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Old Apr 14, 2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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New Photo of Alleged iPhone 6 Manufacturing Mold Hints at 4.7-Inch Display




Over the weekend, several photos surfaced reportedly showing details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6. While the manufacturing mold photos left it unclear as to the size of the device body it would yield, a new photo shared by Nowhereelse.fr [Google Translate] shows a nearly identical mold with an iPhone 4s placed next to it for comparison. Calculations based on the comparison suggest that the mold could in fact yield a device with a display of roughly 4.7 inches, in line with the rumored size for the smaller of the two iPhone 6 models.

One source of uncertainty lies in the shape of the mold, which is tapered. But Nowhereelse.fr believes that there are additional pieces yet to be attached to the bottom of the mold, pieces which would result in the iPhone's body being formed at the wider portion of the mold depression.
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Some of the holes that were drilled into the block in fact serve to fix the inserts which will form a crude which is then machined housing (finishes) using a CNC milling machine. Thus, and assuming that my theory is correct, the dimensions of the box will be determined by the widest part and not the bottom of the mold.

In this assumption, I started to resize the photo to scale against me in reference to the size of the iPhone 4s. I then measured the dimensions of the widest part of the mold which is approximately 138mm long by 64mm wide.
By superimposing and resizing an iPhone 5s image into the mold and aligning it with the wider portion of the depression, Nowhereelse.fr determines that the device's screen would be roughly 12 centimeters or 4.7 inches diagonally.

iPhone 5s superimposed and resized to 4.7-inch display (Source: Nowhereelse.fr)
Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to launch later this year, with the 4.7-inch model perhaps preceding an even larger 5.5-inch model by a few months. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek today reported that Apple is negotiating with carriers for a $100 price increase on the iPhone 6 as the device gets larger and the company packs more technology into it.

Article Link: New Photo of Alleged iPhone 6 Manufacturing Mold Hints at 4.7-Inch Display
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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why couldn't it be compared next to, i don't know.. an iPhone 5/5s?
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:00 AM   #3
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Wow this is starting to get exciting.

If Ive has ditched the banding on the back I'll upgrade.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:01 AM   #4
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Fake. Photo isn't grainy enough.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:01 AM   #5
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In the old days, we would start seeing part leaks, such as headphone jack connector, camera connector, etc. Nowadays, leaks start from molds. In the future, we might start seeing Ive`s dreams leaking.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:02 AM   #6
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**** 138mm long???? longer than Htc one 4.7"

Too bad, i thought with bezel free they can go around 130mm long

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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:03 AM   #7
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I bet they're already trying to identify that shoe's owner
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:03 AM   #8
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Leaks are on fire today! Also, the image is so clear.. A revolution for leaks is on its way!
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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Hrm....

This is going to be one tall-ass phone, i just drew the provided dimensions on paper, it doesn't look natural.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:04 AM   #10
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**** 138mm long???? longer than Htc one 4.7"

Too bad, i thought with bezel free they can go around 130mm long
blame that stupid home button
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This is going to be one tall-ass phone, i just drew the provided dimensions on paper, it doesn't look natural.
Definitely. Maybe it'll seperate into two pieces that way you can hold each piece to each ear for stereo phone calls.
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This guy just laid in a 5s and stretched it out to fit the hole. If the bezel wasn't there (the so-called edge-to-edge screen), does that make this mold hole potentially support the bigger-rumored iPhone?
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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can we buy longer iThumbs too?
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:06 AM   #14
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This is going to be one tall-ass phone, i just drew the provided dimensions on paper, it doesn't look natural.
Better than a tall ass-phone.

But yeah, I know what you mean. The power button will be a pain to reach if it gets much taller.
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**** 138mm long???? longer than Htc one 4.7"

Too bad, i thought with bezel free they can go around 130mm long
If I understand you correctly, the bezel free concept might be for the width. The bezels on the top and bottom would possibly remain almost the same.
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Definitely. Maybe it'll seperate into two pieces that way you can hold each piece to each ear for stereo phone calls.
And thus preserve one-handed use (for each piece) for those who have made that seem like such a huge deal.
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Longer and wider than current/older 4.7" screen phones? This better be either fake, or bad measuring.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:08 AM   #18
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Next to the older iPhone, it doesn't look as big as I thought. I would've loved a 4" phone instead, but this shouldn't be too bad.

And since when has Apple disappointed anyone with a design?
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Better than a tall ass-phone.

But yeah, I know what you mean. The power button will be a pain to reach if it gets much taller.
itll be on the side from what ive read
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I like the bigger size but why make it so tall? Why not give a little width to it?
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:10 AM   #21
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Still to much bezel top bottom and sides, so i guess is the 5.5"
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:12 AM   #22
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blame that stupid home button
Don’t mess with my home button
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:12 AM   #23
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this doesnt look like a mold, it looks like a jig used to hold a part while its on the CNC mill
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:14 AM   #24
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So about as tall as the HTC One, but not as wide. Seems like a winner to me.
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 09:14 AM   #25
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this doesnt look like a mold, it looks like a jig used to hold a part while its on the CNC mill
That's because you are completely correct. People rush to conclusions so fast.
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