MacRumors has done a roundup of iPhone 6 speculations, and claimed that the new phone will come in 2 models: 4.7” and 5.5”, and will be launched starting this September. The new phone will be faster1, lighter, and slimmer than the iPhone 5S. Other functions may contain image stabilization for the camera, support for the faster 802.11ac wifi standard, and fingerprint sensors. And Foxconn will use at least 10,000 robots in the production process.
MacDailyNews reports that “Foxconn parent company Hon Hai is set to deploy an army of 10,000 assembly-line robots to help meet the demands of producing the iPhone 6 … Hon Hai CEO Terry Gou revealed in a recent shareholder meeting that Apple would be the very first customer of Foxconn’s latest robots . . . Named ‘Foxbots,’ each robot will be able to assemble an average of 30,000 devices and costs anywhere from $20,000 to $25,000 to make. Terry Gou stated that the assembly devices are undergoing their final testing phase.”
The CPU chip won’t be made by Samsung. Instead, it will likely be a 20-nanometer A8 chip from TSMC with an estimated 30+% growth over the iPhone 5S chip.