Case leak reveals dimensions for 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet?
The thickness of both devices would appear to be 7mm. That would allow both models to be thinner than the 7.6mm Apple iPhone 5s. Making the iPhone phablet so thin might make for a great looking handset, but it is making it hard for Apple to find a supplier for the kind of thin battery cell that the model requires.
While there have been various rumors as to when the iPhone phablet will launch, with some speculation that the phone won't see the light of day until next year, the latest rumor is that the 5.5 inch version of Apple's smartphone will be released in September.
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2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1649; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
*coughs* BS!! , .. There has been no leaks, of this alleged iphablet. .......,,Yet*
18. Doakie (Posts: 1093; Member since: 06 May 2009)
There has been plenty of talk that Apple was planning on launching a 4.7" and a 5.5" phone this year. Have you been under a rock?
38. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 161; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Apple has mentioned on various occasions that their explicit idea of what a smartphone should be is a one-handed device. To go completely against this notion is a bit far-fetched, regardless of what rumors say. Just like how the rumors of the iPhone 5 said that it was going to be a Teardrop design (and cases were made accordingly).
39. greenrolaids (Posts: 47; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
The Phaggots over at BGR have been laughing at the phablets since they came out.. Now the same phaggots at bgr are crying about the new iphone not coming out soon enough...
BGR BULLSH!t Garbage Regurgitated..
3. zig8100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
Its crazy that they are going so big. Their specialty is small phones. Samsung and android in general have the big phones and phablet markets cornered. They are going to lose more market share being that im almost certain Android phones will provide better specs overall. This leaves the door open for Android to pentrate with smaller phone offerings with great specs if Apple moves away from the 4 inch screens.
11. SellPhones82 (Posts: 471; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I'm just curious what all the people that said they couldn't use a Nexus 5 or Note because they were too big are going to do now? I guess they will just have to stick with the 5S? That or they'll suddenly be able adapt to a large phone now that it has a different logo on the back.
22. stealthd (Posts: 911; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
No one said these would be the only sizes available for the new phone.
23. AfterShock (Posts: 2050; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
No doubt, I imagine they've a boat load of four inch phones to unload yet before going big permanently.
They'd lose too much moola to abandon four inches any time soon, they can wring a few bucks out of them yet.
37. SellPhones82 (Posts: 471; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
No one has said or leaked a new 4 inch version either. Case makers would needs mocks of those so I see not reason why they wouldn't be leaked just like the one in this story. All reports note a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and PA posted something a week ago about Apple burning through 4 inch inventory in preparation for the new model. They are still selling the iPhone 4 today so they could just sell the 5S and 5C for the next three years as their iPhone Mini.
4. shead202 (Posts: 40; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
Now I think a 5.5 iPhablet can be somewhat intriguing but based off of how they do bezels... That will be a massive phone with how they do bezels. Those bezels need to shrink tremendously.
6. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1185; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I'm glad they are pushing out bigger phones... I'm sick of hearing Apple user complaining how small iPhones are.
10. Amir1 (Posts: 240; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
hey! apple! it's 2014! welcome to 4" display! better late then never you say?
12. Sauce (unregistered)
What phone do you use, out of curiousity.
14. UglyFrank (Posts: 327; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
And I thought the OnePlus One was too big haha
21. Doakie (Posts: 1093; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Now that Apple is doing Phablets the iBoys will be swooning that Apple is the king of Phablets and that 5.5" phones are the next best thing to 8" tablets....
15. Kishin (Posts: 579; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Oh no! hope the back is better than this BullS**t i been seeing.
20. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Don't believe this leak. Wait for that day for announcement
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 10069; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Guess what I'm getting? Camp out time.
28. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Are you gonna take your wife and camp overnight
Grow up and act your age
30. Sauce (unregistered)
Because he is excited in purchasing the new iPhone makes him a child?
Let me tell you this. Samsung is doing something wrong since they never have and never will generate a crowd and fan base as strong as Apples.
For a company to make their customers camp out in line, they're doing something right.
PS4, Apple's iPhone, the Call of Duty games, World of Warcraft, and other great successful products. That takes a degree of success to make your customers fall in absolute LOVE.
Explains why Samsung was sneaking around hiring random people to be undercover during the iPhone 5s launch. Luke wants to learn from Yoda.
25. gmracer (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 May 2013)
im happy that apple make the decision for 5.5 phablet, even when i totally love android phones...)..
26. jb4674 (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
All they need to do on the "6s" is add a micro sd slot that has a cover like the micro-sim tray and they'll finally have a device that can truly compete with android phones.
33. VSN24 (Posts: 4; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
This is exactly the size of the LG G pro 2, which is 5.9 inch
35. dragotj (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 May 2014)
Iphone jumping on the android wagon again...slipping up