Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:40 AM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
New Video Shows Closer Look at Purported 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel




Earlier this week, new photos of the iPhone 6's alleged front panel surfaced, which followed an earlier leak of the component in April. Now, a new video from Chinese blog iFanr (Google Translate, via Nowhereelse.fr) appears to show a closer look of the black front panel, featuring a comparison to the current iPhone 5s.

Like the previous leak, the video shows the front panel having a thinner bezel and rounded edges, in line with rumors that the iPhone 6 will feature a thinner profile and a curved design. The hole for the front-facing camera is once again depicted to be on the left side of the earpiece, which differs from the location of the front camera of the iPhone 5s. When shown over the iPhone 5s, the alleged panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 appears expectedly bigger, but still useable with one hand.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to launch later this fall, with reports suggesting a release date of either September 19 or September 25. It is also likely that Apple will launch a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, although it is unclear if the device will be released alongside the 4.7-inch version. Some reports have suggested that production issues will force Apple to launch the 5.5-inch version later this year or early next year, while others say that both versions of the iPhone 6 will launch at the same time.

In addition to a larger display and thinner profile, both models of the iPhone 6 are expected to come with a faster A8 processor and an enhanced camera. The 5.5-inch version is rumored to come with a number of exclusive features, including an optical image stabilization system and a bigger storage capacity.

Article Link: New Video Shows Closer Look at Purported 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel
MacRumors is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:41 AM   #2
Michaelgtrusa
macrumors 603
 
Michaelgtrusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Everywhere And Nowhere
Nothing surprises me anymore.
__________________
iMACAll life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
TWITTER TUMBLR
Michaelgtrusa is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:41 AM   #3
SANCHANN
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Uggg

I just wanna skip into the future keynote already..
SANCHANN is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:44 AM   #4
Unggoy Murderer
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Livingston, Scotland
It's very well being able to stretch across a display from left to right - I can do that on a Note 3 - for me, it's about being able to reach the top and bottom of the display holding it with one hand.

If I can hold the device in my right hand, and still touch the top and bottom left corners, I'll be delighted.
__________________
27" iMac, i7 3.4GHz, 16GB RAM 13" MBP 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM 3rd Gen iPad 64 GB Wifi+4G, iOS 7 iPhone 5 32 GB, iOS 7 Mac Mini 2.00 GHz, 2GB RAM
Unggoy Murderer is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:44 AM   #5
c . j e l l y
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Same stuff over and over again.
c . j e l l y is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:47 AM   #6
Menopause
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Still no real sign of the 5.5" panel makes me think it might have been an intentional "leak" by Apple. It could have been.. HOLY CRAP PRETTY NEW MACRUMORS EMOTICONS!
Menopause is offline   19 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:49 AM   #7
woodekm
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
The curved edges may help with the size, a little.... Very little.
__________________
MBPu 17" - 2.66
iPad Air 2
iPhone 6 Plus 64
MacMini - 2.0GHz, -Sammy 24in
woodekm is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:52 AM   #8
Mac Fly (film)
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unggoy Murderer View Post
It's very well being able to stretch across a display from left to right - I can do that on a Note 3 - for me, it's about being able to reach the top and bottom of the display holding it with one hand.

If I can hold the device in my right hand, and still touch the top and bottom left corners, I'll be delighted.
Design is about trade offs. You can get a one-handed phone or a roomier display. You'll have that choice. It's like the 11" MacBook Air versus the 13".
Mac Fly (film) is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:54 AM   #9
The Phazer
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: London, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac Fly (film) View Post
Design is about trade offs. You can get a one-handed phone or a roomier display. You'll have that choice. It's like the 11" MacBook Air versus the 13".
Everything indicates we won't have that choice, unless we also want twelve month old hardware with a year's less software support :-(

This new size looks such an unusable mess.
The Phazer is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:57 AM   #10
Mac Fly (film)
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menopause View Post
Still no real sign of the 5.5" panel makes me think it might have been an intentional "leak" by Apple. It could have been.. HOLY CRAP PRETTY NEW MACRUMORS EMOTICONS!
Yeah, 5.5" is HUGE, I'm feeling slightly doubtful.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Phazer View Post
Everything indicates we won't have that choice, unless we also want twelve month old hardware with a year's less software support :-(

This new size looks such an unusable mess.
So 3 years support after buying rather than 4? How will one sleep at night.
Mac Fly (film) is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:58 AM   #11
A7ibaba
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
I'm stayin with 5S. This is ridicilous.
__________________
MacBook pro late 2011 2.2Ghz,OWC 2 x 8GB 1600 Mhz DDR3L,OWC Data Doubler + Intel 520 240 GB +
27" Thunderbolt display
A7ibaba is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 06:58 AM   #12
JaySoul
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
The side bezels look good but the top/bottom ones seem bulky.

