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iPhone 6 too wide?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by smorgasbord, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    My iPhone 5 with Spigen case fits pretty well in the center recess where the cable comes up.

    The iPhone 6 is 0.3" wider. That's more than a 1/4". I'm thinking that's going to be too wide to fit. Any ideas on car mods to make it fit, or should I just grab a cheap iPhone 5s for now?
     
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    smorgasbord Active Member

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    Ask in the proper forum for starters.
     
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    I have an iPhone 6 on order. I'm wondering if it will be big enough that you can prop it up sideways in the silver "shelf" area (what do you guys call that area anyway? :) and it will just stay there if it is in a case that has a grippy surface like textured rubber or plastic?

    The ProClip website does not yet show iPhone 6 cases. There are several for sale at Amazon already. I have a ProClip mount in my Porsche Cayman for my iPhone 5.
     
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    and I am looking for iPhone 6 ideas for a 2.0 or 2.5 roadster
     
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    What I use is here:

    Parrot Asteroid SMART 2DIN Head Unit - Page 3

    View attachment 21402

    I temporarily adhesive-velcroed a ProClip mount to the top right of the dashboard (right hand drive car). A year later, the temporary fix is still there and still solid. If it aint broke, don't fix it, but perhaps one day I'l get around to 3D printing a proper mount.

    When I get my iPhone 6 plus, I'll just change the mount to a proclip one for that model. Pre-orders at ProClip start today (18th).
     
  9. smorgasbord

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    It looks like an iPhone 6 without case is about as wide as my iPhone 5 with case. So, worse comes to worse I may go case-less.

    BTW, I was asking for a 2.X Roadster, not the 1.5's with the Lotus style tray, but the ones with a real glovebox.
     
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    That would produce a rather crude result wouldn't it? For a more professional job you would want to use one of these:
    chainsaw-3.jpg
     
  11. GabrielB

    GabrielB MS-P85, Vette GS-Conv ;(

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    Guys guys he's only looking for a 1/4". This should do the job.
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-LGP41Cir8QwCKYOpzGSalAd-kt3o8i-XubRSoXTEHX1G7LNzag.jpg
     
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    These might also be of assistance depending on confidence and ability level.
     

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    I can tell you're an orthopedic surgeon. :biggrin:
     
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    LOL. I cleaned them off after use in the operating room, just prior to taking and posting their pictures.
     
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    Thanks, that looks like a nice setup Bill has in his Roadster. But I think his ProClip mount is attached to the car using some kind of custom metal bracket. I cannot find anything on the ProClip website that looks like that bracket.

    So the challenge appears to be how to attach the phone mount piece to the car.

     
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    I designed the aluminum bracket that holds the Proclip mount in Bill's car. See this post I just added in another thread: Cupholder and iPhone Mount for Roadster
     
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    Thanks, very nice design, your photo in that other thread shows it very clearly.
     

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