Mockup of 5.5 inch Apple iPhone compares behemoth to the Apple iPhone 5s
Considering that last year, Apple released two different models of the iPhone at the same time with the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, there is no reason to think that it won't do it again this year. But instead of focusing on two models differentiated by price, this year the difference between the two models should be in the size of the screen. The Apple iPhone 6 screen is expected to be 4.7 inches, .8 inches smaller than the phablet version. Its dimensions are believed to be 162.8mm x 85.4mm x 7mm.
You can check out a series of photos below, showing how the mockup of the 5.5 inch iPhone phablet was created using a 3D printer. You can also see more comparisons between the mockup and the Apple iPhone 5s, all by clicking on the slidescreen below.
Mockup of 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet is created on a 3D printer and compared to the Apple iPhone 5s
Mockup of 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet is created on a 3D printer and compared to the Apple iPhone 5s
source: RocketNews24 (translated), NWE via BGR
1. NoFanboy (Posts: 222; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
I'm still skeptical about this 5.5 in iPhone coming out.
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4050; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Me too. It's more plausible that the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 comes out, but a 5.5 inch... not to sure about that. I need to see it to believe it.
14. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
[]. Edit:doesn't work :-(
44. sgodsell (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I am 6'5" and the tiny iPhone always felt too dainty and girly for me. A real man has a hard time with a girly phone.
49. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 168; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
That's why I switched to the LG G2. But as for this "5.5 iPhone case", we all need to keep in mind what happened when the iPhone 5 rumors were going around, how it was supposed to be a Teardrop design much like the MacBook Air. In fact, cases were made based solely on a rumor, and that helped solidify the rumor. Oh how those case manufacturers must have felt stupid when the iPhone 5 was announced. Ignore the rumors of a huge iPhone, because Apple themselves have said many times in various press releases that a very large iPhone would go against their idea that a smartphone should be wielded single-handedly and be comfortably used in such a fashion. A 5.5" iPhone would destroy this notion of one-handed use, and a 4.7" model is pushing that limit already.
15. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
#Blank Edit: this doesn't work either :'-(
24. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
5½ inch iPhone??? No freakin way; unless you glue two iPhone 4S's's's together. iPhone 6 will be exactly 4.2.0195 inches and it will NOT be revolutionary; it will just be another disappointment in a long line of disappointments.
13. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Blank commenters!!! Where are you? We need you on this post
2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1393; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
So many almost exactly same rumours/leaks... Phew.
11. stealthd (Posts: 966; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
There's a lot of people making mock ups with 3D printers. This isn't a leak
17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Right you are. This is a lot of iPeople with nothing else to do with their 3D printers.
5. jc914 (Posts: 4; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Let's see, next iPhone to be 4.7 and 5.5, with maybe split-screen multitasking, and perhaps NFC? Sounds familiar...
7. Sauce (unregistered)
Airdrop seems very familar. More familar than NFC on my Note 2, because 95% of my friends/family have iPhones.
Split Screen Multitasking? Been familar with that since iPhone 3gs. Yawn.
16. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Hey Sauce are you ready for the unthinkable? (Season finale)
37. Sauce (unregistered)
Can't wait man! It's gonna be sick!
19. sgodsell (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Since when did an iPhone have split screen multitasking? You really like to make up crap.
23. Sauce (unregistered)
You like being uneducated. Do you research.
20. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Wasn't AirDrop released with iOS 7 less than a year ago? Also who wants propitiatory BS that works with one OS? NFC starting hitting phones in what? 2010 or 2011? I'm assuming your 3GS was jailbroken? How else would Apple be rumored to bring "split-screen" multitasking to iOS 8 if it's been there since the 3GS? Wasn't that before iPhone OS 4, which brought the initial multitasking function to Apple devices? Other than a few apps with built in split-screen capabilities for that app only, like the two or three web browsers that will split, there has been no native way of split-screen multitasking on any Apple devices.
28. Sauce (unregistered)
I love getting big responses from people. Lets me know I've done my job.
