iPhone 6 Release Date Rumors: Alleged Photo of 5.5-Inch iPhone Leaked

The iPhone 6 larger model–rumored to be 5.5 inches or 5.7 inches–was allegedly leaked and posted on a website this week.

Gizmodo posted an image of the larger iPhone next to another one.

The blog said it got the photo from Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, who is usually accurate with his predictions and leaks. He also posted it on his Twitter page.

The photo comes amid reports that Apple has enough sapphire glass for both iPhone models and the “iWatch” in 2014.

“As a result of my most recent supply chain check I believe that the Mesa sapphire operations will have ample supply to cover the iWatch, the 4.7″ iPhone and the 5.5″ iPhone with full sapphire cover glass in 2014. Additionally, the maximum sapphire screen capacity of the Mesa facility is likely to exceed 200m annual units,” wrote GT Advanced done by analyst Matt Margolis, according to Seeking Alpha.

Margolis said GT Advanced has set up more than 2,500 furnaces to produce the glass.

The iPhone 6, however, might cost more when it is launched in the fall. Most reports are saying the smartphone will be released in September or possibly October.

According to Fool.com, the demand for the next-generation phone appears to be high. It said that the 5.5 or 5.7-inch model could cost $100 more than the other one.

“Our June consumer survey points to continued growth in the willingness of iPhone users to pay $100 more for a bigger screened iPhone, with now a full one-third of survey respondents willing to pay a $100 premium,” Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt wrote in a research note.

Another analyst believes that a larger number of iPhone 5 users will make an upgrade to the iPhone 6.

Consider ISI analyst Brian Marshal wrote: “‘Large-screen envy’ is prevalent among the iPhone installed base and we believe a ~5” form-factor iPhone would spark a massive upgrade cycle as well as many ‘Android switchers’ returning back to the iPhone (we refer to this as the “mother lode” of all Apple upgrade cycles),” according to MacRumors.com.

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