, upgraded cameras, an NFC chip and Touch ID. He also believes the 4.7-inch version will have a 1334×740 display (326 ppi) and the 5.5-inch a 1920×1080 display (401 ppi).

Apple’s next-gen iPhone is expected to go into production as early as May, ahead of a September launch. But we have seen multiple reports now calling for the 5.5-inch version to be delayed a few months due to production issues.

  • vivalaivsca

    i love them

  • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

    I really want upgraded camera and battery.

    • Jeffrey

      only battery is okay too, the camera is very good… the screen can get some more pixels though:P

      • Likii111

        Very good? Night captures have much worm to do

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        I need a better at night camera. It’s too pixelated.

        **smartphone camera.

      • Jeffrey

        alright, it’s good, but no smartphone camera can capture night shots really good. if you want a good camera, buy a nikon, not a smartphone

      • Likii111

        We are talking about improvements

      • Jeffrey

        what’s your point?

      • chris125

        except the htc one or nokia lumia….

      • Jeffrey

        they may be better, but not perfect, and as long as it ain’t perfect, you’re going to hear people complain

      • It badly needs Optical Image Stabilizer like nearly every other phone. My next phone has to have that

      • Jeffrey

        that’s true, but i don’t get why you would choose your next smartphone based on Optical Image Stabalizer…

      • I’m an artist so video and photos are important. I don’t always bring my DSLR which has image stabilizer. So in short, for work. My next phone will be Note 4 or iPhone 6 5.5″. If neither have OIS, I’ll stick with my Note 3 for one more year. I’m certain by at least next year they will have it.

      • Jeffrey

        ah that explains a lot, then i get why you would want a better camera, but most people do not use their smartphone camera a lot so it’s not a number one priority

      • Really? Wow, really interesting. Thanks for sharing. Here Asia and back home (usa) mobile cameras are the most used cameras. Flickr for instance, the top used cameras used for the pictures on the site are iPhones (5s, 5, 4S, 4). People typically use them daily in Asia and North America. When I lived in Europe, Germany/Spain, I always used my point and shoot camera.

      • Jeffrey

        yeah ofcourse the smartphone camera is the number one camera, but i mean, we don’t need proffessional camera’s on our phones to share photo’s, the camera of the iphone is more than ok for daily photo shooting. you would only need a professional camera on your smartphone if it’s necessary for your work or hobby. i’m sure 95% of the people here in the netherlands wouldn’t want to pay 30 bucks more for ois

      • Oh I se where your coming from. OIS is by no means makes it a professional camera. Cell phones have had OIS for a few years now. 2013 saw a large number of phones incorporating them. We won’t pay extra for the tech, I’m sure! I feel pretty confident the iPhone will get it this year.

      • Jeffrey

        yeah i hope so too for you:) the thing i’m trying to say is that the current camera doesn’t have to be upgraded in order for people to buy it, except for some people.

      • iPhone camera is great as is, I love my Note 3’s camera too. If it never gets better thats ok with me-but I know it will get better 🙂

      • Jeffrey

        yeah i think so too, apple won’t stay with the same camera for more than 2 years…

  • Dani Hayes

    I don’t understand the thinner craze. My 5s feels brittle whenever I remove the case to swap SIM cards.

    • Carlos Gomes

      That’s because you don’t care about it.
      I do care about how thin it is, but honestly, if I had to choose between keeping it as thin as the iPhone 5 or improving the battery life, I wouldn’t mind at all a less thin phone.

      • Dani Hayes

        I obviously care if I’m writing about it being brittle. My 5s stock has great battery performance as does my stock 4S. Now both devices jailbroken were horrible.

    • chris125

      Agree. I would rather them add a mm or two and use that for a much larger battery.

    • h4nd0fg0d

      5s feels brittle? Never once had a case on mine, I’m a commercial union carpenter and mine is in my pocket everyday. Still as flawless as day one, which was last October.

      • Dani Hayes

        When I take my speck case off it feels like I’m going to bend it. I would like the same size as my 4S but larger screen. You could still fit a nice sized battery in it with a 4.7 screen.

