5.5-inch iPhone 6 leaked and shown alongside 4.7-inch model

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The iPhablet is living large

We've seen a whole bunch of images supposedly showing the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or parts of it, but sightings of the 5.5-inch model have been relatively thin on the ground.

Here's a new shot of it though, showing the shell alongside the 4.7-inch phones shell. The image was obtained by BestTechInfo and supposedly comes straight from the Apple supply chain in China.

It essentially looks like a larger version of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, as you'd expect and from the image it looks like both versions are exceedingly slim.

That's no surprise. Going by previous rumours the 4.7-inch model will be 7mm thick while the 5.5-inch version might be just 6.7mm.

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The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 shell? (credit: BestTechInfo)

The waiting game

While this new image adds further evidence to the existence of the long-rumoured 5.5-inch iPhone 6, the information that accompanies it suggests we might be waiting a while for it.

According to BestTechInfo's source there was a "very limited" number of back housing components for the 5.5-inch model at the factory where this one was obtained and it's "unlikely" that it will see a September release.

We've heard suggestions in the past that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 might be facing delays, so this all lines up. So if you've got your heart set on the iPhablet you might have to wait just a little bit longer.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.