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iPhone 6 Information Leak Sourced from Foxconn Details Dimensions of 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch Versions

French Apple website IGen.fr (Google Translate) has shared a variety of new details about Apple's upcoming iPhone 6, including dimensions for each model, info about the protruding camera ring on the rear of both devices, and more. The photos appear to be of internal information residing in a Foxconn factory, as the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 and 4.7-inch iPhone 6 carry code names of N56 and N61, respectively.

The information states that the final version of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will measure 158 mm long, 78 mm wide, and 7.1 mm thick (7.7 with the protruding camera), weighing 184.6 grams, or 6.5 ounces. Also spotted is information for a first prototype, which retained the same length and width but was 7.0 mm thick and weighed 168.5 grams, or 5.9 ounces.

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Supposed measurements of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6

Meanwhile, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is said to measure at 138 mm long, 66 mm wide, and 6.9 mm thick, as the weight of the device is not listed. For comparison, the iPhone 5s measures 123x58 mm and is 7.6 mm thick.

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A comparison of both the 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch model, as well as the iPhone 5s

A source close to the production of the 5.5-inch version claims that it will feature a battery with a large capacity, possibly 2915 mAh. That number comes from a in line with a component leak spotted earlier this month. The source did not specify whether the larger device was equipped with a sapphire display, however Apple reportedly shipped 28 containers of displays to Foxconn from the United States. It is possible that those containers could have come from GT Advanced Technologies, which Apple partnered with to produce sapphire displays at a factory in Arizona. However, no additional evidence suggests that is the case.

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A schematic showing the protruding camera on each iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5s

Specifics around the protruding camera ring on both devices are also seen in the photos, as the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will have an external camera ring that protrudes at 0.67-0.77 millimeters while the ring on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will protrude at 0.77 mm. Both protruding camera rings appear to be similar to the one on the fifth-generation iPod touch, although it is unknown at this time what specific purpose they serve. The schematic of the protruding camera ring on the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was spotted a few days ago, however that was originally interpreted to be for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

Finally, the source notes that the iPhone 6 features a well cut-out logo on its rear, which is said to be made from a very durable material and lines up with previous leaks. The device's rear bands sighted in previous leaks are also said to be featured on the iPhone 6, and will act as refined antennas. Apple was also said to be working to feature a 2.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 6, however the company scrapped it to avoid complaints about compatibility issues with existing audio accessories.

Certification tests for both models were said to take place last week, with mass production reportedly beginning this week. Apple is said to have ordered 40 million 4.7-inch units of the iPhone 6 for the rest of 2014, and is aiming for a 100 million devices by the end of this year. It was also stated that the launch 5.5-inch version may be delayed until a later time, although both are scheduled to be introduced at the same time.

Apple will reveal the iPhone 6 at a media event on Tuesday, September 9. In addition to a refined design as mentioned above, both models of the device will feature a faster A8 processor, an improved camera, and more.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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14 weeks ago

Protruding camera, white lines... oh god...


Comparing reasons to call upon a higher power throughout the ages:

3000 BC: "Floods, earthquakes, locusts, famines... oh god..."

1000 AD: "Famines, plagues... oh god..."

1940 AD: "War, holocaust... oh god..."

2014 AD: "Protruding camera, white lines... oh god..."
Rating: 44 Votes
14 weeks ago
I guess the white bands are here to stay

sigh
Rating: 25 Votes
14 weeks ago
The only rational explanation is that aliens have abducted Jony Ive and this is the result of a not yet perfected cloning mechanism. :eek:
Rating: 21 Votes
14 weeks ago
No but really... A 0.6mm protruding lens is insane.
Rating: 19 Votes
14 weeks ago
say it with me: doubling down doubling down doubling down
Rating: 18 Votes
14 weeks ago

I guess there white bands are here to stay

sigh


Ahahaah it's funny because so many people said it would be impossible, all fake, all coming from goophone and it's there to stay. Face it, this is the iPhone 6

Protruding camera, white lines... oh god...
Rating: 18 Votes
14 weeks ago
The camera lens is still ugly.
Rating: 16 Votes
14 weeks ago
Nice, as we get closer to September that larger iPhone 6 is becoming more and more likely.
Rating: 16 Votes
14 weeks ago

These kinds of things remind me why I hate the mainstream.
I don't wanna sound like a hipster, but seriously why 5.5, who in the damn world has hands that big and can still use their phone with 1 hand. What happened to small and comfortable to use after taking it out of your pocket?

What ever happened to technology having to get smaller and smaller, why are we going in the opposite direction? only to realise later that we want things smaller again because it's all too big.


And this is why I hate hipsters.

Why, who in the damn world thinks that everybody sees one handed operation as the main selling point/requisite on any modern smartphone?

Reading, playing, navigating the web, watching videos and typing faster with both hands are bigger priorities for me. Throw in a bigger battery and a bigger iphone becomes a much better iPhone for millions of people.

Hey, maybe you shouldn't have a smartphone at all if you do not understand my POV. Maybe you just make calls and some SMS? Otherwise if you think that the current iPhones are great for navigating the web/reading/playing you have low standards and/or are comparing it to a Nokia 3310 instead of modern devices.

The Galaxy S5 is slower, has worse software, worse support, looks worse, but it is better for every single one of those tasks. Get it?
Rating: 16 Votes
14 weeks ago
That protruding camera ring is a big of a turn off. What the hell were they thinking of?
Rating: 14 Votes

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