iPhone 6 in the leaked photos is 4.7-inch diagonally and same width as iPhone 5s [Updated: It’s fake]

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It has been widely speculated that Apple will launch two new versions of iPhone 6 with bigger screens.

However, the exact size wasn’t clear from the leaked photos of the larger and thinner iPhone 6.

Macrumors reports that according to designer Federico Ciccarese, the iPhone in the images is 4.7 inches diagonally (I’m assuming he is referring to the display) and 2.3 inches wide, the same width as the existing iPhone 5s.

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It is odd that the width of a bigger 4.7-inch iPhone would be same as the iPhone 5s as we expect Apple to increase the width as well, however it is possible that the screen could be bezel-free as some rumors have indicated thus allowing Apple to keep the width the same. The leaked photos also suggest that the display could be almost bezel-free. I really hope that Apple doesn’t take the same approach as it did with the iPhone 5, where it increased the height of the screen from 3.5-inch to 4.0-inch, but did not increase the width.

The iPhone in the images also appears to be a lot thinner than iPhone 5s, and sports a curved design like the iPod touch, iPad Air and iPad mini. Earlier today, it was reported that the next generation iPhones and iPads could be even thinner thanks to improvements in LED backlight technology.

According to several rumors, the next generation iPhone may come with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens to compete with Android-based smartphones that usually come with bigger screens.

Will it be a deal-breaker if Apple doesn’t launch an iPhone with a bigger screen this year? Let me know in the comments.

Update:

‘Leaked’ iPhone 6 photos may have been fake after all, here’s the proof

[Via MacRumors]

Related:

Everything we know about the iPhone 6 so far