If a new report is to be believed, the next generation iPhone will come
with curved edges accompanied by curved display glass. If true, this
would be a major departure from the company's current industrial design
on existing iPhone models.
Japanese blog Mac Otakara citing some
sources has claimed that the iPhone 6 will sport a design reminiscent to
Squair's cases. Squair is a Japanese iPhone case manufacturer, which
makes metallic iPhone cases out of Duralumin material. Notably, the
Squair-made iPhone cases sport rounded edges that protrude from the
iPhone's chassis (see above).
Further, the Japanese blog claims
that Apple, in favour of an all-aluminium design, will get rid of rear
glass antenna windows currently seen on the iPhone 5
and iPhone 5s. However, it
is yet to be seen whether Apple will do away with its current
straight-edge design seen on the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.
earlier report, citing sources familiar with Apple's plans, had
suggested that the next iPhone models could feature curved glass and enhanced sensors that
can detect different levels of pressure.
In addition, a video
posted by Unbox Therapy on YouTube shows an
alleged iPhone 6 case compared alongside the iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy
have been indicating that the Apple might finally enter the screen size
battle with the launch of the iPhone 6, which is expected to come in
two display sizes - 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch.
The video allegedly
shows the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model's case which features the power button
positioned on the right panel of the device, instead on the top panel
seen on current iPhone models. The video shows the alleged iPhone 6 case
housing the slightly modified volume buttons, akin to the ones seen on
Further, the video suggests that there will be no
change in the rear camera placement in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, as seen on
the purported case. The video also shows three cut-outs at the bottom
panel, which is again similar to what is seen in current iPhone
The video shows that the alleged iPhone 6 cases' size in
comparison to other handsets looks more close to the Google's latest
Nexus 5 in terms of display size and even dimensions. The Galaxy Note 3,
on the other hand, looks bigger than the alleged iPhone 6 case.
recent report suggested that
the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been delayed due to supply constraints and
its launch might be delayed to 2015.