One just hopes that the extra bulk is packing some worthwhile tech at least.

The bottom one, fine because it will have Touch ID. But LG have shown that a 5.5" screen doesn't need bulky bezels.

Last edited by JaySoul; Jul 3, 2014 at 08:22 AM.
JaySoul is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:03 AM   #13
FuNGi
macrumors 6502a
 
FuNGi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sweden & California
You know what's ironic? Clicking on this post to convey my distaste for the same old rumors again and again then to realize just by clicking I have inadvertently shown my support in terms of advertisement revenue
__________________
4.5", 13.3", 15.4", 24"
FuNGi is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:05 AM   #14
pgiguere1
macrumors 68000
 
pgiguere1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Phazer View Post
Everything indicates we won't have that choice, unless we also want twelve month old hardware with a year's less software support :-(
Not to mention Apple might eventually phase out older 4" hardware without introducing new 4" models. If they do introduce a new 4" iPhone it might be a plastic 4" iPhone 6C.
pgiguere1 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:09 AM   #15
Ifti
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
So we take the leaked images, make a video about the exact same part, showing exacty the same as the images, and it deserves a new thread?

lol
__________________
See my YouTube Channel for reviews & tech tips!
2012 Mac Mini Server / 2.6 Quad i7/8GB/2x1TB HDD
2013 MBA11 1.7 Dual i7/8/256 - 2013 rMBP15 2.6 Quad i7/16/1TB/750m
iPhone 6+ / TC / Lacie TB2 20TB
Ifti is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:11 AM   #16
iolinux333
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by pgiguere1 View Post
Not to mention Apple might eventually phase out older 4" hardware without introducing new 4" models. If they do introduce a new 4" iPhone it might be a plastic 4" iPhone 6C.
If it was done, a cheap plastic 4" with a modern processor, I would get one just as a fun prepaid to toss in my pocket when I wanted to travel light.
iolinux333 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:12 AM   #17
BMox
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Just not feeling the curved edges where the Touch ID is positioned.....
BMox is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:13 AM   #18
mr99
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Can it be September yet?
mr99 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:14 AM   #19
Madhawk
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Perfect size, can't wait
Madhawk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:15 AM   #20
Wiesenlooser
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Now this one actually has fairly good bezels. It basically couldnt get that much smaller with the home button
Wiesenlooser is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:16 AM   #21
Cuban Missles
macrumors 6502a
 
Cuban Missles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: East Coast, USA
I am starting to warm up to the 4.7" iPhone idea. The big issue for me is that it must work with one hand. In this video, the hand had to do a small adjustment but it seemed to work. Since I have an ipad, I don't need the phone to be huge. I don't do video or a ton of reading on the phone. For those that need the size that want to try to do it all on one device, I am sure the 5.5" will be great for them. But I keep saying that they should put the phone app on the iPads and then those that want size can get as big as they want.
__________________
I have a collection of Apple stickers from all my Apple product purchases - they are white (the stickers not the products)
Cuban Missles is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:17 AM   #22
sunapple
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: The Netherlands
That should be the phone: just a 1mm thick see-through glass panel. Plenty of room to hide the electronics in the bezel area. Oh wait, its still 2014
sunapple is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:19 AM   #23
NightFox
macrumors 68000
 
NightFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Shropshire, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by FuNGi View Post
You know what's ironic? Clicking on this post to convey my distaste for the same old rumors again and again then to realize just by clicking I have inadvertently shown my support in terms of advertisement revenue
I take your point but it's not as if MR is publishing these articles at the cost of other more worthy articles - sift out this type of stuff and we would end up with a website that only gets updated once every few days.
__________________
2013 Mac Pro 6x3.5GHz :: MacBook Pro 13" 2.53GHz :: iPad 3 64GB :: iPho... Oh, you've gone.
NightFox is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:22 AM   #24
Serban
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
so the bezels top and bottom are been reduced?
__________________
27" iMac late 2014, Macbook Pro 15" late 2013, 13" Macbook Air late 2012,iPad Air 2 gold&space grey,iPhone 6 Gold&Space grey,iphone 5s gold
Serban is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 3, 2014, 07:25 AM   #25
kmil
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Ability to hold it in one hand and touch near the top or I'm not buying. I really hope the rumors about the 5.5" having features not in the 4.7 are false. I would never buy the 5.5" due to its size.
kmil is offline   5 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC