A new report says the larger 5.5-inch sized iPhone 6 will be called the 6L and will have a big 2915 mAh battery.
Two new Apple iPhones are expected to launch on September 9 in the US, but that news hasn’t stopped the leaks keep coming thick and fast, with Taiwanese Apple news site AppleDaily publishing new photos of alleged Apple screens, batteries and motherboards.
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Taiwan’s AppleDaily news has leaked this image of a purported iPhone 6L with 5.5-inch screen.
One photo purports to show both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones together, with 9to5Mac noting that while both appear similar in size, “it is possible that the image’s perspective does not highlight the size differentiation well.”
It may also be that Apple is delivering a larger screen size than the 4.7-inch iPhone in a device that just isn’t that much physically larger, using equal amounts of physics and Apple magic – it could simply be that rumours of the larger model being 5.5-inches are wrong.
Either way, we’ll know the truth in about 3 weeks.
AppleDaily says the larger iPhone 6 will be called the ‘iPhone 6L’ and will have a 2915 mAh capacity battery, far larger than the 1560 mAh battery currently inside the iPhone 5S.
As 9to5Mac notes, it’s hard to say at this stage whether the larger battery will deliver longer battery life, or whether the more powerful A8 processor and larger screen will suck up the additional battery life any larger battery normally delivers.
Numerous reports say both new iPhones are well into production and will be ready for sale in the largest launch quantities in more countries than ever, just a couple of weeks after the September 9 launch – if history is any guide.
Apple’s launch will happen for Australians in the early morning hours of September 10 due to the usual time zone differences.