Rumor: Apple’s iPhone 6 Will Be Thinnest Yet
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next-generation iPhone models are rumored to have the largest screen sizes of any iPhone yet. Multiple media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, have cited insider sources who claim that Apple will release one iPhone model with a screen-size around 4.7 inches and another model with a screen size around 5.5 inches. However, a new rumor out of Eastern Europe suggests that the next-generation iPhones may also be the thinnest smartphones ever produced by Apple.
A series of purported iPhone 6 renderings were recently posted on UkrainianiPhone, an iPhone-dedicated blog based in the Ukraine. The images were first spotted by Steve Hemmerstoffer of the French tech website Nowhereelse.fr. As seen in the image above, the rendering obtained by UkrainianiPhone appears to show a device that is 138 millimeters (5.43 inches) long, 67 millimeters (2.63 inches) wide, and an astonishingly thin 6 millimeters (0.23 inches) deep.
In comparison, Apple’s current flagship iPhone 5S model is 123.8 millimeters (4.87 inches) long, 58.6 millimeters (2.31 inches) wide, and 7.6 millimeters (0.30 inches) deep. If the leaked iPhone 6 renderings are correct, this would mean that Apple managed to decrease the thickness of the next-generation iPhone by 1.6 millimeters, even as the overall size of the screen was increased.
Although the original source of these images is unknown, there are several details that suggest that these may be genuine iPhone 6 renderings. As noted by Nowhereelse.fr, the renderings appear to align with estimated measurements that were derived from a previous leak that purported to show an iPhone 6 casing mold from a Foxconn factory in China. Hemmerstoffer estimated that the casing produced by that mold would be approximately 138 millimeters long and 64 millimeters wide, which is quite close to the measurements revealed in the iPhone 6 renderings.