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Leaked image of iPhone Phablet surfaces on the web

Jimmy Lin with 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and iPhone Phablet
Used with permission from Sina Weibo

One week ago Taiwanese actor and racing car driver, Jimmy Lin posted pictures of what appeared to be Apple's iPhone 6 to his blog, and today June 18, the actor has posted more pictures to his blog of not only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but also of the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Phablet.

The pictures posted to Jimmy Lin's blog shows him looking at the internals of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but sitting next to his work station is a gargantuan 5.5-inch iPhone Phablet. The device pictured could just be a dummy unit that has been sent out to various people so that they can get a better understanding of what the device will look, and feel like, but it could also be a fully working developers unit.

While the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to be announced and shipped this September, recent rumors about the lack of Sapphire glass needed to produce the display for the iPhone Phablet had many believing that the over-sized iPhone would not be released until early 2015, however new reports suggest that Apple has overcome whatever manufacturing problems they experienced, and the iPhone Phablet could launch right alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September.

Not much is known about the specifications of each of the new iPhone devices, but Apple is expected to continue using 64-bit architecture for the processor, as well as using more RAM than they have ever used before. New reports have suggested that both the 4.7-inch iPhone, and the Phablet should feature the new sapphire glass display, but if there is a lack of materials only the Phablet will use the new sapphire display, while the regular iPhone will use the tried and tested Gorilla Glass 3. Apple is also expected to push the boundaries with the latest version of the iSight camera, with many believing that the Cupertino, CA based company will use a 16-megapixel sensor in the new phone.

As we get closer to September there will be many more leaks about the upcoming devices, including more detailed specifications, and pricing. The iPhone Phablet is expected to retail for more than $100 more than the regular iPhone though, so if you want one, be prepared to pay some big bucks.

Source: Sina Weibo

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