Apple to Reportedly Release 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 This Fall, 5.5-Inch Version Delayed

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple is set to begin mass production of the 4.7-inch display to be used in the iPhone 6 this May in preparation for the device's general release this fall, according to a new report from Reuters.

    Citing supply chain sources, the report also states that the much rumored 5.5-inch version of the iPhone could be delayed due to difficulties with in-cell production technology, and is likely to commence several months after the initial production of the 4.7-inch displays.
    A report last week from Japanese business newspaper Nikkei stated that the iPhone 6 could launch "as early as September", and will be offered in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display sizes. This contrasted a claim from UBS analyst Steve Milunovich, who also said that the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 might be the only model to launch later this year, with a timeframe for the larger 5.5-inch version unclear.

    In addition to a larger display, Apple's next-generation iPhone will likely feature a durable, sapphire screen, and a thinner, bezel-free design in addition to expected camera and processor upgrades.

    Article Link: Apple to Reportedly Release 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 This Fall, 5.5-Inch Version Delayed
  2. DFZD, Mar 31, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2014
  3. unobtainium macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2011
    Can't wait to see what this will actually look like. So far the renderings have all been incredibly boring.
  4. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2009
    Alright Apple- time to dig deep and implement the proper workaround so that the 5.5" model can be released alongside its smaller sibling.
  5. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2011
    I don't buy the stuff into the production issues at all on the larger model. This is typical Apple. With the 4.7" they catch the first wave of early adopters that want a larger screen. Then a few months later, they release the 5.5" version for another bump in sales. Anybody remember the 'white' iPhone 4S?
  6. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020

    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    Yeaaa it's going to be delayed, along with the full-size iPad, the TV, the Watch, OSX, Pro Apps, and everything else that'd be worth talking about.

    Delayed til Google & Samsung come out with it all first.
  7. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    Now with the home button and the finger print sensor, I feel like the size of the bezel can't really get that much smaller.

    I can't wait to see what Apple will do with the design! I'd probably buy a 4.7" iPhone!
  8. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2009
    It's not like this information is coming from Apple. It's likely that the information (if truthful) is coming from inside the supply chain- from people that have no need to leak false information in an effort to pad Apple's pockets. And btw, it's not "typical Apple."
  9. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2006
    I actually think this is a better size. 5,5" would bring it too close to the ipad mini.
  10. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Jun 29, 2009
    Man, looks like this 4.7" screen is really happening. I know I'm in the minority but the current form factor is perfect.
  11. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2011
    I was actually thinking the same thing. I also was reading about the concept of having a sapphire screen on the iPhone 6; it suggested it was a sign that touch id would be integrated into the display. If this is true then it'd be great of the home button didn't exist anymore.
  12. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
  13. Pakaku macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    I sort of liked how a certain sketchy picture looked like they chopped off the back of a 3G in the name of all things thin.
  14. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    Probably won't buy one but I'm pretty happy about Apple running these two additional sizes soon. :apple:

    MacRumors doesn't participate in April Fools.
  15. Serban Suspended

    Jan 8, 2013
    an 4.7" iPhone 6 would be nice BUT only bezel free and more compact than last year Htc One
  16. mirageboss macrumors member


    Jun 11, 2013
    April Fools guys! Got ya!

    Just kidding, I honestly cannot wait for the iPhone 6 to come out! I've been on edge with my iPhone 5, waiting for launch day, as September / October my current contract with my phone provider expires, so I am due for an upgrade then! :D
  17. JerryCards macrumors member


    Nov 20, 2011
    Richmond, VA
    Apple used to be very good at keep secret. However, for now, it seems 4.7 inch iPhone 6 is certain (It has been confirmed may be around 100 times). Still, I will buy one when it comes out.
  18. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I think 4.7" is a better size too, but not for that reason. The difference between this vaporware phone and the mini would still be greater than the difference between the mini and a full size iPad.
  19. alohamade macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2012
    Well, that's not entirely true. :D
  20. east85 macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
  21. MacFather macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2012
    Cupertino, CA
  22. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    It is rumoured by MacRumors that the rumoured Apple larger phone that is rumoured to be in production, is now rumoured to be delayed even though it's very existence is only a rumour.
  23. SchneiderMan macrumors G3


    May 25, 2008
    Apple state
    I'm good with that. 5.5-inches is not a practical form factor I believe - not that Apple will ever make a 5.5-inch iPhone. Come on..
  24. ScottishDuck macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2010
    Argyll, Scotland

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