Whether you’re an iPhone fan, an Android fan, a Windows Phone fan or a BlackBerry fan, everyone can likely agree that Apple’s iPhone 6 will be the biggest smartphone launch of the year. Armed with just an “S” upgrade and a new plastic iPhone model that by all accounts has been a flop, Apple managed to sell a staggering 9 million new iPhones through the iPhone 5s and 5c’s first weekend of availability alone. Now, in 2014, Apple will reportedly have not one but two brand new iPhone models that sport a complete design overhaul and larger displays.
And it looks like we may now finally have our first look at Apple’s new iPhone design for 2014.
Following the leak of a purported case mold that third-party protective case designers might use to get an early jump on building cases for Apple’s next iPhone, a Japanese blog posted what it claimed to be schematics for both of Apple’s next-generation iPhones that were printed by a magazine in Japan. According to the leak, those devices included an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display and a larger iPhone phablet with a 5.7-inch screen.
Of note, earlier reports from several solid sources suggested that Apple’s new phablet will feature a 5.5-inch screen.
The blog that posted the supposed schematics, Macotakara, has leaked accurate information about unreleased Apple devices numerous times in the past, so French Apple blog Nowhereelse.fr and graphic designer Martin Hajek decided to put together a series of 3D renders based on the leaked blueprint. The result may indeed be our first look at the new iPhone 6’s design, if the leaked dimensions and other details are accurate.
Several images of the iPhone 6 render follow below (click for full size) along with the schematics that had leaked earlier.