The no doubt looming 5.5-inch iPhone 6 has been pictured again by a source with a solid track record, and other rumormongers claim to have it on good authority the handheld’s ETA is September.
Taiwan’s Jimmy Lin is a man of many talents. Famous among his compatriots for his singing skills, acting chops and thirst for speed, the superstar is mostly known to Westerners as the guy who leaked the iPhone 5c to the press a good month or so before the actual unveil.
Apparently, Lin continues to be well-connected in the high-class technology world (or incredibly lucky), as last Wednesday saw him once again posing alongside an unreleased, unannounced iPhone – the “iPhablet” due out in the fall, according to trustworthy sources.
Normally, Apple would try to silence such a resourceful, brazen “leakster” by now, but not only has the Asian celebrity left his “clandestine” photos floating around, he’s also posted another. In it, the alleged 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is more than noticeable, although it’s turned off and looks fairly primitive, so it’s likely a dummy unit not meant for actual use.
Still, everything about it, from the overall iPad mini-evocative design language to the placement of buttons, bezel size and sharp corners, suggests we’re dealing at the very least with a truthful simulation of how the large-screened future phone will look.
While we’re on the subject, let’s mention fresh reports out of Taiwan uphold previous speculation, alluding to the existence of two separate iPhone 6 models, one with a 4.7-inch display and the other pictured above.
Both should come to light in late September, along with the highly anticipated iWatch, and, intriguingly, only one version may feature sapphire screen protection after all. The higher-end 5.5 incher, that is, while the 4.7 incher is tipped to retain Gorilla Glass technology.
As far as the iWatch is concerned, insiders expect the wearable piece to break cover by the end of Q3 as well, with an OLED panel manufactured by LG and measuring between 1.3 and 1.6 inches. Retail costs are speculated to circle the $350 mark, which makes perfect sense… given we’re talking about Apple.