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Apr 12, 2001

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.

iPhone 6 4.7" 750×1338 px Aspect ratio 16:9
iPhone 6 5.5" 878×1568 px Aspect ratio 16:9
iPhone 5S 4" 640×1138 px Aspect ratio 16:9
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.

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.

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


macrumors 68020
Jun 3, 2009
I know WSJ reported it, but I still find it hard to believe there will be an iPhone larger than 5".


macrumors 6502a
Nov 13, 2013
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.


macrumors 6502
Jul 28, 2010
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.


macrumors 6502a
Apr 12, 2012
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.


macrumors 65816
Dec 26, 2008
Calgary, AB
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.


macrumors 6502
Jan 3, 2011
Perhaps borderless displays is the next step, I'd like it. But the curved back seems veeeery uncomfortable and inappropriate...


macrumors member
Oct 14, 2013
this is going to be a nightmare for developers that did not properly test auto-layout/autoresizing masks.


macrumors 604
Oct 13, 2008
Not bad.


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