4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Mockup Comparison to iPod Touch Highlights Design Similarities

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    Italian site Macitynet, which previously published several photos of a fairly good quality physical mockup of the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6 based on design drawings from Japanese magazine MacFan, has now shared an interesting new photo set [Google Translate] comparing the mockup to a current-generation iPod touch.

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    The photos clearly show how similar the two devices are in design, from the curved edges on the rear shell to the style of speaker holes along the bottom edge. The iPhone 6 at 7.0 mm thick based on the design drawings is clearly thicker than the iPod touch at 6.1 mm, although the iPhone 6 would still be noticeably thinner than the iPhone 5s at 7.6 mm.

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    The iPhone 6 of course has larger height and width than the iPod touch, given that the body must accommodate a 4.7-inch display compared to the 4-inch display of the iPod touch.

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    The style is naturally also similar to the iPhone 5c, which itself took some design cues from the iPod touch, although the bright rear shell colors are the defining features of the iPhone 5c and they are unlikely to make their way into Apple's flagship iPhone 6.

    In addition to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, Apple is rumored to be launching an even larger model with a 5.5-inch display, although that may follow several months after the smaller version. High-quality physical mockups of that device have yet to appear, although users with access to a 3D printer can print their own using files based on the design drawings published by MacFan earlier this year.

    Article Link: 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Mockup Comparison to iPod Touch Highlights Design Similarities
     
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    Ugly.
     
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    It would be so funny if the phone didn't turn out to look like this.
     
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    MockupRumors.
     
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    Looks great
     
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    Honestly...not really revolutionary or different. I guess the upside is now the ipad, iphone and ipod touch all "match" assuming apple actually goes with this.
     
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    MocRumors even :p
     
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    I like the look of the rounded corners. The size doesn't seem an issue to me. My main determining factor is the ease of one-hand use. iPhone 5/S is good but when I used a Nexus 4 I had to do an uncomfortable shift of my fingers and reach with the thumb. I hope that's not the case.
     
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    Please stop with the mock-up articles.
     
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    Just makes me realize how beautiful the design of the iPod Touch is. :eek:
     
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    I can't wait for the iPhone to look NOTHING like this. That would be hilarious.
     
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    Ummmm you're telling me that it took you until NOW to realize that these mockups/renders look like a larger 5th gen. iPod touch?.....
     
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    We get it, all the mockups look the same. Wait until an actual leak comes out, then write an article about that.
     
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    Totally inaccurate. No "Beats" logo anywhere!
     
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    How many mockups are you guys gonna post? Goodness me, we get it, they're coming soon.
     
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    The iPhone 6 of course has larger height and width than the iPod touch, given that the body must accommodate a 4.7-inch display compared to the 4-inch display of the iPod touch.

    So glad they made this clear!
     
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    4.7" is about the right size for a smartphone. I've got the Nokia Lumia 920, which is 4.5", and it's perfect. Much bigger, and it's like talking on an iPad. Smaller, and you're constantly zooming in and out.
     
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    I think this is the first year we have seen so many comparisons based on mockups. It'd be hilarious if the new phone looks totally different.
     
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    wow.. I didn't think yet another variant on this dull comparison theme was possible. What's next? Comparing an alleged iPhone6 design to a bar of soap? :rolleyes:
     
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    at least in this the camera lens is ok and not pop'ing out
     
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    The key word is 'mockup', short for mocking us i think :D
     
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    Still wondering what they'll do with the current size.
    Will we be forced to use a bigger phone to get the latest hardware?
     
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    I will say it. I hope they keep the 4" form factor.
     
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    These rumors are coming out as if there was an apple event on Monday!
     
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    Yes, it seems that way. Which is sad, 4 ,4.7 , 5.5 seems like such a perfect line up too:(
     

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