Size comparison (iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s, RocketNews24 001)

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…

French blog Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] passes along images shared by Rocket News 24 [here and here] which

Size comparison (iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s, RocketNews24 004)
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.

Size comparison (iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s, RocketNews24 003)

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.

Size comparison (iPhone 6 vs iPhone 5s, RocketNews24 002)

Another mockup compares the larger iPhone 6 variant to the fifth-generation iPod touch.

In weeks past, a number of cases, renders, videos and dummy parts have surfaced attempting to envision what the larger iPhones could look like.

While the 4.7-inch iPhone should be ready in time for a rumored September unveiling, its 5.5-inch counterpart could be delayed due to various production issues.

Would a 5.5-inch device be too large for you?

  • ic0dex

    Wife will get the 4.7″ iPhone 6 and 5.5″ for me which I hope the specs are wrong and they make a 5.7″ instead.

    • Dany Quirion

      get an ipad mini instead…

      • Sachin

        What if he wants to make call?

      • Dean Johnson

        install skype

      • Technocrz!

        Buy Nokia 2100 besides mini

      • Tommy

        Use your phone then. Most people who owns an iPad owns a phone as well.

      • ClarkZuckerberg

        Use Facetime Audio or Skype 😛

      • kiljoy616

        No he or she should get what ever they want.

    • Damian

      Let’s not go too crazy, and hope it is gonna be 6.5 instead :p

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    how the hell can a printer print a 3D object ? I could never understand this

    • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

      I feel your pain bro. I dont get it as well lol

    • Karl Kurtz

      It “prints” the plastic layer by layer and builds it from the ground up.

      • Damian

        But…it is more than that, it can actually print a mechanical elements that still function properly. Like circular moveable objects inside the tools. Basically it mimics mechanical parts and can replace real life tools you would use to fix your car.

      • David Hvilivitzki

        There are two types of 3D printers, one type prints in an empty space by heating plastics and layering them on-top of one another and another kind that prints in a powder basin by applying a liquid that reacts with the powder making it bond together.

        The second kind (with the basin being full of material when done) can print moving objects within other objects

        See Youtube for examples.

        hope this helps.

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        Now that would make sense 😀

    • Rowan09

      It’s not a regular printer, maybe that’s why it’s hard to understand.

  • Grant Mona

    Notice the two buttons on the right side…

  • angry3

    yes, 5.5 inch is WAY too big for me. To tell you the truth, I like the size of the 4s.

  • Nicolas Cage

    waay to big

    • blastingbigairs

      Yet Apple will sell way more 5.5″ iPhones than all of of your ticket sales put together.

    • Adrian

      That’s wha she said

      • Nicolas Cage

        OOOOH !!

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Question: People often talk of gains in battery life and performance when discussing ‘phablets’ but what about data? Will we be paying more money in data costs when using larger screen devices or should the costs be the same?

    • Merman123

      Should be the same. An iPhone 4S pays the same price as an iPhone 5 in data.

  • אביאור רוקח

    4.7″ the perfect screen size

    • Guest

      Of course it’s perfect because Apple is going to make it 4.7″ if it were to be 5 you would say it is perfect at 5. shut up already

      • אביאור רוקח

        No I always thought that 4″ is perfect but after I purchased iPhone 5 I think the perfect screen size of smartphone is 4.6-4.7״

  • Matt

    iOS doesn’t look good on an iPad which the reason why I never did get an iPad. Hope the same is not going to be on this iPhone.

  • mahe

    that’s just much too big for me …
    yes, I prefer smaller screens on smartphones.
    for me the screen of a 5(s) is big enough for email, messaging, a bit social stuff, navigation and so on …
    I’ve an iPad mini for writing/reading documents, excel sheets, … and whenever I need it it’s with me.

    Also I can’t imagine having such a big phone in my pocket and to sit down …
    I really don’t know how I should handle that size (I’m still talking about a phone :P)

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    5.5 that is a big ass iPhone. I didn’t think it would be that big. That guy also has a man hand not no little boy hands. People who want that should of been went picked up a Note 2 or similar instead of dealing with a supposedly small iPhone 5

  • Eikast

    I wish that the 4.7″ iPhone was 5″ like the htc one m8. The phone feels great. I guess that they would be similar though due to the on screen buttons on the htc one m8. Anyway, I think that Apple needs to update their keyboard functionality. Making it a little bigger would be a huge flop. They have a lot of screen estate now so no more excuses. They NEED keyboard prediction. I know that swype is probably a dream feature but prediction needs to be implemented. This isn’t 2010 anymore.

  • @dongiuj

    “Whatever happened to Apple’s unwavering principle of one-handed use?”

    They were trying to be funny/clever but now realise they were completely wrong.

    • eminem10

      the one handed use is gone

  • grumpyfuzz

    Who cares how you look?

  • aw81

    Anything larger than an iphone 5 looks hideous.

    • blastingbigairs

      Then keep your iPhone 5 forever, good luck with that.

      • aw81

        Thanks, and good luck carrying your silly iPad sized phones around…

      • blastingbigairs

        Yea because 4.7″ is sooooo huge and silly. WTF????? Embrace change buddy, because it’s happening right before your eyes.

      • aw81

        Calm down, the supposed iphone 6 mockup in question is 5.5 inches and looks massive under the iphone 5.
        Change doesn’t always mean better.

      • @dongiuj

        In this case it does.

      • aw81

        Lol, if you say so mate…

      • @dongiuj

        Lol, not just me mate….

      • aw81

        Justin bieber has an insane amount of fans who think he’s the greatest recording artist in history.
        Does the sheer number of them mean he is?

      • @dongiuj

        Who?