iPhone 6 Concepts Bring Big Screen Rumors to Life
The iPhone 6 is still far off and for the time being most of the credible rumors talk of an iPhone 6 with a bigger screen, between 4.8 and six inches, which is what a new collection of concepts show off, alongside conceptualized designs.
iPhone 6 rumors suggest Apple is working with multiple screen sizes to better compete with the Galaxy S4, upcoming Galaxy S5, Moto X and Nexus 5, all which use larger screens. While the iPhone is more than just a screen, some users are slowly switching away from Apple towards phones with larger displays.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO talked down larger screens due to tradeoffs in quality in various public statements, but many analysts agree it is only a matter of time before Apple introduces an iPhone with a larger screen. A new collection of iPhone 6 concepts visualize what this new iPhone may look like. Odds are good that Apple is working on a brand new design to accommodate a bigger screen without a dramatically larger size of the phone.
iPhone 6 Air Concept Videos
Since Apple introduced the thinner and lighter iPad Air many iPhone 6 concepts carry the iPhone Air name, and this one from SET solutions is another example. Below the video shows what the first iPhone 6 TV ad might look like if Apple offers a large screen iPhone that is incredibly thin and light.
The longer iPhone 6 concept video from SET Solutions appeared in early december showing off an iPhone 6 that is between 1.5mm and 3mm and weighs just 70 grams with a 5-inch Retina Display. Overall this iPhone 6 concept is rooted more in looks than in practical applications as it would represent a major drop in size and battery capacity, but it is still pretty to look at.
iPhone 6 Concept with 5-inch Display
Fabrizio Bianchi delivers another look at an iPhone 6 with a larger 5-inch display by way of concept-phones, using an edge to edge display with very thin upper and lower bezels, a new home button design and relocation of power and volume buttons to keep the iPhone 6 size close to that of the iPhone 5 despite a screen that is an inch larger.
In the image above we see a larger iPhone 6 next to an iPhone 5 with a 4-inch display. If Apple is planning an iPhone 6 with a larger screen it would not be a surprise to see it arrive without a dramatic increase in the overall size and to hear Apple make a big deal about this.
The image below shows a new touch sensitive iPhone 6 home button and a touch area for gesture controls including power, volume and other home button controls.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an iPhone 6 concept appear without a home button, and reportedly Apple was testing an iPhone 6 prototype with no home button as early as December 2012.
While these iPhone 6 concepts don’t show us what the iPhone 6 will actually look like they do offer an example of what a larger iPhone could look like. Rumors point to a 2014 iPhone 6 release with some analysts suggesting it may come early in the year while others suggest a release closer to the typical fall release cycle.