Photos show possible rear shell for 5.5-inch iPhone 6

By , Aug 20, 2014

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New photos have surfaced this afternoon, of what is said to be the rear shell of the 5.5-inch version of the upcoming iPhone 6 (referred to as the iPhone 6L by some). The part is positioned next to the shell of its 4.7-inch counterpart, giving us an idea of scale.

While component leaks for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 have been plentiful, leaks for the larger 5.5-inch model have been fairly scarce So, if they’re legit, these photos could be placed in just a small stack of evidence we’ve seen thus far that a 5.5-inch iPhone exists…

The two images were posted by website Evasi0nJailbreak.com, who says they can be sourced from deep within Apple’s supply chain. The site adds that the part is in very limited supply, suggesting that reports about the 5.5-inch model being delayed are true.

Like my coverage on the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 variation, this latest leak originated from my source deep within Apple’s supply chain in China. However, before jumping to the conclusion that today’s leak is indicative of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 release alongside the all-but-confirmed 4.7-inch model next month, my sources have informed me that a very limited, and undisclosed, number of said 5.5-inch back housing components exist in the factory in question.

It’s obviously impossible to confirm whether the shell is real or not, particularly with so many clones floating around, but the part does look very similar to earlier leaked 4.7-inch iPhone 6 shells. Notice the thick antenna breaks, cutout Apple logo, and rounded flash.

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Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 at an event on Tuesday, September 9th. It seems very likely that we’ll see the 4.7-inch device we’ve been seeing in recent leaks, but it’s not clear yet if the company plans to introduce the 5.5-inch model this fall as well.

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  • Exit Stratergy

    Fake and Gay.

    • A’s Network

      I vote this comment be removed.

  • Matt

    Ehh, I’m still sceptical, but I’ll wait to see it in person. Maybe then I’ll fall in love with it.

  • Exit Stratergy

    Fake and Gay

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Its gay? Well then call me gay then cause I’m gonna buy it!

    • BoardDWorld

      I’m very sceptical, just read my previous posts, but I think both of these panels are legitimate.

  • jack

    apple’s fake dummy unit to confuse the media. cook’s idea for doubling down on secrecy

    • Matt

      What if that’s true. What if all this time these are just hideous dummies, but in reality the real phone will look staggering

      • Elias Chao

        Well, I heard this theory before the iPhone 5’s release, but the final phone was the one we saw in the leaks.

      • jack

        what if what if what if

  • James Lautner

    Fake apple making a 4.7 and a 5.5 iPhone, yeah right. + 5.5 is to big for me thats why i have an iPad.

  • http://www.eazycomputers.com/ PhoneTechJay

    Okay now if these screw holes line up this part (suposesed charging port for the 5.5) it may be the real deal.

    • BoardDWorld

      Thanks pointing that out, and they do line up perfectly.

  • Jonathan

    I could have made that in my mom’s basement…
    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was fake.

  • Isaac

    Same boring sh*t . Every week a new ” shell” leaks. Wtf who cares? We already have a good idea of how the next gen iPhone will look like.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    It IS real Cody! Come on now positive thoughts! lol I REALLY want the 5.5 inch version so it better be real. If its delayed I hope not by much.

  • felixtaf

    If this is true, Am buying this 5.5″. I prefer this over the 4.7″ version. I hope this is true!

    • BoardDWorld

      I really want to merge my iPad Mini with my iPhone, this is great news. Bring on the 9th!

  • BoardDWorld

    This will be might be useful as an accessibility option for people who have disabilities… Other than that?

  • Donovan

    Plot twist: all these leaks were iPods.