The Aluminum iPhone 6 Mold Being Used By Case Manufacturers

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    Recent weeks have seen a number of cases and physical mockups for Apple's rumored iPhone 6, and now we're getting a good look at the aluminum mold being used by case manufacturers as they prepare for the upcoming launch, courtesy of MobileDirect.ro.

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    Rather than a dummy model made to resemble the iPhone 6 directly, the mold is intended to represent the general shape of the device for the purposes of creating cases to fit the device and its physical features. As a result, the mold contains holes and depressions to allow it to be attached to machines for making the cases.

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    The iPhone 6 is expected to be available in two display sizes, both larger than the current 4-inch display on the last several generations. A 4.7-inch version has been rumored to be launching first around the September timeframe, with an even larger 5.5-inch model reportedly following several months later.

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    Article Link: The Aluminum iPhone 6 Mold Being Used By Case Manufacturers
     
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    Yes!!! Was starting to go through withdrawls.
     
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  5. quantumphysics macrumors member

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    from these pics it doesn't look so thin... along with that protruding camera lens :/
     
  6. Alumeenium macrumors regular

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    how's that supply chain secrecy working out ... :confused:
     
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    I wish it had the exact form factor like the iPod Touch, it has a different and better rounding on the back.
     
  8. longofest Editor emeritus

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    the rounded edges almost reminds me of the current-gen models, but with bumpers on them, though keeping the same thickness of the current gen models.
     
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    How on earth do you get first post on nearly every single news thread? Do you sleep? Are you human?
     
  11. ForzaJuve macrumors member

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    Actually it's working rather well. It's Almost June and we haven't seen one real part of this phone. Just Mockups, 3d prints and cases. Usually by now we can put together a whole functioning phone based on leaked parts.
     
  12. captain cadet macrumors 6502

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    And the people who buy these will complain if the iPhone will be the wrong size for the cases again....
     
  13. Eggtastic macrumors 6502

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    2 things...

    First, anyone upset that apple is releasing the 5.5" at a later date? I am split between both sizes, and am also impatient and don't want my samsung galaxy s3 anymore...

    Second, did they kill off the bezeless rumors? haven't heard about that in a long time.
     
  14. SolarShane macrumors 6502

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    You do realize that this is the mold for the device right?

    Molds are always thicker and have bigger "parts", I.E the camera lens. Basically, imagine the real device around 15% to 25% thinner than the actual mold.
     
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    Proof? No.

    Very flimsy kind of could be what to some more gullible minds might pass as a surrogate for evidence? Maybe.
     
  17. Jack Delgado macrumors member

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    One might say this article...

    ...fits the mold.

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  18. ForzaJuve, May 22, 2014
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    It makes sense that the camera lens would be protruding on the mold so that it can correspond with a hole in the case. I highly doubt the real iPhone 6 would have a protruding lens.
     
  19. decimortis macrumors 6502

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    How did you discover such a pattern? Are you human? ;)

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  20. sshhoott macrumors 6502

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    So far everything about the iPhone 6 is admirable. The design, screen size, rumoured features etc.

    However, the only gripe I have is that the bezel would make an already bigger phone even bigger. But then again, the Home button and symmetry are very important things for proper user experience and design. My hope is that they make the bezels just thin enough to just barely fit the Home button.
     
  21. chakdey macrumors member

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    This could be totally wrong, just like couple years ago iPhone cases started shipping out before the iPhones was even announced and it turned out the cases were completely wrong.
     
  22. zipa macrumors 65816

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    No, it's a mold for making cases.
     
  23. Kapangas macrumors member

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    It's a mold for CASES!!! RTFA :mad:
     

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