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Apr 12, 2001

Apple is widely rumored to release four new iPhones in the fall, including one 5.4-inch model, two 6.1-inch models, and one 6.7-inch model, and Japanese blog Mac Otakara has offered a few details surrounding these devices. The information is said to come from sources within Apple's supply chain in China.


The translated report is quite difficult to decipher, but here are some details that are being suggested:
  • 6.7-inch model will have a thickness around 7.4mm, which would be nearly 10% thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro Max at 8.1mm
  • All four new iPhone models will have OLED displays and Face ID
  • 5.4-inch model's height would be between the iPhone SE and iPhone 8, while at least one of the 6.1-inch iPhone models would have a height that falls between the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
  • 6.7-inch model will be slightly taller than the iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • 5.4-inch and lower-end 6.1-inch models will have dual-lens rear camera arrays identical to the iPhone 11
  • 6.7-inch model will have a triple-lens rear camera with larger sensors than the iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • 5.4 inch, 6.7-inch, and at least one 6.1-inch model will have different numbers of microphone holes along the bottom
In line with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the report suggests that the new iPhone lineup will be introduced in September as usual.

Article Link: Rumored 6.7-Inch iPhone Said to Be Thinner, Have Larger Rear Camera Sensors, and More


macrumors 601
Mar 18, 2009
The iPhone 6 at the time hit 6.9mm thinness, and they’ve mostly gotten thicker since then. Given that the 2018 iPad Pro dropped somewhat drastically to 5.9mm, I’m sure they’re doing something similar to that with the new iPhone Pro given the rumours of a similar chassis design to the iPad Pro.

WTH is asking for thinner phone? It's already awkward to hold without a case. Make it more durable, not thinner.

I’m asking for a thinner phone.


Jun 18, 2014
For sure. And having options at different price levels makes it super easy helping people out with different budgets.
Not to mention, the model I would have gotten anyways is much more expensive due to lower economies of scale of attempting to ship dozens of different configurations at the same time. So great...
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macrumors G3
Oct 10, 2011
San Francisco
Not to mention, the model I would have gotten anyways is much more expensive due to lower economies of scale of attempting to ship dozens of different configurations at the same time. So great...

Glad you and many others are pleased with the iPhone options Apple provides to all their customers. Though you may not realize it, the price of iPhones is driven by features (screen size and tech, cameras, etc. and needed memory. And not by simply having options available.

The good news is, if one is flummoxed or perplexed from having options available, there are plenty of other mobile phone manufacturers willing to sell you a one size fits all phone.

Simply choose and pay for a phone that meets your requirements and budget. Easy.


macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
"As information from Apple's Chinese supplier, they said that it's possible that the next generation iPhone to be released in September will have the same casing design but only the number of cameras at the back will be different."

So, no flat edges? This is consistent with Kuo's prediction, where he says iPhone 5G will have the same metal frame surface as iPhone 4. In other words, the surface will be matte stainless steel.
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macrumors 68030
Feb 11, 2007
Presumably(hopefully) the thinner profile comes from the recent advances in OLED panel technology and not at the expense of battery life...

It is at expense of potential battery life. If they didn't make it 10% thinner (which who really cares at a phone that size), that's 10% more battery they could have squeezed in there...

Can't wait for the 6.7"!


macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
I'm always hoping they go to iPhone (5.4/6.1) and iPhone Pro (6.1/6.7), ditch the numbers and weird car manufacturer add-on letters (S/X/Max/etc.). No one buys a new phone every year, this isn't 2015 anymore.

Apple needs numbers to sell new devices alongside old ones.
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