Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6, set to be announced at a media event on September 9, has entered its final quality control stage ahead of mass production. According to Chinese reports, via GforGames, the iPhone 6 is currently in the PVT (Product Validation Test) stage wherein the assembly line is run at full speed in order to detect any potential issues that may hinder the assembly process.
During this testing phase the factory produces a small number of iPhone 6 units for a final quality control, and if necessary, the production line is further adjusted and / or fine-tuned in order to ensure that the production systems are properly aligned. Once the PVT stage is successfully completed, the iPhone 6 will then enter mass production, just in time for its official unveiling.
We had previously heard that mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 had already begun last month, with production of new iPads and the larger, 5.5-inch iPhone being pushed back to September. However, GforGames postulates that some sources may have mistaken the iPhone 6 PVT stage for full-blown production.
It is expected that Apple will unveil its iPhone 6 on Tuesday, September 9. A release for the device is likely to follow shortly after, with Friday, September 19 being pegged as the most likely release date given previous iPhone release patterns.