iPhone 6 Cases Hands On

New proof that Apple plans to announce a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with curved edges and a new design arrived in our mailbox today in the form of seven iPhone 6 cases from a company with a track record for knowing what smartphones will look like before the company announces them.

We first saw these iPhone 6 cases arrive on Amazon in July, and now we have them in to try on the iPhone 6 mock-up that is the product of iPhone 6 rumors and leaks.

These Spigen iPhone 6 cases fit on the iPhone 6 mock-up that we used to compare to the iPhone 5, but it is a tight fit, which suggests the actual iPhone 6 is slightly thinner than our mock-up.

Hands on with iPhone 6 cases that fit the rumors and our mock up.

Hands on with iPhone 6 cases that fit the rumors and our mock up.

It’s not a surprise to see cases or accessories for a new iPhone well in advance, but the reason we are excited about these iPhone 6 cases is the track record of Spigen. In 2013 Spigen shared Nexus 5 cases with us ahead of the Nexus 5 announcement, and the cases fit the Nexus 5.

That reveal was closer than two-months to the iPhone 6 release date, but reports indicate Apple is almost ready to start manufacturing and the company is well along in the process for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. This means leaks and sources can share the iPhone 6 dimensions and design with Spigen, who can in turn make the cases we show off below.

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The Spigen iPhone 6 cases are designed for an iPhone 6 with curved edges and a power button on the right side, which matches leaks and iPhone 6 rumors. The left side includes a new volume button area that accommodates the thinner volume buttons and the orientation switch.

With the iPhone 6 mock-up in these iPhone 6 cases it is clear that Spigen designed them based on the same iPhone 6 rumors and leaks, but it is for a phone that is thinner than our mock-up. It is not surprising to see a small difference like this present between an iPhone 6 case and the mock-up that we purchased from China, which is made to less strict quality control than an actual iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 cases form a company with a good record for early access match current rumors.

iPhone 6 cases form a company with a good record for early access match current rumors.

Given Spigen’s track record in delivering accurately designed cases ahead of a smartphone announcement we are further convinced that the iPhone 6 design matches the iPhone 6 mock-up and the recent iPhone 6 rumors we reported on.

The gallery below shows the iPhone 6 cases and an iPhone 6 mock-up as well as iPhone 6 cases next to the iPhone 5s to show the size difference between the old iPhone and the iPhone 6.

The iPhone 6 release date is reportedly on for September, after an announcement in the second or third week of the month. We expect the 4.7-inch display that these cases are designed for, with a 1704 x 960 Retina resolution that is a boost from the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. We do not have any iPhone 6 cases for the 5.5-inch iPhone that rumors suggest is on the way, but possibly arriving after the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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Above you’ll find links to our iPhone 6 comparisons using the iPhone 6 mock-up, that fits inside these Spigen iPhone 6 cases. If you want to see how the new iPhone compares to your device, this is a great place to start.

Comments

  1. Katheryn says

    So we hope these cases also fits on iPhone 6 that is rumored to be launch around the month of September with features like large Sapphire display, higher resolution and also compatible with qi wireless charger. Just wait for another two months, everything will be cleared.

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