Case leak reveals dimensions for 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet?

Case leak reveals dimensions for 5.5 inch Apple iPhone phablet?
Out of France comes one of the first looks at a leak involving the large-screened Apple iPhone phablet. The device is actually called the Apple iPhone 6s according to the leak, which is based on a pair of cases allegedly designed for the Apple iPhone 6 and its large-screened brother. While the iPhone 6 case measures 138mm x 67mm, the iPhone 6s case shows dimensions of 157mm x 81mm. That is pretty much in line with the Nokia Lumia 1520. That 6 inch phablet is 162.8mm x 85.4mm).

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.


source: NWE via RedmondPie

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28 Comments

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

*coughs* BS!! , .. There has been no leaks, of this alleged iphablet. .......,,Yet*

18. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 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?

34. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Phablet!!!!!!!

38. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 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: 56; Member since: Feb 04, 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: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 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: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

19. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 2009

They'll back pedal like always.....

22. stealthd unregistered

No one said these would be the only sizes available for the new phone.

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 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: 52; Member since: Nov 02, 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: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I'm glad they are pushing out bigger phones... I'm sick of hearing Apple user complaining how small iPhones are.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Looks legit.

10. Amir1 unregistered

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.

36. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

They had 4" since iPhone 5.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And I thought the OnePlus One was too big haha

21. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 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: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Oh no! hope the back is better than this BullS**t i been seeing.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Don't believe this leak. Wait for that day for announcement

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Guess what I'm getting? Camp out time.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao 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: 24; Member since: May 09, 2013

im happy that apple make the decision for 5.5 phablet, even when i totally love android phones...)..

26. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 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: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

This is exactly the size of the LG G pro 2, which is 5.9 inch

35. dragotj

Posts: 2; Member since: May 12, 2014

Iphone jumping on the android wagon again...slipping up

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