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.
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.
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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.
It was a joke.