Date: Thursday, August 14th, 2014, 10:08
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor
The iPhone 6 is ready to begin mass production.
Per The Mac Observer and G4 Games, Apple is reportedly ready to flip the switch and start mass production of the iPhone 6 ahead of its anticipated September 9 media event to introduce the newest member to the company’s smartphone lineup. Assuming full scale production is ramping up now, that gives Apple about a month to build up inventory before the iPhone 6’s projected release date.
Sources speaking with Chinese media claim Apple is currently in the PVT stage, which is the final point before production goes into full swing.
Apple hasn’t confirmed the September 9 media event yet, but multiple reliable sources agree there will be an official announcement on that date. If so, Apple will likely start pre-orders thee days alter on Friday, September 12, and start selling the iPhone 6 in stores the following week on September 19.
The next iPhone is expected to ship with a 4.7-inch display, and possibly a 5.5-inch display, instead of the 4-inch screen that’s available on the iPhone 5S, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C. Rumors claim the new model will be thinner, sport longer battery life, include improved cameras, and offer better overall performance.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.