By Jim Karpen on Tue, 07/15/2014
According to the website Stuff, Amazon Japan inadvertently posted a listing for the iPhone 6. It appeared to confirm we'll be seeing a 4.7-inch iPhone, but there was no mention of a 5.5-inch size. The listing said it would be available in Japan on September 30. And it gave the dimensions of 130 x 65 x 7mm, which compares to the iPhone 5s specs of 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm. So apparently the new phone will be even thinner than the iPhone 5s. In addition, the weight was listed as 113g, compared to 112g for the iPhone 5s. The listing also suggests the phone will be getting a price boost.
I have to admit that other than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, the rumors related to other forthcoming offerings from Apple are wildly divergent. But even with the iPhone 6, there is still some confusion, with a recent report from Taiwan's Economic Daily News seemingly indicating that the iPhone 6 might not have a sapphire crystal display. According to the website, G for Games, which discovered the report, Apple is preparing a version of the iWatch that will have sapphire crystal in the display—and that this will pave the way for a sapphire display for the 5.5-inch iPhone in 2015. Thereby suggesting that we won't see sapphire crystal in the display of the 4.7-inch iPhone. But my fellow blogger doubts the veracity of this report out of Taiwan, so I'm still hopeful for sapphire, especially given the leaked front panels that have been circulating.