comscore Apple iPhone 6 4.7-inch variant won't get Sapphire glass display, iPhone 6 phablet delayed: Report

Apple iPhone 6 4.7-inch variant won't get Sapphire glass display, iPhone 6 phablet delayed: Report

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As we inch closer to September, we come across a new Apple iPhone 6 rumor almost every day, and today is no different. A couple of reports from Chinese publications claim that the iPhone 6 5.5-inch variant will launch in December alongside the iWatch. They also claim that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 variant won t get a sapphire display. Also Read - Apple is likely to add this old iPhone model to its vintage product list on December 31

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One of the reports claim that in order for the 4.7-inch variant to boast a sapphire glass display, Apple s suppliers should have started shipping it by the end of June. Only then would it be ready in time for launch in September. But that hasn t happened, and hence the conclusion. The device will however use sapphire glass on its camera lens and fingerprint scanner just like the iPhone 5S.

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The other report mentions that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 variant will enter mass production sometime in September, which will give suppliers enough time to manufacture the sapphire display. Interestingly, the report also claims that the iPhone 6 phablet is likely to be unveiled alongside the much rumored iWatch. Apple s first smartwatch, which was initially expected to be launched in October, has been reportedly delayed owing to production issues.

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  • Published Date: July 29, 2014 12:06 PM IST

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