As we head deeper into August, we’re starting to see iPhone 6 rumors hint at iPhone 6 specs and the all important iPhone 6 release date. We’ve also seen rumors attempt to reveal the iPhone 6 design ahead of Apple’s September 9th iPhone 6 launch date.
Despite all of these credible iPhone 6 design rumors, we’ve yet to the see the iPhone 6 in the flesh. Fortunately, thanks to iPhone models and talented designers, we’ve been able to slowly piece together that iPhone 6’s looks. While these might no serve as an official window into the iPhone 6’s design, these leaks and concepts provide an extremely credible and detailed view.
Well known Martin Hajek has taken it upon himself to deliver beautiful iPhone 6 concept renders ahead of Apple’s iPhone 6 launch. These renders combine iPhone 6 rumors and leaks into renders that are stunningly realistic. And Hajek’s latest, which includes a look at how the iPhone 6 could compare to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, might just be his best effort yet.
These new iPhone 6 renders showcase the latest iPhone 6 design rumors next to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the mid-range Galaxy smartphone that Samsung announced earlier this month, and one that will be joining the iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 in September. The Galaxy Alpha will be released in September though a release date isn’t known.
The Galaxy Alpha is a mid-range smartphone but it comes with a premium design that combines plastic with a outer metal edge. It’s a departure from Samsung’s usual designs that only incorporate plastic material and it might foreshadow the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 design, also rumored to have a premium metal edge.
Hajek’s iPhone 6 concept mirrors exactly what we’ve heard time and time again about the iPhone 6 design.
iPhone 6 rumors have continually pointed to a redesign and recently, we’ve seen rumors and leaks align around some very specific iPhone 6 design details. Apple’s new iPhone 6 design is rumored to feature more metal than the iPhone 5s, ditching the glass top and bottom parts on the back of the phone for a full metal back cover. It’s also rumored to be thin, perhaps as thin as 7mm, and feature a front panel that’s protected by sapphire material.
Apple’s iPhone 6 is also widely expected to have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, a feature that arrived on the iPhone 5s. VentureBeat claims that Apple will introduce improvements that will speed up read times and improve accuracy. We’ve seen enough Touch ID rumors emerge over the past few months to sink a battleship. It’s all but confirmed at this point.
Exactly how the iPhone 6 design compares to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be revealed on September 9th when Apple takes the stage to announce the iPhone 6, its features and its highly anticipated release date.
The specific iPhone 6 release date is still out of reach but September 19th fits Apple’s criteria perfectly as it falls just a few short days after the announcement and lands on a Friday. Unsurprisingly, the date is actually rumored to be the first of what could be two iPhone 6 release dates.
iPhone 6 release date rumors have continued to point to two separate release dates. The latest rumor comes from VentureBeat who claims that a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 release date will happen in September while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 release date could arrive up to a month after the initial release. This lines up with early iPhone 6 rumors including details from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Both Recode and The Wall Street Journal expect the company to debut both iPhones on September 9th, regardless of release date. Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) recently confirmed that two iPhone 6 models are on the way, a disclosure that reportedly has led to a meeting with Apple.