iPhone 6 mockup vs iPhone 5s (Macitynet 003)

With everyone and their brother 3D printing iPhone 6 mockups, virtually every single day brings another iPhone 6 “leak” that wants to go viral. There’s just too much stuff proliferating out there so iDownloadBlog usually only covers the material we specifically deem newsworthy.

This would typically entail photos and footage that bring something new to the conversation, be it a never-before-seen angle, an interesting design choice or other curious detail.

Today’s video is no different.

Created by an Italian enthusiast blog, it pits an unusually detailed physical iPhone 6 mockup against the iPhone 5s and the fifth-generation iPod touch, showing the supposed design differences from various angles…

The clip, originally posted by Macitynet.it and relayed by MacRumors, can be seen right below. It shows a final mockup of a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 based on the previously leaked technical drawing.

Yes, they protected the iPhone 5s’s cover glass with a plastic film.

A few observations…

Clearly, you can see a noticeably thinner appearance: the iPhone 6 will allegedly be between 6 and 7mm thick, its slim profile accentuated further by the rounded design with tapered edges. Design-wise, the physical mockup takes more cues from the iPad Air than from previous iPhones.

And here’s another one comparing the iPhone 6 mockup to Apple’s fifth-generation iPod touch.

I’m not sure about that round-shaped LED hole on the back given True Tone flash on the iPhone 5s needs a pill-shaped hole, but that’s what the rumors seem to be hinting at.

Apple is said to relocate the power/sleep button to the right side to allow easier one-handed use. Also, the volume buttons on the left side should now be elongated rather than rounded.

Again, this physical made-in-China mockup shows what the iPhone 6 could look like, based on the supposedly leaked schematic.

Accessory vendors commonly use dummy units to study new designs because Apple does not share technical drawings of unreleased products in advance.

The mockup weighs 117 grams versus the iPhone 5s’s 112 grams (iPhone 5c: 132 grams; iPhone 4s: 140 grams). Another notable observation: the edges of the glass cover seem to be slightly curved – like on Nokia’s Lumias – most likely to enable easy one-handed use and smoother swiping.

What do you think about the comparison videos?

Did I forget to mention a particular detail?

Want to 3D print your own 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups?


  • Anthony Snyder

    Actually starting to like the iPhone 6 in space gray.

    • Danuel Carr

      I don’t know how you managed to resist it all this time.

      • Anthony Snyder

        Well… the antenna breaks looked horrid but this video makes it look great.

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        Yeah I thought they looked awful in the pictures and as I looked at the video I thought it looked slightly better, however I still didn’t like it; guess we will see in September.

      • Jordan Dixon

        Those antenna breaks are something Jony Ive and his team would have spent months working on to get it just right. The mockups you see were probably made in a day. The mockups give a basic concept of what the final product will look like, but the finished product will still look so much better

      • Antzboogie

        You mean August hahaha.

      • Mike Colacone Saal

        Why august? They’ve been announced in September since the 4..

      • Antzboogie

        Thats what all the tech sites are saying now plus this article says final mockup.

    • Mr.Ocean

      I think the mockup looks much more like the slate color Apple used on the iPhone 5. It was darker than spacegray so the antenna breaks didnt stand out that much. 🙂

    • Ninja Banana

      Congratulations, Captain Obvious.

    • Stephen Hagans

      I think that’s because the space gray being used in this video is really more like the black slate from the iPhone 5. The space gray of the 5S just doesn’t look right, IMO. Hoping they bring back the Black Slate!

      • XboxOne

        Why so it could scratch easily?

      • Stephen Hagans

        Never had that problem.

      • XboxOne

        Many people have that’s why they made Space Gray for the newer iPhone.

      • Stephen Hagans

        Not sure I’d jump to that statement but I can see the potential.

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        Really!! Mine got scratched even when it was inside a cover!!

    • XboxOne

      Space Gray is great on the iPhone 5s.

  • Pedro Manrique Bustos Dávalos

    why now it will have just one flash?

    • Anthony Snyder

      Yes one flash that flashes multiple colors.

      • Pedro Manrique Bustos Dávalos

        Ha! You got wrong

  • angry3

    If I wanted a phablet, I’d get a Samsung. That guy’s hands are huge and that iPhone 6 is huge.

    • Hopefully they realize not one size fits all and release multiple sizes.

      • Rowan09

        2 sizes at most along with this years models would be fine in my opinion.

      • Agreed.

    • Andy

      4.7 inch is hardly a phablet. You’re welcome to stay with 3.5/4 inch iPhones all you want, no need to overreact every time iPhone 6 news appears.

    • XboxOne

      Girly hands.

