5.5-Inch iPhone 6 To Be Called ‘iPhone 6L’ [REPORT]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will reportedly launch its iPhone 6 at a mega-event on September 9. New leaks about the device and its features continue to emerge as the release date approaches. Hong Kong-based Apple Daily (via 9to5Mac) has obtained some images of the iPhone 6 components. Apple Daily claimed the 5.5-inch version of Apple’s forthcoming device will be named the iPhone 6L.

5.5-inch iPhone 6 to have 2915mAh battery

It’s unclear how the Asian website discovered the name as none of the photos mentions the name of the device. In the image above, the 5.5-inch model is shown on the right while the 4.7-inch display panel is on the left. What’s more, Apple Daily said that the larger iPhone 6 will have a 2915mAh battery, almost 85% higher than the 1560mAh battery in the iPhone 5S. The smaller 4.7-inch model will come with 1810mAh battery.

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Larger form factors of new phones will allow Apple to squeeze a much bigger battery into the new phones. However, it’s unclear whether the bigger battery size will translate into extended battery life. The new iPhone 6 will have a larger display to consume more battery power. The new phones are rumored to feature an upgraded, more powerful A8 processor.

What will the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 be named?

If the phablet version will be named the iPhone 6L, what will the 4.7-inch model be called? Mashable says Apple is unlikely to name it iPhone 6C. For iPhone 5S, the tech giant had simply repackaged the previous year’s phone into cheaper components. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be a brand new product, so Apple wouldn’t want to give it a “cheap” label. It may be named iPhone 6S. But Apple has historically reserved the “S” for the second generation of an iPhone design.

One of the photos shows part of the iPhone 6L display panel. Another photo shows off the logic board for both handsets. The new phones will have an “unbreakable” sapphire display, the newest iOS 8 software and A8 processor. Apple is also expected to launch new iPad models and a wearable device later this fall.

Apple shares gained 0.59% to $98.56 in pre-market trading Monday.