Another day, another iPhone 6 dummy. Based on purportedly leaked design drawings published last month, enthusiast Hidenori Satou has used a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer to produce a mockup of Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch handset. The dummy unit is rather crude and as such is used to highlight the size difference between the current four-inch iPhone 5 and the upcoming 5.5-incher…
Whatever happened to Apple’s unwavering principle of one-handed use?
The design drawings upon which the mockup is based suggest that the new handset will measure 157mm long, 77mm wide and 6.7mm thick. Compare this to the iPhone 5s which measures 123.8mm long, 58.6 wide and 7.6mm thick.
Longer and wider than the iPhone 5s and almost as thin as the fifth-generation iPod touch (which measures 123.4mm tall, 58.6mm wide and 6.1mm thick), the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is said to feature a screen resolution of 1,704-by-960 pixels, or 50 percent more than the current 1,136-by-640 display on the iPhone 5/5s/5c.
Another mockup compares the larger iPhone 6 variant to the fifth-generation iPod touch.
Would a 5.5-inch device be too large for you?