Hands-On with iPhone 6 Case and Physical Mockup

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Over the past several weeks, a number of photos and videos have shown cases and even physical mockups of Apple's rumored iPhone 6. Most of the cases and mockups appear to have been based either on alleged design drawings published by Japanese magazine MacFan in late March or on essentially identical information leaking through other channels.

    Left to right: iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6 mockup, Retina iPad mini
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    MacRumors has now obtained one of these iPhone 6 cases and separately 3D printed a very rough physical mockup based on the MacFan drawings for the 4.7-inch model. Together, the case and the mockup give a good idea of the feel of a larger iPhone.

    The larger iPhone definitely makes one-handed operation more difficult, even for relatively large hands, but many users are already accustomed to using two hands much of the time. With the larger body, Apple appears to be shifting the sleep/wake button from the top edge of the device to the right side, and this new location feels very natural in our hands, with the index finger sitting right on the button in a left-handed grip.

    iPhone 6 mockup (left) and iPhone 5 (right) in the hand
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    Our physical mockup includes our mocked up home screen showing that a 4.7-inch screen at the same 326 pixels per inch as the iPhone 5s would yield a 1334x750 display that could display an additional row of icons. While the mockup is based on the design drawings posted by MacFan, we did elect to slightly depress the surface of the device in order to help its physical features stand out more.

    iPhone 5 in iPhone 6 case (left) and edge views of case (right)
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    With the case and mockup in hand, we encourage readers with questions to share them in the discussion thread associated with this story and we'll do our best to address them.

    Article Link: Hands-On with iPhone 6 Case and Physical Mockup
  2. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
    I want a 4 inch iPhone 6 screen :(we shouldn't be forced in order to get the next iPhone...to have a huge screen.
  3. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2006
    Maybe it's time to get an Android so I don't have to wait anymore.
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Bonus image:


    Let me know if you have questions!
  5. thasan macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    wow! is it a first from macrumors?
    interesting! and exciting!
  6. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2006
    ...Someone needs to update the apps on their phone.
  7. keterboy Guest


    Jan 22, 2014
    Earth's Core
    Yes. Does it blend?
  8. ionjohn macrumors 65816


    Jun 5, 2013
  9. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    The screen in the first pic looks bigger than 4.7
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    YES! Every 2 years we get an additional row of icon! :p

    Why does it seem like these physical mockups are always only 4.7". I'm very interested in what the 5.5" version would look like, both in size and screen appearance (more icons??).

    ps. with all this added screen size, it really is getting to be about time to do MORE with the homescreen than just a static grid of icons...
  11. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    The real news is the iPhone 6 won't be made from sapphire, but 3D printed! Printolutionary!
  12. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
  13. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    I know this is MacRumours and all, but I don't suppose we could get a size comparison against the HTC One or One M8? The dimensions of those is much more to my liking than the Samsungs, and if the iPhone 6 is similar, I'll probably be buying one.
  14. KimJonNumberUn macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2013
  15. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I'll bet it does, but not going to test it yet. And I don't have a Blendtec.

    It may look bigger, but it's exactly 4.7" diagonally.

    It's an unused iPhone 5 resurrected for the photo comparisons...wasn't going to spend the time updating all of the apps. :)
  16. Twixt macrumors 6502

    May 30, 2012
    What about those who are forced to use tiny screens since 2007?
  17. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

    Apr 4, 2003
  18. MellowFuzz macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2013
    I really do think the optimum screen size system is metric paper :

    iPhone - A6
    iPad Mini - A5
    iPad - A4
    MacBook Pro A4
    iPad Desk / iMac - A3
    Display - A2

    Built on golden ratio and precisely scalable.
  19. ForzaJuve macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2009
    It seems to me that Apple has really tightened their security. By now we usued to have enough parts and components leaked to assemble a whole functioning iPhone. This year we are down to having to make fake ones and 3D print them from case alleged dimensions in order to have any idea of what it may look like.
  20. 3N16MA macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2009
    Mockups are the new rage. They have pushed the blurry pic aside.
  21. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I don't have access to the HTCs but the iPhone 6 would be ever so slightly shorter and narrower than the One. Noticeably thinner as well.
  22. GeneralChang macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2013
    Up next to that five, this mockup looks a bit too tall to fit comfortably in my pocket… I’m concerned. Could we maybe kill those top and bottom bezels a bit? If those were half as wide as they are, I’d be sold.
  23. monkor macrumors regular

    May 25, 2012
    OMG what is this the 80's?! I don't want to hold a brick up to my face to talk on the phone! How is this going to fit into anyone's pants!? People will look like dolts handling a phone that large! Phandroids can have their phablets!

    *Takes photos at public events with iPad*

    *Puts iPad mini into suit pocket*
  24. marv08 macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009
    Is it commonly agreed that a bigger iPhone will use the iPhone 5/s/c ratio, while all iPads keep the better one?

    For me the iPhone 5s is definitely tall enough, I would like a bit more width though...
  25. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    looks good to me, can't wait to get my hands on it.

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