PRODUCTION OF APPLE'S rumoured 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone 6 models likely will begin next month, before the devices ship to retailers in September.
That's according to Bloomberg, which has heard from "people familiar with Apple's plans," that mass production of the firm's two iPhone 6 models will begin in July, which means they might be available to ship to retailers the following month.
This follows recent reports that Foxconn is recruiting an additional 100,000 factory workers to produce the iPhone 6 models, and seems to debunk previous rumours that the 5.5in model will launch after the smaller, 4.7in model. However, Bloomberg noted that production of the 5.5in model is more complicated than the smaller version "resulting in lower production efficiency", which suggests that the larger iPhone 6 model will be in short supply at launch.
Apple has yet to comment on the speculation.
That's all the information Bloomberg's sources spilled, but thanks to previous speculation that's not all we know about Apple's next generation iPhone(s).
The last we heard, the iPhone 6 reportedly will feature a 1704x960 resolution display, and will be powered by Apple's yet-unannounced A8 processor. Of course, the device(s) will also run iOS 8, which will include Apple's Healthkit and Homekit apps, along with OS X Continuity.
There's also talk that Apple's 4.7in and 5.5in iPhone 6 models will sport a redesigned metal casing that will be "thinner and more curved" than that found on the iPhone 5S, an upgraded rear camera sensor, longer battery life and support for wireless charging.
Check out our iPhone 6 release date, price and specifications roundup. µ
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