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Rumor: Apple's 'iPhone 6' at final stage before mass production, on track for Sept. 9 debut

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With Apple expected to be planning a Sept. 9 event to showcase its next-generation iPhone, a new report claims that the so-called "iPhone 6" has entered the "product validation test" stage, which is the final step before mass production.



Rumors about the next iPhone's manufacturing status were first reported on Chinese social media site Weibo by local telecom expert Xiang Ligang, who cited sources from the Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou. The post was highlighted by G for Games on Wednesday.

With the "iPhone 6" reportedly in the "PVT" phase, yield rates were allegedly at 90 percent, which means final production should begin soon. Xiang believes manufacturing is "not a problem" at this point, and the handset remains on track for its rumored September release.

More evidence that production of the anticipated "iPhone 6" is ramping up has come from continuous component leaks over the last few weeks. A vast array of parts claiming to be from both 4.7- and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone have appeared online, purporting to show the near-final design of Apple's next handset.

All of this suggests the company is on-track for its rumored Sept. 9 event, where Apple is expected to officially unveil the next iPhone to the public for the first time. If the company follows its usual release schedule, that would make it available to the public on Friday, Sept. 19.

Wednesday's report did not draw a clear distinction between the manufacturing status of the 4.7- or 5.5-inch models, but some recent reports have alleged that Apple is facing some manufacturing issues with the larger variant of the "iPhone 6." For those reasons, it has been suggested that the jumbo-sized 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" might see a slight delay, launching sometime soon after the 4.7-inch model.

This year's iPhone launch is expected to be the biggest in the company's history, with reports pegging orders of up to 80 million units through the end of 2014. Hopes for the new iPhone are also high on Wall Street, where investors believe that customers have been clamoring for larger display sizes from Apple.

The "iPhone 6" is likely to be part of a big fall for the company, which has been particularly quiet thus far in 2014. But executives at Apple have teased that they have a big lineup of new products and entirely new product categories coming before the end of the year.

In particular, Apple's most anticipated device may be the new "iWatch," which is expected to be a wrist-worn smart accessory that will track and provide users with health and fitness data. It is expected to tie into the new Health application that will be featured in the upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system.

Updates to the iPad Air and iPad mini are also expected, with Apple's touchscreen tablets rumored to receive Touch ID fingerprint sensing home buttons with 2014 revisions.
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Don't worry. Haters and contrarians will find something else to complain about. 1smile.gif

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So obvious.

Even a deaf man can see it now - 5.5 coming out

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Final stage before mass production?

Wow. You don't say.....
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Boring!

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I'm thinking the phrase "one more thing" gets taken out of mothballs to introduce the wearables line.
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3 weeks and 6 days to go...
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I have a feeling they'll drop the numbering and announce it as "the new iPhone".
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I have a feeling they'll drop the numbering and announce it as "the new iPhone".

Would be good, since we don't have 'MacBook Pro 5S' and the like. The new iPhone would be nice and simple.
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Would be good, since we don't have 'MacBook Pro 5S' and the like. The new iPhone would be nice and simple.


The only issue would be with regards to marketing the older models following the launch of subsequent models. "The new iPhone 2014 revision" will not sound good come 2015 when the New iPhone comes out.

 

Macbooks don't really have this issue as Apple discontinues the old line as soon as the new one comes out.

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Even a deaf man can see it now

What?

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I have a feeling they'll drop the numbering and announce it as "the new iPhone".

 

agree with this

 

iPhoneAir - 4.7

iPhonePro - 5.5

iPhoneColor - 4.0 - basically iPhone5S in plastic

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The only issue would be with regards to marketing the older models following the launch of subsequent models. "The new iPhone 2014 revision" will not sound good come 2015 when the New iPhone comes out.

 

Macbooks don't really have this issue as Apple discontinues the old line as soon as the new one comes out.

 

they won't need to sell the old models once the new model comes out.

 

The old model will be packaged in plastic and called the iPhoneColor.

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What?

Ya- such a shock that he doesn't make any sense.


Still curious why AI thinks a 5.5" is coming- what is one piece of evidence outside of Ming saying so?
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What?

It's something only a blind man can hear. 1wink.gif
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It's something only a blind man can hear. 1wink.gif

That at least makes sense.

