First Photos of the Supposed 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Display Parts Surface
Apple has been rumored to be preparing to launch two larger iPhone sizes this fall, a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch version. While pictures of the 4.7-inch version have been leaked extensively with a thinner body design, the 5.5-inch version only saw its first significant leak in the form of a dummy model. Sonny Dickson recently shared a pair of photos which he claimed show the LCD display component for the larger iPhone with the 5.5-inch screen. The photos show the display being attached to a ruler which indicates a screen that has a diagonal measurement of roughly 14cm.
Once converted to inches, the 14cm turns to 5-5inches which lends some credence to the heavily rumored next-gen Apple smartphone size. Although the photos don’t provide any breakthrough information about the new phone, the photos do show that Apple is already producing components for the larger sized iPhone and this means that production is likely nearing. Several reports are indicating that the 5.5-inch model will be short in supply upon launch and that the phone may even be released a few weeks after the 4.7-inch version.
Based on information from previous leaks, the new set of iPhones will launch in a thinner all-aluminum body with similar color tones to those sold for the iPhone 5S.The new phones include a new antenna band design as well as a re-located sleep/wake/power switch on the right side so that the button is still easily accessible even though the phone becomes taller and wider. The new device will also likely sport a sapphire crystal display covering for improved strength and clarity but reports have been split on whether or not the feature will be exclusive to the larger of the two models or be released for both sizes.
For those of you who didn’t know, the new iPhones are also expected to include a higher-resolution display with an increased pixel ratio of 1704 x 960. It is also rumored that the devices will include improved LTE chipsets to support VoLTE as well as new barometer sensors to better track weather conditions and the phone’s relative altitude. Much like the usual trend, the new iPhone is expected to have a new A8 system-on-a-chip which offers improved efficiency, marginal performance boosts and better battery life.
The iPhone 6 models are likely to be announced in September and ship alongside the new iOS 8 mobile operating system.
Source: Sonny Dickson
) via 9to5Mac