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5.5-inch iPhone 6, Next iPad Mini, iPad Air To Enter Mass Production In September?

by Mihai Matei on July 25, 2014

As we approach the end of the week, a new report concerning Apple’s future plans has emerged, so needless to say, if you’re eager to learn as many details as possible about the upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone 6, the next iPad Mini and iPad Air, you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Today’s fresh report suggests that the aforementioned devices will enter mass production a bit later than initially expected, which may also indicate a pushed back release for some of these gadgets. Interested in the details? As usual, you’ll find them right after the break.


5.5-inch iPhone 6, Next iPad Mini, iPad Air to Enter Mass Production in September

According to fresh reports coming from the Chinese media, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 hasn’t entered its mass production stages just yet, further cementing the theory that the 5.5-inch model will be launched later than the smaller variant. Whether or not this alleged decision is deliberate remains unknown.

However, the production of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has reportedly started, confirming previous rumors. And considering the increasing number of leaks depicting various 4.7-inch iPhone 6 components, we think it’s safe to assume that the aforementioned smartphone is currently being manufactured. Nevertheless, the source suggests that Apple’s supply chain is currently facing yield issues, but thankfully, the situation should improve in August.

Supposedly, thanks to various upgrades that have been recently brought to the production facilities of Apple’s supply chain partners (Foxbots, anyone?), the production capacity will increase by up to 80-85% in the 4th quarter of the year, when compared with Q3.

As mentioned above, the 5.5-inch iPhone is not the only device to have been mentioned in this new report, and supposedly, both the next iPad Mini and iPad Air (2) will also enter mass production in September.

All that being said, it appears that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 may be the first Apple device from the bunch to see the light of day this year, while its larger siblings could be subjected to a (slightly) pushed back launch. Any thoughts? Feel free to share them below.


  • Frank

    Nice writing; good info; appreciate your article!

    Staggered releases (or delayed) could be good–two events? Or, will it bottle up demand for the 4.7″ as consumers wait to see what the 5.5″ is like?

    I’m sure that someone has given the expected % increase in screen area–4.7″ vs. 4″–and 5.5″ vs. 4.7″ and 4″–but it would be worth seeing here–and would be relevant to people making that decision.

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