iPhone 6 Mockups and Case Designs on Display at Hong Kong Electronics Fair

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As we progress further into 2014, iPhone 6 rumors have begun to pick up, with case designs, schematics, molds, and alleged iPhone parts surfacing over the past few weeks to give hints at what Apple's larger iPhone might look like.

    Today Japanese site Mac Otakara [Google Translation] (via 9to5Mac) has shared some additional images of iPhone 6 mockups and accessories being displayed in several different booths at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.

    One image shows a physical iPhone 6 mockup that has allegedly been used to create cases for the next version of the iPhone next to an iPhone case made using the dummy version.

    While few details can be gleaned from the model, it does appear to be larger in size with rectangular volume buttons and a sleep/wake power button on the right hand side of the device, which is in line with some previous rumors. It also possesses a round camera flash, as was described in schematics that leaked in March.

    The site has also published a video displaying some lightning cables aimed at the iPhone 6 as well as a close-up look at the iPhone 6 mockup.

    It is unclear whether the mockups and the cases are representative of the actual iPhone 6, but thus far, the iPhone 6 leaks coming out of Asia have all shared many of the same design similarities outlined above.

    Apple's iPhone 6 is expected to come in two sizes, at 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. The majority of leaks we have seen so far have depicted the 4.7-inch version, as it is said to be in production for a September or October release. The 5.5 version has seen some production delays, which could see it being released later in 2014 or in early 2015.

    In addition to two display sizes, the iPhone 6 is expected to include an upgraded A8 processor, camera improvements in the form of optical image stabilization, slimmer bezels, a thinner chassis, and Touch ID support.

    Article Link: iPhone 6 Mockups and Case Designs on Display at Hong Kong Electronics Fair
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2011
    1 Infinite Loop
    OMG, you'd think there was an Apple "event" next week!
  3. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    I think I am ready to become a designer now... about time
  4. macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2013
    At least they took some of the sharp edges off. :)
  5. macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    They used to make that kind of "dummies" for that rumoured "teardrop"-shaped iPhone 5, too. Case manufacturers do not always wait for Apple to reveal privileged information to them before starting designing. They just happen to follow the same (often unreliable) rumors as us.


    So take this with a grain of salt...
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    Get some putty, plug these holes because we have another leak!!!

    Oh wait, Apple ran out of putty. So much for doubling down on secrecy.
  7. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    I guess Apple is content with that same stupid hardware design. Like their iMacs.

    I guess they go through a few versions and just settle on a 1 version. Forever.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2012
    These look different than the front panel leaked earlier today..
    Perhaps the front panel is actually from a mockup iPhone!
  9. macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
    in the video at 0:05 seconds its shown iphone 5 and iphone 4.7" and 5.4" i think, BUT almost no bezel in sides and NOT so big what we saw in the early rumours today
  10. macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2011
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    I'm going to use one of these mock up dummies as one of my five Office 365 devices. Have some spare licences to use up from my $99 subscription.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2013
    That looks like a garage CNC carved chunk of aluminum not an official mock up.
    It doesn't have the new Double flash either
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2012
    I sware the same thing happened to the iPhone 5!
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    While I do agree with you to some degree, Porsche has been doing this for awhile now with their cars. I guess Apple thinks they're getting closer and closer to an ideal design...
  14. GroundLoop, Apr 15, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014

    macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2003
    Lots of salt since these don't have the lightning connector on the bottom....

    Those mockups weren't even close to the iPhone 5 design...but a lot of people believed it...
  15. macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    Guess you didn't catch the "take with a grain of salt" part. Everything is a rumor at this point. Hence the name of the site. ;)
  16. macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
  17. macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2006
    When the most exciting thing at your booth is a mockup of an unreleased phone, then....

  18. macrumors 68020


    Jun 11, 2007
    I wish that was the new design coming this year. So beautiful.
  19. swm
    macrumors member

    May 29, 2013
    there are a tons of chinese android phone makers copying iPhone and iPad. basically i could pick one each week which just pops up out of nowhere and has it's device for sale. looks pretty much like the iphone5 (it was ip4 styled 2-3 years ago).

    could it be possible that i see one of those clones, or the equipment/molds/frames/parts needed to manufacture them instead of the real thing?

    what does it take to get stuff together based on the most recent rumours from existing, readily available parts and do some outside styling? they could be selling some 1000s as the next gen iPhone is announced.
  20. macrumors member


    Aug 12, 2010
    You say that but that's where they sell hundreds of thousands of units to distributors that then resell to vendors that you find 1,000 sellers on eBay selling the exact same case for 99p each...
  21. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Behold the new "is Safari snappier?" replacement post.
  22. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    Tim Cook should call the plumber to take care of all these leaks.
  23. macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2009
    Lol best comment so far!
  24. macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    I'm in favor of auto-banning anyone that utters that phrase anymore..
  25. macrumors 601

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States
    And just what is wrong with the iMac?

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