A new supposed iPhone 6 photo from a Taiwanese pop star shows the alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in the wild next to the iPhone 5s.
For weeks, we’ve seen a number of iPhone 6 rumors and leaks attempt to pinpoint Apple’s new iPhone release plans ahead of time. iPhone 6 rumors have been rampant in recent weeks, outlining the device’s potential release date, its screen size and resolution, its processor, and even its design. Indeed, a flurry of leaks have shown what the iPhone 6 could look like next to an assortment of devices.
Alleged iPhone 6 models continue to emerge out of the Far East giving consumers a potential look at the iPhone 6’s upcoming redesign. The models depict a device that features a thin design that some say could be as thin as 7mm, a shift in the placement of the power button, a new design for the volume keys, and two larger display sizes.
iPhone 6 rumors have centered around two sizes in particular, 4.7-inches and 5.5-inches. We’ve seen these dimensions rumored time and time again and while they remain unconfirmed, there is a feeling that these will be the two iPhone 6 variants that hit shelves later this year to battle the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G3, and others.
We’ve already seen both models leak to the surface numerous times and today we’re getting a look at the alleged larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 next to the iPhone 5s. The photo comes from Jimmy Lin, a Taiwanese pop star notorious for going on camera to tease new Apple products. In fact, he’s already teased the smaller version of the iPhone 6.
His latest photo shows a much larger iPhone model next to the 4-inch iPhone 5s. The device appears to be the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model that has been floating around and the photo offers a glimpse at how big a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could be compared to the current iPhone.
The device is much wider than the iPhone 5s though it’s impossible to point out specific dimensions. We also get a glimpse at the rounded volume rocker on the side, a feature that has shown up in numerous iPhone 6 leaks. This alleged iPhone 6 also appears to have Touch ID fingerprint technology on board, a feature rumored to be on the real version of Apple’s next iPhone.
Lin’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 lines up with what we’ve been hearing about the new iPhone but it still doesn’t confirm the iPhone 6’s design or its release for later this year.
iPhone 6 rumors continue to point to an array of upgrades over the iPhone 5s, large screen and new design included. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 6 will employ improved display resolution, a brand new A8 processor that would help with performance and battery life, a new camera with image stabilization technology, iOS 8, and a release in the fall.
Apple iPhone 6 release date rumors continue to point to September though rumors regarding the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 point to a release later in the year, possibly in October ahead of the holiday shopping season. With an iOS 8 release planned for the fall, the iPhone 6’s release date is all but confirmed for that window though specific dates remain out of reach for the time being.
New rumors out of China also point to one other potential difference between the two rumored iPhone 6 models. A new report from Economic Daily News suggests that that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will utilize Corning’s Gorilla Glass instead of sapphire crystal. The 5.5-inch iPhone 6, on the other hand, will supposedly come with anti-scratch sapphire material though the decision to include the feature could make supply scarce later on this year.