  • Maxim∑

    same comments as last year:

    “Looks ugly won’t buy it”

    *iPhone releases*

    “Looks amazing”

    • Ninja Banana

      Apple is good at advertising.

      • Creavite

        It’s not only that. These mockups does not represent the building quality of iPhone, only the general shape. The materials will be different as well. It’s hard to leave the design we know and love so much, but hey, when the iphone 5 mockups first came out , people said it looks really bad and missed the iphone 4s’ design, and look at us now.

      • therealjjohnson

        I think Apple’s fans do most of their advertising for them. And websites such as this one.

      • Mozaik

        So you are saying there no android blogs , news site and forum .

      • therealjjohnson

        Why on earth would you think I’m saying that?

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Macmixing also has a great comparison!

  • onesimpleclickk

    i hate this iPhone 6 design. it’s boring.

    • TheShade247

      Your DP is boring too, did anyone ever complaint?

    • Straw hat

      Meh the usual complaint before its release… When it releases “omg the design is so sleek”

  • TheShade247

    Looks like apple is gonna replace the headphone jack with there propitiatory headphone jack.

  • Ahmed Karoui

    guys here’s another video 🙂 http://www .youtube.com/watch?v=iiBNd6EolEQ

  • Vince Reedy

    The more I see it, the less I like it. The hardware better be amazing.

    • XboxOne

      You say that now but you will get it based on its appearance when it releases.

      • Vince Reedy

        I will buy because I’m about to be forced to. I still have a 4S that probably won’t run iOS 8.

  • Dante Arellano

    So should I but i6 4.6 inches them wait for a month and get the 5 inches we wait for more of one year for the new iphone and they can’t make right so stupid cook how long you need for to make a new model of iphone 2 or 3 years?

  • Joonyaboy

    I don’t know why I keep clicking on these articles. I’m gonna buy whatever it is until something non-iPhone blows me away.

    • Abhijeet Gupta

      HTC One M8 probably. Being an apple fanatic, m7 and m7 are the only phones which can compete with premium iPhone build quality

  • Makes sense the power button would be moved if the phone’s so huge. Too bad the speaker looks like it’ll suck even more than it does now (and I own a 5S).

    Oh well, whatever will be will be (insert melody and quasi French)

  • Jamessmooth

    “With everyone and their brother 3D printing iPhone 6 mockups…”

    Honestly never imagined I’d be around to see that as a true statement. We’re in the FUTURE, guys!

  • Jay Burgandy

    well guess its not design to be loud if playing music with speakers or ringtone with low speaker integration.

  • Matt

    I don’t like it.
    I just can get over the looks – it looks cheap and plastic. Even though I love Apple an all their products if the i6s will look like that – well then I am gonna be switching to a windows or android phone since I am not the biggest fan of iOS either
    But then the android won’t work well with my Mac
    1st world problems.

    • suitjackets

      These are mockups based on what people think the iPhone 6 might look like. These are not actual iPhone 6 specimens — they’re made out of cheap material just to give people like you and me a look at the size and shape. In no way are they claimed to have the precise attention to detail and premium materials Apple uses in real iPhones.

      • Matt

        I guess your right.
        But I really hope they don’t do the iPod touch design. The touch is already uncomfortably too thin. My 5s is almost too thin making it feel uncomfortable to hold.

      • I agree. I would much rather have an iPhone 6 the thickness of an iPhone 5s with excellent battery life.

      • Matt

        That would be ideal.

    • Retero

      Well the mockup is cheap and plastic.

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    If the iPhone 6 is going to look like that it has to be thinner than that. It just looks funny

  • It would be funny if all these mockups where of next-gen iPod touch and not of the iPhone 6…

  • Donovan

    Well, I’ll get back to apple when the iPhone 7 releases.

  • Dave Weinstock

    I don’t know why people are stuck on the absence of the “pill shaped” LED for the True Tone flash. I think Apple is innovative enough to find a solution that combines the two colored LEDs into a single round enclosure.

  • Andrew Roth

    Lol exclusive iPod Touch 6 details that nobody else has leaked seems pretty new to me but you didn’t want those… :p

  • Mustang5Oh

    Take my money now!!!

  • Stayo

    Hey i know this is not the place for this, but dose anyone know to downgrade iOS 7.1.1 to iOS 7.0.X???

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      Can’t unless it’s i4

  • Conanap

    Looks like an ipod touch. @@

  • Jayy

    I like it!

  • Mike Colacone Saal

    I think I would rather have that black strip the cellular iPads use for an antenna than those horrible looking antenna cuts in the back

  • Julio César

    there is still a bezel. Why can’t the screen go all the way to the edges of the phone