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Is this the next iPhone? New renderings have surfaced that are based on schematics that are thought to have leaked direct from Apple.
Japanese magazine MacFan is set to publish this drawing of what is believed to be the iPhone 6 in its May issue:
In the meantime, tech site NowhereElse jumped on the news and teamed up with concept artist Martin Hajek to fully realize the designs.
What are we looking at?
- 7.1mm thickness (the iPhone 5s is 7.6mm)
- Curved edges
- Unified volume buttons (back to the iPhone 3 and 3GS design)
- Headphone jack moved to the right side (though NowhereElse muses the original sketches could have just been mirrored).
The rendering, in which the thinning looks drastic, has led plenty to question the legitimacy; how could Apple possibly fit the battery in? In reality, the change is only half a millimeter, but the curved edges of the design gives the impression that the device will be much thinner.
The publishing of the schematics was first uncovered by Macotakara on Friday 28 March – Hajek clearly had a weekend in front of the computer to get the renderings out ASAP in what is probably the most exciting iPhone 6 concept art to date.
They even posted a rendering of a white iPhone 6, just for good measure.
The thinning of the iPhone lends plenty of credence to the idea that Apple could name it the iPhone Air, following the path of their MacBook and iPad product lines.
The images also add weight to the likelihood of two separate versions of the iPhone – one with a 4.7 inch screen and the other at 5.5 inches.