It has been rumored that the 5.5″ iPhone 6 will be released later than the 4.7″ model, due to manufacturing issues. This rumor has been strengthened by the fact that almost no parts from the larger device have leaked. That just changed, as part leaks are suddenly rolling in for the “big brother” iPhone.
The pictured 5.5″ front panel doesn’t appear to be much larger than the 4.7″ panel (far top left), but it is also at an angle in relation to the camera. The other photo (top right) shows the larger model’s size in someone’s hand, and it really doesn’t look unbearable like some “phablets.”
The following picture shows a front panel covered with plastic, which details the radius of the curved edges on the display.
Also pictured is the logic board, which is rumored to be shared between both iPhone 6 models. Although the logic board isn’t a new part, the fact that both models will use the same logic board is new information.
Compared to the 4.7″ model’s 1810-2100mAh battery, or the 1570mAh battery of the iPhone 5s, this 2915mAh battery is gigantic. Although it could be easy for someone to copy the looks of Apple’s batteries, this battery wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for the 5.5″ iPhone.
The capacity of this battery is proportionally larger than the battery of the 4.7″ model. Compared to the 4.7″ model, the larger model could have better battery life, faster or additional internal hardware, more software features, a higher screen resolution, or any combination of the four.
In my opinion, the two new iPhones will mimic the relationship between the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Screen resolution will be increased from the current 640 by 1136 on the iPhone 5s, to a resolution that will be Retina at both new screen sizes. They will also underclock the 4.7″ model slightly compared to the 5.5″ model, despite running the same processor, to save battery life.
What does this make you think of the 5.5″ iPhone 6? Has it changed your mind on opting for the larger version? Leave your thoughts in the comments.