9to5Mac has shared pictures of the first alleged parts from the rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone. The image shows the alleged LCD display panel that measures in at 14 centimetres, which is approximately 5.5 inches diagonally.
The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is rumoured to launch later this year. Apple is also expected to release a 4.7-inch model in September. We have already seen multiple part leaks for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but this is the first time we have seen a leak for the 5.5-inch model.
Initially, Apple was rumoured to launch the 4.7-inch model before the 5.5-inch model because of production challenges they ran into with the larger device. Recent reports have suggested that Apple may have solved the production issues that plagued the 5.5-inch iPhone.
The new iPhones are also expected to include a higher-resolution display with a pixel ratio of 1704 x 960. The new devices are also likely to include improved LTE chipsets to support VoLTE as well as a new barometer sensors to better track weather conditions and the phone’s relative altitude.
The next-generation iPhone will reportedly be announced this fall alongside the public release of iOS 8. The company is also expected to announced the long-rumoured health and fitness-focused iWatch, which has been rumoured to come in multiple sizes and include over 10 sensors.