The 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 6 is widely expected to be launched in September. Giving some credence to that claim is a new report on Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News, which claims that mass production for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is set to kick start next week. There is however still some discrepancies regarding the launch of the bigger 5.5-inch variant.
With mass production starting in August, Apple is likely to be ready with stocks by the end of September, when it is expected to launch the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The Taiwanese publication also mentions that mass production could actually start by the second week of August. This is in stark contrast to Ming-Chi Kuo’s research note, which claimed that Apple is facing delays due to production issues with the in-cell touch panel technology and color unevenness on the redesigned metal casings.
Apple’s manufacturer Foxconn aka Hon Hai has added weight to these production claims by confirming that it is hiring around 100,000 workers in China to build the iPhone 6. Pegatron too is set to hire as many as 10,000 employees. This confirms last month’s report about the suppliers’ hiring spree.
The new iPhone 6 will feature some design changes including curved edges, a power button on the side rather on the right top-corner and elongated volume rocker instead of the circular volume buttons. Apple is also said to be using Sapphire for the display, which will make it nearly indestructible. The bigger variant is said to include features like optical image stabilization and higher storage capacities.