Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times is reporting that the eventual 4.7" iPhone 6
will hit the conveyor belts en masse in July, readied for a September release
, while the rumored 5.5" iPhone
will start getting prepped at a later date. This jibes with the recent UBS analysis
that the iPhone 6 will be released in August or September, but the 5.5" piece "might or might not
" launch at the same time. Japan's Nikkei also reports on September
as the launch month for Apple's new handsets, though in that memo the 5.5-incher is still in play for the fall.
Last we heard, LG and Sharp were supposedly having issues producing the in-cell touch technology for a 5.5" diagonal, and the alleged third screen supplier - Japan Display (JDI) - reportedly isn't able to pick up the slack on its own. JDI recently announced a new 5.5" Quad HD panel
, and rumors spread that Apple will be using it for a larger iPhone, but the situation with Apple's eventual phablet is obviously still up in the air, depending on which analyst you ask.