Tapered iPhone 6 Concept in Larger Sizes Shows New Home Screen Possibilities

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    A new rendering of the iPhone 6 presented in multiple sizes has been released by Italian designer Federico Ciccarese. The concept images give an accurate size comparison of the existing iPhone 5s next to a 4.7-inch iPhone and a 5.5-inch iPhone, two sizes that have been rumored for Apple's next-generation smartphone.

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    Ciccarese does take some liberties with the look of Apple's next iPhone, however, incorporating both a tapered back and an almost bezel-less display. While early iPhone 6 rumors indicated the iPhone would have a curved design, more recent rumors from The Wall Street Journal have refuted that claim, and no mention has been made of a tapered design. As far as the bezels go, there have yet to be any indications that Apple is planning on an edge-to-edge display.

    Though the iPhone renderings incorporate app icons that are similar in size to the icons of the existing iPhone 5s, it remains unclear how Apple will handle icons on a larger display. It is possible that rather than allowing a huge number of icons on a screen, Apple will instead increase the spacing of the icons as it has done on the iPad and the iPad mini.

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    Apple has been experimenting with a range of screen sizes for the next-generation iPhone since early 2013, with size rumors varying from 4.7 to 5.7 inches.

    It is widely believed that Apple has plans to release two separate phones in that size range, continuing with the dual-iPhone lineup it introduced with the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. One phone may be on the smaller end of the spectrum near 4.7 inches, while the second could enter "phablet" territory at a size above five inches.

    While Apple has plans to stick with a dual-iPhone lineup, The Wall Street Journal has said the company will not continue producing a plastic-shelled phone like the iPhone 5c. Instead, both iPhone 6 models will include metal outer casings similar to the iPhone 5s and neither will include a curved display.

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    Lol the back makes it kinda look like an apple mouse :D
     
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    2nd to that awful. Borderless screens are ugly.
     
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    I know WSJ reported it, but I still find it hard to believe there will be an iPhone larger than 5".
     
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    If it were at least 9.7 inches, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat.
     
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    No matter what it looks like or how it performs, it'll sell. Time to bring it to market, or waste another year talking about it.
     
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    I think it would make sense for Apple to reserve the upper parts of the screens for widgets that you normally don't click. Just to preserve their claim of the perfect size to reach with your thumb.
     
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    If Apple opts for a larger screen size, I really hope they find something new to do with the homescreen. The rows of icons on these mockups look awful. I'm not a big fan of widgets but I like the idea of expandable icons like WP's Live Tiles or the concepts we saw before iOS 7 was announced. Just something to actually use the space.
     
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    The first shot looks awful. The second actually looks pretty cool. Although we already know that the back can't be entirely metal due to reception issues.

    No matter what, it'll be exciting to see what they come up with.
     
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    Then it would be called an iPad Air ;)
     
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    Perhaps borderless displays is the next step, I'd like it. But the curved back seems veeeery uncomfortable and inappropriate...
     
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    I am in if the "iPhone 6" is 22.9 inches or larger. Anything less is worthless.
     
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    Lol maybe that's why they are apparently using sapphire glass on the front ! You can turn it over and use it as a mouse in OSX #
     
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    Agree. I like curved backs, just not on my phone...
     
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    This edge-to-edge screen will never happen at Apple

    Way too fragile
     
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    I'll just leave this here..
     

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    Damn. I was hoping for a phone that WORKS.
     
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    this is going to be a nightmare for developers that did not properly test auto-layout/autoresizing masks.
     
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    This may be the funniest thing that I see today. Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    Not bad.
     

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