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Well-known designer and concept artist Martin Hajek has teamed up with the folks over at Nowhereelse.fr to create what could be the most accurate iPhone 6 renderings to date. The mockups show a device that was created based on recent information, including MacFan’s schematic drawing from last month, and this week’s case leak.

For the most part, the renderings match up with everything we’ve seen thus far regarding Apple’s next smartphone. Hajek depicts the iPhone 6 as extremely thin, with rounded corners, and a display that’s noticeably larger than current models. It also features a new Sleep/Wake button, which has been moved to the right side of the handset…

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Here’s Nowhereelse.fr’s Steve Hemmerstoffer with more:

On March 31, I asked my friend Martin Hajek to model future iPhone 6 based on supposed sketches that were sent to me by one of my Chinese sources. Two weeks later, I published photos of protective shells supposedly designed by a Chinese props to protect this future California smartphone. These shots in turn inspired the talented Dutch designer.

We first heard that Apple was going to be relocating the Sleep/Wake button on the iPhone 6 from Ming-Chi Kuo. The KGI Securities’ analyst issued a research note to investors last week saying the Cupertino company is going to be moving the button from the top of the handset, to the side, to help ease one-handed use of the larger handset.

Additionally, note that the above image shows a round single-LED flash on the back of the iPhone 6 rendering, instead of the current pill-shaped design. This is also something we have seen before, in both MacFan’s schematic and a purported iPhone 6 ‘dummy unit,’ and it’s possible Apple has reached a new milestone in LED flash tech.

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That about does it for external changes. As for internal differences, it sounds like the iPhone will come in two sizes: 4.7 and 5.5-inches, as depicted in the image above. We’ve seen various theories about their resolutions, but Kuo is calling for 1334×740 and 1920×1080 respectively, coming in at 401 ppi (or pixels per inch) on the high end.

Additionally, it’s believed that the iPhone 6 will feature a much faster A8 processor, an updated 8MP camera, and several other improvements. Mass production of the handset is expected to begin next month, ahead of a September launch, but it’s been reported that the 5.5-inch model will land a few months late due to manufacturing issues.

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Of course, none of this is concrete, and it all could change over the next several weeks. But for now, at least, it seems like we’re beginning to get some idea of what the next iPhone will look like. What do you think so far?

  • Vijay Panjwani

    *Gorgeous*
    But he should have added chamfered edges to the front! Just like the iPod touch 5th gen!
    That would have been a beauty!

    • BozzyB

      I like it this way better because the camfers always got scratched and looked very bad after a while. Also it would be interesting if they get rid of the edged back which is uncomfortabel to hold compared to other phones.

    • édith Dupont

      The 5s is hotter

      • Antzboogie

        Not better then the iPhone 6 hahaha

      • édith Dupont

        I’ll give you a galaxy s5 with an apple logo behind and you’ll love it , we all love apple but don’t let this love blinds , just look and you’ll see things aren’t allways beautiful … Anyway I think apple has a better design

      • Antzboogie

        Guess what I think you are beautiful lol. Thanks for the opinion we’ll see who takes the Crown when the next iPhone drops as of right the S5 is the Champ with the best screen I have ever seen, but Apple has the best speed I’ve ever seen decisions decisions lol.

    • Ethos Evoss

      well ipod touch reminds me iphone 5c tho

    • Antzboogie

      We difintely a bigger iPhone this will be a great iPhone when it drops can’t wait!!

  • Jeffrey

    holy sh*t that looks awesome

  • Lame

    They look ugly andd plastic. The only one that looks good is the the one at the back on the pic showing the back of 3 iPhones.

    • Jeffrey

      it’s all aluminum

      • Lame

        And it looks like plastic.

      • Jeffrey

        on the picture maybe, but it’s a rendering so it’ll look like aluminum in real life

      • Teddy

        scuffgate to the max!

