Well if the rumors hold true, the iPhone 6 will be similar to the iPhone 5 in the way that nothing will be a surprise during the announcement. Before the launch of the iPhone 5, we basically knew exactly what the device would look like, as images, dummy units, and other leaks had been trickling out for months before the official announcement. Unfortunately for those who love surprises, it looks as if the launch for the iPhone 6 will shape up in much of the same way.
Today, images of new dummy units, in both black and white, have been leaked out, and the device seems to match up with many of the leaks that have been coming out for the last few weeks or months. This leak shows the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch display, a protruding camera lens (similar to the iPod Touch) and an incredibly thin design, likely coming in around just 6mm thin.
The thickness, or lack thereof, is catching the attention of many, since the device is so incredibly thin. While this can be a great thing for those that want pocket friendly phones, it can also mean that the battery life may not be as good as it could be with a larger battery. As pointed out by RedmondPie, the shape of the device, maintaining the rounded edges similar to the current iPad line up, means that this iPhone could even carry the ‘iPhone Air’ name, although this is certainly almost all speculation, and not based on any real evidence or information.
While we are still likely around four-five months from an official iPhone announcement, we sure are seeing a lot of leaks with similar stories, meaning that the launch of the iPhone may not carry much of a punch this year. We may, once again, be seeing the iPhone before it’s launched, just as with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 5. While it is great to see what Apple has up its sleeve, this unfortunately means that the launch will likely have less suspense and less excitement around it.
What do you think of these new dummy units? Do you like the design of the iPhone 6 and the bigger screen? What would you want to change? Tell us what you think by sounding off in the comments section below!