Is this the leaked 5.5 inch screen from the Apple iPhone phablet?

An LCD panel, allegedly belonging to the Apple iPhone phablet, has leaked. Measured at 14cm, the actual size works out to a tad over 5.5 inches. Unfortunately, there are no special markings that would prove that this is from the phone that would be the first iOS powered phablet. Keeping a cynical eye on the photo, and taking this with a grain of salt (after all, this could be a screen from anything), speculation has the phablet launching later this year, in short supply...
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86 Comments

1. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

New iPod Touch, Not iPhone. They haven't refreshed the iPod Touch since Sept 2013, it's due a refresh. The new iPhone will be 5" only.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The new iPhone will be 4.7" and the new iPhone phablet will be 5.5"...

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

They say this rumor every year and it turns out to be the ipod touch. Playing the odds its going to happen.. eventually.

16. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I am sure this is not the iPhone because the iPhone will feature a quantum dot display. Look at the iOS8 banners from WWDC14 which show the color spectrum in dots. Such displays don't need LED backlight. This is something else, maybe some prototypes or ipod touch.

7. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

The newest ipod touch was announced on Sept 2012 not 2013. Maybe they just won't make any new ipod touch.

11. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

They did, but they called it the "iphone 5c".

18. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

They do a new iPod Touch every 2 years now. The 4th generation iPod Touch was out for 2 years before the 5th generation one was released, so now that the 5th generation one has been out for 2 years, it's time for the iPod Touch 6th generation.

9. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Aluminum and half an inch of screen size aside, they really haven't refreshed the iphone either since the 4.

15. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yet the iPhone 5s is the worlds most popular smartphone. I switched to see how it is, and all I can say is that its really a great experience. Proud Android user and very happy iPhone 5s owner. Why fix something that isn't broken?

17. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

And Justin Beiber sold record breaking numbers of albums. And Jersey Shore was a top rated show for years. The Xbox 360 dominated for years, yet had a 33% failure rate. Beats are the #1 selling headphone brand. Tyler Perry still makes movies. Being popular or #1 seldom means best, or high quality.

55. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I can't think of anything that is #1 that is undeniably the best out of all its competition. Most #1 brands rely on heavy advertising, celebrity endorsements and tons of dedicated fans instead of actually making quality products.

76. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Exactly. Rolexes, Lamborghinis, and Sennheiser will never outsell Casios, Camry's, and Beats. Not even close. There are more people willing/able to pay for lower end merchandise.

80. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Hey man, don't you dare compare Camrys to iPhones. Camrys are great cars.

29. alaw.14

Posts: 412; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Its the most popular phone in the u.s. Not the world.

32. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Also, this.

82. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

The world. The most popular smartphone.

86. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I agree with you Vexify. Iphones are awesome and I really like the Moto X I have. Some people just seem to have a hard time not having something to hate on.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Getting excited about fall. C'mon apple, bring it to the jedster.

37. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Me too, can't wait to see you on that pathetic line again spending your kids' scholarship money just for a 5.5.1.0.0001 iDud that does the same thing as a 4S. By the whoooty way, it hasn't been reported on PhoneArena but, Apple, according to my sources, will be removing the 3.5 headset jack and using THUNDERBOLT port for headphone attachment; you will, AGAIN, have to buy an iAdapter to use standard 3.5 headphones on the iPhone 6 .... LOL, you're gonna have to drive a few extra routes down that Vegas strip if you want the next iToy.

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mmmmmmmmk

47. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

One of the highlights of my work day is iDrones coming in for adapters. "No, I'm sorry, apple does not allow you to use or read SD cards. They want you to spend $100-$300 for more memory. However, they have a you covered! First you need this goofy $40 adapter, then an SD card will work. Oh you have micro SD? Gotcha covered, $20 adapter. Oh crap, you have the 5/5S? No problem, here's another adapter, that'll be another $32. OK, all together that will be $92 plus tax, please. Why the shocked face?" L.O.L!

61. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

LOL ...... ! You said iDrones. It's amazes me how a supposedly intelligent and/or educated iConsumer base can be so deVoid of any suststantial brain matter. Apple is making iBillions in adApters.

83. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Not removing. Also, it's the lightning port. Plus, the Galaxy S5 is the same as the GSIII.

84. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

What does it matter to you so much what dark spends his own money on? Get a life dude, and don't concern yourself with what other ppl spend their money on. If someone wants to buy an iPhone, who cares, if they wanna buy an android or WP, who cares, their choice. Also according to your sources? Considering your immaturity and hate/trolling of Apple, I will believe you and your sources like i believe aliens from mars are gonna invade the Earth. Grow up.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

They're just using the sapphire glass as an excuse to crank up the price even more...

4. kalloud

Posts: 154; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

5,5,1 inch?!

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Probably meant 5.51-inch...

30. Beijendorf unregistered

It's a software screen. Every time it crashes you just reboot it rather than sending it off for repairs.

65. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I was confused with the size also :/

8. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Lawsuit/attempted ban on all 5.5 inch phones in 3,2,1...
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