Interestingly enough, the new schematics don’t beat around the bush and just call the 6.1-inch model the “iPhone 9”, which may indeed be what it’s called. Up to this point it’s simply been known as the 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone, so following the original iPhone numbering scheme would make sense — especially considering it’s a successor to the iPhone 8/8 Plus. Of course, they also use “iPhone 9 Plus” in the series of leaks for the 6.5-inch OLED model, which doesn’t seem very likely.
The new report, which includes rumored schematics and renders, was initially published by Wysla. We can see all of the things we’ve come to expect from the middle-of-the-line iPhone this year, including the minimized bezels, the notch design, and the single camera on the back. According to the schematics, which may or may not be the real deal, the 6.1-inch iPhone will measure in at 75.72mm wide, 150.91mm tall, and 8.32mm thick.
There is a schematic for the larger 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus” (which was just rumored to feature three rear cameras, but only boasts two in this report), which states will measure in at 77.41mm wide, 157.53mm tall, and 7.68mm thick. Of course, nothing is official just yet, so keep that salt shaker handy for now.
The new report also gives us straightforward renders of what the new devices will look like. The major takeaway is that they will all share the major design decisions across the board, which isn’t surprising in the slightest at this point. Though, it may be worth pointing out that it looks like the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will have slightly bigger bezels than the other two models, but it still offers the Apple “all-screen” design.
We’re going to be seeing a lot of these sorts of leaks from this point on, with renders envisioning what Apple is probably going to announce later this year. Hopefully we get a bit of a reprieve with WWDC next week.[via Ben Geskin; Wysla]