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New Video Shows Closer Look at Purported 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Front Panel

Earlier this week, new photos of the iPhone 6's alleged front panel surfaced, which followed an earlier leak of the component in April. Now, a new video from Chinese blog iFanr (Google Translate, via appears to show a closer look of the black front panel, featuring a comparison to the current iPhone 5s.

Like the previous leak, the video shows the front panel having a thinner bezel and rounded edges, in line with rumors that the iPhone 6 will feature a thinner profile and a curved design. The hole for the front-facing camera is once again depicted to be on the left side of the earpiece, which differs from the location of the front camera of the iPhone 5s. When shown over the iPhone 5s, the alleged panel of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 appears expectedly bigger, but still useable with one hand.

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to launch later this fall, with reports suggesting a release date of either September 19 or September 25. It is also likely that Apple will launch a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6, although it is unclear if the device will be released alongside the 4.7-inch version. Some reports have suggested that production issues will force Apple to launch the 5.5-inch version later this year or early next year, while others say that both versions of the iPhone 6 will launch at the same time.

In addition to a larger display and thinner profile, both models of the iPhone 6 are expected to come with a faster A8 processor and an enhanced camera. The 5.5-inch version is rumored to come with a number of exclusive features, including an optical image stabilization system and a bigger storage capacity.

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67 months ago
Still no real sign of the 5.5" panel makes me think it might have been an intentional "leak" by Apple. It could have been.. HOLY CRAP PRETTY NEW MACRUMORS EMOTICONS! :eek: :cool: :D :p :apple:
Rating: 19 Votes
67 months ago
Same stuff over and over again.
Rating: 7 Votes
67 months ago

Cue the whiners when it is actually released: "It's too big to hold easily"

The rest of MacRumours: "You're holding it wrong!"

Actually, here's how it goes:

1. Whining up until launch (but softening whines as rumors pile up suggesting the change is going to happen)
2. Apple rolls out 4.7" and 5.5" (dropping the one-handed use from the marketing spin)
3. "Shut up and take my money" and "best iPhone ever"
4. Since there will likely be a 4.7" and a 5.5", cue 1000 new threads with titles similar to "which one should I buy?" all of which is best answered with "whichever one is best for you" but will instead by filled with answers of which is deemed best by those who post answers (as if what is best for them is absolutely the one best choice for the OP).

These pre-launch gripes of one-handed use and pants pocket concerns will mostly evaporate as soon as Apple rolls it out. The transitions will be quick: "No way I'm buying" to "It's kind of growing on me" to "Wait & see one in person" to "Best iPhone ever" to "How did we ever get by with those puny screens?" and then, about 2 years later, "Apple invented the bigger-screened smart phone". Then someone shows evidence that others were there first, about 10 of "us" call that someone a "troll", more evidence is shown, so "we" try to change the subject to something that is positive and Apple irrefutable like "but which single smart phone model is most profitable?" Same sequence of events over and over.

It reminds me of the wave of griping before the 4" became the new perfect. Post after post in thread after thread about the "abomination" of screens bigger than the perfection of 3.5" and the fragmentation of different screen resolutions, how Apple would never fragment, etc. As the rumors of the 4" piled up, there were Android phone bashes about aspect ratio, how Apple would never change the aspect ratio, etc. Then, as rumors of 4", resolution change and aspect ratio change piled up, all that transitioned toward the hedge of "wait & see", "it's kind of growing on me" before Apple rolled out the 4" and then all that griping evaporated.

Why wasn't the 4" with a different resolution and different aspect ratio an abomination? "stupid"? Etc. Because as soon as Apple endorses the new perfect, it is the new perfect. The old arsenal of arguments against (say the abominations of big screen smart phones) ceases to be used and the new arsenal of marketing spin Apple offers becomes the foundational points of arguments why 4.7" and/or 5.5" is now the perfect sizes of smart phone screens. Some might reference back to their pre-launch positions: "I didn't think I'd like the bigger screens at all but wow, it's so much better…" but most will just ignore their pre-launch stance as if they never said a word against the new perfect.

