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Reuters is out with a report this evening regarding the production timeline for Apple’s iPhone 6. Citing local media sources, the outlet says that the 4.7-inch model is set to begin mass-production later this month, with the 5.5-inch ramping up in August.

The bulk of the manufacturing will take place at Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, also known as FoxconnPegatron is also said to be taking orders for the upcoming handset, and both companies have gone on hiring sprees to handle the workload…

Here’s more from the Reuters report:

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of electronic goods, will begin mass production of Apple Inc’s next-generation iPhone this month, local media reported Friday.

Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July, Taiwan’s Economic Daily News said, without citing sources. Production of a 5.5-inch version will begin during the second week of August, it said.

That the outlet says production for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will start just a month behind the 4.7 contradicts recent reports, which claimed that issues could delay the larger handset into 2015. It’s possible, though, that Apple is just anticipating smaller demand.

The iPhone 6 is widely expected to be introduced in mid-September, with a launch date shortly after that. In addition to the larger displays, the phone is said to feature a new slimmer design, faster A8 processor, improved camera, multiple new sensors, and more.

Top image iPhone 6 concept by Thomas Moyano and Nicolas Aichino

  • Stefano

    I’m very excited and ready for a new phone

  • Chris

    Say if the 5.5″ were to happen it would be in very short supply and I would be willing to say it may only be widely available in the US until production of the 4.7″ slows down.

  • Josh

    4.7″ perfect size for cell phone.

  • Karlos

    I’ve always been a big fan for iphones for it’s excellence in UI and for being so simple, but i’m really hoping this 5.5 inch comes out on this new phone release, it’s time to try something new (: !

  • Matt

    Not getting either of them until the “s” model, but sure am excited to try them out at the Apple store.

  • Capirexz

    Offtopic , no one know geohot is hired by Google?

    • Rowan09

      They already wrote an article yesterday on here about him.

  • @dongiuj

    Nice. Don’t like so little white bits on the gold and grey models so looks like it will be black again if these images are true.

  • Hyr3m

    Why do they have to make them fuglier every time ?

    • Antzboogie

      What are you doing here then? Hop off.

      • Hyr3m

        Oh so because I dislike the looks of the new iPhone I don’t deserve to read this blog? What are you, a design-ashkenazi? Do you plan on murdering millions of your fellow Apple fanboys in order to justify the creation of an Apple-country on Korean territory? Sorry, I’m getting off-topic…

    • I think the hardware design pictured above looks just-as good as the iPhone 5/5s. Although, I still prefer the iPhone 4/4s design. Would be superb to have an iPhone 4/4s design with sapphire on front and back and 4.7″ to 5.2″ screen…

      • Hyr3m

        I wasn’t particularly fond of the 4/4s’ design at the time but looking at it again I definitely like it better than this one’s.
        To each their own, I guess ^^

  • pauleebe

    There will be no 5.5″. It’s a prototype, and potential for the iPhone 7.

    This is just like when we saw prototypes for a larger screen in-between the 4 and 4S release, and we didn’t see it for another year or two.

    • Mohammed

      I don’t think apple will wait another 2 years to enter the phablet market,its too risky.
      I say we will see the 5.5 inch models alnogside th 4.7 model ,but it will be very limtied .

      • pauleebe

        And a fortune. I don’t even want bigger than 4.5″.

      • blastingbigairs

        Just because YOU don’t want it, now they may never make it. Thanks a lot!!!!!

      • Gary LE

        so +0.2″ is a little too big?

  • mlee19841

    Don’t be upset if it’s only a 4 inch model appearing in September. Even though they lose sales to bigger screen android phones. Apple still has a huge base following. It’s a double edge sword. If they release a larger screen people might hold on to their current device just to wait for a smaller device. Theirs people that want a larger iPhone and people that like the 4 inch design.

    • Aaron

      If they like the 4 inch design they can buy an iPhone 5C or 5S.

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