1. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    I like these renders better than anything I have seen yet, very similar to the shape of the Moto X which I think feels great in the hand.

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    As someone with an HTC One with its rounded back, I can't begin to tell you how annoying it is for me when putting the device down and typing on it and seeing it rock gently from side to side as my finger taps the screen nearest the edges... In all other respects though, the phone is great.

    Whilst I will probably get the new iPhone when it comes out, if it looks anything like the mock up in your photo, I definitely will not buy it, such is my annoyance with curved backs. Don't get me wrong, I don't deny that it looks good, just that the curved back makes it a pain to use on a flat surface.
    06-13-2014 08:15 AM
  2. wolfedude88's Avatar
    As someone with an HTC One with its rounded back, I can't begin to tell you how annoying it is for me when putting the device down and typing on it and seeing it rock gently from side to side as my finger taps the screen nearest the edges... In all other respects though, the phone is great.

    Whilst I will probably get the new iPhone when it comes out, if it looks anything like the mock up in your photo, I definitely will not buy it, such is my annoyance with curved backs. Don't get me wrong, I don't deny that it looks good, just that the curved back makes it a pain to use on a flat surface.

    Agree with on a table. But considering that's phones are mostly used in your hand he curve makes sense and feels a lot better.

    The moto x was perfect in hand
    06-14-2014 10:45 AM
  3. rja1966's Avatar
    I agree with the OP that this concept appears to lose the 'premium' look, but having held the 5c and 5s at launch I immediately preferred the feel of the 5c in the hand, it felt a lot more comfortable and I think now that the overall size of the phone is growing the rounded edges are probably a good call especially if it is to retain its one handed use which many of us still want. I hope that the final product looks and feels like a real quality product and I would purchase one based on these images.
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    06-15-2014 04:00 PM
  4. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    I would be extremely disappointed if the iPhone 6 looked like that.

    Now this would be one sexy looking iPhone 6..
    Now that is one sexy render.... I may even consider getting both the Black and Gold versions lol.
    06-22-2014 08:38 PM
  5. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    The more as I look at the rumored designs of the back the more that its slightly growing on me. It'll definitely be a plus if the back is indeed metal and will hold up to drops. If that's the case I'll definitely get it.
    06-22-2014 08:44 PM
  6. Flow39's Avatar
    Let's talk about this design, shall we?-image.jpg

    I think when the iPhone 6 is launched, it will be a lot more refined, so I wouldn't base my decision off of a bunch of unofficial mockups. This is a mockup I found, and I think this is how the iPhone 6 will look by launch.
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    06-26-2014 12:17 AM
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    I think when the iPhone 6 is launched, it will be a lot more refined, so I wouldn't base my decision off of a bunch of unofficial mockups. This is a mockup I found, and I think this is how the iPhone 6 will look by launch.
    Which is identical to all the other mock ups, just in slate grey.
    06-26-2014 04:56 PM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    Yes, but more refined. All of the other mockups are just rough designs like I said before. This, however, is a refined version of the rumored design.
    06-26-2014 05:03 PM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    What people already imagine which only a hand full really know for shore in fact Tim Cook could already be pocketing an i6 daily driver right now

    I will give my final opinion when I actually physically handle a live unit I refuse to insult Apple on design

    Let's all keep an open mind
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    06-26-2014 05:04 PM
  10. finn5975's Avatar
    What people already imagine which only a hand full really know for shore in fact Tim Cook could already be pocketing an i6 daily driver right now

    I will give my final opinion when I actually physically handle a live unit I refuse to insult Apple on design

    Let's all keep an open mind
    I was doing my best at keeping an open mind until the video surfaced this morning allegedly showing the casing for the 4.7". Granted, like you say, it is not like holding the real deal in your hand. But at the same time, if it is a fake, someone went through one heck of an effort in creating it.
    06-26-2014 06:24 PM
  11. brett_f's Avatar
    I was doing my best at keeping an open mind until the video surfaced this morning allegedly showing the casing for the 4.7". Granted, like you say, it is not like holding the real deal in your hand. But at the same time, if it is a fake, someone went through one heck of an effort in creating it.
    finn,

    I've always found your opinions to be thoughtful and you seem like a pretty level headed person. I think the mock ups are accurate. The case manufacturers always leak the mock ups that they receive in order to have aftermarket accessories ready at launch.

