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Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Showcased in New Video

A video showcasing what is claimed to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 was published today by Nowhereelse.fr. While component leaks have been abundant for the 4.7-inch version, this is one of only a few leaks for the 5.5-inch iPhone, which is rumored to be entering production in September. The site's sources also claim Apple has selected "iPhone Air" as the name for this larger iPhone version.

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The metal frame in this latest leak is similar in appearance to a rear shell that appeared last month. Both shells have thick antenna breaks, a rounded opening for an updated True Tone flash, a cutout for the Apple logo, a space for elongated volume buttons and a side mounted power button.


Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 at an event scheduled for September 9th at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. While it most certainly is an iPhone event, it is not known whether the company will announce both the 4.7-inch and the 5.5-inch models at this time.

If Apple introduces the 5.5-inch model on September 9th, the company may stagger the retail sales of the two phones, offering the 4.7-inch model sometime in September and waiting to ship the 5.5-inch version until the end of the year due to production issues.

Related roundup: iPhone 6

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9 weeks ago
Do snails get excited about these leaks of rear shells?
Rating: 34 Votes
9 weeks ago
There is no 5.5" iPhone.
Rating: 32 Votes
9 weeks ago
iPhone Air. It's thinner. It's lighter. It's unapologetically short on battery life.
Rating: 22 Votes
9 weeks ago

A lot of people seem excited about a 5.5" "phone", I don't get it, it's too big to easily use as a phone - why not just use an iPad mini (or better still a full-sized iPad) and Skype to make calls? Trump everyone else if size = cool, be ahead of the game and look really smart at the same time... ;)


Take a mental step past using it as a phone. Then what do you have? A much more portable, pocketable iPad that runs all the apps in the app store. A great deal of iPhone use is not using it as a phone. So here's a nice sized, fully functional, pocketable computer with a screen big enough to really enjoy "everything else" that makes iDevices so nice. Oh, and if you want to make or take a call, it can double as a phone too.

And it's nowhere near as big as people seem to imagine (see "backpack" post also in response to yours). It will still fit in pockets, including "normal" sized pockets. A week or so ago, there was a rumor that laid out the measurements of all 3 iPhones: 5s, 4.7" and 5.5". So I went into Pages and rendered them in those sizes, laid a generic home screen on top, printed them and then cut them out (and encourage the "backpack" and "need new pants with bigger pockets" crowd to do the same). The 5.5" is a lot bigger than a 5s but it's only a little bigger than the 4.7". However, it's TINY vs. an iPad Mini.

The 5.5" size will be a terrific option for those wanting a bigger screen. And for the market at which it's probably most targeted- the Android crowd- being accustomed to 5"-6" screens means it will look "normal" to them. For them, bigger than 6" screens exist. To that segment, a 5.5" may look small and a 4.7" may look "too small".

You see what you want in a 4.7"? Great. Others see what they want in the 5.5". That another size exists has no effect on your apparent satisfaction at 4.7", anymore than 2 sizes of iMacs, iPads and/or multiple sizes of Apple notebooks has adverse effects on individual choices of an iMac, iPad or a laptop.
Rating: 12 Votes
9 weeks ago
I'm convinced its a man with very small hands..
Rating: 11 Votes
9 weeks ago

Really? Go enjoy Labor Day and come back and watch the video again. These screw holes match up, the dimensions against the backdrop of the ruler are spot on. This is not a fake.


It was a joke.
Rating: 9 Votes
9 weeks ago
But but but but 5.5" doesn't exist
Rating: 7 Votes
9 weeks ago
At about the 00:27 second point in the video, the infamous long fingernails appear...this could be legit.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 weeks ago
SAMSUNG created phablet category in 2011, Apple copied it.

RIP Think different.

Rating: 5 Votes
9 weeks ago

Fanboi: "Wut? 4 inches never existed! Nevah! Or wait... yeah, I remember something like that in the very distant past... like... uh... a year ago!


I also still remember that Steve Jobs once claimed that an iPad smaller than 10 inch is useless. I kinda agreed with him then. I kinda still do. I still don't feel the urge to buy an iPad Mini. Others disagreed with him then. And they still do. And they bought an iPad Mini. Apple fans are not a homogenous mass with a single opinion, but that supposed adjustment of Apple fans' opinions to whatever Apple is producing seems to be based on selective perception, as the Apple haters always look only at those Apple customers who currently agree with Apple.
Rating: 5 Votes

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