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Massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Case Appears Ahead of Launch

Apple is likely gearing up to release two new iPhones this year, including a 4.7-inch model and a larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 phablet. A few months ago most rumors suggested that Apple had run into production issues with the larger iPhone 6 — mostly related to the battery and the display panels — and that it was delayed until the fourth quarter of this year, or even into 2015. A recent report out of Taiwan yesterday said Apple will likely launch both models at the same time this fall, and the analyst pointed to new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 cases as evidence.

Today, we’re getting one of our first looks at some similar cases. The pink model appears to be for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, while the clear case gives us a sense of just how big the 5.5-inch version will be in comparison. Clearly there will be those who prefer the smaller handset for one-handed use, while others might simply prefer the bigger screen of the 5.5-inch model, and if Apple does take this strategy it will be able to cater to both consumer styles.

The pictures were published by a Thai site called CookieCoffee, but the report suggests that Apple actually won’t launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 until next year, which goes against most every other report we’ve heard recently; it says that LCD manufacturing will begin in August with a launch scheduled in early 2015. Hopefully we learn more about Apple’s real plans for the bigger iPhone 6 in September — for all we know right now this case could be a total fake and Apple may have no real plans for the larger device at all.

For a better look at what the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 may look like, be sure to check out this gallery of photos we snapped of our very own dummy unit.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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