    That being said.. all I think of when I see this phone is ZOMG BEZEL! Seriously.. that as you said in another thread "that is the mother of all bezel" LOL.

    The truth is I will purchase it and use it anyway. I often switch between my iPhone 5 and my Nexus 5, but with the announcements to iOS 8 I believe Apple has knocked it out of the park. With Extensibility, Sharing, Widgets, Interactive Notifications I truly believe developers will make incredible apps and iOS will be even more amazing.

    I'm excited for iOS 8, and I WANT a larger screen badly. Between the two I believe I will be very happy with my phone... so I will just have to live with the GIGANTIC bezels.

    -Brett
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    07-02-2014 05:05 PM
  12. finn5975's Avatar
    finn,

    I've always found your opinions to be thoughtful and you seem like a pretty level headed person. I think the mock ups are accurate. The case manufacturers always leak the mock ups that they receive in order to have aftermarket accessories ready at launch.

    That being said.. all I think of when I see this phone is ZOMG BEZEL! Seriously.. that as you said in another thread "that is the mother of all bezel" LOL.

    The truth is I will purchase it and use it anyway. I often switch between my iPhone 5 and my Nexus 5, but with the announcements to iOS 8 I believe Apple has knocked it out of the park. With Extensibility, Sharing, Widgets, Interactive Notifications I truly believe developers will make incredible apps and iOS will be even more amazing.

    I'm excited for iOS 8, and I WANT a larger screen badly. Between the two I believe I will be very happy with my phone... so I will just have to live with the GIGANTIC bezels.

    -Brett
    Hey Brett, thank you for the kind words!! I truly appreciate them. I'm right there with you. I was very surprised with iOS 8 and what Apple intends to do. Honestly I was expecting a very uneventful unveiling and came away more excited than I've been in quite a while. I cannot wait to try it out on the next phone.

    That said, I'm encouraged by this week's leaks suggesting the back panel will look much different than the mock-ups we have seen. I am also encouraged at the prospect of curved glass where the bezel meets the sides.

    I will own the next iPhone on release date. The only two questions for me to answer are 4.7 vs 5.5 and black vs white. And I too will love the combination of iOS 8 and larger screen. I'm still holding out hope that the bezels are reduced. I just want Sept to get here lol.


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    07-02-2014 06:00 PM
  13. brett_f's Avatar
    I saw the leaks showing the back panel would be much more "dressy" in the actual release version... but I didn't see the curved glass leak. You got a link?

    Honestly the back doesn't bother me at all. I could live with it exactly as the mock ups show it. It's the front top/bottom bezels that make me go

    -Brett

    On edit: Nevermind. I Googled it and found the treasure trove of leaked images. They are VERY believable because they aren't mock ups, but actual iPhone parts. I see that the front bezels are still there, but smaller than the mock ups.. a little. I also see the curved glass at the edge. That will be really nice.
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    07-02-2014 08:50 PM
  14. Flow39's Avatar
    Let's talk about this design, shall we?-image.jpg

    Look at this render from MacRumors that shows a rumored design of the iPhone 6. This factors in the glass top pieces where the plastic outlined placeholders were in the mockups. Looks good, can't wait to see it in Space Gray!
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    07-03-2014 11:47 PM
  15. finn5975's Avatar
    Man, I was convinced I'd finally get a white faced phone this time around, likely silver. But if these renders hold true, I might stay true to black cause it's lookin sharp.

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    07-04-2014 06:26 PM
  16. brett_f's Avatar
    Agreed. Black for sure. I'm just torn on 4.7 or 5.5. If the 5.5 is released later than the 4.7, I'm not sure I could hold out.
    07-04-2014 08:38 PM
  17. Speedygi's Avatar
    Man, I was convinced I'd finally get a white faced phone this time around, likely silver. But if these renders hold true, I might stay true to black cause it's lookin sharp.

