Apple is said to start mass production of its two largest iPhones in July amid increased competition. 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may be available for shipment to retailers simultaneously in September.
Apple is said to be working on two of its biggest ever iPhone models. Apple's next generation iPhone 6 smart phone is expected to come in two screen sizes of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. Both are way bigger than the current iPhone 5S screen which is only 4-inch.
Some previous reports are already claiming that Apple will start mass production of its new generation iPhone 6 models next month. And now a current report from Bloomberg also claims that Apple's China suppliers will start mass production of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 models in July amid increased competition.
Previous reports suggested that Apple will first ship only one iPhone 6 model. The small screen 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is expected to debut around September while the bigger version is expected to be shipped months later.
However, the current report claims that both the iPhone 6 versions may be available to ship simultaneously to retailers likely around September.
However, the same report also states that 5.5-inch iPhone 6 production is more complicated than 4.7-inch version. Due to this production difficulty, the larger iPhone 6 model initial supply may be low than its demand. But Apple must overcome this problem "before manufacturing volume can be increased."
Apple's latest iOS 8 has already shown such features that point toward the launch of a large screen iPhone 6 with a possible resolution of 1704 x 960 pixels. And both the new iPhone 6 models will reportedly have rounded edges, curved glass and enhanced sensors. Both will also be thinner than any previous iPhone 6 models.
Apple wants to compete with its rivals Samsung and HTC that have already launched up to 5.7-inch big screen smart phones. Hence, Apple is ramping up the production of its bigger screen iPhone 6 models to get ready for its annual new iPhone launch event.
Big screens are 'IN' these days. Smartphone users absolutely love the big displays. In fact, just only in China, 40 percent of Android mobiles phones sold in 2014 had display sizes of over 5 inches. And China is the world's biggest smart phone market right now. So this data proves the popularity of larger-screen devices.
Hence Apple has to hurry to remain in the large device competition. In fact, Apple's CEO Tim Cook is under pressure to increase the sales of the company. iPhone sales always play a major role in Apple's sales. iPhone sales generate over 50 percent of Apple’s annual revenue.