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).
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.