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

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    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
     
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  3. unobtainium macrumors 65816

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

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    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

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    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?
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    an 4.7" iPhone 6 would be nice BUT only bezel free and more compact than last year Htc One
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    Well, that's not entirely true. :D
     
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    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.
     
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    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..
     
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