Apple's larger next-gen iPhones reportedly said to go into production next month
Apple's suppliers will reportedly begin mass producing the next-generation iPhone 6 — which will allegedly be available in a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch variant — in the month of July, with an estimated shipping date set for September. Although not new information, it is consistent with other rumors and the timeline fits what Apple's established over the last couple of years. According to Bloomberg:
The new iPhones will also be rounder and thinner than previous models, said one of the people. Production of the 5.5-inch model is more complicated than the smaller version, resulting in lower production efficiency that must be overcome before manufacturing volume can be increased, said the person.
Also reiterated is the presence of a curved glass screen, which allows manufacturers to "taper the edges of the screen where the bezel meets the frame of a smartphone." This is a direction that's been talked about since Apple went with bezel gestures in iOS 7.
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