Mass production of the Apple 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has reportedly started in planning for the device’s tentative mid-September launch. Though Apple is rumored to be planning 2 fresh iPhone designs, the larger 5.5-inch smartphone may not start mass production until September, when it will likely be made along with new iPad models, as per reports from China.
Apple is planning on high demand for the forthcoming iPhones and is reportedly having its suppliers produce between 70 million and 80 million models of both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch designs for the devices’ initial releases. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company will likely host its keynote function to launch the iPhone 6 during the 2nd or 3rd week of September, while the smartphone may go on sale on September 19. The 5.5-inch iPhone, which may be named the “iPhone Air,” is rumored for a launch in December or early 2015.
Experts have detailed that the larger iPhone may be facing manufacturing concerns with its extra-large screen as the reason for its delay. This would be the first time period Apple has worked with a screen larger than 4 ins for a smartphone. Still, Apple is reportedly looking to surpass its success with the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which were launched simultaneously in 2013. Apple says it sold 35.2 million iPhones in the last 3 months.