Rumor: Next-gen iOS devices to see delays, only 4.7-inch iPhone 6 to make September debut

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Date: Friday, July 25th, 2014, 11:11
Category: Hardware, iPad, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone, Rumor

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You may have to wait a little longer for the cool nw iOS-based devices that you’re hankering for.

Per Taiwanese newspaper UDN and GforGames, a current rumor suggests that only one of Apple’s next-generation handsets — the 4.7-inch “iPhone 6″ — will be ready for launch at the company’s anticipated September media event, as the larger 5.5-inch model will allegedly not even enter production until that month.

This marks the latest in a string of rumors that sum up a delayed launch for Apple’s larger “phablet”-sized iPhone 6, which is said to arrive after the 4.7-inch model debuts. The UDN article also suggests that initial production capacity will be limited. Capacity is expected to increase by as much as 85 percent in the fourth quarter, perhaps due to the addition of so-called “Foxbots,” robots designed to aid assembly workers.


Apple is widely seen as continuing to split its iPhone lineup into two models for the future, increasing the display sizes to 4.7 and 5.5 inches and adding a new “A8″ processor. The company could also choose to cover the display with sapphire, rather than Corning’s Gorilla Glass, though the likelihood of such a move is hotly debated.

The rumor pool is a bit thinner regarding the next-gen iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Until now, the most consistent rumor is that Apple will bring its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to its tablet lineup.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

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