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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Show Sapphire Glass-Backed iPhone 6 'Air'




Last week, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged schematics for a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6. French Apple website Nowhereelse.fr, along with graphic designer Martin Hajek, took these schematics one step further and created 3D "iPhone Air" renderings using these blueprints as a guide (Via TechCrunch).

These renderings show an ultrathin iPhone 6 that shaves at least 0.5 mm off the width of the current iPhone 5S, which measures 7.6 mm thick. The concept phone features curved edges and rounded buttons that are similar to early iPhone models. Other notable design elements include an edge-to-edge display, matte metal sides and a sapphire glass backing.

The validity of the source drawings are unknown, so these renderings may or may not be representative of the next generation phone Apple is creating. Other iPhone 6 renderings based on earlier rumors imagine the smartphone with an iPod nano-inspired design or a bezel-less, tapered form factor.

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPhone sometime this Fall and may incorporate a larger display possibly made of sapphire, an improved processor and camera upgrades.

Article Link: Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Show Sapphire Glass-Backed iPhone 6 'Air'
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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The very first sentence of this article is wrong. This is an iPhone 6 render based on alleged iPhone 6c drawings. Chances are the 6 and 6c won't have the exact same shape.

I think the outline around the sides in the drawings that got interpreted as a change in materials (from aluminum to glass) is actually just a way to show where the curve ends, and the 6c is actually supposed to be all plastic.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:55 AM   #3
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apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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That's gorgeous. Mine.
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Looks gorgeous!
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:56 AM   #6
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For some reason I feel like Apple wouldn't so easily ditch a sharp edge for a curved one.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:56 AM   #7
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I would love it to be this thin (and maintain battery life), but I'd be so surprised if they managed the former, let alone the latter.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:56 AM   #8
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apple...

KEEP THE PHONE AS THICK AS THE 4S AND PUT IN A BIGGER BATTERY.

THINNER ≠ BETTER

(yes i know these are renderings)
Due to an overall bigger footprint, they might still be able to improve the battery.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:56 AM   #9
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Analysts will make their predictions based on these unverified specs used for renderings. Even if this renderings are fake, wallstreet will say Apple didn't deliver and drive the stock down after the keynote.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:56 AM   #10
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Super Ugly

Do not even try round angle on phone-sized device.

It is super ugly...

That is one of the reasons why Samsung sucks.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:56 AM   #11
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This would make sense. We keep hearing about a sapphire based screen, the backing could be the same. Don't like the look though.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:57 AM   #12
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I can't see how that wont have a ton of flex in the pocket. The current 5 and 5s have flex already. As thin as those renders are, I'd be afraid to put that in my pocket.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:57 AM   #13
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This is getting so old. It's not going to be called iPhone Air.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:57 AM   #14
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This looks like the most accurate and realistic direction apple will go in for the iPhone 6. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if this is how it looks when they announce it. I really like this design. We'll see.
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I would exchange extreme thinness for a huge battery. I wonder what a battery as big as the one in the note 3 can do with Apple's customizations and a7.
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Old Mar 31, 2014, 09:58 AM   #16
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I'd imagine Apple would first move to the new slim bezel and possible rounded edges at a similar thickness of the 5S. Then move to a thinner device like those renderings down the road. That would help them get the more mileage out of the new design.
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If glass back is true it would be very cool. I'm tired of scratched aluminium.
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i really want a curve back. i like these...
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Why would Apple spend the sort of money they have on sapphire development and use it on the back of the phone? That makes no sense at all to me.
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Geez. What I'm really hoping for, and I know its a long shot, is for Apple to make the next iPhone indestructable with sapphire glass, high quality metals, and some kind of water proofing. It would be the iPhone. i for INDESTRUCTABLE!
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Pretty, but seems almost too thin without some intense new innovations. Great renders though
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Man I wish Apple rumor sites would stop posting Martin Hajek renders as news (or rumors for that matter). This guy has no inside information on Apple's designs. All he does is create computer renders that aren't based in reality (i.e. a physical product that has been engineered and actually works).
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When do we get to the point when all our stuff is 'thin' enough?

And once we get there, will Apple be out of ideas on how to innovate their designs?
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At some point in the near future, the headphone jack will have to either change or disappear.
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