Here we go again- same scenario with some differing gripes. If people actually feel this way, they should feel the same AFTER Apple rolls out these bigger phones. There should be dozens of bashing threads putting down Apple's iPhone 6, the massive problems of not having new pants with sufficiently-sized pockets and on and on. But it won't happen. If there was a flip flopper button here, it would be hilarious to be able to easily match post-launch gushing praise with pre-launch bashes by many of these same people.
Rating: 7 Votes
67 months ago

I just wanna skip into the future keynote already..
Rating: 5 Votes
67 months ago

You know what's ironic? Clicking on this post to convey my distaste for the same old rumors again and again — then to realize just by clicking I have inadvertently shown my support in terms of advertisement revenue :(

I take your point but it's not as if MR is publishing these articles at the cost of other more worthy articles - sift out this type of stuff and we would end up with a website that only gets updated once every few days.
Rating: 5 Votes
67 months ago
Ability to hold it in one hand and touch near the top or I'm not buying. I really hope the rumors about the 5.5" having features not in the 4.7 are false. I would never buy the 5.5" due to its size.
Rating: 5 Votes
67 months ago
Do people really think a 4" phone is still big?

I see lots of "must be able to use one handed or I don't buy" comments yet I can use my Nexus 5 with one hand in regards to internet/text use perfectly fine and I don't even have large hands.

Never known a phone to cause such uproar about when the rest of the world have been using larger sized phones for 2-3 years now with no problems whatsoever....
Rating: 5 Votes
67 months ago

Design is about trade offs. You can get a one-handed phone or a roomier display. You'll have that choice. It's like the 11" MacBook Air versus the 13".

Everything indicates we won't have that choice, unless we also want twelve month old hardware with a year's less software support :-(

This new size looks such an unusable mess.
Rating: 4 Votes
67 months ago

I dont need to see "many", can you show me one person who flip flopped? they seem to be readily available for you to point out, so I can wait.

I can't believe you would be trying to imply it doesn't happen, but see post #19 referenced in post #23 in the other thread from today vs post #22 at I'll just assume you are new here. Else, I find it hard to believe that anyone could be around here for a while and not notice the flip flopping opinions the just follow whatever Apple rolls out. But there's your one example. If you need more search back for 4" rumors pre-launch to see so many posting exactly what I referenced and then all that negative evaporating as soon as Apple rolled out the 4"…

…or search back for endless justifications of the lack of a front-facing camera in iPad 1 ("stupid", "why would I want to video chat on an iPad", "stability", etc) flipping to the gushing "must have" love for FaceTime on iPad 2…

…or search back for endless posts about "720p is good enough" when Apple clung to that max in :apple:TV 1 & 2 but then that whole argument evaporated when :apple:TV 3 rolled out, never to be seen again…

…and so on.

This particular topic is going to be an ultimate example because there are years of posts attacking the "abominations" of screens larger than 3.5" and then 4". "Stupid", "I'd never buy a phablet", "if I wanted a tablet, I'd buy an iPad" and on and on has been slung in countless threads for several years that the other guys have sold phones with screens > 4". Apple is about to roll out iPhones with screens bigger than 4". Conceptually, the entire group who has found such fault with screen sizes >4" should not buy. But let's see what happens. And then let's see what they are saying about those "abomination" screen sizes after "shut up and take my money".

If iPhone 6 will be 4.7" and 5.5", I can easily envision the new abominations will be >5.5" and < 4.7". 4" and smaller will start getting called puny and similar. >5.5" will be far too big and unmanageable, "I really will need new pants pockets", "stupid", etc. Other phones with screens between 4.7" and 5.5" will also be entirely WRONG as either too small or too large dependent on the iPhone size the poster chose to buy.
Rating: 4 Votes
67 months ago

If this is the 4.7" screen, I don't think I will be going for 5.5". Any bigger will probably make it harder to operate single handed.

I'm holding out for at least 6.3". Even 5.5" is too tiny - and anything less is for girls.
Rating: 3 Votes

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