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iPhone 6 video mockup plus latest 'iWatch' details

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An iPhone 6 video 3D mockup purports to show Apple's new upcoming iPhone 6 and includes the latest leaked details according to a May 1 article in AppleInsider. While this industrial design may just be a prototype of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, it does show what the iPhone 6 would look like if all the leaks and rumors are true.

This iPhone 6 model shows the body's rounded edges, the new elongated volume buttons (replacing the current round buttons), a 4.7-inch display and a relocated power button (from the top to the side). These design changes are in keeping with previous rumors and leaks.

Moreover, this iPhone 6 model indicates that the upcoming iPhone 6 is just 6-millimeters thin. The current iPhone 5s is 7.6-millimeters thin.

This model suggests that Apple would have to reduce the depth of iPhone 6 by 1.6-millimeters, an amount confirmed by renders of case manufacturers, which recently surfaced. The depth of the current iPod touch is just 6.1-millimeters.

The iPhone 6 is expected to be released in this fall, in two versions. One version is expected to be 4.7-inches and the version is expected to be 5.5-inches.

Meanwhile, GottaBeMobile reports that Apple will release its so-called “iWatch” (the official name is not yet know) sometime this September, when iOS 8 is available for downloading. This iPhone accessory will include features like access to Siri and notifications while containing the sensors to provide the wearer with health and fitness information.

Because “iWatch” will require iOS 8, this accessory will be compatible with iPhone 5 and later (and possible iPhone 4S). Users of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s (and possibly iPhone 4S) will be able to download a free copy of iOS 8, which should be available in September if Apple maintains past practices. The iPhone 6 will come with iOS 8.

“iWatch” will supposedly use Bluetooth Low Energy to connect to the iPhone. Also, multiple Chinese sources say that Apple will base the “iWatch” on the SiP manufacturing technology. This space saving process permits many parts on a single piece, making for a smaller device.

Apple will announce the features of iOS 8 during the keynote address at WWDC 2014 on June 2. Apple has already confirmed the June 2-6 dates of this conference and its venue at Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. During the iOS 8 presentation, more details about iPhone 6 and the “iWatch” will be revealed.

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