4.7-inch iPhone 6 Enters Mass Production; 5.5-inch to Follow in August
4.7-inch iPhone 6 enters mass production:
A report from Reuters sources to Taiwan’s Electronic Daily News claiming that the eighth gen iPhone is set to go into mass production this month. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be produced by the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, Foxconn. Report also reveals that Foxconn intends to start the production of larger, 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in August which confirms the earlier rumors of a late release of the larger smartphone-phablet.
Earlier we saw reports coming from Taiwanese and Chinese media reporting about Foxconn’s hiring spree that was estimated to have hired at least 100,000 new employees to meet the demands of the two new iPhones. Later, the CEO of Foxconn’s parent company also shared in a meeting that 10,000 robots were being deployed solely for the production of iPhone 6.
Manufacturing Taiwanese partner, Pegatron Corp, also began recruitment of over 10,000 workers to get the assembly line ready for 4.7-inch iPhone 6 production for the Fall release.
Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6 is expected to be launched in two variants of larger display sizes: a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and another 5.5-inch iPhone 6 sapphire display phone. While the former too is expected to be made with sapphire, some reports suggested that Apple might not introduce both the smartphones with scratch-resistant, expensive glass. Leaks have also indicated that the bigger, 5.5-inch phone will be announced later in the year with more premium specs hitting the Android phablet market dominated by LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note.
iPhone 6 will have a focus on fitness apps powered by iOS 8; an A8 processor, a better camera with a new Exmor sensor and optical image stabilization and a curved design that has been shared by various rear shell panel images of the smartphone. iPhone 6 models are also expected to sport a better battery capacity than the current iPhones.