The Internet is full of two things lately: conflicting rumors on the launch date for the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and a ton of dummy units that tease what to expect. The biggest problem with these dummies is that we’ve learned they aren’t close to the level of detail we’ll find in the final design, so it’s really hard to use these in order to land predictions. Hardware aside, what if you could see how a 4.7-inch iPhone would handle itself if it were a working dummy?
Well, instead of calling this a dummy, let’s call this a clone as a new video shows us the “Wico6” being tested. This is a fully functional iPhone 6 clone up to the finest level of detail. It’s shipped in an iPhone 5 box, it allows you to add your SIM card, and yes, it boots up to work like a normal phone will. Now, there’s a catch here, as the Wico6 is actually not running any version of iOS. This is a skinned version of Android that replicates iOS in almost every way.
Probably the only thing we can take away from this video is how the extra thinness of the iPhone 6 allows for one-handed usability on a 4.7-inch display. Rumors point to the launch of this particular model in September, so we’ll report back as soon as we learn some more.