Have a hankering for “iPhone 6L” photos? That’s reportedly what you see in the above images. Following countless rumors and even a few sketchy part leaks, photos claiming to be the 5.5-inch iPhone’s rear shell show off just how large Apple is willing to go. This thing is big—the size of something you’d expect from Samsung or HTC, and we’re expecting it to launch this fall.
Granted, we can’t get a real grip on the size without seeing other devices for context. We do, however, get to see the iPhone 6L shell beside what is supposedly Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6. And the thing is noticeably larger. I mean, yeah, at 5.5-inches, saying it’s bigger is an obvious statement. But it makes the 4.7-inch shell look downright tiny. The existing 4-inch iPhone 5s probably looks miniature in comparison.
What I’m more interested in is finding out what this leak means. There have been all kind of rumors suggesting the iPhone 6L, as it was recently dubbed, won’t be out until after Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 6 launches. On the contrary, we’ve also heard Apple has smoothed out its production issues, meaning we could see the device released alongside the iPhone 6 in September.
Once the 5.5-inch iPhone 6L does hit, one of the key specs could be the recently discovered 2915mAh battery; the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, meanwhile, could feature a 1810mAh battery, which is only a marginal upgrade over the existing 4-inch iPhone 5s.
There’s been some major activity among Apple’s overseas factory partner, and it’s clear production is at full tilt with an alleged release set for Sept. 19. While Apple has still yet to send out invites, reports claim the Cupertino company could hold its iPhone 6 event on Sept. 9, which is just over two weeks from now.
Considering the frequency of leaks we’ve seen over the past several weeks, I imagine it won’t be long until we see a final version somewhere out there in the wild. If anything, we can at least glimpse at what some of the more important bits look like when pieced together.