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Purported iPhone 6 Case Mold Suggests Bigger Display, Same Overall Specs

Posted by Michael Nace on Wednesday Mar 26, 2014 Under iPhone 6 Rumors

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The notion of handicapping the next iPhone based on early case designs has never been a winning strategy for the iPhone rumor mill. And yet, each year, we seem to come back to the same kind of story, where el cheap-o iPhone cases leak and the tech media pours over them, looking to read the tea leaves on what these phantom cases may r may not tell us about the upcoming iPhone. In the case of the iPhone 6, the prevailing theme has been screen size (as usual) and whether or not Apple will make good on finally expanding the display past the 5-inch mark.

The newly leaked image of an iPhone 6 case, as pictured above, has people buzzing because it presents a possibly plausible set of specs for the iPhone 6, in that the device would appear to be markedly larger, with an even longer display than on the current iPhone 5S and 5C, but with a width that is not entirely dissimilar from the traditional iPhone specs. It is this middle-of-the-road design that makes Apple enthusiasts and the tech media alike pause and wonder if the case could in fact be a harbinger of what the iPhone 6 will eventually entail.

The case also sports some other key features that could point to the iPhone 6′s final design, namely, a thinner bezel on the sides of the screen — as already suggested by previous rumors — and a new position for the light sensor, which appears above the ear speaker.

All of these feature tweaks and specs are easy enough for anyone to mock up into a fake iPhone 6 case mold. We’ve seen in the past that cynical folks are willing to fabricate iPhone news in order to make headlines and drive heavy web traffic. That is most likely the case in this new story, particularly since the iPhone 6 rumor mill has been more anemic than those of the past three iPhone iterations. This being said, the iPhone 6 case could be both a fake and accurate to what Apple will eventually unveil next Fall. It very well may be a good guess at how they will straddle the call for a larger screen while still keeping the iPhone dimensions that separate it from the rest of the pack.

Michael Nace

Michael Nace is the Publisher of the iPhone 6 News Blog. He began writing about the iPhone in 2010 with the launch of the iPhone 5 News Blog, which to date has had over 12 million visits. Michael’s posts have been syndicated on the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, and Google News, and quoted on various leading tech websites.


9 Responses to “Purported iPhone 6 Case Mold Suggests Bigger Display, Same Overall Specs”

  1. LGB Says:

    I hope Exofab.com makes cases for the new iPhone 6. They are really cool cases that stick on mirrors and metals (for selfleis.) It comes in many different colors and protects my phone really well!

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  2. CAPTIN KIRK Says:

    WWDC cant get here soon enough..

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  3. Shameer Mulji Says:

    There’s only two things we can say with any level of confidence;

    1. A new iPhone will come out in September
    2. The new iPhone will have a bigger screen.

    Whether there will be one (4.7″) or two (4.7″ & 5.7″) new iPhones is up for debate. I for one would like to see Apple get a little more aggressive and do the latter. Why leave money on the table?

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  4. lauramacky Says:

    It needs to be wider. If it isn’t wider what the heck are they thinking ???

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  5. iamaloser Says:

    I think if they make a small and big version of the iPhone, the bigger one will likely be more “premium” than the other, and Apple buyers being Apple buyers, as demonstrated with the 5c, will mostly go for the more premium model. It’s not like the iPad where the iPad and the mini really makes a huge difference in terms of purpose and portability etc..

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  6. Cristian Says:

    Where wil the dual true-tone flash go on that case?

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  7. Shameer Mulji (@shameermulji) Says:

    Anyone see the new Nokia Lumia 930? That is one kick ass phone. WP 8.1 has come a long way.

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  8. Shameer Mulji Says:

    Anybody check out the new Nokia Lumia 930? That is one sweet phone. And WP 8.1 looks really solid, at least as far as its feature set and tight integration with cloud MS cloud services.

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  9. Moo Says:

    What’s happened to all the updates?? No iP6 rumours? No news?

    Is Michael still around??

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