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

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).

Iphone 6 concept

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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