4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Launch Simultaneously

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    Both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models are set to go into production next month, according to Bloomberg, and Apple may launch both sizes of the new device at the same time.

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    Previously, reports indicated that issues with battery life and display technology for the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may have caused Apple to delay the release of the larger version of the phone a couple months after the release of the 4.7-inch model. However, a report earlier this month said that Apple had solved the battery issues, though it wasn't apparent whether the 5.5-inch model would launch at the same time as the 4.7-inch model.

    Apple and its manufacturing partners have been ramping up for the launch of new iOS devices later this year, with Foxconn hiring a record new 100,000 employees to help assemble iPhone 6. Pegatron is also set to assist in the production of the new iPhones, with reports claiming Pegatron's production share could be as little as 15% to as large as 50%.

    Stock of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 is likely to be lower than the 4.7-inch model, mostly due to the more complex manufacturing of the phone and the need for an increase in production efficiency for the device before the manufacturing volume for it can be increased.

    Article Link: 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 May Launch Simultaneously
     
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    I'm pretty sure I saw this headline before ;)
     
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    So round… and sooo childproof!

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    Its gonna be huge! :D
     
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    Can your outdated mockup at least include an updated Health icon?

    And this is good news, if true. Giving customers choice right away, as opposed to frustrated customers who wish they waited a month longer.
     
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    What about the 4 inch model?? Please let there be a 4 inch model ( not a c model, but a flagship one)
     
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    That 5.5" iPhone has me looking like:

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    It's either the 5.5" or the Galaxy Note 4. Let's hope Apple can win me over from the dark side!
     
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    My pocket is ready.
    My wallet probably is not.
    Can't wait for the 5.5".
     
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    I feel the exact same way. Mega-want. :D
     
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    Well of frakking course they will launch simultaneously! Can you imagine the bitching and moaning from people who ordered the 4.7" only to find out that there is a 5.5" being announced 3 weeks later? The quality of posts on this site makes TMZ look like the New York Times.
     
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    Give. Me. 5.5-inch... NOW.
     
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    This mockup looks more like a Note or S5 than it does previous iPhones.
     
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    Bloated lineup

    I just hope Apple streamlines the iPhone lineup because if they end up having the 5C, 5S and both 6 models, it could be potentially overwhelming.

    Just keep the 16GB 5S around as the entry level and have the 6 models be the flagship tiers.

    And for the love of Jobs, please make 32GB the standard storage amount on the iPhone 6!
     
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    Hoping they keep the 4" for those who want it (I think I'll get the 4.7")
     
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    Bring them on! Sooner will be better.
     
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    Overwhelming? Seriously?
     
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    5.5" iPhone will be awesome...can't wait!
     
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    $5 says only the 4.7 will come out in 2014!
     
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    Yup.

    Making those soul crushing next/jump/more whatever plans where you pay off the phone slowly over 12-24 months seem like a good idea.

    With how fast the iPhone 5/5C (A6 proc) is I think we're finally getting to a point where the hardware has outpaced the software enough to not feel slow after the OS updates.
     
  21. macs4nw, Jun 23, 2014
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    So it's probably safe to assume the 5.5" iPhone will be in short supply for a while. Wonder what the ratio of sales is going to be between the rumored two sizes, once supply catches up.…..
     
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    these reports are so dumb. Every phone maker who has a larger phone is able to get better battery life out of it than their smaller models. Apple never had an issue with battery life unless they expected it to be significantly higher than the 4.7" model
     
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    Screen Size?

    So by the looks of it, it looks to be the same amount of icons on the home screen? This could just me the mockup (I understand that) but, Apple better do something about the app grid if they are indeed releasing a bigger screen size. It would be pointless if applications looked exactly the same way and did not take advantage of the new real estate of the new model.
     
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    How on earth am I going to pick without holding one. I hate how ridiculously huge the note looks but I've never held one so I'm not sure what id want
     
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    I hope they launch at the same time but I'm still not sure which one I will get.

    I'm Guessing only the 5.5 will get dual app running capabilities so that might make the decision for me.
     

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