Physical Mold Provides Best Look Yet At Alleged iPhone 6 Design

The alleged schematics of the iPhone 6 which surfaced last month have resulted in plenty of speculation regarding Apple’s next generation device. We’ve seen these schematics being used by accessory makers to create early iPhone 6 cases. Using those, designers have created some amazing renders and the cases seem to suggest the newest iPhone could model itself after the iPod touch. Excessively thin and a move to rounded edges and rectangular volume buttons. The cases were manufactured using a physical mold, based on those schematics and these new images give us a first look at the mold.

iPhone 6 mold shared photos, we which were originally published on a Chinese forum. Case manufacturers often rely on a physical model which is used to help with the fabrication of silicone cases and assorted accessories.

iPhone 6 design

Actual dimensions were not provided, but you can clearly see a major reduction in the thickness. This mold has the appearances of a device with a larger screen. Multiple sources have previously suggested two models are forthcoming, one at 4.7-inches and the other boasting a massive 5.5-inch display. This would appear to be the smaller of the two. The volume buttons are rectangular in shape. The mold also shows a protruding camera. This would suggest retaining OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), which would conflict with an earlier report based on analyst Sun Chang Xu, who says Apple would move to EIS (electronic image stabilization).

case accessory mold

If a September iPhone 6 release is in Apple’s plans, it wouldn’t be surprising to start seeing more part leaks. Those will go a long way towards either confirming or negating these designs.

Would you be happy if this were the dimensions of the actual iPhone 6 design?



  1. Napoleon PhoneApart says

    If this is a true mold, I’m excited. I have *no* reasons for not upgrading to the iPhone 6 in this case.

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