If I heard a song yesterday a few times on the radio, can I not call it familiar today?
Proprietary BS? Lol. Never ever have I needed / wanted to use NFC on my Note 2 (like I said, no one around here owns Android devices except less than a hand full). Airdrop is easy, clean, fast, and powerful. Also never was able to use Beam. Besides, it's silly anyway. Not to mention, I picked a girl up from the bar a few months ago Airdropping her a cheesy pick up line. Who knew getting laid came with the Airdrop feature? (Anyone who has an iPhone around you shows up in Airdrop if "everyone" is enabled in setting).
Of course it was jailbroken. Most of these features on phones like notification center, control center, multi tasking, etc have been around way before (granted hardware allowed it) theyve been released as key features to Android and or a feature phone. It's a shame so many people lack this knowledge. Thanks for taking your time to reply to such a mediocre and simple comment of mine. Look forward to answering more silly arguments in the future :) :)
30. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
So just hearsay that it could be done?
No proof, we just love reading stretches of the imagination gone wild with out merit.
I loathe iPhone, but its the first I've hear of split screen multi tasking on the first iteration never mind later releases.
Without showing it happen, your post is worthless to many, not just us asking you to put up.
34. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Of course it was jailbroken, that's the only way they're worth a damn and the only way you can get useful features instead of waiting years for Apple to release them on their own. At least you know that much. I'm always amazed that the jailbreak community is able to do thing Apple says isn't possible! Like the whole Siri thing when it first launched. You seemed to have left that little nugget of info out of your original post, so just wanted to point it out to those that might not be paying attention. You know NFC isn't only on Android, right? Here's a list of all the NFC enabled devices and please note that they are not all Android...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NFC-enabled_mobile_devices
Your comments continue to insinuate that NFC is Android only or something. Please do not get it confused with the propitiatory AirDrop. You see, NFC is a set of standards, along the same lines as bluetooth, so it will work on any device and/or OS so long as the hardware it there. Also, you can be familiar with something you just learned or heard about today, but then wouldn't/shouldn't one be even more familiar with something that has been around for years? I know, my head just think in a much too logical way.
If you really do have a Note 2 I'm surprised you wouldn't find any use in the NFC tags, they're really the most practical use of NFC anyways. Put on in your car and just tap it when you sit down to have Bluetooth turn on and connect to your car, and then launch your fav music app, all without touching your phone. Sharing files has been easy to do for years with things like Dropbox, email, text messaging, social networking. NFC bring much more to the table than just sharing files, a-al-AirDrop. The "everyone" feature is nice, but scary at the same time that you could so easliy send data to people and not even know you're doing it....must be why NFC requires the devices to touch, you know people and their privacy! Oh and this is a long post, that first one was nothing but a few sentences. Hope this one isn't too mediocre for you. Look forward to your answers! :)
38. Sauce (unregistered)
TLDR. On the s**tter right getting ready to leave work. Skimmed through. Here is my reply.
1) I know NFC is not Android only. Most people in the US either have an iPhone or an Android device. Use your brain before insinuating what I think.
2) You can't just send files to someone without them knowing. A confirmation box pops up and asks if you want to accept.
3) Also, I don't use my Note in the car. My iPhone has all my music on it. Don't use Spotify, and if I did, I'd use it on my iPhone.
ALSO: Read this.
41. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Keyword: MOST - Windows phones and tabs have NFC too. How many people do you think have an Android phone and a Windows tab of some sort? I know I do so there has to be a few others. There are also NFC accessories like keyboards. Please use your brain and think outside the iOS and Android box before you attempt to insult me! Do I need to post another list of NFC laptops and tabs for you now too? Come on! I'm using my brain, the same can't be said for you unless you really are this narrow minded.
So basically you're telling me no matter what, you're using your iPhone even if your Note is more capable? LOL So your just too stubborn to try something that might be better and just stick to your old ways? Have fun with that!
