New reports from Taiwanese media suggest that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might be the only iPhone model we see this fall. The report, from UDN, states that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model has yet to enter production and is being pushed back until September casting doubt over it being ready to launch at Apple’s expected September media event.
We’ve previously heard that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will enter production this month with the larger version beginning in August, however, this new report suggest that production might begin later still. The UDN report does not state whether the decision is deliberate on Apple’s part or if it has been forced out of manufacturing problems.
The report goes on to state that initial production capacity of the iPhone 6 will be limited but could increase by as much as 85 percent in Q4 – potentially aided by Foxconn’s “Foxbots” on the production line.
The same Taiwanese report shares some information about future iPad models. It is suggested that the next generation iPad Air and iPad mini will also enter production in September. We have heard relatively little about the next version of Apple’s tablet lines apart from some hardware features rumored earlier, mockups of the 2nd-gen iPad Air and the expectancy that both new iPads will include Apple’s fingerprint scanner, Touch ID.
Apple execs have previously stated that the company has its best product pipeline in years. The question is, when will we get to see these new products?