As we all know by now, the iPhone 6 is expected to pack a larger display compared to the current crop of iPhones. And now, the folks at Unbox Therapy have accessed the alleged case of the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and compared it with the iPhone 5s, Google’s flagship Nexus 5 and Samsung’s phablet, the Galaxy Note 3.
The video shows the alleged 4.7-inch iPhone 6 case next to the 4-inch iPhone 5s, the 4.95-inch Nexus 5 and the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3. The iPhone 6 case is as big as the Nexus 5, and gives a good idea of how the 4.7-inch iPhone will feel in the hand. The iPhone 5s looks quite small compared to the case.
A couple of interesting points here to note are that the lock/power button on the device has now been shifted to the right edge to make one handed operation easy. This has been shown off in previous leaks as well. Ever since the first iPhone was launched, the lock button has been located on the top of the smartphone, so this is quite a massive change for Apple. This could also seemingly impact the placement of the volume keys.
It has been said that the current circular volume buttons from the iPhone could be replaced by rectangular buttons like on the iPod Touch and the iPads. Since the iPhone 6 will feature a taller design, it is said that the thickness will be minimal, with one report mentioning 6.5 to 7 mm.
Apple is widely speculated to launch iPhone 6 with a larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display to compete with Android-based smartphones that usually come with larger screens.
The next iPhone is expected to sport an ultra-thin design with narrower bezel, rounded edges and durable sapphire display. iPhone 6 may be powered by Apple’s new A8 processor with 1GB RAM, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabalization (OIS). The iPhone 6 is expected to run iOS 8, which may feature a new apps such as Healthbook, TextEdit and Preview, improved Maps, inter-app communication capabilities and more.