Foxconn, Apple’s biggest device manufacturer in China, has just issued a press release that confirms that iPhone 6 will come in two sizes: 4.7″ and 5.5″.
Foxconn’s press release states that it will start shipping the 4.7″ model from July, and produce 70% of the total 4.7″ units in 2015. Manufacturing for the 5.5″ model will begin this August. This confirms what our sources had already told us: that the smaller model would most likely be released before the phablet version, which Apple may even wait until September to announce.
Here is the press release:-
Foxconn to Land 5.5-inch iPhone Orders
5.5 and 4.7 inch iPhone will be manufactured by Foxconn in 2014
MUMBAI, India – June 2, 2014
Foxconn, world’s leading manufacturer of computer components and systems, is going to manufacture both 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch iPhone in 2014.
According the sources, Foxconn will supply 70% of the 4.7-inch iPhone shipments for 2015. The 4- and 4.7-inch iPhones will be the main sales force of Apple for 2014. Foxconn’s plants in Zhengzhou, China are expected to start supplying the 4.7-inch model in July and start manufacturing the 5.5-inch one in August.
WWDC 2014 is over, and we saw no symptoms of the new iPhone. It is being speculated that September 19th is the day when Apple will officially release the next iPhone. The statement also confirms that Foxconn will start manufacturing the 5.5-inch version in August, hence September is possibly the month when Apple will unwrap the curtains of new iPhone.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone is surely the most anticipated device of 2014. Companies like Samsung and HTC introduced their flagship devices recently, and it’s a known fact that both HTC and Samsung are giving stiff competition to Apple. The new iOS 8 has a lot of new and good features, and when it will be released with the iPhone 6, it might give Android OEM’s a run for their money.