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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:37 AM   #1
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Photo of Alleged Front Panel from Larger-Screen iPhone 6 Surfaces [Updated]




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 (via iPhone.fr, Google Translation).

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.

Update 8:07 AM: A second comparison photo has also been discovered on Weibo, showing the iPhone 6 panel next to an iPhone 5 or 5s that is turned on. The image is of relatively low quality, but does offer a fairly straight-on view that shows the larger iPhone accommodating a screen of approximately 4.7 inches.


Article Link: Photo of Alleged Front Panel from Larger-Screen iPhone 6 Surfaces [Updated]
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:38 AM   #2
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:38 AM   #3
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No reason to suspect this isn't real really. Looks good!
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:38 AM   #4
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Hey money talks as someone is making it off these leaks.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:38 AM   #5
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No way is Apple making an iPhone this big. I had reading these stories.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:39 AM   #6
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:39 AM   #7
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Would this be the 5.5" one? It looks MASSIVE. Surely it's not the 4.3?

EDIT: Meant 4.7". Oops.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:39 AM   #8
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This is looking promising cannot wait until i ditch my black iPhone 5 in favour of one of these bad boys in white i am sick of black.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:40 AM   #9
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So it's happening. I hope the aluminum body will be different! Something like as on the schematics.
To all the people claiming this isn't real.. it is. I'm 99,9% sure. It's the same as every year when the leaks are starting.

And does that mean a possible june/july release? I just checked it and it's almost a month earlier than we saw iPhone 5 front panels..
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:41 AM   #10
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:41 AM   #11
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Seems plausible. The picture was taken with a wide angle lens and so the new larger iPhone front panel is in front so it appears larger in comparison to the black iPhone 5 next to/behind it.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:42 AM   #12
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This makes me very sad: it is way too big. No way do I want to try to stuff that in my pocket or hold it in one hand or make a phone call with it.

I so hope that Apple, while catering to the hopefully temporary "give me a giant phone" insanity out there offers us an alternative top of the line model the size of a 4S or 5S.
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... and these things are uuu-gly.
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Old Apr 15, 2014, 04:43 AM   #14
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how the hell are developers going to support this many layouts?
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those leaks so early should indicate that the iPhone is coming in summer already or not?
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No! I don't want a phone that big. This makes me sad, really.
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Would this be the 5.5" one? It looks MASSIVE. Surely it's not the 4.3?
The screen on that thing is 4.5", give or take. Quite possibly the rumored 4.7", but definitely not 5.5"
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The width looks ridiculous. One handed use doesn't look possible on that thing.
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The screen on that thing is 4.5", give or take. Quite possibly the rumored 4.7", but definitely not 5.5"
Yes, it's the 4,7'' and with almost the same dimension from yesterday. You have to keep the angle of the photo in mind..
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Sigh. So not even anything clever with the bezels, just an oversized knock-off of their own product.
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Way to big. Hate it.
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The screen on that thing is 4.5", give or take. Quite possibly the rumored 4.7", but definitely not 5.5"
Yeah sorry, not sure where I got 4.3" from! Prob looks a bit more acceptable now that I'm thinking 4.7".
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