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It used to be that 2014 would see a simultaneous double-iPhone launch until Reuters earlier this week asserted the larger model could get delayed due to production issues with 5.5-inch screens. As a result, only the rumored 4.7-inch model is said to be ready for a launch in September.

A new report from Japan echoes this notion. Apparently mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone has been tipped to start in July. As for the 5.5-inch model, the story claims the bigger handset is scheduled to enter full production in September, meaning Apple may not be able to release its phablet before the holiday quarter…

G for Games passed along a report by Japanese blog EMSOne [Google translate] which cites supply chain sources who claim Tim Cook & Co. will release two new iPhone models at different times this year.

The EMSOne story is based on a report by the Industrial & Commercial Times, one of Taiwan’s biggest newspapers. Such turn of events is probably unfortunate, but this is business as usual for Apple.

The company typically employs the waiting tactics until the technology is ready rather than rush out products which aren’t up to its self-imposed standards of quality. When asked about bigger iPhones earlier this year, CEO Tim Cook basically acknowledged this notion.

What we’ve said is that until the technology is ready, we don’t want to cross that line. That doesn’t say we’ll never do it.

We want to give our customers what’s right in all respects – not just the size but in the resolution, in the clarity, in the contrast, in the reliability.

There are many different parameters to measure a display and we care about all those, because we know that’s the window to the software.

Reuters recently attributed the delayed 5.5-inch iPhone production to unspecified manufacturing difficulties associated with in-cell production technology for the larger screen size.

Apple first started using in-cell screens for iPhones with the iPhone 5 in 2012.

Suppliers have recently begun making components for the new iPhones, like Touch ID sensors and chips for liquid-crystal drivers, according to Nikkei.

Japan Display, Sharp and LG Display have all been reportedly tapped to make the 4.7 and 5.5-inch screens for the new handsets, with Japan Display ostensibly first starting production at its main plant in Mobara, in May, with the others ramping up in June.

iPhone 6 rendering top of post via designer Ferry Passchier for MacRumors.

  • Virus

    New iPhone 6 needs to release in April

    • Jamessmooth

      2014. April 2014.

      • Should have been 2013.

      • Tom

        Well that time is gone. Lets hope it comes soon in future. 🙂

      • near future?

      • Tom

        yes. 😛

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Whelp. Guess I’m keeping my Iphone 5 a little longer than expected…since I want the 5.5 inch version. Oh well. Unless I could get the 4.7 and then exchange it? Eh probably not.

    • Bkfraiders7

      Not really buying this rumor. These are the same people who said the 5S was being delayed to include a 4.3 inch display.

      • Rowan09

        I wouldn’t have believed that rumor because it’s a S model but this is believable.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        I hope you’re right. I know there had been rumors of delays before and they haven’t happened but this is the 2nd time we are hearing this. We’ll see though.

      • Jay Mac

        the concern that i’m having is not so much with the “delay” (and like it’s been said, you can’t delay something that hasn’t been announced) but with the announcing of the 5.5 phone. Will apple do what they did with original iPhone and iPad and new mac pro? Announce it, show some pics and specs and tell us its coming later? Or keep their mouths shut cause they won’t want screw sales of the 4.7? Cause either way people will be pissed. either they bought a 4.7 inch phone and a bigger one came out or they waited for a bigger phone that never showed up and get the 4.7 later than they wanted and deplete resale value of the their 5S.

    • édith Dupont

      I have small hands so the 4″ is perfect for me

      • WaterTrooper

        What was wrong with the 4″ display I loved it. Now I’m stuck with a longer 4.5″ display and it’s just too long.

        Why doesn’t Apple release different sizes for each generation? iPhone Mini & iPhone?

  • As I stated before, we are very close to hearing about a rumor where Samsung is contracted to manufacture the screens for the 5.5″ iPhone.

  • 01011001001

    These rumours are really annoying, almost every tech site is publishing the same story.

  • pegger1

    Why do the leaked specs label the larger version as 5.7 not 5.5?

  • mania

    iOS8 beta1 released in juni and needs to have reception beta7 or 8 just for 2 months?

  • Eddie Grant

    Why do they still work in inches? Will the iPhone 6 be able to play 8Track too?

  • Rumor= Hoaxx

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