At this point it might actually be more surprising if Apple didn’t launch a bigger iPhone. Nearly every report referencing the iPhone 6 has suggested it will ship with a larger 4.7-inch screen. There’s also some speculation that an even bigger 5.5-inch iPhone will launch a few months after the iPhone 6 makes its debut. For now, though, we’re getting a look at what appears to be the smaller of the two (larger) iPhones.
The images above were recently published on Chinese social network Sina Weibo and shows what an iPhone 5s might look like next to a larger iPhone with a 4.7-inch display — if the alleged iPhone 6 panel is indeed legitimate. Contrary to some reports, it seems clear Apple is going to keep the home button and, likely, Touch ID with it.
Also, the image suggests that the iPhone 6 won’t have an edge-to-edge display, though the bezels do look pretty thin. Apple will need to make the device thin enough so that it’s easy to operate and hold with one hand, especially since it has poked at usability issues with larger devices in the past. Finally, the color also suggests that we’ll still have a white option when the iPhone 6 makes its debut.
The iPhone 6 is expected to make its debut sometime in September, a year from when the iPhone 5s was announced. It may be followed, as we said, by a larger version several months later. If anything, the increasing number of leaks seem to suggest that the September time frame is correct.