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Rumor: Two iPhone 6 models to launch at the same time

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Two iPhone 6 models to launch at the same timeIt’s been reported for quite some time now that Apple would first come out with its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in September before releasing the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in late 2014 or early 2015. The story has switched, however, and it now seems likely Apple will come out with both devices at the same time. Supply chain issues have been worked out, according to many reports, and Bloomberg now says both models are going into production in July.

“Apple is ramping up on two bigger-screen iPhones, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private,” Bloomberg reported. “One model will have a 4.7-inch screen that may be available to ship to retailers around September, said two of the people. A larger 5.5-inch version is also being prepared for manufacturing and may be available at the same time, the people said.”

Apple’s suppliers had not been well equipped for the production of the 5.5-inch model, which originally contributed to reports that the phone could be delayed until 2015. Even though the most recent reports state Apple will order more 4.7-inch iPhones than 5.5-inch iPhones, at least both models are expected to launch at the same time.

Manufacturers such as Foxconn have recently hired upwards of 100,000 employees just to expedite the production of both iPhone 6 models.

Via [Bloomberg]

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