Scarcely a day goes by without some kind of update on the state of the so-called iPhone 6, and one of our favorite designers has come through with an interesting concept that, based on various leaked info, shows how an “iPhone 6s” might stand up against an “iPhone 6c” if both current devices were upgraded.
The consensus seems to be that the iPhone 5c is in line for the hangman’s noose, with sources claiming that Apple’s project polycarbonate has been a marked failure. The Cupertino has tried to pick things up by releasing a cheaper, 8GB variant across a dozen or so countries, but the general opinion remains that the colorful plastic handset’s days are numbered.
Martin Hajek, a regular designer of Apple-related concepts, was commissioned by the folks of French blog NowhereElse.fr to deliver a concept of a metallic, upgraded iPhone 5s as well as the would-be successor to the iPhone 5c. Based upon the many rumors we’ve heard during the past couple of months, the result is an interesting, if unlikely set of renders, and in actual fact, we like certain aspects of both.
The “iPhone 6s” borrows much of its design language from the flagship iPhone 5s, with a metallic gold model accompanied by a visual on a potential Space Gray color configuration. As with the iPhone 5s, it packs a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and in line with various case leaks, a curved, iPad Air-esque finish.
The “iPhone 6c,” meanwhile, is of a very similar form factor, although is finished in the glossy, shiny plastic. In the run-up to the iPhone 5c’s release, many wondered whether Apple could incorporate plastic without compromising on its high-end, premium ethos, and while the polycarbonate does not hold a candle to the anodized aluminum encasing of the 5s, it’s still easy on the eye and rather nice to hold.
The iPhone 6c is notably thicker than its prospective partner-in-crime, and would almost certainly lose in the battle of the hardware specs.
It’s very unlikely that Apple will build a larger version of the iPhone 5c to accompany the iPhone 6, but if Tim Cook’s design team does have such plans, then we reckon Hajek’s renderings might be quite close to the mark.
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