Schematics for the monstrous 6.5-inch Apple iPhone leak

Schematics for the monstrous 6.5-inch Apple iPhone leak
If you ask consumers which of the expected three new Apple iPhone models they are looking forward to seeing in September, most will say that the new "Plus" handset is the one that piques their interest. This is the model that will carry a 6.5-inch edge-to-edge OLED display, powered by a 7nm A12 SoC.

The schematics show that the 6.5-inch iPhone will fit in a body measuring 6.18 x 3.03-inches. That is smaller than the 6.24 x 3.07-inch footprint belonging to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. This dovetails perfectly with recently leaked renders of the 6.5-inch model, revealing its compact body.

Schematics have also leaked for the 6.1-inch "budget" iPhone model that has been dubbed the iPhone 9. This model will reportedly have an LCD display with no 3D Touch. And as seen on the schematics, the low-end iPhone will be equipped with a single camera on back. The device is said to measure 5.79 x 2.81 inches.

The one 2018 iPhone that we do not have schematics to show you is the iPhone X sequel, which will feature a 5.8-inch OLED display. All three of this year's new iOS powered handsets should feature the TrueDepth front camera, Face ID and a notch.

Check out the leaked schematics for the 6.5-inch and 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone models by clicking on the slideshow below.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that the 2018 6.5" iPhone is expected to come with a triple camera. Upon further inspection, we believe this iPhone will have a dual camera as the one on the iPhone X.

source: Forbes

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iPhone XS Max
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1. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Isn't the middle hole just the flash...?

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 855; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

PhoneArena's and Apple's are dreaming of P20 pro.

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

PhoneArena forgot to write "Monkey see, monkey do" on title..

3. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

the size looks exactly the same tho.

4. dnomadic

Posts: 423; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Shhh!!! Let the fools look look foolish. The exact same setup as my IPhone x

11. Vokilam

Posts: 1273; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

yeah looks exactly like my x too.. apple isnt going to innovate a tripple camera this time

8. RevolutionA

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Could be a flash less tech. No need to make fun.

13. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

This. The inlet for the flash is the same size as for the two cameras on my iPhone X. Furthermore, the flash would be missing otherwise in the schematics. Looks like Huawei will have a monopoly on three cameras in 2018.

17. bohdan4ik13 unregistered

For some reason Forbes made the statement about triple camera

5. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Hahaha... it's da Flash unit in the middle! With the back-mic positioned next to it. Just as it is now on the X. Back to the drawing board, Blue. Nothing to see here. Move along... move along.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Before adding a 3rd camera in the future, should add stereo recording. Even low end androids have it...

29. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Couldn't agree more. Add to the fact that they have stereo speakers yet records everything in mono? yikes. -6s plus user

7. apple-rulz

Posts: 2186; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I’m stupidly hoping for no notch, though logically I know that the notch will be happening. Sigh :(

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I scoffed when I first read "6.5 Inch iPhone" but after a little 'research'; it seems quite plausible* assuming that the phone has the same 19.5:9 aspect ratio as the iPhone X. A 6.5" 19.5:9 Display is almost EXACTLY as wide as a 5.5" 16:9; albeit a hell lot taller. Looking forward to September! G'Day! *,5-inch-d%7B2436x1125%7D-vs-5,5-inch-16x9

12. ahmadkun

Posts: 611; Member since: May 02, 2016

Oh .. those concepts leaked out, don't wait for Apple and just give Xiaomi a couple days to bring this alive ( but with ugly chin )

15. limporgyuk

Posts: 371; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

That notch is getting bigger, what's the point of it if it almost reaches the edges of the screen?

18. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

After ripoff of dual camera now a ripoff of Huawei's triple camera.

19. ZanrZij

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

If dual sim, take my money now :)

20. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

It looks identical to last year's design, meh.

21. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

If Apple's no longer gonna use OLED screens, does this mean ppl are now gonna look forward to 6.5 inches of useless 720p res? lol

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

The 6.1" is the non-plus single cam version.

23. civicsr2cool

Posts: 272; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

I just want a bezel less 4.7" phone.. is that too much to ask? I dont want a phablet.

24. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Gonna be a great phone. Will buy, if they have a good promo. Also people complaining about design looking similar.... L O L

25. gamehead unregistered

Again with the notch?

26. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The notched phone that I'll be buying this year

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31290; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sigh me up for one. 512 gig hopefully.

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