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Mass production of Apple iPhone phablet to start in July?

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Mass production of Apple iPhone phablet to start in July?
A report published on Tuesday, states that mass-production of the phablet sized Apple iPhone will start next month. According to a pair of anonymous sources, the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 will be shipped to retailers in September. These sources say that there is a chance that the 5.5 inch version of the device, could be shipped to retailers at the same time. Most rumors have the phablet sized model coming to market a month after the  4.7 inch unit arrives.

The size of the screen on the original version of the Apple iPhone was 3.5 inches, which didn't change until Apple went to 4 inches on the Apple iPhone 5. The screens on both of the models released last year, the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, were 4 inches in size.

Apple feels the pressure to raise the size of the iPhone screen after Android manufacturers have raised their screen size to the point where a 5 inch display is considered normal. In China, 40% of Android phones purchased in 2014 had screen sizes exceeding 5 inches. With the iPhone producing $91 billion in sales last year, it is Apple's number one product, which means that the company is under pressure from flagship Android models that come with screens in the 5 inch to 5.5 inch range.

source: Bloomberg

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posted on 24 Jun 2014, 02:51

1. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


91 ? Did I read that correctly? That seems mighty impressive considering that the nation with the 3rd largest annual defence budget does not spend that much. $9.1 billion seems more appropriate

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 02:56

2. blingblingthing (Posts: 459; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Why not increase the screen size? You've already followed android's software features, why not follow its OEMs hardware offerings.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 03:37

3. E.N. (Posts: 2362; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


you sound hurt

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 06:08

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 12624; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why not stop being butt hurt? You already follow the rest of the fandroid crowd, by whining and b**ching about Apple on every article. Why not shhhhhhhhhush?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:46

5. TNesmith (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 May 2013)


I'm a Nexus user and I'm going to say that I'm TIRED of FANBOYS from all sides of the smartphone world. Whether it be Android, Apple, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, yada-yada... That's all I'll feed the trolls today. Anyways; I'm looking forward to seeing even the 4.7" iPhone 6 just to see something new from Apple. It will sell like crazy so I do think that Apple should sell the 5.5" along with it just to give their users options.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 20:34

6. TheFirm (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


You hate fanboys because you buy a cheap plastic phone that barely sells in comparison to giants like apple and samsung

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 01:03

7. brasstax (Posts: 144; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Err.. Did that butthurt comment refer to me? I don't think I trolled about Apple.

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