Looks like the Apple iPhone machine is ready to roll, as Bloomberg reports suppliers will start production next month for a September launch of two iPhone 6 models in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes, the same story we’ve been hearing for a while now:
Apple Inc.’s suppliers will begin mass production of new iPhones in China next month, according to people familiar with the plans.
Apple is ramping up on two bigger-screen iPhones, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. One model will have a 4.7-inch screen that may be available to ship to retailers around September, said two of the people. A larger 5.5-inch version is also being prepared for manufacturing and may be available at the same time, the people said.
Sources tell Bloomberg the new iPhone models will be thinner and have rounded edges, probably similar to what we’ve seen with those dummy units floating around the web. Yield rates are apparently affecting the larger 5.5-inch model due to its more complicated setup versus the 4.7-inch model, which has resulted in lower production.
Bloomberg reiterates details from a report it made last November, where it claims the next iPhone will have larger screens and curved glass with improved sensors to detect varying levels of pressure. This glass, known as 2.5-dimension, will allow tapered edges of the screen where it meets the outer bezel of the phone.
Yesterday, Taiwanese publication reported Apple manufacturer Foxconn was ready to initiate a hiring spree of 100,000 workers to meet iPhone 6 demand, while another supplier Pegatron was also set to increase its staff for its reported 30 percent contract of iPhone 6 orders.
It’s almost time to decide: 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch iPhone 6?