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    Man, every time I convince myself I want to get the white faced one, I always get a black one down the line. Loving the shapes this time around.
    07-04-2014 09:35 PM
  18. Flow39's Avatar
    I have always liked the Space Gray color, and it is always what I get on my devices. Even last year, with the release of the Gold 5s, I still loved the look of the Space Gray and Black combo. It screams classy design and premium materials while still not being too flashy, and that's why I like Space Gray
    07-04-2014 10:20 PM
  19. finn5975's Avatar
    Agreed. Black for sure. I'm just torn on 4.7 or 5.5. If the 5.5 is released later than the 4.7, I'm not sure I could hold out.
    I'm torn as well. I could see the times where having 5.5" would be awesome. But on the flip side, I am very much a one-handed phone user. If the 4.7 is still easy to use with one hand, and the 5.5" is not, that might sway me to go with the 4.7. But if both, or neither, can be used one-handed then the 5.5 becomes a no brainer for me.
    07-04-2014 10:22 PM
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    Man, I was convinced I'd finally get a white faced phone this time around, likely silver. But if these renders hold true, I might stay true to black cause it's lookin sharp.

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    Space grey will be what I'm getting!
    07-05-2014 01:37 AM
  21. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    All the rumours I have seen recently seem to indicate that the 6 will be thinner than the current 5/5S. Dear god, why? I don't need a thinner phone, the 5 is plenty thin enough. What I need is a bigger battery...

    I still hold out hope that these rumours are wrong as I dislike the vast majority of them.

    http://bgr.com/2014/07/16/iphone-6-r...campaign=Feed:
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    07-17-2014 06:53 AM
  22. finn5975's Avatar
    All the rumours I have seen recently seem to indicate that the 6 will be thinner than the current 5/5S. Dear god, why? I don't need a thinner phone, the 5 is plenty thin enough. What I need is a bigger battery...

    I still hold out hope that these rumours are wrong as I dislike the vast majority of them.

    iPhone 6 Rumors: iPhone 6 Touch ID leaks for first time | BGR
    It blows my mind. One cannot convince me that a company, with as much $$ floating around as Apple, does not have on staff at least one human being whose sole purpose is to seek out and report back what the overwhelming majority of consumers want. Similar to scouting agents in sports. While there are many proposed features that consumers are split on in regards to desire....the ONE desire that seems to be consistent and craved by all is better battery life. Yet, despite this, we will get an 1800 mAh battery to power a 4.7" screen on a phone that is thin enough to use as a bookmark.
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    07-17-2014 11:26 AM
  23. Flow39's Avatar
    It blows my mind. One cannot convince me that a company, with as much $$ floating around as Apple, does not have on staff at least one human being whose sole purpose is to seek out and report back what the overwhelming majority of consumers want. Similar to scouting agents in sports. While there are many proposed features that consumers are split on in regards to desire....the ONE desire that seems to be consistent and craved by all is better battery life. Yet, despite this, we will get an 1800 mAh battery to power a 4.7" screen on a phone that is thin enough to use as a bookmark.
    I know, it's kind of irritating. Battery life is pretty much the only part of smartphones that hasn't had a massive improvement. Cameras, OS, software, designs, you name it, those have all been improved. Battery tech is lagging behind unfortunately. :/
    07-17-2014 11:34 AM
  24. Speedygi's Avatar
    I know, it's kind of irritating. Battery life is pretty much the only part of smartphones that hasn't had a massive improvement. Cameras, OS, software, designs, you name it, those have all been improved. Battery tech is lagging behind unfortunately. :/
    Which is why companies like Google are doing battery improvements like project Volta for their Android platform. They ARE at least making the efforts...

    If Apple keeps down the road of battery efficiency and getting incremental improvements here and there, they would be doing far better with the supposed bigger battery of the new phone.
    07-17-2014 11:53 AM
  25. kataran's Avatar
    It blows my mind. One cannot convince me that a company, with as much $$ floating around as Apple, does not have on staff at least one human being whose sole purpose is to seek out and report back what the overwhelming majority of consumers want. Similar to scouting agents in sports. While there are many proposed features that consumers are split on in regards to desire....the ONE desire that seems to be consistent and craved by all is better battery life. Yet, despite this, we will get an 1800 mAh battery to power a 4.7" screen on a phone that is thin enough to use as a bookmark.
    I believe Apple listens to it's customers which is evident in the iOS 8 features and the rumored screen size hardware releases in the coming months. I for one don't want a larger screen but many have voiced they do

    The battery issue is a strange one as they can just put a bigger battery in but I'm not sure that's what customers want. I had bought an extended battery and back cover for my Palm Pre2 years back which added size in thickness and weight to the device. Even thou it almost tripled my battery life it always drew negative comments from everyone who saw it.
    07-17-2014 12:50 PM
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