Mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is set to begin this month, according to Taiwan’s Economic Daily News. The report states that the smaller, 4.7-inch variant of the iPhone 6 will enter production in the third week of July, with the larger, 5.5-inch version entering production in the second week of August.
Adding some weight to the rumor is that iPhone manufacturer Foxconn recently hired 100,000 workers to help meet future demand for the devices. Other iPhone manufacturing partner Pegatron is also said to be recruiting over 10,000 workers to help with production of the next generation of iPhones, according to the Economic Daily News report.
Apple is widely expected to unveil its next generation iPhone in September with a launch shortly after. Some have stated that only the 4.7-inch version of the device will go on sale, with the 5.5-inch version coming later in the year or into 2015. If this report is to be believed, the later production date for the larger variant might suggest that a launch date would be later or that the device will be available at the same time, but in limited quantities.
As we approach the public unveiling of the next iPhone in the fall, we’re sure to see more part leaks and get more tidbits of information from supply chain sources. Be sure to keep up with all our iPhone 6 coverage HERE.