We’re still expecting Apple to launch its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 sometime in September. That means its manufacturing partners are going to have to start actually building the device in just a couple of months. It’s an important milestone not only because we’re moving one step closer to Apple’s flagship actually hitting the market, but also because it’s when new parts start to leak out, and when we typically get our best looks at the new iPhone.
While some reports had suggested Apple was going to start building the iPhone 6 sometime this month, a new report suggests it will happen two months from now. According to Digitimes, Apple’s manufacturing partners, including Foxconn, will start to build the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in July.
Foxconn was tapped to also build the 5.5-inch model sometime in August, the news site said, and otherwise has a bulk of all iPhone 6 orders. Pegatron will reportedly build 30 percent of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 models, though another report from Commercial Times earlier this month said Pegratron had earned a contract to build just 15 percent of the phones.
If Apple does indeed start to build the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in August, then we might see it launch earlier this year. One connected analyst, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, had suggested that Apple would hold that phone until sometime in the fourth quarter.