July 21st, 2015
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple will put two new iPhones into production in July—one with a 4.7-inch display, the other with 5.5-inch screen—and both might ship by September.
If that rumor is true—and that's still a big if—it both reaffirms rumors and states the obvious. We're now primed to expect two new larger iPhones, and the rumor mill seems to strongly suggest that a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen are the most likely sizes that will appear. And in September? Well, given the regularity of Apple announcements, it would have to be somewhere around that time
Elsewhere in the report, people familiar with Apple's plans claimed that the new devices will be "rounder and thinner." They also added that the larger 5.5-inch phone is more complicated to manufacture than the smaller version, "resulting in lower production efficiency that must be overcome before manufacturing volume can be increased." Bloomberg also took the opportunity to reaffirm its own rumors of the phone featuring curved glass with a taper at "the edges of the screen where the bezel meets the frame of a smartphone."
All of which may or may not be true. But it's increasingly looking like we should expect larger iPhones—and September seems like the most obvious time for them to arrive.
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