Foxconn Starting 4.7" iPhone 6 Production in July, Pricier 5.5" Model to Follow in August

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to a new report from Digitimes, Foxconn will again be the primary manufacturer for the iPhone 6, supplying 70 percent of the expected shipments of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model in 2015. Shipments could begin as soon as July for the 4.7-inch model, with the 5.5-inch following shortly afterwards.
    Besides Foxconn, Apple also may be turning to Pegatron and Wistron to supply iPhone handsets for its next product cycle. Pegatron is believed to be a secondary supplier for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, while Wistron may step in to supply Apple with the existing 4-inch iPhone model. Wistron is a new production partner that Apple added last year to help produce the iPhone 5c.

    Rumors on the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 model have suggested that it may arrive as a premium model in lower quantities with perhaps exclusive features such as a sapphire crystal display. A new report from Nomura Securities shared by G 4 Games suggests that the larger model is likely to carry a $100 price premium over the 4.7-inch model. Apple had previously been reported to be negotiating with carriers for a $100 price increase on the iPhone 6, but it would make more sense for that increase to arrive in the form of a higher-end model such as the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone.

    Digitimes has a fairly spotty track record with regard to Apple rumors, but it does occasionally offer accurate insight when sourcing information from within Apple's supply chain. Digitimes' latest report is one of several recent communications that unsurprisingly suggest mass production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will begin this summer in advance of a fall launch. Apple is expected to follow the 4.7-inch model with a larger 5.5-inch version that will debut in late 2014 or early 2015. Both models may ship with Apple's A8 processor, an improved camera, and iOS 8.

    Article Link: Foxconn Starting 4.7" iPhone 6 Production in July, Pricier 5.5" Model to Follow in August
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Bring it on :apple:, money is ready
  3. macrumors member


    Jan 1, 2013
    Northern Norway
    Looking good. Im happy i skipped 5s.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Sep 20, 2006
    Aussie living in Canada
    This is a pointless article. This exact same one has come out 3-4 times from what I can recall.

    Click fodder.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2011
    Tired of the same speculation over and over and over. Give us something new.
  6. macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2011
    Suffolk, Virginia
    Can't wait for the first Android fanboy comment about how Apple is catching up with Android. I can't stop laughing at idiotic comments like that.
  7. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    5.5, gives it to us Timmy
  8. macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2013
    Pretty excited! I'm looking forward to upgrading.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Nov 23, 2011
    I'm sure that's not the first time he's heard that :cool:
  10. macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2013
    I'm ready. Bring it on. :)
  11. macrumors 68000

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    I hope this is true as it means we could indeed see the phone released in September versus October.
  12. macrumors 65832


    Mar 7, 2012
    So new iPhone in august, hopefully. If its not probably september then.
  13. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Ha, the rumor mill still peddling a 5.5" device. A month or two from now we'll get stories about how there are "supply constraints" for this device and then when it never happens they'll forget they ever predicted it.
  14. macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
    The 4.7" iPhone is going to be big. But the 5.5" will be huge!
  15. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004

    Has there been any good specifications leaks about the A8? Maybe the quad-core A7 was only a test and the A8 will have eight or sixteen cores? :p

    Enable only four cores at a quarter of the maximum speed for the iPhones and iPads, use all eight/sixteen cores at full-speed on the ARM-based Macs?

    Don't forget that the more Apple orders a single chip, the lower the cost will be. If they can manage to use the same CPU on all their systems, and be able to put multiple chips in the more powerful systems, then Apple is free to do what they want without being tied to anyone's timetable.

    I'm hoping the lack of Mac mini news is because Apple is waiting on Intel for Broadwell chips.
  16. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2012
    I just don't care anymore. Same news every day.
  17. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    What makes the larger screen a higher end phone? Usually it's a smaller screen that makes a higher end phone, as you have to jam the electronics into a smaller space.
  18. macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2013
    Probably very true. Except I couldn't name one ad I've seen on MacRumors. Unlike the numerous TV ads I could recall.

    I'm still not convinced online banner ads are really that successful.
  19. macrumors 68040


    Oct 1, 2010
    So...looks like the 5.5 will be in short supply.
    Fine by me, I just want to be able to pre-order all the models this time.
  20. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 8, 2011
    Big sigh! Now make it so I can buy one, then we can start talking.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Or to put it more succinctly, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
  22. macrumors 68000

    Dec 13, 2010
    It's about time, people are tired of iphones tiny screens.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    Too bad this is Digitimes, but this at least makes some sense!

    I can see them still being released simultaneously, with the 5.5" in shorter supply for a while. The $100 markup for the larger size makes sense.

    I think the iPad Mini with Retina vs iPad Air was the perfect trial for Apple to see how two devices with similar guts and specs, with just the screen size being the only difference (without nitpicking), and the $100 price difference, sell.
    If this was a success for them on the iPad, why not try this pricing/spec model on the iPhone too?
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    London, uk

    Seriously, MacRumors - why do you post anything sourced from Digitimes?

    They are not often right. As a source they are patchy at best.

    Continually reprinting their 'information' is very damaging to the credibility of MacRumors I would say - if you want/need to run it why not put a caveat saying their record is not good at least?

    (Old article about this:
  25. Godzilla71, May 27, 2014
    Last edited: May 27, 2014

    macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2009
    WA state
    I also read that Deutsche Telekom may have leaked a Sept. 19th release date as well.

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