Last week, a case designed to match the rumored specs of the iPhone 6 was compared to the iPhone 5s, the Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Note 3 to show the relative size of Apple’s upcoming hardware. Today, that same case is being showcased next to the current generation iPod touch in a comparison by Unbox Therapy that reveals how thin Apple could make its upcoming device.
In the video comparison, the iPhone 6 almost precisely matches the thin profile of the iPod touch. Because its overall dimensions are larger than the iPod touch, the iPod can fit into the 4.7-inch case quite easily with room to spare on the sides of the case, but an almost prefect match in thickness.
The current iPod touch debuted in 2012 and measures a thin 6.1mm , as compared to the 7.6mm of the iPhone 5s. iPhone rumors already pointed to a thinner chassis for the iPhone 6, and this video gives us a glimpse at how it would appear if these rumors pan out. Because of its slim profile, Apple may be forced to redesign the buttons on the iPhone, choosing to go with the elongated buttons of the iPod touch instead of the round buttons on the iPhone 5/5s. Combined, all these design changes could result in a much different looking iPhone than what Apple currently offers.
Before you start making plans to sell your current iPhone in anticipation of a larger, yet sleeker iPhone 6, you should remember these are concept cases based on rumors, none of which could be representative of the final model of the iPhone that Apple plans to release publicly this fall. Apple, like many hardware manufacturers, is known to use a variety of prototype devices to evaluate the design and size of a future product. Until a final announcement is made, we can enjoy guessing what shape and size the future phone will take.
Based on current rumors, Apple’s upcoming handset is expected to have a 4.7-inch display, A8 processor with 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel Camera with OIS and iOS 8. A 5.5-inch model may debut sometime next year.