36. Whateverman (Posts: 3200; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Most people with iPhones think NFC isn't very useful, but is that because Apple said it? They can only ignore other ideas and technologies for so long. Why not give NFC to the iPhone users who actually want it?
47. Whateverman (Posts: 3200; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I can't really agree with that. Apple doesn't"Get it"... Apple dictated it, and the mass followed just like they did with flash support. Everyone I exchange files with is blown away by the fact that their phone can do that. But they never get a chance to because most people they know have an iphone. Just think about it... they thought 3.5 inches was the perfect size but even Apple had to face facts.
31. Brodrick30 (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)
You know airdrop is nothing but wifi direct which just about all phones released in the last few years have.
35. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
That is so true, looking at it more it is nothing more than wifi direct, Apple style! He tried to play if off like it was an actual competitor to NFC. Apple will either add NFC to the 6, or they will once again try to release their own propitiatory version of something like NFC.
Oh and Saucy, here are some things you can use the NFC in your "Note 2" for since you were having trouble figuring out how to use it and whatnot. You should really learn to research ;)
43. Sauce (unregistered)
I know how to use NFC. I just have NO USE for it.
Theres a difference. LOLOLOLOLOLLLOLOOLOLLOLOOOLLOOOLOOLOLOLOLOL
45. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Then why did you say we were never able to use Beam? That's the android name for NFC so you know how it works, yet were never able to? Clear as mud to me. I was just giving you examples of ways you could still use it without needing another NFC enabled device as well as point to out how AirDrop is not on the same level as NFC.
46. Sauce (unregistered)
BECAUSE NONE OF MY FRIENDS HAVE ANDROID PHONES EXCEPT ONE PERSON.
SERIOUSLY LMFAOOOO I DOUBT INTELLIGENCE IN ALMOST EVERYONE ON THIS WEBSITE NOW….
52. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3059; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
And I thought I was the only one that had "special" friends on PA :)
54. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Out of curiosity, did you happen to read any of the comments on the TC story? If not you really should! A lot of good info from people that know what they're talking about and not just being fanboys. They supply actual facts instead of a tech sites option on why Apple has not added it to their phones, yet. You also must remember that the US has been slow to roll out NFC terminals and tags, mainly due to Apple, but many other countries utilize to make their lives easier. They use it at parking meters, to get through the turn-styles for mass transit, to enter parking garages instead of using a card, and to make purchases. I understand that Apple must tell you something is alright to use before you'll agree, and maybe they will release it in their next round of phones. Then we can see how TC praises them and tells us how great it is now that Apple embarrasses it.
Also, I can read very well, for whatever reason you seem to be having difficulty understanding what I'm saying or you're purposely ignoring it because I'm right. The fact that none of your friends have Android devices is moot when it comes to NFC as using it to simply share a file is just one basic feature that it offers, and possibly the least useful one as well.
6. iMemo (Posts: 102; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)
I'm sure the 5.5 iPhone will be significantly bigger than most devices of the same screen size because of those huge top and bottom bezels.
8. Sauce (unregistered)
Lets just hope they arent weetodded and add bezel on top of bezel. Cough cough M8.
18. sgodsell (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
That's because the M8 has (stereo) dual front facing boom sound speakers. No iPhone to date has stereo speakers, let alone front facing speakers.
25. Sauce (unregistered)
So to justify failed marketing in calling their device "bigger".
42. pocketbook (Posts: 20; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)
Having front facing speakers (that sound incredible imo) isn't marketing.
12. stealthd (Posts: 966; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
Because of "those" bezels, on the phone we haven't even seen yet?
33. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
That's exactly what she told me last night.
22. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
It'll be like the seventies, when geeks carried paperback books in their pockets.
Apple, go big screen, not big deep freezers.
Culture shock coming up in few months.
32. AfterShock (Posts: 2803; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Come to think of it..
If apple made a 56in flat screen TV, the case would measure 7.5 x 14.5 feet long.
Maybe they should stick to iPod's.
29. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
3D renders = cool.
Phablet iPhone two-years late to the party that will cost $1500 or so = not so much.