Everyone is dying to know what the iPhone 6 will look like, and the Japanese blog Macotakara has some pretty specific claims. The blog cites an unnamed source who claims that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has worked up two prototypes in two different larger sizes. That claim is similar to claims made by others who said Apple would launch two bigger iPhones this year.
iPhone 6 may come in two sizes
According to the blog, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s final two candidates for production are a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch model. Both of them are reported to look like some kind of cross between the iPhone 5C design and the design of the seventh generation iPod Nano. However, the source emphasized that the bigger iPhone won’t replace the iPhone 5C. Instead, the person said it would be a high-end handset.
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Both the iPhone 5C and the iPod Nano come in several different colors. However, the 5C has a plastic back, while the iPod has an anodized aluminum body.
Similarities between the iPhone 6 and 5C
The blog claims that the iPhone 6 will have volume and mute buttons which are similar in shape to those on the iPhone 5C. It also said the handset would have the same rounded edges on the back of it and that the speaker and microphone holes on the bottom of it would look like those on the iPhone 5C.
The bigger 5.7-inch iPhone 6 is reported as being seven millimeters thick, which is just slightly thinner than the iPad Air. The result would be a slightly protruding iSight camera, which is similar to how the fifth generation iPod Nano looks, notes Apple Insider. However, Macotakara also said Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might make the phone thicker before actually launching it so that the camera wouldn’t stick out.
The Japanese blog does have a solid track record in terms of reporting what Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning for its next iPhone. It correctly predicted that last year’s iPhones would be available in new colors, and it was the first to say the iPhone 5S would have a dual LED flash.