Rumor: Apple to begin manufacturing larger iPhone 6 models in July, August

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Date: Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, 11:22
Category: Hardware, iPhone, Rumor


When KGRI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo releases a report about forthcoming Apple products, people tend to listen.

Per Boy Genius Report and DigiTimes, Apple, which is expected to release a larger format iPhone in 2014 (rumors pointing towards a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone phablet), could release the larger devices sooner than expected.

Citing unnamed sources within Apple’s component supply chain, Digitimes on Tuesday reported several previously unknown details surrounding Apple’s production schedule for its next-generation iPhone models.

According to the report, longtime Apple partner Foxconn has apparently secured contracts to manufacture both new iPhone models set to launch this year. Foxconn will reportedly begin mass-producing the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July, and then it will commence production of the 5.5-inch iPhone phablet the following month in August.

The report states that Foxconn will build 70% of Apple’s iPhone 6 handsets in 2014 and 2015, with Pegatron having secured contracts for the remaining 30%.

Recent reports have stated that the iPhone 6 will feature a completely redesigned case, a 1,704 x 960-pixel display and a new A8 processor. Apple’s larger 5.5-inch iPhone is thought to feature similar specs and a full HD screen.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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