The 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 will enter mass production next week and Apple will begin production of the larger 5.5-inch model in the second week of August.
So claims Economic Daily, suggesting that the first model will arrive in Apple’s usual iPhone launch window of September, while the larger handset will be unveiled later in the year, ready to compete for phablet glory with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, expected in September.
Adding credence to these claims, Foxconn, Apple’s manufacturing partner, has confirmed earlier reports that it plans to hire 100,000 new workers to build upcoming devices. Such growth usually signals the launch of a new iPhone, one of Foxconn’s biggest products, is imminent.
Both models of iPhone will take advantage of Foxconn’s brand new line of production robots, which will help to appease continued concerns over the wellbeing of the company’s workers.