Alleged iPhone 6 Cases Surface, Apparently Based on Recent Design Drawings

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A photo reportedly showing cases designed for the larger iPhone 6 has been posted by Mobile Fun (via [Google Translate]. While exact sizes are not apparent from the photo and no comparison with existing iPhone cases sizes is shown, the cases are said to be for 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6 models, consistent with design drawings published by Japanese magazine MacFan late last month.

    Most sources have been reporting that the larger iPhone 6 will carry a 5.5-inch display, although the MacFan drawings and a few other sources have continued to point to a 5.7-inch display.

    It is not entirely clear whether these cases are based on the same design drawings or come from another source, but they do appear to be very consistent with the drawings. Like the drawings and our renderings based on them, the cases include a hole for a button on the left side of the top edge of the device. This has been presumed to be the power button for the iPhone 6, which would be a change from its current location on the right side of the top edge.

    Side (1) and top (2) button cutouts (Annotated by
    The cases also include a cutout along the right side of the case, a feature that is also shown in the design drawings. The purpose of the cutout is unknown, but it is possible that this could in fact be the power button given that analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed earlier this week that the power button would move to the side of the device. If this is indeed the case, then the function of the top button on the iPhone 6 drawings becomes unknown.

    Article Link: Alleged iPhone 6 Cases Surface, Apparently Based on Recent Design Drawings
  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    Several months too soon?
  3. macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    It's still a good six months too early to start building cheap-crystal cases, don't they think? :)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2010
    Classic Macrumors article/article title.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2010
    Montreal, Canada
    Top button: shutter button?
  6. macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I'm starting te believe it. Remember these last few years. Almost all these leaks with cases etc. turned out to be true. No recent iPhone or iPad was a total surprise on the physical appearance part.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2002
    Tokyo, Japan
    Gonna snap up one of those purdy clear plastic cases right now.
  8. macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2007
    New York, NY
    I think the size of the iPhone 5/s is so awkward. I can't believe they're keeping the same screen dimensions and just making it bigger. Huge missed opportunity.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2013
    Apple are making the first translucent phone! :p
  10. macrumors 68030


    Feb 12, 2010
    Uh, case leaks thought the 4s was going to be drastically different than what actually came out.
  11. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Really hard up for new these days.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2007
    Sounds like we have a lock on these new iPhones. Part of me still thinks that the 5.5" is just a red herring, but I hope I'm wrong.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2011
    Beyond the Thunderdome
    Both the case and the 5.6" iPhone 6 are fake .

    1- power button is at top for one reason: its logical, and intuitive to find (unless you're an android hardcore fan, btw some android device also have power button on top).

    2- if Apple builds a 5.6" iDevice will be an iPod Touch focused on gamers/kids, loaded with an bigger screen (with lower quality) and a battery strong enough for 3h of harcore gameplay.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 8, 2008
    Northern Va
    Dedicated shutter release.
  15. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    a cheap plastic case...I'm sure this will confirm the new iPhone sizes :rolleyes:
  16. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    I foresee the 5+ inch phone being delayed and Apple making NO mention of it when releasing the 4.7 inch phone. Then we all go out and buy the 4.7, and by the Holidays, suddenly the 5+ inch phone gets released!

    I wish I had more faith in Apple to roll them out at the same time or at least give us info on the larger phone, but I'm skeptical.
  17. macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
    I think they will announce both on the same day and maybe launch seperately. Kind of like how they did with iPad Mini and Air last year.
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2011
    thanks for the red circles
  19. MarcoB, Apr 11, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014

    macrumors newbie


    Jan 18, 2011
  20. Kobayagi, Apr 11, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014

    macrumors 6502

    Dec 18, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I was thinking more about the 5 and 5s, and the iPad Air and Mini. But okay, I'm not saying they were always correct. Just seemed to me, people never got the ''wow, what a surprise'' reaction when Apple announced them, because they already had a pretty good idea what the upcoming devices would look like.
  21. macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2010
    I agree. I know people like to talk about Apple's planned obselecence, but the fact is that is not true. They will announce both and release them when they are ready. Doesn't really matter to me - 5.5", 5.6", 5.7" - I am sticking with the 4.7". My wife? I'll let her decide, but she might even just want the 5s.
  22. macrumors 65816

    Jan 26, 2010
    Do you reckon "analyst Ming-Chi Kuo" has to pay for every time he is mentioned?
  23. macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
    i still think this are iphone 5 and iphone 5.5" dimensions because the size difference is to much to be 4.7" and 5.5"
  24. macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2014
    I don't think I'd want a phone which is bigger than a Nexus 5, so if they do go for a larger phone the 4.7 inch one will be the best fit.

    That said, the phone I own that fits best in my shirt pocket is the iPhone 4S, my 5s and Nexus stick out the top. If I'm wearing a shirt I'd rather put my phone in that pocket rather than my jeans as it's better protected up there!

    Currently the 5s is my main phone, I like the Nexus but the quality of the speaker and the camera is nowhere near as good (but consider the price different, the N5 is cheaper than an iPhone 5c!).
  25. macrumors newbie


    Jan 18, 2011

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