The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus likely won’t arrive for a few more months, but production for Apple’s new smartphones may have already kicked off. DigiTimes reports that Cupertino’s supply chain is already delivering parts to Foxconn and Pegatron factories in China for assembly, backing up a similar recent claim from 9to5Mac.
The article adds that iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus shipments won’t begin until the fourth quarter of 2015, which doesn’t come as a real surprise. The report also puts Apple’s order at 50 million units or more, citing multiple supply chain sources.
We’ve seen a ton of iPhone leaks surface in the past few weeks, and those rumors will likely only pick up speed as production begins to pick up steam. We’re already expecting the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to pack an upgraded NFC chip, a new A9 processor, a 12-megapixel camera with 4K video capability, 2GB of RAM, faster LTE thanks to a new Qualcomm chip, and Force Touch support. It may also come in pink.
Unfortunately, it looks like Apple will also stick with 16GB of storage for the cheapest version of its new iPhone. Otherwise the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s are looking pretty sweet, though it’s possible some of these details could change between now the official launch later this year.