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Not really. The ipod touch 5 hasnt had that problem at all

      • Jeffrey

        i don’t think so, the aluminum of the 5s is different than that of the iphone 5, i got a lot of scuffs on my iphone 5, but i havent got one on my iphone 5s, which i got since release… so i think the iphone 6 will be pretty scratch-resistant, especially with the sapphire glass front panel:)

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I agree. Even though as @jeffreyfeuerstein:disqus pointed out they’re probably all aluminium they still somehow look plastic. But I guess you have to sacrifice good looks for a greater screen real estate and it just goes to show that not even Apple can make a good looking phablet since phablets are by there very nature fugly, period.

      • Jeffrey

        yeah but you have to keep in mind that this is a 3d rendering by some unknown guy, these aren’t the real pics from apple so maybe (probably if you ask me) it’ll be beautifull. the edges on this rendering just ain’t very pretty

    • At

      The other pictures show the phone in a case.

  • David Gitman

    its awesome but somehow I dont want a phablet :/

    • hkgsulphate

      when you need two hands to use a phone comfortably, its not a phone anymore….I’d prefer iPad mini

      • blastingbigairs

        Try calling your g-friend on your iPad mini, i promise you, she won’t be able to hear you.

    • andy

      Hahah yeah true man :

  • Jonathan Liu

    Before you guys say “only 8MP wow samsung has more” just research for second on megapixels. Megapixels do not define a camera’s quality.

    • BozzyB

      Not alone, but they are an important attribute regarding quality. Otherwise professional cameras wouldn’t have e.g. 40 MPixel. Also with more pixels, the picture is more detailed.

      • iThinkergoiMac

        Related to sensor size, that is correct. However, 40 MP on an iPhone-sized sensor, for example, would produce completely terrible pictures. When photosites on a sensor get too small, the physics of light come into play. Photons move in a wave pattern, and when the photosites are smaller than that wave size, they can miss the photosite entirely, leading to huge amounts of noise in the picture because the phone has to fill in that information. Samsung may have 13 MP (or whatever it is) on the same size sensor, but they suffer from a lack of quality because of it.

        Once you’ve saturated how many MP you can get on a sensor without getting the photosites too small, more MP are less important and can even be detrimental, reducing detail and clarity and adding noise. Once you’ve reached the ideal MP number for the sensor size, everything else (lens, aperture, sensor quality, etc) becomes far more important.

        You’re right that DSLRs have 40+ MP sensors, but they’re also huge and impossible to fit into a phone (power and lens requirements for those sensors are also part of that). I’m not suggesting that’s what you were saying, but my point is that in order for Apple to increase their MP count on their camera and maintain image quality, they will need to install a larger sensor and lens (or bend the laws of physics).

      • Richard

        total rubbish – we need better optics (even if delivered via add-on lenses) and more light sensitive sensor with high dynamic range than we need 40megapixels in phones… and also some Cuppertino software magic as a bonus 🙂 I’d personally would like to get manual controls for the Camera apps on iOS and if possible with RAW 😀

      • BozzyB

        Do you also read what you or others type here? This is more than rubbish – Who did say we need 40 MP in phones???
        It’s a fact that more MP archive better pictures. Thats it. No need to talk about sensor size or light conditions. It’s fanboys talk to say Apple does not increase MPs because they are aware that their 8 MP camera is the optimum.They do it because it’s cheaper and fits in the case! Samsung uses 16 MP and they have a reason for that…

      • Richard

        Aha! That’s why that 40megapixel Lumia is the best performing smartphone…NOT 😉 Go and shoot 60k pictures with a DSLR and you’ll learn a thing or two about light

    • Steven Code

      And its a hell of a lot better then 4MP xP

    • Butch Danes

      Have you ever taken a picture then tried to zoom in or crop something? You lose a lot of quality when doing that with just 8 megapixels so they should increase it to at least 10 or 12 megapixels. I’m not even wanting anything more than that because a high megapixel count on a phone camera won’t produce good quality pictures unless the sensor is able to handle the high megapixel count. Besides most people know that whatever they don’t do for the iPhone 6, they will do for the refresh in 2015.

  • Eni

    i love the bezels 😀

    • Jeffrey

      which bezels?

      (tihi, get it?)

