We’ve already seen plenty of physical mockups of the iPhone 6, which have given us a glimpse of what Apple’s next generation iPhone will look like.
Japanese website Nikkei brings some good news. They claim that according to their sources, while the physical mockups give a “rough idea” of how the iPhone 6 will look like, some of the details are not accurate.
The report claims that the black stripes (on the space gray iPhone 6 mockup) and white stripes (on the silver and gold iPhone 6 mockups) won’t be part of the final design. In fact, the report notes that they might only mark out the area where the back panel will break into multiple pieces like the iPhone 5s, indicating that the stripes could be made of glass.
The report also points out other issues with the build quality of the mockups such misalignment of the Home button etc. The report also claims that iPhone 6 may come with a curved display to fit seamlessly with the rounded edges. Interestingly, Bloomberg had reported the iPhone 6 will come with a curved display last year.
Apple is widely expected to release two variants of the iPhone 6 this year, one with a 4.7-inch display and the second one with a 5.5-inch display.
iPhone 6 is also expected to include Apple’s new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and an improved 8-megapixel camera. In addition to the obvious difference in display sizes, analysts expect the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to also come with optical image stabilization, which would be another differentiating feature between the two models. Recent reports also indicate that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be available in only 32GB and 64GB storage options, and the 128GB storage option will be exclusively available only with the larger 5.5-inch model.
[Nikkei via GforGames]