We showed you photos a few days ago of what is claimed to be the display covers for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, which appeared to have slightly curved edges. Chinese site iFanr (via NWE) has now posted a video of the same part, giving a sense of how the larger phone will feel in the hand compared to the iPhone 5s … 

We’ve of course seen a number of such comparisons with mockups, but this is the first with what is claimed to be a genuine part.

While Apple has issued developer guidelines on how to facilitate one-handed use with a larger screen, the video makes it pretty clear that the company is leaving behind Steve Jobs’ insistence that your thumb must be able to comfortably reach all four corners of the screen. With a screen of this size, you’re likely going to be using it two-handed at least some of the time.

This video follows similar footage of what is said to be the genuine back of the same 4.7-inch phone. We’re expecting the iPhone 6 to be significantly thinner than current iPhones, and for the flat edges to be replaced with rounded ones.

While there has been considerable concern expressed about the highly-visible antenna cut-outs seen in many mockups, Japanese paper Nikkei has suggested that they will be far more subtle in the real thing, polished glass blending in with the metal back. A render from the Ukraine provided a sense of how this might look.


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