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Mass Production of 4.7-inch iPhone 6 Starts July; 5.5-inch Model September

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Apple is planning mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone earlier – in July – than the bigger-screen (5.5-inch) model, which is scheduled for September, according to sources speaking to Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times and cited by Japanese EMS/Odm (via GforGames).

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What’s interesting, though, is that Apple will put both devices on sale during the same Q4 of this year, according to sources. This also means that the 4.7-inch iPhone will reach the shelves earlier than its bigger brother, the 5.5-inch iPhone.

The report comes shortly after Reuters reported that the (unreleased) 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would be delayed. Interestingly enough, the Japanese report seems to echo what Reuters’ sources revealed: the 4.7-inch model will likely be produced first, as display mass production will kick off in May, while the 5.5-inch version could be delayed, as the model is rumoured to use film-sensor instead of in-cell technology.

Sources seem to agree on sizes as well, although a recently leaked schematic allegedly shows only the two sizes of the low-cost iPhone 6.

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  • pegger1

    So is the larger version 5.5 or 5.7 (like the schematics show)? I keep hearing 5.5 as the 2nd size but the schematics shows it as 5.7.
    Or is there three sizes 4.7, 5.5, and 5.7?

  • Al

    These rumors / “reports” are making my head spin. If I recall correctly, there’s the one reported here I while back that said the manufacturer of the iPhone has already started hiring employees to start building it THIS quarter. Soooo…… ?

  • iFone

    No, these are reports are BS. Apple is famous for keeping its SKUs down to a minimum and starting to manufacture multiple SKUs is not good for the bottom line, or for consumer adoption (gets them confused). Also, how big a phone should be? I could believe maybe on the 4.7 inch phone but not on the 5.5 or 5.7. If you need a screen that big, get a an iPad mini!

  • WatDah

    So, don’t listen to these “reports”, thought you’d know by now.

  • Al

    Yeah…. I get sucked in.

  • What, you mean these rumours aren’t real??

  • pegger1

    These are most certainly real rumours!

  • My 1/2 cents

    It would be dang stupid if Apple didn’t make a 5.5 inch iPhone….however, my bet is that if anything, it’ll be a 4.7 because they only do incremental upgrades and even 4.7 is pushing it. The article above IS pure BS. Apple would start production of a second larger 5.5+ screen device in September so it would be introduced by Xmas 2014? Give your head a shake István or maybe go and post something about believing flight MH370 was abducted by aliens so your credibility is blown beyond repair.

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