iPhone 6: What Might It Look Like?
With more and more rumors on iPhone 6 around the world, we may wonder: What Might iPhone 6 Look Like?
Horwitz, the editor-in-chief at iLounge, mentioned that the new iPhone 6 will allegedly look like the iPhone 5, but feature several new design elements and tweaks.
“Yes, it will be made substantially from plastic,” Horwitz wrote, echoing an earlier DigiTimes report. “No, it won’t just be a Retina- and Lightning-equipped refresh of the iPhone 3G or 3GS, Apple’s last plastic iPhones, nor will it look just like an all-plastic version of the iPhone 5. This new model is actually a cross between the iPhone 5, the fifth-generation iPod touch, and — wait for it — the iPod classic. Yes, really. It will have a 4” screen, like the iPhone 5, a bottom like the latest iPod touch and a shape that’s most similar to the iPod classic.”
Horwitz believes iPhone 6 will feature the same specifications as iPhone 5, but will be “a half-millimeter taller and a half-millimeter wider,” And the biggest design change in the low-cost iPhone 6 will be the curves.
“Apple’s budget housing looks closest to the iPod classic in shape, though not in materials,” Horwitz said. “Unlike the plastic iPhone 3G/3GS, which featured soft curves on all sides, the budget iPhone’s curves start and end at flat surfaces, so each side and the back are flat. This seems like a trivial change, until you realize that it allows Apple to use flat rather than curve-matched parts: the right side has a flat, centered SIM card tray just like the iPhone 5’s, while all of the buttons and ports are on flat rather than curved surfaces. A flat-backed iPhone won’t rock on a flat surface when it vibrates, either.”
Horwitz said iPhone 6 will have the similar locations for the camera, microphone, and rear flash with the latest generation of iPod Touch, and the bottom microphone, headphone jack, Lightning dock, and speaker are in the same locations as in the iPhone 5. But different with iPhone 5 which has 26 speaker holes at the button, iPhone 6 will have an extra microphone on the bottom, as well as four individual holes for the speaker grill.
“In summary, the budget iPhone will look a lot like an iPhone 5 from the front, an iPod classic from the side, and an iPod touch 5G on the bottom — only made from plastic rather than glass or metal,” Horwitz concluded. “It won’t make any bold departures from past Apple designs, but then, it’s supposed to be an inexpensive iPhone and achieves that goal pretty much as expected.”
In addition, Horwitz believes a processor bump — possibly an Apple-built A7 chip — as well as improvements to the camera and flash, integrating a new aperture and 13-megapixel lens will be included in iPhone 6.