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I can see! said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.
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It's not looking good for wearables is it? Not for September anyways, not for a release. Might still be mentioned and out in November.
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Originally Posted by saarek View Post
The only issue would be with regards to marketing the older models following the launch of subsequent models.

 

No, not in the slightest. The iPad proves this.

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A year from now Apple will introduce a revolutionary new iPhone with a 3.0" screen and an unprecedented small form factor. "Incredibly thin and light" will be Phil Schiller's words to describe the new iPhone mini.
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Ya- such a shock that he doesn't make any sense.


Still curious why AI thinks a 5.5" is coming- what is one piece of evidence outside of Ming saying so?

 

Um, the numerous photos of parts that have been posted online? Now, there's no evidence so far they'll release the 5.5 at the same time as the 4.7, but they're at least clearly working on 5.5 something, whether that is a phone for later release or it turns out to be a new iPod.

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Um, the numerous photos of parts that have been posted online?

 

All none of them, you mean.

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No, not in the slightest. The iPad proves this.

THANK YOU. I was about to mention this. With Apple the opposite is true where numbering is not typically part of their culture. Not sure why they put numbers after iPhones. We didn't have an iPod 4, they dropped numbers for iPad also. I don't think they'll call the next iPhone "iPhone 2014 revision", that's just annoying. They'll just sell it like all their other devices (iPod 5th gen). I've noticed the back of all iPhones just read "iPhone". This gives the back panel a clean look and announcing the next version as "The new iPhone" isn't far from reality.

I just feel like "iPhone 6" is beginning to be too much.
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All none of them, you mean.

 

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=iphone+5.5+parts+images

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I don't think they'll call the next iPhone "iPhone 2014 revision", that's just annoying. 


They’ll call it that internally, however, just like they do with computers. MacBook Pro Early 2011, iMac Late 2010, etc. Cake.

 

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So no, I won’t be doing that. If you actually have anything to back up the claim, you’d post it.

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They’ll call it that internally, however, just like they do with computers. MacBook Pro Early 2011, iMac Late 2010 etc. Cake.

oh yeah they're probably already calling it that. The number thing is getting to be too much, I think now is the right time to drop it.

Concerning screen size I really hope they keep an iPhone 5 sized model. I wonder if they can get any more screen into the same size? maybe like .2" more without the bezels haha.
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So no, I won’t be doing that. If you actually have anything to back up the claim, you’d post it.

 

You mean how most of these have appeared on this very site?

 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/01/home-button-parts-claimed-to-be-for-apples-47-55-iphone-6-units-surface-with-different-designs

 

"Identification numbers associated with the cables match up with previous leaks and parts from Apple, which bolsters speculation that the parts are indeed legitimate."

 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/28/purported-55-in-iphone-logic-board-surfaces-alongside-iphone-6-part-in-new-photos

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You mean how most of these have appeared on this very site?

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/01/home-button-parts-claimed-to-be-for-apples-47-55-iphone-6-units-surface-with-different-designs

"Identification numbers associated with the cables match up with previous leaks and parts from Apple, which bolsters speculation that the parts are indeed legitimate."

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/28/purported-55-in-iphone-logic-board-surfaces-alongside-iphone-6-part-in-new-photos

How does that prove anything about a 5.5" iPhone?

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=iphone+5.5+parts+images

God I hope those aren't real. If Apple releases a giant phone I hope they make it sleek and stylish. Those hideous android monsters look ridiculous when put up to an ear or for texting. A 5.5" model might even canabalize a few iPad sales.

Please let's keep the current size for people who wish to remain sane. paraphrasing what Jimmy Kimmel said, "Apple is planning on releasing a larger sized phone which is good because I hate how well my iphone fits in my pocket."
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Originally Posted by Fuzzypaws View Post
You mean how most of these have appeared on this very site?

 

Yep, none of those are in any way proof or evidence of anything; thanks for confirming.

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I'm thinking the phrase "one more thing" gets taken out of mothballs to introduce the wearables line.

Hearing someone from Apple, up on stage, whether it be Tim or Craig, would be heartwarming. It'd be like Steve was in the room watching. I'm getting emotional just thinking about it.

 

Anyways, I think the 5.5 and the bracelet will come hand in hand. A way to tuck away the 5.5, and for simple things just use the bracelet.

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The only issue would be with regards to marketing the older models following the launch of subsequent models. "The new iPhone 2014 revision" will not sound good come 2015 when the New iPhone comes out.

