updated 11:15 am EDT, Tue May 13, 2014
5.5-inch iPhone largely ignored by casemakers until now
New photos obtained by French site Nowhereelse.fr show early third-party cases claimed to be for a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch "iPhone 6S." While the 4.7-inch iPhone has been documented in a number of mockups and case samples, its 5.5-inch counterpart has been largely absent, despite numerous reports about both sizes shipping later this year. The two new cases are consistent with other recent leaks, including details like a relocated power button. Their labels are likely placeholders however, given that Apple usually reserves "S" designations for interim iPhone refreshes instead of major redesigns.
The 4.7-inch iPhone is expected to ship first in Apple's usual September/October window. Reports have pointed to the 5.5-inch phone being delayed, possibly into November or even early 2015. The latter is unlikely though, since Apple has never shipped an iPhone prior to the summer, and would lose a lot of marketing momentum.