The highly anticipated 5.5” Apple iPhone 6 might feature more powerful hardware than its 4.7” sibling. The word got out from an analyst report to investors obtained by Appleinsider, citing Asian supply chain checks.
The 5.5” iPhone 6 is tipped to pack a more powerful application processor than the 4.7” model. Reportedly, the larger model will ship with larger die.
The abovementioned setup suggests that the phablet’s internal architecture will be different that the one found in the more compact model. More GPU cores are likely candidates to fill the extra space.
In addition to having a beefier chipset than the 4.7” model, the 5.5” iPhone 6 is also rumored to come with a different touch module. This unconfirmed bit falls in line with past report, which suggests that the larger iPhone device will tote a sapphire display, while the 4.7” model won’t.
The 5.5” Apple iPhone 6 is rumored to launch in December. The 4.7” model on the other hand, is expected to debut next month.
Taiwanese singer/actor/race driver Jimmy Lin posted photos of himself holding the yet-unannounced iPhone 5c last year and now he’s back with the new iPhone 6. We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the iPod Touch-inspired iPhone, but given Mr. Lin’s track record these images are some of the more credible ones.
Lin confirms the 4.7″ screen for the Apple iPhone 6 and notes that the antennas are still external. The new rounded corners improve the grip but the matte aluminum finish may be slippery.
To compensate for the taller device, the Power key has been moved on the right side. Also, it seems that Apple will be abandoning its dual-LED flash.
Unfortunately, there are no technical details about the phone so we still don’t know the resolution of the 4.7″ screen.
According to info from Foxconn there will be a 5.5″ iPhone too.
New photos of an alleged ‘iPhone 6‘ dummy unit surfaced this afternoon. The images depict a device that is noticeably larger and thinner than the current iPhone 5s, with rounded corners, and an overall design that matches up with previous information.
There’s no word on where the physical mockups came from, and there’s obviously no way to determine their validity. But our friends over at Nowhereelse.fr say that the snapshots were published by a long-time member of a well-known Chinese forum…
Nowhereelse.fr’s Steve Hemmerstoffer has more on the photos:
Published by a member of a well-known Chinese forum indiscretions cabbage lovers , the three photos that I propose to examine in this article are meant to introduce the physical model of one of the future iPhone rumored ad with a lot of leaks for several months already . Prototype for reference molding to prop in mobile telephony. Silicone skin cases that I presented earlier this month (read: iPhone 6: New hulls stock … ) have also been designed using a prototype of the same kind .
Again, the dummy unit matches up with many of the leaked cases, renders and other intel we’ve seen up until now. Note the elongated volume buttons and the rounded flash on the rear of the device (below) — both of which were mentioned in previous reporting.
Unfortunately, the device’s measurements weren’t made available and there are few points of reference in the photos to try to make any sort of guess. It’s believed that Apple is building two new models: one with a 4.7-inch display, and one with a 5.5-inch.
Other alleged details we’ve heard about the handset so far include a higher resolution display panel, a faster A8 processor, 1GB of RAM and an improved 8MP camera. It’s also believed that the phone will feature new types of sensors for tracking various data.
Apple is excepted to unveil the iPhone 6 at a media event some time in September. The 4.7-inch model is said to be going into production next month, with the 5.5-inch beginning a few months later due to manufacturing delays caused by Apple’s in-cell tech.
An alleged photo of what appears to be a front panel from Apple’s larger-screen iPhone 6 has surfaced on Chinese microblogging site Weibo
The image appears to show an individual in a factory-type setting holding up an iPhone 5s next to a much larger front panel that contains similar characteristics, including cutouts for a front-facing camera, ambient light sensor, ear speaker, and home button. However, the front panel also features a notably thinner bezel, which is consistent with previous rumors about the iPhone 6’s slimmer design.
While the validity of the image cannot be confirmed, the leak is the latest among a number of others recently. This past weekend, several photos reportedly showed the details on manufacturing molds for the iPhone 6, which was followed by a photo yesterday that hinted at a 4.7-inch display.
Last month, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged design drawings of what appeared to be 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch iPhone 6 models, with a photo showing cases for the larger iPhone surfacing shortly afterward.
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 6 later this year, which may ship in two different sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. Recent reports have indicated that the smaller 4.7 inch version will ship first in the fall, while the larger version may ship later this year or in early 2015 due to manufacturing challenges.
Along with a larger screen, both models of the next-generation iPhone are rumored to include a new A8 processor, Touch ID fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera featuring optical image stabilization. A report yesterday from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek also stated that Apple is negotiating with wireless carriers to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by $100.
Back in 2012 Apple finally broke tradition and released a new iPhone model with a larger display, but this was still left behind by numerous Android devices that have been growing larger all the time. Now though there are again rumours suggesting that the iPhone 6 is to come in two screen sizes for 2014.
We could be still a few months away yet before we see a new smartphone from Apple unless the company throws a curve ball and returns to revealing new hardware at the annual WWDC event. Now according to some alleged Foxconn insiders that got a little loosed tongued at a New Year’s party Apple is going to release two new iPhone models this year with different screen sizes.
These will see a major jump up with one coming in at 4.7-inches and the other matching the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at 5.7-inches. There is also a chance the new iPhone’s will feature an iris scanner that is rumoured to also be featured in the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Now obviously this rumour has to be taken with a huge pinch of salt but this is not the first time we have heard screen sizes like this for an upcoming iPhone model, as both of these sizes were mentioned back in the summer of 2013 for the iPhone 6.
Apple CEO Time Cook has recently promised that the company has big plans for this year so whether that was a subtle hint for a supersized new iPhone remains to be seen, and it’s open to debate whether many iPhone fans would want to a handset quite so large.
Would you like to see an iPhone this big?