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    News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Screens, using in-cell touch panel technology, will enter production next month.
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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Why exactly does Apple think we want super thin and fragile phones? Has anyone ever remarked 'gee, my phone is way too thick, why can't it be like paper?' Same as the curved display nonsense. Change for change's sake is worthless.
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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    I agree aidanjt, I never thought this with my phones however I do appreciate thinner phones but I would much rather take a thicker phone with extra battery life than an even thinner one!
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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Current high end phone thickness is good for me. I would like them to keep current sizing, slim down components and use that freed up space for a bigger battery like Hicks12 has said

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    The way I hold/carry my phones, the thickness doesn't matter at all.

    I don't think any phone in the last 6 years has been "too thick". It's kind of annoying that they pass all this needless R&D cost on to the consumer in the name of shaving a few fractions of a mm off so they can carry the "worlds thinnest phone" moniker for a few weeks. Invest the time in developing better batteries or more energy efficient circuitry/screens.

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    I agree aidanjt, I never thought this with my phones however I do appreciate thinner phones but I would much rather take a thicker phone with extra battery life than an even thinner one!
    Oh lord, I'm going to hate myself - I've got to be supportive of Apple.

    It's not just them that's doing this trending to 1mm thick - didn't Samsung or LG start this nonsense? But yes, I think we passed the silly point with thinness a while ago. We need one of the minor players to put their foot down and - as Hicks12 says - give us a "phatphone" with 2-3 day battery life. Could even be the next iteration of the HTC One (Three?) since HTC seem to be pushing battery life as a USP.

    If this IS the iPhone6 then it's quite an attractive design - to my eyes at least. Certainly nicer looking than the Galaxy S5.

    Unfortunately, it also seems to bear a striking resemblance to the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z2. Nip over to the Xperia X2's website and see for yourself if you don't wanna take my word for it.

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Another vote for battery life... I was personally a fan of the iPhone 4's thickness, it felt nice in the hand - the way battery densities have improved they could probably squeeze a 2+ day battery into it (Still wouldn't rival my cheap Nokia Blackberry rip-off though - only charge it once a week)

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Without meaning to be controversial - I do think a thinner phone is desirable for the Apple user base. Us practical types are always going to prefer substance over style but that's probably why we didn't buy an iPhone in the first place! With innovation a little thin on the ground it will be things like this that keep the sales coming in (IMHO). No doubt my gf will want one!

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    I think its quite a good looking phone but as previously iterated I would rather see R&D go into batteries and energy efficiency compared with this ridiculous who can make the thinnest phone.
    Next phone for me is the new HTC One M8.

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    wow that looks pretty slick. I might upgrade my S4 to this if nothing else comes close.

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Thin phones are generally popular, so I can't blame the decision. But it goes against what I want, which is a phone that lasts 2-3 days. As I do not see any manufacturer willing to manufacture a brick (by today's thin phone standard), I will have to stick with phones that allows a removable battery (so that I can fit a ZeroLemon). The only thing that may sway me from that requirement, is a waterproof phone (with still decent battery life). So I guess that if something were to happen to my S3, I will have to go with the S5.

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    I still think galaxy s4 thickness is best. But offcourse most people take covers with their phones so a thinner phone with a cover woule mean that the phone will not get that big

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Oh lord, I'm going to hate myself - I've got to be supportive of Apple.

    It's not just them that's doing this trending to 1mm thick - didn't Samsung or LG start this nonsense? But yes, I think we passed the silly point with thinness a while ago. We need one of the minor players to put their foot down and - as Hicks12 says - give us a "phatphone" with 2-3 day battery life. Could even be the next iteration of the HTC One (Three?) since HTC seem to be pushing battery life as a USP.

    If this IS the iPhone6 then it's quite an attractive design - to my eyes at least. Certainly nicer looking than the Galaxy S5.

    Unfortunately, it also seems to bear a striking resemblance to the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z2. Nip over to the Xperia X2's website and see for yourself if you don't wanna take my word for it.
    Agreed Crossy, Apple are not alone in this thinner war however I believe Apple are the major pushers as everyone has to 'match' them for the public to agree its an okay phone (usually anyways), back in the day when I had an HTC HD2 I was extremely happy with the thinness of the device and that was 11mm, I would happily take a 15mm device over the 8.6mm of my Nexus 5 and have even better battery life as I am sure that extra space would amount to a fairly hefty increase in battery life. Now I dont want to go back to the true bricks but the thinness of devices now they just go too far , I would call my nexus 5 almost perfect as there are only a handful of things I would improve and that is the battery life which is still very acceptable to me and a major improvement over the N4 but could be better still, speaker could be stereo like the HTC One and finally maybe make the width of the device smaller again so it is a mm or two less than the Nexus 4 and it would be 'perfect' in my hands.

    Wish I could afford to develop my own phone sometimes and everything is just ever so slightly off from my taste .
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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Quote Originally Posted by McEwin View Post
    Without meaning to be controversial - I do think a thinner phone is desirable for the Apple user base. Us practical types are always going to prefer substance over style but that's probably why we didn't buy an iPhone in the first place! With innovation a little thin on the ground it will be things like this that keep the sales coming in (IMHO). No doubt my gf will want one!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    I would call my nexus 5 almost perfect as there are only a handful of things I would improve and that is the battery life which is still very acceptable to me and a major improvement over the N4 but could be better still, speaker could be stereo like the HTC One and finally maybe make the width of the device smaller again so it is a mm or two less than the Nexus 4 and it would be 'perfect' in my hands.

    Wish I could afford to develop my own phone sometimes and everything is just ever so slightly off from my taste .
    Maybe the answer for us "practical types" (ta McEwin) are these "lego phones" - IF they ever come to market of course. By the way, thanks for the interesting comments about the Nexus 5 - eldest lassie's coming to the end of her contract and looking for a phone that "just works".

    Other issue I have with the race to thinness is that it automatically means (a) no user-replaceable battery and (usually at least) (b) no memory expansion. Both are great ideas for the manufacturer because it's forcing you to either buy that larger memoried, more expensive model and the life of batteries means that it's got a 24 month "best before" date. And Apple's definitely championed this way of thinking.

    Most "comfortable" smartphone I've had was my old Nokia N95 - but that kind of "brick" isn't going to work in this day of svelte designs, and that's assuming you'd be able to get that comfort from the far larger screen sizes that are de rigeur these days.

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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    So I guess we shall expect lawsuits for super-slim phones later this year or next.
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    Re: News - Leaked photos of iPhone 6 show super-slim chassis

    Is no one else concerned that the designs are on a windows xp PC and in word format?
    How can we take these photos seriously?

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