Case maker Spigen outs the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, dubbed the iPhone Air
Prominent smartphone case manufacturer Spigen has outed the upcoming iPhone 6 in its new listing on Amazon, and according to them, the larger model will be dubbed the iPhone Air.
The Amazon listing for cases designed for Apple’s 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models were supported by an image posted via Spigen’s Google + account, with a tagline reading “Can you feel it? There’s something in the Air. iPhone 6 cases coming soon.” This is a bold (or dumb? Ed) move from the case maker considering neither handset has been officially announced.
The two cases are priced at $10.99 for the 4.7-inch and $26.99 for the 5.5-inch both showing a shipping date of 30 September 2014. With case manufacturers often receiving dummy versions of upcoming phones prior the device’s release, it would seem that Spigen has confirmed speculation that there will be two models of the iPhone 6, along with the rumoured mid-to-late September release dates.
Tech blogger Marques Brownlee has also recently claimed that the new iPhone(s) will feature a sapphire crystal screen which is said to be ‘impossible to scratch’.
The blogger claims to have acquired the screen “straight off the iPhone 6 assembly line,” and goes at the screen with a knife and keys in the video below to show how robust it is.
The video also demonstrated the screen’s ability to withstand pressure, with Brownlee bending and twisting the glass more than 90 degrees. Ouch!
“There is no way I could break this display using my own power. I could not get the surface to scratch at all – the worst blemish was my fingerprint,” he said. “The worst blemish on the surface was actually my fingerprint marks and the dust from handling it so much.”