At a time when Apple’s next-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6, is still months away from its expected third-quarter release, a concept artist has taken inspiration from recent leaks and rumors about the upcoming iPhone to create what could be the most accurate iPhone 6 renderings yet.
Rumors are rife that Apple could release two bigger iPhone 6 models, featuring a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch display. Some reports earlier this week also showed leaked schematics, molds and cases that were said to belong to the iPhone 6.
Nowhereelse.fr, a French technology blog, approached Martin Hajek, a well-known designer and concept artist, to use all this information to imagine what the iPhone 6 might look like.
Here is what Hajek wrote on his website:
The leaks keep coming and so I keep modeling and rendering … Presenting the latest attempt at predicting the iPhone 6 future I have modeled the 4.7″ and 5.7″ concepts as presented by Japanese magazine ‘MacFan’ in March. On top of that (literally) I have modeled and rendered a protective case of which some leaked images have popped up on the Internet.
Hajek’s concept shows the next-generation iPhone with minimal side bezels, rounded corners and a display that is noticeably larger than the iPhone 5s. The renderings also show the device as extremely thin, while featuring a new power button that has been moved to the right side of the handset.
It was Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, who first speculated that Apple could relocate the power button on the iPhone 6 to help ease one-handed use of the larger phone.
The renderings show a round single-LED flash on the back of the iPhone 6, instead of the pill-shaped design found on the existing iPhone 5s. In addition, the back of the phone no longer features the two-tone design while the plastic cap on the top and bottom is also removed.
According to Kuo, the iPhone 6 is expected to come in two sizes -- 4.7 and 5.5-inches -- with resolutions of 1334×750 (326 ppi) and 1920x 1080 (401 ppi). Both models could be powered by an A8 processor and 1GB of RAM.
Other features could include NFC integration, an updated 8 megapixel camera, optical image stabilization and Touch ID. Both models could also feature up to 20 percent narrower bezels than the current versions.