Any 5.5" leaks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Daniel L, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Daniel L macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2009
    Seems like every leaked part so far is a 4.7" part.
  2. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    I seriously doubt there will be a 5.5 inch iPhone released in 2014 year.

    Usually takes Apple 18 months to release a product from start to finish.

    We started hearing about 4.7-4.8 inch iPhone months before the iPhone 5S release date. And obviously the 4.7 inch iphone wasn't released in 2013 but Apple surely was testing the 4.7 inch iphone in 2013.

    Same with the 5.5 inch "leaks". Apple is probably testing it. But I believe there will only be one "new" model and that's the 4.7 inch.

    Why would Apple want to cannibalize their own sales by releasing two "new" products at the same time.

    And no. I do not consider the iphone 5c (aka iPhone 5 with cheaper made parts and a slightly upgraded front camera and more LTE band). I do not consider the iphone 5C a "new" phone.
  3. chrisaster macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2013
    Huge assumption but perhaps they started on the 4.7 cause that's what they'll produce more of - 5.5 could be leaked after 4.7 has made a good stock pile
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I would take that as a hint that the larger phone is MUCH farther down the road. I would say NEXT year.
  5. iSage macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2014
    Wasn't there a photo showing some 5.5" screens a few weeks ago? Anyway don't expect Apple to release an iPhone this big, ever.
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    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
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    cnotes2019 Suspended

    Aug 17, 2013
    Any 5.5" leaks?

    Spigen has cases for 5'5 iphone 6 on amazon.
  8. SMIDG3T Suspended


    Apr 29, 2012
    You don't think that Apple will release it at all?

    Oh they will. Just not this year, it'll be in 2015.
  9. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    This I agree with. I think the 4.7" is coming in September and the 5.5" will be here next year sometime. I also think iphone lineup will be simple this year. It will be the iPhone 6, 5s and 5c with the 4s discontinued.
  10. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
  11. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Except, iPhone 6 is going to feature a 4" screen.
  12. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I'm sure if there are any 5.5 leaks, it will be posted on the home page.
  13. iSage macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2014
    If those photos are real it only shows that Apple is working on a device with a 5.5" inch screen. It could be a phone but more than likely, if it's real, it would be something else, like an iPad Nano, or something completely new. Or they could be just prototypes for something we'll never see.

    The only phone parts we have seen are the glass front and casing for an alleged 4.7" iPhone.
  14. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    One thing is for sure. All the prognosticators come out near a release, and in most cases are 100% wrong.

    The assumption above is that the 4.7 and 5.5 are the same price hence cannibalizing would be true. I doubt they would be.
  15. iSage macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2014
    Tom Cook as said they'd rather cannibalise there own products rather than someone else. I can see them releasing two sizes with a small premium for the larger screen.
  16. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    I don't see apple releasing two new phones in one year. They will always save something for next year. The 4.7 in is a big increase in size for those used to the 4in.
  17. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    Didn't the 5S and 5C get released the same year?
  18. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    Nope because Apple is still figuring out how to shave off some of those ugly bottom and top bezels
  19. iSage macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2014
    It isn't really two phones, it's the same phone in two different sizes. I'd imagine the 4" will still he the 'hero' phone. The 4.7" will be an option for people who want the larger screen.
  20. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013

    I can see Apple releasing 2 different sized phones just to surprise people. The release schedule has been fairly predictable so it might make sense to shake things up.
  21. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    There has only been talk, and just cause there is a talk doesn't mean it is going to happen, there was talk of a Verizon iPhone in 2007 and it didn't happen till 2011. There was talk of an iPhone nano and that never happened.
  22. Camoxide macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2013

    The lack of leaks could suggest it's not happening (yet) or the phone hasn't entered mass production yet and they're focusing on getting sufficient quantities on the 4.7 inch first.
    The 5.5 will apparently be $300 with a contract so I guess they will be anticipating a noticeably lower demand then the 4.7 inch.
  23. Technarchy, Jul 12, 2014
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    Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Could be similar to the iPad Mini, which was handled by Foxconn Brazil instead of Foxconn China, which is why iPad Mini part leaks were very slim.

    I'm willing to bet Foxconn China will be wall to wall making 4.7" models. We already know Apple ordered 68 million. So Foxconn Brazil will probably be handling the first few batches until China can catch up.
  24. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    68 million. Holy crap.
  25. iSage macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2014
    I really don't see a 5.5" iPhone happening. I mean maybe I'm wrong, there could be market for such a thing, more profits to made, bigger market share etc. But Apple is the company that puts design and usability first. They don't make things because it's what people want, because there is a market.

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