iPhone 6 Video Eases iPhone 5 Upgrade Fears

A new iPhone 6 video shows what it might look like to use a bigger iPhone in real life. Leaked parts show an iPhone 6 that is not much bigger than the iPhone 5s, even with a 4.7-inch screen. Potential iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 upgraders are unsure about the larger screen, but this video shows that it won’t be a massive adjustment for many users.

There is a pent-up demand for larger iPhone 6 screen sizes among many users, but there are also many iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s owners that don’t want a larger screen. This is understandable given the difficulty using 5-inch and 5.7-inch smartphone that some users encounter, but a new video shows how easy it could be to use an iPhone 6 with one hand, just like older iPhones.

iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 upgraders will enjoy seeing the iPhone 6 may not be significantly bigger.

iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 upgraders will enjoy seeing the iPhone 6 may not be significantly bigger.

Every iPhone 6 rumor points to a primary phone with a 4.7-inch screen, and the latest leaks show a smaller bezel and curved edge that keeps the overall size of the iPhone 6 reasonable. Comparisons show an iPhone 6 that is roughly the same width as the iPhone 5 and slightly taller.

In this new video from ifanr, discovered by Nowhereelse.fr, we get a better look at how the screen size compares to the 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and how it could work with one-hand use. This is not as good as looking at a fully functional iPhone 6 in a hand, but it is as close as we’ll get for a while and still helpful.

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The video shows what appears to be an iPhone 6 glass front, for a 4.7-inch iPhone. The edges of this glass curve, like we saw in a massive gallery earlier this week. The curved edges reportedly match the curve of the iPhone 6 side to create a gapless curve to the edge of the phone.

Larger smartphones are tougher to use with one hand for many users. While a 4.7-inch Moto X is usable with one hand for many users, devices like the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 is big enough to require a one-handed mode. Even the 5.1-inch Galaxy S5 includes a one-handed mode that shrinks the on-screen area to about the size of a 4-inch iPhone 5 display. This helps, but it is a kludgy solution to a big screen problem and seems like something Apple would skip.

A curved edge is new for the iPhone 6, after blocky designs on the iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Apple uses a curved edge for the iPad mini and iPad Air, as well as earlier iPhones, but this curve that starts with the glass is not something on current iPhone and iPad devices.

As the summer wears on, iPhone 6 leaks continue to show a better picture of what to expect from Apple this fall. The latest iPhone 6 rumors point to a thinner iPhone thanks to more efficient backlighting technology and a back with less pronounced antenna breaks than the current crop of mock ups.

The iPhone 5s next to a 5.5-inch display on the LG G3.

The iPhone 5s next to a 5.5-inch display on the LG G3.

Rumors suggest Apple’s main new iPhone will be the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is also in the works. This larger iPhone is not designed for one-hand use according to Ming-Chi Kuo. The LG G3 is an Android phone with a 5.5-inch display and thin bezels, that shows how Apple may still keep the iPhone size in check even with a bigger screen.

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The iPhone 6 release date is rumored for this fall, with specific dates of September 19th and September 25th mentioned in a trio of leaks. Apple announced iOS 8 in early June with a fall release date, and this will likely arrive a few days ahead of an iPhone 6 release. The larger 5.5-inch iPhone may not arrive at the same time and may use the iPhone Air name, depending on the rumor.

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