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Given everything we’ve seen thus far, it seems likely that the iPhone 6 is going to come in two flavors: a 4.7-inch model and a 5.5-inch model. Most of the alleged leaked cases and renders that have surfaced in the last few months, however, have just been for the former.

But today, photos of a new case popped up on the web believed to have been made for the 5.5-inch model. Our friends over at Nowhereelse.fr share the images, which show a physical mockup of the alleged handset in the snap-on case, sitting next to a 4.7-inch version…

Here’s more on the case from Nowhereelse.fr’s Steve Hemmerstoffer (via Google Translate):

While others continue to stream photos and videos comparative models of the iPhone 6 4.7 inches, I myself have decided to go in search of new information about the model 5.5 inches. As so often is with a prop I got new details.

Thus, and assuming that the information on which this provider designed its protective cases are faithful to reality, the iPhone 6 or iPhone Air identified in this case under the name iPhone 6s would measure 157mm long and 81mm in wide with a thickness of 7mm. 

Hemmerstoffer points out that the dimensions for the larger device provided by the case-maker are very similar to those of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3: 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm. In fact, it seems that the larger iPhone is a bit longer and wider (although thinner) than the Note.

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Recent reports claim that the 5.5-inch iPhone has been causing production problems for Apple’s partners due to its in-cell technology and sapphire display covers. It’s believed that the model will debut after the 4.7-inch model, and some say it could be more expensive.

In addition to larger displays, the iPhone 6 is expected to feature a new hardware design, a faster A8 processor, camera improvements, and possibly NFC technology. The 4.7-inch model could launch as early as August, but the 5.5-inch version could be delayed into 2015.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    😉

  • Andy

    Expect to see a few dozen people who will say 5.5″ is too big and 4″ is perfect, etc. I’ll most likely get 4.7″ unless the 5.5″ offers something different other than a bigger screen.

    • Tobias9413

      My thoughts exactly, leaning towards the 4.7″ however I am wating till the 5.5″ comes out and will compare both to see which I like the most.

      • TheBoi23

        My thing is 5.5 is only 0.4 difference between the S5 which is Samsung’s new one, so not that big at all, 4.7 isnt really a big difference either but we all know apple and their different versions

  • Damian

    Did Jeff just make them?

  • Martynet

    If it’s true, I’ll probably get 5.5″ and sell 5S and iPad mini 🙂
    The only thing is that I won’t be able to use keyboard with one hand only anymore. But we just have to give up something for giant screen.

  • Kenny Woodard

    The power key cutout on the 5.5″ model is way too high on the side. You would need it to be lower so it would be better accessible in your hand. Doubt Apple would overlook that.

    • Sokrates

      Furthermore its on different sides on each of the cases

      • @dongiuj

        No it’s not.

    • @dongiuj

      And if it turns out to be legit, then what will you say? Will you say “I’m sorry for sounding like doubting a tech giant as if I know how that company thinks.”? Or will you just disappear and hope nobody read your comment/hope people forgot what you said/change your avatar and name? Don’t forget, soooo many people “doubted” apple making an iPad mini and designs of previous iPhones. Now look how stupid they look thinking they knew/know how a tech giant thinks, just because they have used its products for a number of years.

      • Kenny Woodard

        I couldn’t care less to be honest. I went Android last year with the GS4 and now I have an HTC One. I’ve used a power button on the side of the phone, it will need to be lower to be comfortable for the user. With Apple just recently implementing this, those “years” of experience in the smartphone market can’t really compete with years of Android smartphone makers who have used sides placed lock buttons. With a galaxy note 3 sized device, the power button better be in a comfortable spot right above the center. I’ve never doubted the iPad mini design, honestly I thought it was great when I had one.

      • @dongiuj

        My wife has a galaxy note and she has no problems with the lock button. I think pretty much anywhere above half way up the side of the phone is fine and loads better than where the iPhone has been placing it up until now. Having that power button at the top is rubbish, never liked it. So I agree with what you’re saying. Just thought you were one of those brainwashed apple fans that thinks they know everything about apple way of thinking.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Iphone 6S? How about iphone 6XL

    • Tobias9413

      No L just 6X or 6L don’t see apple using two letters.

  • ProfessorX1®

    It’s mid-2014 and Apple is barely going to jump onto the big screen boat?

    • Tobias9413

      Slowly but surely man.

      • Hyr3m

        Too little too late…

      • Frozen Bee .GFKS

        nah

  • @dongiuj

    Looks exactly like my wife’s galaxy note 2 case.

  • Juan Genao

    What do we expect for prices? Im thinking 249 for the 4.7 300 for the 5.5 (subsidized)

  • Eli Montoya

    Bigger iPhone< jailbroken 5s
    I don't think I'll get the new 6 until its jailbroken.

    • Litchy

      If its just a bigger screen => agreed.
      If they upgrade the Camera significantly, build in something new for payment (NFC for example), and give us QuickReply in iOS8… then I wouldn’t be so sure. But don’t get me wrong, I’ve got an iPhone 5 and if the iPhone 6 is just bigger I’m thinking about getting myself a 5s instead for speed and TouchID

  • Harvey

    I dont know if its just me but i really don’t like the round corners of this new iphone. I think they should stay with the flat cornes like the ip4/5

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    i really really hope that those are fake ones….Apple should stick with iPh 4 and 5 shape (thinner if you want) but not this fugly round shape of iPod….

  • afra33

    If they get the bezel thin enough I might go for the 5.5″. I’m glad Apple is moving to larger screens, however, I do think that they should keep the 4″ screen around and have 3 iPhone 6 offerings with 4″, 4.7″ and 5.5″ although the latter two are enough for me.

    One thing they will have to do eventually is offer widgets on iOS. The longer they wait the worse it will get for Apple. One way to do it is to make the app icons interactive and adjustable in size that would be the cleanest and most silent way for Apple to go about it.

  • Damian

    Well it was an “inside” joke, so chill. Just few hours ago , before this article, Jeff was praising and dreaming about such case on the idownloadblog podcast. Suddenly the article with this case appears out of nowhere .