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Rumor: Apple to launch 4.7-inch iPhone 6 this fall, 5.5-inch model delayed

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iphone 6As we push closer to a possible unveiling of the iPhone 6, the rumors have focused on one major aspect: the size of the device. Most point towards the idea that the iPhone 6 will come with a 4.7-inch display as well as a 5.5-inch version.

According to a new report from Reuters, citing supply chain sources, Apple product manufacturers are gearing up to begin mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in May, with an expected launch in autumn this year; possibly September, which is the traditional iPhone upgrade cycle for Apple. As far as the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is concerned, it will be launched a few months later as the manufacturers are having issues with the in-cell technology, according to the report.

Japan Display, Inc, Sharp Corp. and South Korea’s LG Display Co. Ltd. will manufacturer the display for the upcoming iPhone 6, with Japan Display kicking off production as early as May, followed by other OEMs in June.

Not too long ago, we also came across a report from Nikkei that iPhone 6 could launch as early as September, quelling rumors which suggested a summer launch (which was highly unlikely, as Apple usually launch new iPhones in autumn).

As far as the specifications are concerned, the new iPhone 6 is expected to be thinner than its predecessor, with ultra thin bezels and an A8 processor under the hood. The alleged handset might ship with humidity, temperature and some health-related features, along with iOS 8 as its operating system.

Read [Reuters] via [MacRumors]

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