New leak compares 5.5-inch iPhone 6 to 4.7-inch shell


A shell for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has reportedly leaked right out of the Asian supply chain, and it has been compared with one of the 4.7-inch iPhone parts that have been making the rounds.

The larger 5.5-inch shell looks very similar to its smaller counterpart, as expected. The design features the same antenna lines and embedded Apple logo casing seen in previous iPhone 6 leaks.


As you can see in the image, the 4.7-inch shell is quite smaller than the 5.5-inch shell. A recent report claimed that the 5.5-inch model will be called the “iPhone 6L,” although that is far from confirmed.

As always, these shells could just be rough prototypes based on what’s to come, but given how late it is in the year, they’re probably very close to the real deal.

Apple is expected to talk about new iPhones at a September 9th event, but opinions are still split on whether the 5.5-inch model will ship at the same time as the 4.7.

  • PhoneTechJay

    This charging ports screw holes line up directly with these and so does that blank logic board that was posted a few weeks ago.. Looks like the real deal. Not to mention how much alike it looks to the 4.7 next to it.


    i feel like apple would have make the apple logo proportional. they do it on iPads.

  • dbtwothree

    If those antenna lines are indeed the final design, I’ll be quite disappointed. I never use a case as I’d rather risk damage to let the design’s natural sleekness and beauty show, but this time I’m not so sure.

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