  • Virus

    Why thin 🙁 want a battery that can last like 2 days without a charge

    • Jason Baroni

      I hope the battery got thinner and more powerful… it’s my last hope or gotta give money for Mophie once again

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        morphies are uglyyyyyyy

      • Jason Baroni

        In my opinion they have the best looking battery cases of the market. Ugly is not an option for me when I need battery juice

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        airplane mode.

  • Jeffrey

    you don’t say? thinner AND bigger? didn’t know that before…

    • i just wish they would make the top portion and bottom portion smaller. This phone will be so long. But I’ll take whatever they give me as long as its at least 5.5″

    • I couldn’t respond to your other comment. But the reason is because my current phone is 5.7″ And many people around me (I live in Korea) have larger phones and they are so nice. But so far, 5.7 is amazing for me. I think 5.5″ would be great too. I work at home so a small phone just works against me. I don’t hold the phone up to my ear because of the dangers. Just to share with you, my friend is a lawyer for a cell company and he told me never to keep my phone in my pocket. For years they have been working on future cases that will arise from cancer. Use a headset and keep your phone out of your pocket as much as you can.

      • Jeffrey

        yeah i know because of the radiation, and i know it causes cancer but it won’t hold me from calling with my phone to my ear or having my phone in my pocket, thats just hypocrite… 5.7 inch is waaay too big man… here in the netherlands people like 4-5 inch screens, only 1 on 30 people like phones bigger than 5.5 inch…

      • What’s hypocritical?

        You should buy the 4.7″ iPhone. I’ll take the 5.5″. For me 4.7″ is way to small. Actually hurts my eyes when I use my iphone. Not sure how I used it all these years. lol

      • Jeffrey

        well hypocritical is the wrong word, i’m not sure how to say it but i think it’s ‘weird’ than people would like such a huge device in their pocket. i’ll buy the 4.7 inch one… everything above 5 inch is just way too big for me. why does it hurt your eyes? i think a screen can’t hurt your eyes, 4 inch isn’t small

      • Hurts because I’m now used to a larger device. I use my iPhone so infrequently that now I have trouble find the right place to use it where it’s comfortable. Pretty weird! Never expected that to happen! I used to have a phone with maybe a 2 inch screen. And used to have a 1.1 inch video/mp3 player. I had to hold that guy really close to my eyes! I’m glad Apple is making two sizes. People like you want smaller device, people like me want larger ones. This is a great, and long over due, change Apple is making!

      • Jeffrey

        hahah i get it, pretty weird though:P and yeah, i think apple will make 2 sizes… i honestly never expected this, but that’s because i thought tim cook handled things the same as steve jobs, but tim cook is actually really different… i’m very curious how apple would look now if steve was still alive…:(

  • Andy

    I don’t see why Apple would have 2 separate resolutions for iPhone just because of the size difference. They’ll both have the same resolution, just like how the iPad Air and iPad mini 2 have the same resolution.

    • macguy59

      Apple will undoubtedly charge more for the larger device so I can see them using the higher resolution and pixel count to justify the “premium” price point.

      • Andy

        The larger screen size will justify the higher price point, it just doesn’t make sense for Apple to make more different screen resolutions.

      • macguy59

        No one is going to jump on a 720p and much lower PPI 5.5″ iPhone. Would it even still be considered retina at 720p ? Conversely Apple is not going to pack a 1080p display into the 4.7″ model. (Though I wish they would)

      • Andy

        How would you know Apple will not pack 1080p resolution in a 4.7″ screen? Apple is not going to stay with the same PPI forever. Many competitors have done so already. Besides, all this information is nothing more than rumour and speculation.

    • exactly, both will be 1080p

  • Donovan

    Wait NFC chip? I thought apple wasn’t going to use these because they have iBeacon?

    • Giel Konink

      daim i hope NFC i see a lot of cool jailbreak things with it

      • Donovan

        True, true. The expectations for iPhone 6 are hella high, I’m curious what apple’s next-gen phone will bring.

  • We’re waiting for this upgrade.

  • blastingbigairs

    The 5.5″ is going to be a movie viewing BEAST!!! Can’t wait.