For months now we’ve been hearing a lot of back and forth on when the new iPhones will launch. The general consensus seems to have been that Apple’s new and larger 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will hit the market in September followed by an even larger 5.5-inch phablet model later in the year, possibly even in October. A new report from Bloomberg today switches things up a little bit.
The news outlet said that both phones are set to enter production in July – that’s next month for the folks keeping track at home – and that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 “may be available at the same time,” as the 4.7-inch model, according to Bloomberg’s sources. That follows nicely with some reports out of Asia suggesting that supply kinks related to the iPhone 6 phablet’s display and battery have been ironed out, preventing delays that were expected earlier in the year.
We have already seem dummy units of the iPhone 6 that were created thanks to leaked schematics – we even have our own – but Bloomberg reiterates that the new phones will be thinner and rounder than the existing iPhone models. That sounds like Apple is going to bring the design language from its iPad Air and iPad mini to the iPhone family, which only makes sense at this point.
Here’s where things start to break away from most rumors, though: Bloomberg says that Apple is going to use “2.5 dimension glass” that allows its manufacturing partners to “taper the edges of the screen where the bezel meets the frame of the smartphone.” The news outlet also refers to “curved glass and enhanced sensors” that Apple has been working on. The report didn’t specifically say we’ll see this technology in the latest iPhones.
We’ll see come September.