iPhone 6 front panel compared on video with smaller iPhone 5s

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 front panel leaked online earlier this week has cropped up again - this time in a video comparing it to the iPhone 5c.

The video, which is narrated in Chinese, clearly shows how much larger the new front panel is compared to the 4-inch iPhone 5c; Apple is widely expected to be announcing the new iPhone 6 at a media event in September, and the handset is thought to be entering mass production this month.

Not as easy to hold in one hand, the new model will make reaching every corner of the iPhone’s iOS software with a thumb a struggle for some users, but given all of Apple’s rivals produce flagships with screens of at least five inches, a bigger iPhone quickly became the company’s only option.

And there’s more to come, as an even larger 5.5-inch model is tipped to arrive later in the year, posing a threat to the Samsung Galaxy Note’s dominance of the phablet market for plus-size smartphones.

Not only larger than the current model, the iPhone 6 is also slightly curved at its edges, presumably to help the phone feel secure and more comfortable in the hand than squared-off handsets like the Sony Xperia Z2.

Apart from its increased size, the video doesn’t give much away about the iPhone 6. Rumours elsewhere claim the new phone will have an improved processor and camera, plus an aluminium chassis even thinner than the 7.6mm iPhone 5s.

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