September 9 can’t come soon enough. We’re back looking at schematics, the blueprints that suppliers are using to craft the new devices. The schematics, if real, provide information on the sizes of both new iPhone models.
Spilled by IGen.fr and republished by MacRumors, the schematics suggest that the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen, referred to as the N61, will measure 138mm x 67mm x 6.9mm, which is longer, wider and thinner than the iPhone 5s, which measures 123.8mm x 58.6mm x 7.6mm. The 5.5-inch iPhone, which we’ve referred to as both the iPhone Air and the iPhone 6L, will apparently measure 158mm x 77mm x 7.1mm.
The schematics both show a protruding camera module, that big ring we’ve been talking about and have seen in dozens of leaks recently. The thickness with camera of the iPhone 6L moves from 7.1mm to 7.77mm, showing about a .67mm protrusion. It sticks out further on the iPhone 6, about .77mm, and we’re still not quite sure why it needs to be there. You should also note that both models are thinner than the prototypes that have been floating around, though only by a hair.
Another report this morning suggested that Apple ran into some production issues with the display on the iPhone 6 and that Apple’s suppliers are now working around the clock to get it to market on time, and in bulk. We don’t know when the larger iPhone will launch though rumors have suggested it will follow after the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 hits the market first.