Eventual 4.7" iPhone 6 primed for production in July, earlier than a 5.5" Apple phablet

Eventual 4.7
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.

source: EMSOne (translated) via G4Games

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28 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

So I figure they'll have four or better phones for sale then, continued 5s an c inventories then these in addition. Not including them still hawking the 4 an 4S, so out of five or six, two have new status, rest are footnotes. Getting to be a full universe of galaxies an iPhones.

2. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

This competition is going to be brutal

17. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Competition?

18. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, I mean I'm looking forward what Apple has to offer from 2011 as well. They're probably going to have all sorts of new.....screen sizes....and fea....and hardw.....and camer...screen sizes....and watches.... But besides the jokes, it should help increase some competition in the size department and optimization of the best size.

3. R-vjn

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

eagerly waiting for a 4.5+ inch iPhone..!!

11. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

yes I hope they will make different design this year

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nope...

19. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They will, it will look like the iPod. In iFanland, that is the biggest design change they have gotten since....2010.

24. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

nope for what ? new design or this year or both

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Many years gone and same iPhone look.

26. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

so for both :D I think they combine ipod touch and current iphone design.. I dont like refined current design I wish they change design but u r right

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Never felt excited about an iPhone until now.

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Never felt excited about an iPhone until .... well, still not excited...

12. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I'm an avid iPhone / Apple supporter and I'm not super thrilled about this. Other than a change in size, iPhones have not changed since the first one came out. Hopefully iOS8 has something unique because at this point, there's nothing Apple has to offer that will make me trade in my 4S.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Damn man, I remember upgrading from a 3GS to an S3 (and my bro went from 3G to S4), you are missing out just because you want to wait for Apple.

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Don't get that much excited, you will see same iPhone.

5. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I'll be exited for this if it has a better camera and better customization

16. D79_D79_

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

Customization on an iphone! looooooooooooooooooooool you have more luck sharing files looooool

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Maybe the phablet doesnt exists at all. Lol even i can be a analyst.

7. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Lmao :D

8. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

Only 4.7 inch? Even BlackBerry produced a 5 inch. And I do not consider 5.5 inch to be a phablet. A phablet needs to be minimum 6 inches. I guess I still will not be looking at an iPhone.

9. wilsong17 unregistered

Apple is going to be like 4.7 the perfect size for sh3ep

13. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

This is a moronic statement.

21. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I hope there's a phablet coming :)

22. alexboy20

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I have a feeling the 5.5-5.7 inch iphone doesn't even exist or it's in early mock up for what they going to release next sept 2015

23. pepeo

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

it will be the same design of 5S, but with larger screen and a little thinner. it will have slightly better screen, bigger battery, new a8 20nm chip, 2gb ram, slightly improved camera (maybe OIS an larger aperture) a8 should be enough to wipe the floor with S801, the bigger battery allied with new 20nm chip litography should be able to make it last the same or longer than android phones/phablets flagships. 5s camera already have the best videos (in 1080p) of any smartphone, so with the little improvements like OIS it should beat any other in the market too. lets hope for 4k recording. pictures taken with the 5s can compete with s5 so i expect something similiar, just a little bit better than the actual 5s and the screen will probably be the most ''correct'' in terms of color gamut, and delta gryscale, will propably beat any other LCD in the market too like someone i the coments said, for the first time i am excited about an iphone

27. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Increase in size leads to increase in the price ...... I guess

28. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Why is it so hard for Apple to make a phone with a bigger screen? When they finally got around to 4 inches a billion years after everyone else, the blogosphere acted like they invented warp drive.

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