      • YoloSwagDaddyMaster

        tihi

      • Jeffrey

        🙂

  • DanielPox

    I don’t know about this really. Are they actually going to dispose of their design standard of iPhones, being usable by one hand without struggles/stretching?
    I think they might increase the screen size while maintaining the same formfactor. Doing this they could have a 4.5″ display at most, and I think that is rather plausible.

  • Lagax

    That Looks more than ugly. Rather horrible! Seriously: why should apple put the lock button on the right side when this is an argument pr not buying an android device(for some android devices). Also the sides look ugly.

  • @dongiuj

    That galaxy S3 size model is perfect. The galaxy note size I think is for women because it needs a handbag to carry it around in.

    • My note 3 fits in the pocket and I don’t notice it’s there. Try it out, not too big really. BTW, don’t they look like the HTC One M8?

      • @dongiuj

        I have tried, my wife has one. Personally it’s too big for me but some people like you, my wife and many other people like it.
        As for it looking like the HTC, you might as well say that all phones look similar these days. There’s only so much you can do with the look of a smartphone.

      • When you’re right, you’re right

  • FACEDESK

    Lol. iOS 7 looks so so bad. Especially with black. It’s like pairing a tailored suit with rainbow coloured goofy glasses.

  • Juan Genao

    Shut Up And Take My Money !!!

    • Mozaik

      Ok.

    • Flagged for the unoriginal comment

  • Abdl

    Disaster !!

  • Fun boy

    Looks cheap compared to the 5S. I don’t like the back.

    • blastingbigairs

      You’ll love it once you own one, I promise you we all will.

  • Josh

    iPod with phone capabality..

  • Khaled Al-Rammah

    for the love of god, Someone go and kill Jony Ive .. this is what Steve Jobs would want

    • Geust

      Steve hired Ive

    • Christopher

      This is not the official design by Jony Ive, its by some rendering bastard, I agree it looks ugly but “Of course, none of this is concrete, and it all could change over the next several weeks. “

  • Robert Goldberg

    Am I the only one who thinks this is a one ugly ass body??

  • Vijay Panjwani

    People saying this looks ugly should wait for a while and think that its just a mockup!
    And according to the rumors, it will look just like the iPod touch 5th gen with those antennas at the back! And yeah, it’ll look dead gorgeous!
    Frankly, at the launch of the iPhone 5 and the iPod touch 5th gen, i liked the design of the iPod more! 😉

  • iThinkergoiMac

    Does anyone else find it odd that each iPhone shown in this mockup is able to display the same number of apps on the home screen? What’s the point of a larger display if I can’t fit anything more into it?

  • Thomas Gehman

    What happened to the Space Gray..?

  • Nathan Martinez

    It’s very nice but I like the two tone of the 5s. All one color looks a little boring.

  • Urzo

    OMG. LOOOOOOVE

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Those Mockups looks pretty ugly

  • rockdude094

    Still prefer the original design over this

  • Matt Taylor

    Love it 🙂

  • Jason Baroni

    We all know this slate color won’t happen. Unfortunately, because it looks gorgeous.

  • AnthonyAI

    Oh wow would you look at that! An Iphone 4sss. Glad it could join the party of this never ending same exact F****** design, and build.

  • Hussain Alsanona

    I wish the iPhone 6 will be edge less, 4.7″ screen Ultra Retina, and whole new design concept. Nevertheless, new tech on the battery and new camera lenses would be insanely good. Also I want a sapphire glass too.

  • TheShade247

    I don’t get it, why people want small tablets and bigger cellphones

  • Zak Shafi

    I really don’t like this design. It looks cheaply made – and like a toy rather than the flagship Apple designs.

  • jalexcarter

    honestly was excited at first but kinda getting bored of iPhone, its never really gonna look that much different than it has since the iPhone 4 just taller/bigger and skinnier. might switch to android for a little and “see how the other half lives” I don’t know

  • sanzeev007

    doesn’t look good

  • blastingbigairs

    Love the sizes, not liking the rounded bezel on the 6’s so much. Good thing this is just a rendering and not the final product.