Despite all the supposed leaks and rumors, we still have absolutely no idea what Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 will look like. Yes, we have read reports from a number of solid sources that appear to all paint a similar picture. We have also seen schematics and case molds leak that could be the real deal. Until we see the finished product unveiled on stage this fall, however, nothing is certain.
A recent note to clients sent by shockingly reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo likely covers most of the bases as far as what we can expect Apple to launch later this year.
According to Kuo, Apple is putting the finishing touches on a redesigned iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display, 1,334 x 750-pixel resolution, a new Apple A8 processor, 1GB of RAM and an NFC chip. The device is expected to be even thinner than the current iPhone 5s model, and it will also obviously be a bit bigger in order to accommodate the larger display and, theoretically, a bigger battery.
But what will it look like?
In a piece back in February, we wondered if Apple would manage to do the impossible later this year when it launches the iPhone 6. We know the phone is going to have a larger display, but handsets with screens that measure around 4.7 or 5 inches diagonally also tend to be a bit too large for most people to use comfortably. Sure, we’ve all adapted to bigger smartphones, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the experience is as good as it can be.
There’s some good news: The iPhone 6 could end up being exactly what we were hoping it would be.
Graphic designer Martin Hajek has created many concepts of Apple devices over the years, but his latest is quite possibly his greatest. As it turns out, it might also come the closest to representing reality.
Hajek took the purported iPhone 6 schematics we saw leak recently and created a design he thinks could represent the real device Apple plans to launch this fall. If that is indeed the case, Apple’s next-generation iPhone could be as close to perfect as it gets when it comes to creating a device that meets the demand for a larger display, but is still comfortable to use.
The new iPhone 6 won’t end up looking exactly like these new renders, of course. Metal cell phones have the unfortunate requirement of needing space for antennas, and there are several other issues with the design. Hajek’s nearly borderless display and thinner housing are ideal though, and hopefully they come close to representing the real thing.
What definitely won’t represent the real thing, however, is the “iPhone 6c” Hajek created.
A few of Hajek’s renders can be seen below and the rest are on his website, which is linked down in our source section.