Rumor: 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will be called ‘iPhone 6L’

iPhone 6L Front Panel

Apple is widely expected to launch iPhone 6 with larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

Along with the photos of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s massive battery we covered earlier, Hong Kong-based Apple Daily has also published photos of the larger iPhone’s front panel and logic board.

The report also claims that the larger iPhone 6 model with 5.5-inch screen will be called iPhone 6L, though it doesn’t appear in any of the photos. Interestingly, we recently received a tip which claimed that the larger iPhone 6 will be called iPhone 6L. The tipster told us that it was from an “inside source”.

Apple has suffixed the name of the iPhone model with a letter before, so it can’t be completely ruled out. Last year, Apple launched the iPhone 5c (“c” is for colors), which is essentially an iPhone 5 in a plastic body that comes in different colors. Apple has also used the “s” suffix for iPhone models that are an incremental update like the iPhone 5s, iPhone 4s and iPhone 3GS.

But there have also been rumors, which have indicated that the larger iPhone 6 will be called ‘iPhone Air’. So it’s anybody’s guess what it will be called. It also raises the question what will the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 be called? Will it be called just “iPhone 6” or will it also be suffixed with a letter.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 6 at a special event on September 9th. However, it has been reported that the 5.5-inch model may not launch until later than October or 2015 because of supply constraints and other manufacturing challenges.

Many details of the iPhone 6 have leaked over the past several months. The new iPhones are also expected to feature ultra-slim design with sapphire crystal display, 2 GHz dual-core Apple A8 processor with 2 GB RAM, improved camera with optical image stabilization and more.

Photos of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6’s front panel and logic board:

iPhone 6L Front Panel

[Apple Daily via 9to5Mac]