Macbooks don't really have this issue as Apple discontinues the old line as soon as the new one comes out.
Accept they probably won't sell old devices now, it will be iPhone jumbo, regular, and color/mini.
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agree with this

iPhoneAir - 4.7
iPhonePro - 5.5
iPhoneColor - 4.0 - basically iPhone5S in plastic
Not sure that 5.5 will be pro.
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No, not in the slightest. The iPad proves this.
Accept it has not been done, the IPad with no name was 3rd, it never was sold after 4th came out titled "retina", and new one is "air" and even new mini is "retina mini"
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A year from now Apple will introduce a revolutionary new iPhone with a 3.0" screen and an unprecedented small form factor. "Incredibly thin and light" will be Phil Schiller's words to describe the new iPhone mini.

Ah-ha, do you mean the one that will fit in the upcoming iTime watchband so you can wear it on your wrist?

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Originally Posted by cali View Post

I have a feeling they'll drop the numbering and announce it as "the new iPhone".

 

Maybe.  It would get rid of that awkward "S" name suffix for the "tock" years.

And it would avoid any possibility of a terrible name like "iPhone 5CS".

 

But without model numbers, I think it will be necessary to refer to iPhone models by year.

As in "the small 2014 iPhone" and "the big 2014 iPhone".  (Or "the 2014 iPhone Air" etc.)

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I have a feeling they'll drop the numbering and announce it as "the new iPhone".

Maybe.  It would get rid of that awkward "S" name suffix for the "tock" years.
And it would avoid any possibility of a terrible name like "iPhone 5CS".

But without model numbers, I think it will be necessary to refer to iPhone models by year.
As in "the small 2014 iPhone" and "the big 2014 iPhone".  (Or "the 2014 iPhone Air" etc.)

I endorse this, except like cars (which always used to have new restyled models debuting in September), the phone introduced on September 9th will be the "2015 iPhone". They're not going to have their phone called last year's phone for 3/4 of its current life.
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And now that I wrote that, I'm not so sure. Introducing the "2015 model" when it's still 2014 just seems to clash with Apple's style. Well we'll soon know.
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You mean how most of these have appeared on this very site?

 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/01/home-button-parts-claimed-to-be-for-apples-47-55-iphone-6-units-surface-with-different-designs

 

"Identification numbers associated with the cables match up with previous leaks and parts from Apple, which bolsters speculation that the parts are indeed legitimate."

 

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/07/28/purported-55-in-iphone-logic-board-surfaces-alongside-iphone-6-part-in-new-photos


Those particular parts indicate nothing. Its assumed that because there are TWO to mention, that those TWO must belong to TWO models....which we automatically conclude are the rumored 4.7" and 5.5" models.

 

Besides those two, got anything else? Because every single other part leak, like shells, displays, dummy units, etc... are ALL of the 4.7" device. So it is indeed fair to say that a 4.7" model is probably coming.

 

There has been nothing to indicate that a 5.5" model is coming. Nothing.

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Originally Posted by Mac-sochist View Post


I endorse this, except like cars (which always used to have new restyled models debuting in September), the phone introduced on September 9th will be the "2015 iPhone". They're not going to have their phone called last year's phone for 3/4 of its current life.

 

If Apple does go with the "new iPhone" naming instead of "iPhone 6" etc., then they'll only say "new iPhone" in marketing materials.  Just like with "the new iPad" circa 2012.  When referring to them internally, they may just go with the naming scheme for Macs.  As in "Retina, 15-inch, Late-2013."  The year would be the actual release year, not the "model year" like automobile makers do.

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Originally Posted by Curtis Hannah View Post
Accept it has not been done, the IPad with no name was 3rd, it never was sold after 4th came out titled "retina", and new one is "air" and even new mini is "retina mini"

 

The iPad 2 is sold today, alongside the iPad and the iPad Air. The iPad is better than the iPad 2.

 

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And it would avoid any possibility of a terrible name like "iPhone 5CS".

 

It’d be 5SC.

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And now that I wrote that, I'm not so sure. Introducing the "2015 model" when it's still 2014 just seems to clash with Apple's style. Well we'll soon know.

I'm thinking they'll use "Gen" like iPods but now that I think of it that would also be confusing since iPhone 6 is technically 8th Gen. Unless they work around this by considering 3GS 3.5 gen etc.

Anything is possible at this point.
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