Images of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6′s purported display parts have been leaked

The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 have been shared by 9to5Mac. The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching later this year. Apple is also expected to produce a 4.7-inch model as well. We’ve already seen some possible part leaks for the 4.7-inch model, but this is the first part leak for the 5.5-inch model. Reports had originally suggested the 5.5-inch model would be released after the initial 4.7-inch iPhone launch. More recently, however, we’ve heard that Apple may have solved whatever production challenges they ran into with the 5.5-inch model. Possible parts for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model that have leaked include the front panel, batteries, rear shell, and chassis molds. Meanwhile, the same LCD backlight for the 4.7-inch model was photographed in May.

Apple is gearing up to launch two larger iPhone sizes this fall: a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch model. While the 4.7-inch version has been leaked extensively with a thinner body design, the 5.5-inch model only saw its first significant leak in the form of a dummy model last week. Today, Sonny Dickson has exclusively shared with us a pair of photos claimed to be showing the LCD display component for that larger iPhone with 5.5-inch screen. The photos show the display attached to a ruler that indicates a screen with a diagonal measurement of approximately 14cm. That 14cm converts to the 5.5-inches heavily rumored for the next-generation Apple smartphone. While these photos do not provide us with any breakthrough information about the new iPhone, the photos, at best, do show that Apple is already producing components for the larger sized phone and this means that production is likely nearing. Several reports have indicated that the 5.5-inch model will be in short supply upon launch and that the phone may even be released multiple weeks following the 4.7-inch version. Based on earlier leaks, the new set of iPhones will launch in a thinner all-aluminum body with similar color tones to those sold for the iPhone 5s. The new phones include a new antenna band design as well as a re-located sleep/wake/power switch on the right side so that the button is still easily accessible even though the phone becomes taller and wider. The new device will also likely sport a sapphire crystal display covering for improved strength and clarity, but reports have been split on whether or not that feature will be exclusive to the larger of the two models or arrive for both sizes.

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