First Leaked Display Part from the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5" iPhone 6 have been shared by 9to5Mac. The image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures ~14 centimeters or ~5.5 inches diagonally.

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The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5" iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching later this year. Apple is also expected to produce a 4.7" model as well.

We've already seen some possible part leaks for the 4.7" model, but this is the first part leak for the 5.5" model. Reports had originally suggested the 5.5" model would be released after the initial 4.7" iPhone launch. More recently, however, we've heard that Apple may have solved whatever production challenges they ran into with the 5.5" model.

Possible parts for the 4.7" iPhone 6 model that have leaked include the front panel, batteries, rear shell and chassis molds. Meanwhile, the same LCD backlight for the 4.7" model was photographed in May. For comparison:

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Alleged 4.7" iPhone LCD backlight

The 4.7" and 5.5" backlights share a similar design with each other and with the iPhone 5S LCD backlight. The data connector between the 4.7" and 5.5" models do seem different, however.

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Top Rated Comments

Goldex Avatar
131 months ago
Can someone tape it on their face to show the size?
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
131 months ago
And I always thought that 3.5" was the perfect size for a phone... At least that's what EVERYBODY here has been saying for years. And then came the 4" iPhone. And now that Apple has finally decided to follow the competition, 5.5" is no longer "way too big"...

When the iPhone was first released, 3.5" was the perfect size for a phone. However after mobile gaming and browsing really took off, there was definitely a need for a larger screen to appreciate and utilise more content.

Regrettably Apple's defiance and insistence that the one-handed use of a phone is imperative will give the haters quite a lot of ammunition once Apple do release a larger screen with their next phone. Nonetheless they are making the right move and although it's potentially a couple of years too late, they're not yet in a position where it's too little, too late -- as arguably it is with RIM.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TechGod Avatar
131 months ago
No, it's still stupidly large. Most of us are just sitting here in shock, mouth agape.

You don't speak for everyone:rolleyes:

Most people would love a larger screen.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iOSaddict Avatar
131 months ago
Before any discussion starts, let's remind ourselves that if you don't like it you don't have to buy it. ;)

Personally, I JUST CAN'T WAIT NO MORE !
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LostSoul80 Avatar
131 months ago
And suddenly, one hand use became useless, as Apple fans around the world supported Apple's decision to sell a bigger iPhone than ever.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SeaFox Avatar
131 months ago
The 4.7" and 5.5" backlights share a similar design with each other and with the iPhone 5S LCD backlight. The data connector between the 4.7" and 5.5" models do seem different, however.
This just in:

Parts for different models may be different from each other.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)