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Possible 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Volume/Power Flex Cable and SIM Card Tray Shown in New Images

We've seen several different parts for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but parts for the larger 5.5-inch version have thus far been in short supply. Apple.club.tw [Google Translation] has shared some new images of what might be the first leaked internal parts for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, offering up pictures of power/volume flex cables and SIM trays said to be for the device.

The two flex cables that separately house the left side volume buttons/mute switch and the top power button are similar in design to an earlier set of leaked flex cables said to be for one of the iPhone 6 models. There are, however, some design differences that suggest there are two distinct sets of flex cables designed for two different devices floating around the Asian supply chain. For example, the new set of flex cables depicts less space between the volume buttons and the mute buttons and the two flex cables for the power button have different shapes.

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iPhone 6 volume/mute flex cable on top, power button flex cable on bottom

Like the earlier cables, the flex cables in the new images resemble parts from other devices and have an Apple-style part number.

As it is difficult to determine size based on images, it is unclear which set of leaked flex cables might be designed for the 4.7-inch iPhone and which is destined for the 5.5-inch iPhone, but as both cables are different than existing parts for the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and iPad mini, they point towards two separate devices if legitimate.

Apple.club.tw has also shared images of a longer flex cable with an unknown purpose and a set of SIM card trays in a cobalt blue color. Blue is not expected to be a color for the iPhone 6, as current rumors have pointed towards a release in the existing silver, gold, and space gray for both models, so the blue SIM trays are somewhat questionable.

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As we move closer to the September launch date of the iPhone 6, we expect part leaks to become more frequent. We may also see more parts designed for the larger iPhone 6 as it is expected to enter mass production in August or September. The 4.7-inch iPhone is said to have entered mass production in July.

Rumors have suggested that Apple may ship the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 ahead of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 due to supply constraints with the latter, so it remains unclear if we will see the bigger phone at Apple's prospective iPhone 6 launch event in September.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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10 weeks ago

RUMORS - period.

Don't believe it or any others here until you see it on release day.


Oh my, RUMORS on MacRUMORS.

Who would have thought?
Rating: 16 Votes
10 weeks ago

RUMORS - period.

Don't believe it or any others here until you see it on release day.


...or you could head over to this site:

www.macfacts.com
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago



Rumors have suggested that Apple may ...


RUMORS - period.

Don't believe it or any others here until you see it on release day.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago

I don' know how I would feel about blue.


I'm all in for the color blue. I'd love that in a shiny, metallic-wet looking iPhone 6. Oh, yah. :apple:
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago

I don' know how I would feel about blue.


I don't mind getting blew once in a while.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago
Blue iPhone SIM tray - Can't innovate anymore, my ass.
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago
A bigger phone in blue = Big Blue
Hello irony !
Rating: 3 Votes
10 weeks ago
Of course nothing concrete, but the timing of this cracks me up after all the "there won't be a 5.5 in. Phone" I've read this week 🙈
Rating: 3 Votes
10 weeks ago

Yes you will and probably a credit card sized one as well. Hugeness, like flatness is just the current fad. One day soon everyone will be drooling over the iPhone micro.



It's not a fad, it's dictated by human physiology. Unless everyone in the future will have eagle eyes and toothpicks for fingers the big screens are here to stay. That is as long as the touch screen is the modus operandi that everyone goes with.

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Are you ready for Galaxy S5 Blue? There'll be one soon.



They have been out at least since the Galaxy S3.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 weeks ago
This part leak clearly suggest that iPhone 5.5" production is now starting, just few weeks after 4,7" model. Some more leaks in the next few weeks should confirm this.
Rating: 2 Votes

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